Sony Classical releases Ben-Hur featuring music by Marco Beltrami
Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Ben-Hur (Original Motion Picture Score), featuring the original score written by Academy Award® nominee Marco Beltrami. The soundtrack will be available digitally on August 5 and on CD on August 12. The upcoming epic action adventure Ben-Hur, from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, will arrive in theatres nationwide on Friday, August 19.
About his work on Ben-Hur, Beltrami says: “One of the fun things about working on Ben Hur was that I took ancient Greek and Roman instruments such as lyres, aulos, citira, tartold, and salpinx and processed them electronically to give the score a modern feel. We also had a traditional orchestra to give the score some scope, so overall it provides a unique emotional undercurrent to the story!"
Ben-Hur is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The film also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbaek, Sofia Black D’Elia and Morgan Freeman.
Timur Bekmambetov directed the film from a screenplay by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. Sean Daniel, Joni Levin, and Duncan Henderson served as producers, with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Keith Clarke, John Ridley, and Jason F. Brown serving as executive producers.
The CD is available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.