Film Fest Ghent and Brussels Philharmonic dive into the studio for the WSA Album. The yearly compilation album honours world-renowned film composers whose music deserves the spotlight. The music is performed by Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé, and recorded by Motormusic at Flagey's legendary Studio 4 in Brussels.
2023 - Laurence Rosenthal: Music for Film and Television
Recipient of the WSA Lifetime Achievement Award, Laurence Rosenthal is an exceptionally talented and versatile composer. For over six decades Rosenthal has composed music for film, televison and the stage. His work has been awarded seven times by the Emmy Awards and has been nominated several times by the Oscars and Golden Globes. This is the first album entirely devoted to Laurence Rosenthal’s oeuvre. Most of the suites have been newly created based on the original manuscripts in the composer’s archive. Highlights include substantial suites from Arthur Penn’s The Miracle Worker, the Oscar-nominated score for Becket, the composer’s epic western score for The Return of a Man Called Horse, the Saturn Award-nominated score for Clash of the Titans and the miniseries Mussolini: The Untold Story and George Lucas’s The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
2022 - Mark Isham: Music for Film
Guest of honour at the 2022 World Soundtrack Awards, Mark Isham has been one of the most versatile film composers of the past four decades. Equally known for his electronic music, his jazz work and trumpet performances, he has created numerous memorable scores for a wide variety of films and television series, forging entrancing and movingly honest melodies that have enhanced the stories they accompany time and time again. This is the first time that an entire album is devoted to Isham’s film and television scores. Spotlighting some of his very best work, it contains a unique selection from his massive oeuvre, including studio recordings of concert suites from 42, American Crime, The Black Dahlia, Eight Below, the Oscar-nominated score A River Runs through It and from his recent score The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
In 2021 we released three exclusively expanded reissues of previously released albums dedicated to the work of Mychael Danna, Shigeru Umebayashi and Gabriel Yared. The music is performed by Brussels Philharmonic and Vlaams Radiokoor, conducted by Dirk Brossé, and recorded by Motormusic at Flagey's legendary Studio 4 in Brussels.
Mychael Danna: Music for Film
Guest of honour at the 2007 World Soundtrack Awards, Mychael Danna has consistently been one of the most original and intelligent voices in film music of the past thirty years. He has become especially renowned for his collaborations with Atom Egoyan, Ang Lee and Mira Nair. This album includes highlights from his scores for Monsoon Wedding, Where the Truth Lies, Capote and Little Miss Sunshine among other films. Recorded especially for this new release are suites from Hearts in Atlantis, Moneyball and his Oscar-winning score for Life of Pi.
Shigeru Umebayashi: Music for Film
Film Fest Ghent presents the expanded release Shigeru Umebayashi: Music for Film. The Japanese composer is celebrated for the rich variety of his oeuvre and is famous for his collaborations with Wong Kar-wai. The album includes highlights from Sorekara, 2046, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower and his world-famous “Yumeji’s Theme” from In the Mood for Love. Among the new recordings produced for this update are pieces from A Single Man and Sylvia Chang, Li Shaohong & Joan Chen’s 2021 anthology film Hero.
Gabriel Yared: Music for Film
This expanded reissue provides a comprehensive overview of Gabriel Yared’s work for film, including music from Camille Claudel, his Academy Award-winning score for The English Patient and The Talented Mr Ripley. On the 10th anniversary of the original album, we have updated this unique compilation with 50 minutes of additional music. These new tracks include suites from Troy, L’avion, Les saveurs du Palais and Tom à la ferme as well as the concert suites from classic scores such as Betty Blue and City of Angels. The album features Gabriel Yared himself on piano for selected pieces.