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Silva Screen Records presents The Eagle
19-Feb-2011 -

        Composer Atli Örvarsson’s Exciting Celtic-Flavored Score To
        Kevin Macdonald’s Roman Epic Adventure
Based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s classic novel The Eagle of the
Ninth, the story The Eagle is set in 2nd-Century Britain and
follows two men on their dangerous and obsessive quest to
solve the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth
Legion in Scotland. 
Atli Örvarsson is rapidly joining the ranks of Hollywood's
most dynamic young film composers. His recent film scores
include Season of the Witch, The Code, Vantage Point and
Babylon A.D.
In 2006, Örvarsson joined Hans Zimmer’s state-of-the-art
musical "think tank" Remote Control Productions where he
collaborated with Zimmer on several scores, including
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Angels & Demons,
The Simpsons Movie, and The Holiday.
As winner of the renowned Pete Carpenter Fellowship for
young composers, Atli moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to join
Mr. Post's team as composer and orchestrator on all three
Law and Order series and NYPD Blue.
Atli Örvarsson discusses working with director Kevin
Macdonald: “Handmade and authentic. These became the
key words in my conversations with director Kevin Macdonald
as we started working on the music for The Eagle. With a
background in documentary film making, he had a deep desire
for the music to feel “real and true” to the period and geography
of the film… in Kevin I had the perfect collaborator who
constantly encouraged me to seek out the unknown and
challenged my “musical comfort zone.”
From recording Ram’s horns, carnyx and stone whistles in
an Edinburgh church, to finding the deeply talented Neff
brothers on Myspace, to discovering the hauntingly beautiful
Persian Kamancheh … In the end I had the privilege to weave
all these elements, along with my themes and an orchestra,
into the tapestry that is this score.”
The score is available as CD and as download from

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