Christopher Gunning's Pollyanna released by Caldera Records
Caldera Records is proud to present the original score for the
television movie Pollyanna from 2003, based on the well-known series
of children’s books and with a score by Christopher Gunning who presents
one of his loveliest scores here. Written for chamber orchestra and recorded
in London, Pollyanna features several strong themes which make the score
instantly recognizable and easy to hum with the main theme portraying
the childlike innocence of its title character Pollyanna.
The young girl moves in with her aunt Polly, played by Amanda Burton,
whose cold heart gets softened by her niece. Gunning became well-known
in film music circles with his famous theme for Agatha Christie’s Poirot,
composed When the Whales Came, Cold Lazarus, Grace of Monaco and of course
La vie en rose which earned him one of four BAFTA awards.
As a bonus, included is an insightful audio-commentary by Christopher Gunning
who talks about his career and the concept of this specific score.
The sixth CD-release of Caldera Records features a detailed booklet-text
by Gergely Hubai and elegant artwork by Luis Miguel Rojas.
The CD was produced by Stephan Eicke and John Elborg.