Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events

by Thomas NewmanThomas Newman


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Kids have always been drawn to the dark side, from the works of Edward Gorey to the truly grim Grimm fairy tales. Now, don't be worried, parents: A little black humor and some dreadful plotlines will not make a kid a monster...we think. On that note, get your stereo ready for the dark, creepy, and serious score to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the bestselling kids' book series of the same name, the movie adaptation stars Jim Carrey as the conniving Count Olaf, forever scheming to get his hands on the poor Baudelaire orphans' inheritance. Mirroring the film's dark cinematography, five-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman (The Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty) sets the tone for the many ensuing unfortunate events. Newman hones his propensity for the dramatic with his trademark use of simple piano phrasing, set against a magical backdrop of synthesizers. The music suggests that doom lies perpetually around the corner -- and with Count Olaf constantly badgering the three sorry sods, it's only fitting. But the disc also packs its share of fast-paced tracks, such as "The Reptile Room" and "The Marvelous Marriage," which reflect the onscreen chaos. Delightfully orchestrated and perfectly moody, Newman's score is sure to gratify fans -- much to the dismay of the cantankerous Count Olaf.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/2004
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969357620
catalogNumber: 93576

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thomas Newman   Primary Artist,Bass,Piano,Violin,Conductor
Steve Kujala   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Shawm
Frank Marocco   Accordion
Sue Raney   Bass
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Sid Page   Violin,Concert Master
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Robert Becker   Viola
Steve Bell   French Horn
William Booth   Trombone
Mari Tsumura   Violin
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Darius Campo   Violin
Charles Coker   Bassoon
Larry Corbett   Cello
Brian Dembow   Viola
Joel Derouin   Violin,Concert Master
George Doering   Dulcimer,Harp,Tumba,Viol,Kantele,Hammered Dulcimer,Mandocello,Bowed Dulcimer,Wind Harp,Epinette
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Charles Everett   Violin
Richard Feves   Bass
Michael Fisher   Percussion,Tuba,Drums,Marimbas,Djun-Djun,Scottish Drums,Dhol,Daiko Drum,Khol
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Walt Fowler   Trumpet
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Rick Gerding   Viola
Harris Goldman   Violin
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Carrie Holzman-Little   Viola
Anne Karam   Cello
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Linda Lipsett   Viola
Charles Loper   Trombone
Earl Madison   Cello
Malcolm McNabb   Trumpet
Joe Meyer   French Horn
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Dan Neufeld   Viola
Irma Neumann   Violin
Barbara Northcutt   Oboe
Simon Oswell   Viola
Barbara Porter   Violin
Karie Prescott   Viola
Debra Price   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Oliver Schroer   Violin
Danny Seidenberg   Viola
Jim Self   Tuba
Daniel Shindaryov   Violin
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Kimiyo Takeya   Violin
Steve Tavaglione   Clarinet,Alto Flute,Brass,EWI
Richard Treat   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
Gayle Levant   Harp
John Scanlon   Viola
Ann Atkinson   Bass
Rick Cox   Synthesizer,Guitar
Christina Soule   Cello
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Susan Ranney   Bass
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Tommy Johnson   Tuba
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Bill Bernstein   Guitar,Ukulele
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Carolyn Osborn   Violin
Denyse Buffman   Viola
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Norman Ludwin   Bass
Leslie Reed   Oboe
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Carolyn Drake   French Horn
Gary Kuo   Violin
Frances Liu Wu   Bass
Guillermo Romero   Violin
David R. Stone   Bass
Ricardo Cox   Synthesizer,Guitar
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
John Hayhurst   Viola
Mark Markman   Violin
Horia Moroaica   Violin
Pat Johnson   Violin
Diane Alancraig   Flute
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Vahe Hayrikyan   Cello
Dan Smith   Cello
Robert Matsuda   Violin
Leanne Becknell   Oboe
Steve Richards   Cello
Guido Lamal   Violin
Danny Seidengerg   Viola
Lea Steffens   Clarinet
Yun Tang   Violin
Jon Timus   French Horn
Steve Travaglione   Clarinet,Alto Flute,Brass,DJ,EWI,Ambience
Michele Richards   Violin
Malcolm McNab   Trumpet
Mark Adams   French Horn
Jon Titmus   French Horn
Armen Ksajikian   Cello
John Mayhurst   Viola
Dan Smith   Cello
David Stone   Bass
Brian D. A. O'Connor   French Horn
Daniel Shindarov   Violin
Kenneth Yerke   Violin
Kenneth Kugler   Trombone
Robert L. Becker   Viola
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
David Duke   French Horn
Dennis Karmazan   Cello
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick   Cello
Donald McInnes   Viola
John A. Reynolds   French Horn
Lea Fiedler Steffans   Clarinet
Franklyn D'Antonio   Violin
Barbra Proter   Violin
Steven Becknell   French Horn
Mario de León   Violin
Lily Ho Chen   Violin
Razdan Kuyumjian   Violin
Gerg Garabedian   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
David H. Speltz   Cello
Simon Oswald   Viola
Heather Clark   Flute
Carol Drake   French Horn
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Timothy Eckert   Bass
Gary Gray   Clarinet
Marissa Benedict   Trumpet
Brian O'Connor   French Horn

Technical Credits

Thomas Newman   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Thomas Pasatieri   Orchestration
Armin Steiner   Engineer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer,Engineering
Rick Cox   Sound Effects
Bill Bernstein   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Ricardo Cox   Sound Effects

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Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is so differrent!! I love it! It fits with the movie and the books perfectly. I definitely reccomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be my favorite soundtrack of all time. Nearly every song on this album is outstanding, but most importantly, it contains Drive Away, my favorite song of all time. I swear, that thing is like the elixir of magic. If you loved the movie, or in general like soundtracks, this is defiantly the one to get.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I listened to this CD, I thought, "This must be a chilling and depressing story." Then when I saw the movie, I was amazed at how well it fit the movie. WOW! Such great music to go along with a great movie!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is amazing! I listened to all the sound tracks and I knew I had to order this CD at once. This soundtrack a little bit of everything and a lot of people will find this soundtrack amazingly wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love these books. To be honest, I was a bit afraid to see the movie. But after I heard this music, I don't know...it is very fitting of the series. Hooray!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack was, and is, very moving to me. I have many favorites on this CD. The music is really very amazing. The instruments have a full, resonating sound that pleases every ear (well, perhaps not at the beginning of Song #1!). I recommend it to anybody who loves beautiful music with action and sadness mixed in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the soundtrack and the movie and thought the music was well done and fitted the books and the movie from which we heard from. I recommend this and all the tracks especially the ending was one of my most favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The film is based on the books by Lemony Snicket. All the tracks are great, especially the Bad Beginning. It really sets the mood and starts off the story. Another is Drive Away. Recommend the film, soundtrack and of course the books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once I saw the end of this movie I said to myself, " Wow, what great music!" I'm asking for the soundtrack for my birthday. My favorites are VFD, The Marvelous Mariage, and Loverly Spring. I can't stop listening to it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago