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The Twilight Saga: New Moon - The Score [Soundtrack]

Alexandre DesplatAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Song Title Time Price
listen  1. New Moon 3:19Album Only
listen  2. Bella Dreams 2:05Album Only
listen  3. Romeo & Juliet 2:46Album Only
listen  4. Volturi Waltz 1:17Album Only
listen  5. Blood Sample 1:15Album Only
listen  6. Edward Leaves 5:03Album Only
listen  7. Werewolves 4:25Album Only
listen  8. I Need You 1:38Album Only
listen  9. Break Up 2:04Album Only
listen10. Memories Of Edward 1:39Album Only
listen11. Wolves V. Vampire 4:32Album Only
listen12. Victoria 2:05Album Only
listen13. Almost A Kiss 2:12Album Only
listen14. Adrenaline 2:24Album Only
listen15. Dreamcatcher 3:31Album Only
listen16. To Volterra 9:18Album Only
listen17. You're Alive 2:11Album Only
listen18. The Volterra 8:37Album Only
listen19. The Cullens 4:32Album Only
listen20. Marry Me, Bella 4:04Album Only
listen21. Full Moon 3:15Album Only


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After composing the music for over 50 European films and being nominated for 2 Cesar Awards, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING (starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth), which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 20, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: November 20, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: E1 Entertainment
  • ASIN: B002Q4TKC2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,963 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

On december 11 comes the highly anticipated release from academy award nominated composer alexandre desplat, 'the twilight saga: new moon the score'. Highly regarded desplat is the winner of numerous awards including 2008's 'film score of the year' & 'best original score for a drama film' by the international film critics association (the curious case of benjamin buttons), winner of the 2007 golden globe for best original score (the painted veil), and two-time academy award nominee (the queen & the curious case of benjamin button). The twilight saga: new moon is the second installment of the highly successful film franchise twilight, an action-packed, modern day vampire love story. The twilight saga: new moon original motion picture soundtrack featuring death cab for cutie, muse and australian only bonus track 'thunderclap' by eskimo joe has sold in excess of platinum sales since its release a month ago.

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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful, haunting score December 5, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I must say first that I am stunned by the negative reviews for this score and the calls to bring Carter Burwell back (and to the reviewer hawking her own music while negatively reviewing this one...is this to give you more cred or what? It made me dismiss your review out-of-hand). Burwell did a nice score for Twilight and it was fine for that movie (although rather repetitive and insubstantial), but Alexandre Desplat brings the score for New Moon to a whole new level. This is a gorgeous score that gripped me from the opening title of the movie to the very end. I agree with those who state it is haunting - it is. It beautifully accents the sadness of love lost in this movie. When I first listened to the soundtrack and heard Desplat's "The Meadow (New Moon)" I was thrilled he was scoring this movie. BTW, in keeping with the soundtrack's goal to have all the songs unique to that album, "The Meadow" is not repeated on this one but the beautiful theme certainly is.

New Moon is a very different movie experience than Twilight, and Desplat elected not to listen to Burwell's score and just treat this score as its own entity. Do I wish he had listened to Burwell's work to use a theme or two? Not really. While I am curious how he would've improved "Bella's Lullaby" (which is pretty, but NOT an incredible piece of music) I don't think it is a detraction from this score that he didn't carry on with the themes. Yes, these movies are part of a series, but as they have different directors for each one with different visions I don't find it a problem that they have different composers with different visions either. Chris Weitz went with a dramatic, epic romance feel to the film and Desplat followed through with that in the music.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rich, traditional score that tells a story November 25, 2009
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The New Moon score is much more complex, more traditionally classical than Twilight's score. Alexandre Desplat really tells the story of New Moon and brings the emotions of Bella, Edward, and Jacob to life through his music. "Volturi Waltz" is disturbing, as it should be. "Bella Dreams" and "Victoria" are particularly moving. "Full Moon" in particular really brings the anticipation, anguish, hope, and love of the story together. The other reviews were correct to call this score haunting.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Top 50 Scores Ever Written December 21, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I don't know what to say... But I'll try anyways. Every so often, a piece of music comes along that's so special... so beautiful and so provocative that it falls into the uppermost echelon of music I call "classic" or even "timeless." A few (of the many) examples are "The Time Machine" by Klaus Badelt "The Empire Strikes Back" by John Williams "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" by Alexandre Desplat and Aaron Zigman and "Braveheart" by James Horner. Well, it's time to add another one to the list... Twilight: New Moon.

Although this score is VERY unlike the superb original by Carter Burwell, it more than manages to hold it's own. Drawing from a rich and passionate well of romantic orchestra, Desplat makes good on creating a gothic soundscape not unlike the life-force of the "Twilight" series itself. The themes presented here of meaty, full of emotion and orchestrated in perfect balance. I'm a film composer and an orchestrator, and nothing in 2009 has inspired me to pay more attention to tone color and harmonic density more than this gem.

What can I say? This music is special... That's all there is to it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE VERY BEST OF THE TWILIGHT MOVIE SCORES June 17, 2010
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This is by far the best of the three scores that have been presented for the Twilight series. Unlike Twilight and Eclipse this is a stand alone album that you can listen to and enjoy as beautiful music.

I loved the soundtracks for Twilight and Eclipse but the scores were just background music with the exception of Bella's Lullaby (Twilight) and Jacob's Theme (Eclipse) which you could obtain from purchasing the movie soundtracks.

Alexandre Desplat has done a exceptional job on the New Moon score and should be given the chance to score the final two movies in the Twilight Saga series.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but nothing special December 5, 2009
Format:Audio CD
When I heard the instrumental piece The Meadow on the New Moon Soundtrack I was impressed and looked forward to hearing the rest of the original score. However, after listening to the other tracks, I was disappointed as they didn't seem to fit with the Twilight theme at all. Carter Burwell's original score for the first movie was incredibly different and distinctive, you could picture the exact part of the movie that each track related to when listening to them, whereas the New Moon score seems like it should be for another movie it just doesn't seem to fit in at all. It's not to say that the music is terrible, it's not, it's just no where near as enjoyable to listen to or as memorable as the first time around.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hauntingly beautiful, indeed. November 28, 2009
By Sasha
Format:Audio CD
I'm surprised at other people's reviews for this score. I thought it was perfect for this movie. The Twilight score was, of course, more fast-paced and surprising because that movie is all about her learning about Edward and discovering that he's a vampire. New Moon, on the other hand, is all about her life without him. Obviously the score for this one is slower and more thoughtful, as it should be.

I think Alexandre Desplat did an outstanding job. The overall mood of the movie was perfectly captured, and the score fit well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
Love love LOVE, this score! I listen to it everyday! I love that it tells the story with just music. My favorite of the whole saga. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jillian
5.0 out of 5 stars Sit Back and Just Sooth!
Hard day at work? Kids energy level has worn you down? Too many snow days? The phones, computers and people talking at you all the time? Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rebecca L. Marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Twilight Saga, New Moon, the original score.
Alexander Desplat wrote gorgeous music for this movie. I was raised around classical music so this score reaches me more than the others. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Candy Fowler
5.0 out of 5 stars Children Loved It!
This was purchased as part of a holiday gift package themed on Twilight.... the tweener squeals of delight were appropriately shrill. Everyone was quite pleased.
Published 7 months ago by The Conqueress
2.0 out of 5 stars Fair rating
I didn't enjoy the score to new moon as much as the score to twilight by carter burwell . I haven't heard eclipse yet but judging by the film, I think I will enjoy the score much... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Savannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music.
Despite the goofiness of the movies, the music is enchanting and gorgeous. It will always take you to a weird, other-worldly, mystical place. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Robbie K. Gill
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong item
Wrong thing sent. Ordered cd but got sheet music instead and I don't even play an instrument! I am returning it.
Published 8 months ago by Lezah Hudson
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
I think Alexandre Desplat is brilliant at what he does. He certainly does not disappoint with his work. I love it!
Published 9 months ago by Erica
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gorgeous Score for the Wrong Movie
Like a previous reviewer, I was sort of aghast at how much the score for the first Twilight film sounded like that of a cheesy TV movie--especially since Carter Burwell has turned... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mrs. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars The score is beautiful.
My son is 11 and will listen to this playing video games (which I thought was kind of wierd, but that's how good the scores really are).
Published 13 months ago by Fqntflyer
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