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A sparkling score, orchestrally rich… with Gershwinian flashes and lots of epic mickey-mousing in pure Carl Stalling style…” (Colonne Sonore)

Rock-a-Doodle (Robert Folk/T.J. Kuenster)

Original score and songs from the 1991 animated adventure film, directed by Don Bluth, featuring the voices of Glen Campbell, Christopher Plummer and Phil Harris, produced by Goldcrest Films, distributed by the Samuel Goldwyn Company (USA) and Rank Organisation (UK).

THE STORY: In order to defeat the wicked Grand Duke of Owls, a young boy, transformed into a cat, teams up with a group of barnyard animals to find the rooster who can raise the sun.

THE SCORE: “Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and John Pomeroy just kept saying ‘More energy! More pace! More excitement! Let’s ramp it up!’ Those were my marching orders and I tried to get into that way of thinking. It was lots of notes and lots of activity to create this crazy score. The interesting thing to me is the virtuoso writing of animated films that Carl Stalling did. It’s one of the few scoring arenas where you can really write a lot of notes and not worry about crushing the scenes or dialogue to death. So that was always the most fun part of listening to that kind of music and then being able to write it here. The brass players almost died playing Rock-a-Doodle because there were a billion notes in this. A billion! But it was fun. I don’t think I ever worked as hard on a movie as I did on this one. And after it was all over, I needed a week’s vacation.” – Robert Folk

THE COMPOSER: Robert Folk is a graduate and former faculty member of the famed Juilliard School in New York City. Since completing his doctorate, Folk has composed and conducted the scores for over 85 feature films, including the Police Academy films, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter, Can’t Buy Me Love and Toy Soldiers. He has worked with many top filmmakers including Roland Joffe, Steve Oedekerk, George Miller, Gary Sinise and Don Bluth. Folk has also composed and conducted numerous concert works including symphonic, vocal and chamber music compositions. His ballet To Dream of Roses, composed for the Osaka Worlds Fair, was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. Mr Folk is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

MovieScore Media MMS24005 • Discovery Collection Vol. 22
ROCK-A-DOODLE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Original Score Composed and Conducted by ROBERT FOLK
Original Songs by T.J.KUENSTER featuring GLEN CAMPBELL
Release date: February 23, 2024

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