Music composed & conducted by Alexandre Desplat The Shape Of Water (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The Shape Of Water (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Music composed & conducted by Alexandre Desplat

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How can music translate the idea of a natural element such as water? One Claude Debussy already tackled the subject, but Alexandre Desplat chose a different esthetics from the one of his elder—even if, just like with Debussy, the timbers are at the heart of Desplat’s idea. For this fantastic tale from Guillermo Del Toro, which tells the love story between a young mute girl, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), and an amphibian creature (Doug Jones), Desplat incorporated no less than twelve flutes to the legendary London Symphony Orchestra—alto flutes, bass flutes, transverse flutes. The partition integrates very few brass instruments, and it is the string and wood instruments that suggest the undulation and water’s fluidity. To this is added the delicacy of instruments such as the piano, the harp and the vibraphone, which reinforce this idea. From this uncommon orchestral canvas, Alexandre Desplat joins different themes and moods. Therefore, the title sequence is a solo whistling (performed by the composer himself), which represents the young heroine’s “voice”. As for the bandoneon (which symbolizes the creature), it accentuates the oneiric aspect of the pictures thanks to its sensuality and softness. Those two instruments graciously evolve together, just like the two movie protagonists, atypical heroes who dream of being the stars of a Hollywood musical. Because beyond this incongruous script premise, The Shape of Water most of all pays homage to cinema—mostly to classic American movies. Throughout the soundtrack, you will continuously find this feeling of nostalgia, especially in the choice to highlight the South-American percussion (bongos, congas…), evoking so many movies from the 1950s and 1960s (remember Touch of Evil, directed by Orson Welles and composed by Henry Mancini). For the end credits, and just like the movie’s subject, Alexandre Desplat plays the crossover card by calling upon soprano Renée Fleming to perform a brand new arrangement of the jazz classic from the 1940s You’ll Never Know. Finally, let’s note that with The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat won his second Academy Award, three years after his first one for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. ©Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz
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Album : 1 album - 26 tracks Totale duur : 01:16:23

  1. 1 The Shape Of Water

    The London Symphony Orchestra - Alexandre Desplat, Conductor & Composer - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer, Second Conductor - Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer - Romain Allender, Programming - Xavier Forcioli, Executive Producer - Solrey Music (BMI) administered by Songs of Universal, Inc., Music Publisher Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  2. 2 You'll Never Know

    Dave Arch, Piano - Frédéric Gaillardet, Piano - Jeffrey Boudreaux, Drums - Myriam Lafargue, Accordion - Paul Clarvis, Percussion - Riccardo Del Fra, Double Bass - The London Symphony Orchestra - Alexandre Desplat, Conductor, Whistle, Recording Arranger - Harry Warren, Composer - Mack Gordon, Author - Renée Fleming, Vocals - Jonathan Allen, Mixer, Recording Engineer - Peer Music (Uk) Ltd, MusicPublisher - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer - Ludovick Tartavel, Asst. Recording Engineer - Romain Allender, Programming - Xavier Forcioli, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

  3. 3 The Creature

    The London Symphony Orchestra (Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader) - Alexandre Desplat, Composer & Conductor - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer, Second Conductor - Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer - Romain Allender, Programming - Xavier Forcioli, Executive Producer - Solrey Music (BMI) administered by Songs of Universal, Inc., Music Publisher Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  4. 4 Elisa's Theme

    The London Symphony Orchestra (Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader) - Alexandre Desplat, Composer & Conductor - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer, Second Conductor - Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer - Romain Allender, Programming - Xavier Forcioli, Executive Producer - Solrey Music (BMI) administered by Songs of Universal, Inc., Music Publisher Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  5. 5 Fingers

    The London Symphony Orchestra (Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader) - Alexandre Desplat, Composer & Conductor - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer, Second Conductor - Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer - Romain Allender, Programming - Xavier Forcioli, Executive Producer - Solrey Music (BMI) administered by Songs of Universal, Inc., Music Publisher Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  6. 6 Spy Meeting

    The London Symphony Orchestra (Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader) - Alexandre Desplat, Composer & Conductor - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer, Second Conductor - Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer - Romain Allender, Programming - Xavier Forcioli, Executive Producer - Solrey Music (BMI) administered by Songs of Universal, Inc., Music Publisher Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  7. 7 Elisa And Zelda

    The London Symphony Orchestra (Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader) - Alexandre Desplat, Composer & Conductor - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer, Second Conductor - Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer - Romain Allender, Programming - Xavier Forcioli, Executive Producer - Solrey Music (BMI) administered by Songs of Universal, Inc., Music Publisher Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  8. 8 Five Stars General

    The London Symphony Orchestra (Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader) - Alexandre Desplat, Composer & Conductor - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer, Second Conductor - Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer - Romain Allender, Programming - Xavier Forcioli, Executive Producer - Solrey Music (BMI) administered by Songs of Universal, Inc., Music Publisher Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  9. 9 The Silence Of Love

    The London Symphony Orchestra (Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader) - Alexandre Desplat, Composer & Conductor - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer, Second Conductor - Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer - Romain Allender, Programming - Xavier Forcioli, Executive Producer - Solrey Music (BMI) administered by Songs of Universal, Inc., Music Publisher Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  10. 10 Egg

    The London Symphony Orchestra (Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader) - Alexandre Desplat, Composer & Conductor - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer, Second Conductor - Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer - Romain Allender, Programming - Xavier Forcioli, Executive Producer - Solrey Music (BMI) administered by Songs of Universal, Inc., Music Publisher Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  11. 11 That Isn't Good

    Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alexandre Desplat, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Conductor, Producer, Second Conductor - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  12. 12 Underwater Kiss

    Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alexandre Desplat, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Conductor, Producer, Second Conductor - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  13. 13 The Escape

    Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alexandre Desplat, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Conductor, Producer, Second Conductor - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  14. 14 Watching Ruth

    Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alexandre Desplat, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Conductor, Producer, Second Conductor - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  15. 15 Decency

    Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alexandre Desplat, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Conductor, Producer, Second Conductor - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  16. 16 He's Coming For You

    Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alexandre Desplat, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Conductor, Producer, Second Conductor - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  17. 17 Overflow Of Love

    Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alexandre Desplat, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Conductor, Producer, Second Conductor - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  18. 18 Without You

    Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alexandre Desplat, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Conductor, Producer, Second Conductor - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  19. 19 Rainy Day

    Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alexandre Desplat, Conductor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Conductor, Producer, Second Conductor - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  20. 20 A Princess Without A Voice

    Peter Cobbin, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kirsty Whalley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alexandre Desplat, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Carmine Lauri, Orchestra Leader, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Conductor, Producer, Second Conductor - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

  21. 21 La Javanaise

    Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - David Piltch, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Bellerose, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Madeleine Peyroux, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Serge Gainsbourg, ComposerLyricist - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Mark Orton, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Carla Kihlstedt, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Larry Goldings, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Sam Yahel, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Graeme Jennings, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Charith Premawardhana, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sam Bass, Cello, AssociatedPerformer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2006 Rounder Records Corp.

  22. 22 I Know Why (And So Do You)

  23. 23 Chica Chica Boom Chic

    Harry Warren, ComposerLyricist - Mack Gordon, ComposerLyricist - Carmen Miranda, MainArtist Auteursrecht : ℗ 1941 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  24. 24 Babalu

    Caterina Valente, MainArtist - Silvio Francesco, MainArtist - Margarita Lecuona, ComposerLyricist Auteursrecht : ℗ 1964 Polydor/Island, a division of Universal Music GmbH

  25. 25 A Summer Place

  26. 26 You'll Never Know (Alternative Version)

    Dave Arch, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Allen, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Harry Warren, Composer - Mack Gordon, Author - Frédéric Gaillardet, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Renee Fleming, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexandre Desplat, Conductor, Whistle, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Clarvis, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Riccardo Del Fra, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Dominique Lemonnier, Producer - Ludovick Tartavel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Romain Allender, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Xavier Forcioli, Producer, Executive Producer - Jeffrey Boudreaux, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Myriam Lafargue, Accordion, AssociatedPerformer Auteursrecht : ℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

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  • How can music translate the idea of a natural element such as water? One Claude Debussy already tackled the subject, but Alexandre Desplat chose a different esthetics from the one of his elder—even if, just like with Debussy, the timbers are at the heart of Desplat’s idea. For this fantastic tale from Guillermo Del Toro, which tells the love story between a young mute girl, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), and an amphibian creature (Doug Jones), Desplat incorporated no less than twelve flutes to the legendary London Symphony Orchestra—alto flutes, bass flutes, transverse flutes. The partition integrates very few brass instruments, and it is the string and wood instruments that suggest the undulation and water’s fluidity. To this is added the delicacy of instruments such as the piano, the harp and the vibraphone, which reinforce this idea. From this uncommon orchestral canvas, Alexandre Desplat joins different themes and moods. Therefore, the title sequence is a solo whistling (performed by the composer himself), which represents the young heroine’s “voice”. As for the bandoneon (which symbolizes the creature), it accentuates the oneiric aspect of the pictures thanks to its sensuality and softness. Those two instruments graciously evolve together, just like the two movie protagonists, atypical heroes who dream of being the stars of a Hollywood musical. Because beyond this incongruous script premise, The Shape of Water most of all pays homage to cinema—mostly to classic American movies. Throughout the soundtrack, you will continuously find this feeling of nostalgia, especially in the choice to highlight the South-American percussion (bongos, congas…), evoking so many movies from the 1950s and 1960s (remember Touch of Evil, directed by Orson Welles and composed by Henry Mancini). For the end credits, and just like the movie’s subject, Alexandre Desplat plays the crossover card by calling upon soprano Renée Fleming to perform a brand new arrangement of the jazz classic from the 1940s You’ll Never Know. Finally, let’s note that with The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat won his second Academy Award, three years after his first one for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. ©Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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