Kronos Records is thrilled to work once again with Oscar-winning composer RACHEL PORTMAN (Emma, Legend Of Bagger Vance, Chocolat, Oliver Twist, The Cider House Rules and Still Life) this time for the Pat O'Connor's 2012 war-drama "Private Peaceful", based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo (author of War Horse)
Private Peaceful details the gritty rural lives and loves of the two young inseparable brothers Tommo and Charlie and their poor family from 1909 until 1916 Devonshire, when the outbreak of war destroys their country idyll. Both join up (one under age) leaving behind the beautiful Molly who is the love of both their lives.
Rachel Portman's music for PRIVATE PEACEFUL has all the Portman characteristics; the elegance and finesse we love about her work, a composition that verges on the spiritual that yet finds its way to a very sad, menacing and grim musical pathos that underscores the horrors of war, perfectly underscoring what is going on on the screen and in the minds and hearts of brothers Tommo and Charlie, whose bond could never be severed. A truly beautiful soundtrack by one of the most distinguished of contemporary composers. The Music was recorded by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at Barrandov Studios - Smecky Music Studio, Prague.
- Kronos Records