Original score from the 2023 fantasy feature film directed by Vlad Marsavin, starring Carrie Fisher, Rita Ora and Kiera Milward, produced by Strange Quark Films and released by Vertical Entertainment (USA).
THE STORY: A coming-of-age fairy tale set between modern-day Italy and an imaginary realm just beyond, Wonderwell follows Violet, a naive and inquisitive 12 year-old-girl, on a thrilling journey that transforms her world forever.
THE SCORE: “Writing the score to Wonderwell was a bittersweet experience. It was wonderfully ‘sweet’ in the sheer beauty of the film, it’s locations, it’s script, actors….and of course the musical approach that the film makers wanted. ‘Bitter’ in the sense that it was difficult to see Carrie Fisher on screen, knowing that she was no longer with us. It had been less than a year since she had passed away. It was a pleasure for me to get the chance to work with Angelo Badalamenti’s beautiful ‘Violet’s Theme’. My thanks to Vlad Marsavin and the producers of the project for letting me be a part of such a beautiful film. ” – William Ross
THE COMPOSER: The work of Emmy Award-winning composer William Ross has spanned feature films, the recording industry, television and even the Oscars, where he served as musical director. He has composed music for such films as Destination Wedding, The Tale of Desperaux, Tuck Everlasting, The Little Rascals and My Dog Skip. His working relationship with John Williams includes his adaptation and conducting of the score for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, working on the TV series Obi-Wan Kenobi and orchestrating the latest Indiana Jones score. As an orchestrator, William has an extensive filmography where the main bulk of Alan Silvestri stands out.
MMS23022 WONDERWELL (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed and Conducted by WILLIAM ROSS
“Violet’s Theme” Composed by ANGELO BADALAMENTI
Music Performed by THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Release date: June 30, 2023