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Carter Burwell's True Grit
15-Jan-2011 - Nonesuch Records has released the score for True Grit. The film is directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The Coen brothers also wrote the script, which is based on the 1968 novel of the same name by Charles Portis. The album includes 20 short original works by Carter Burwell, featuring excerpts from several gospel hymns. Burwell says of the film’s music: “Ethan and Joel and I had the same idea—a score rooted in 19th-century hymns. The songs Mattie would sing if she had time for such frivolity. Our model was the hymn ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,’ composed in 1888 by Anthony Showalter, an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Dalton, Georgia, and used memorably in the film The Night of the Hunter. This, together with other hymns of the period, forms the backbone of the score, which grows from church piano to orchestra as Mattie gets farther and farther from home.”

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