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Alexandre Desplat, not Carter Burwell, Set to Score New Moon

by Will on April 16, 2009 · 174 comments

in New Moon Soundtrack

new moon soundtrack  200904162013 Alexandre Desplat, not Carter Burwell, Set to Score New Moon Carter Burwell, the talent behind the original soundtrack for Twilight, will not be composing the score for New Moon. Instead, Alexandre Desplat, who wrote the soundtrack for New Moon director Chris Weitz’s earlier film The Golden Compass, is most likely at the helm. This news comes from the website of Carter Burwell, stating

As I understand it, the director of New Moon, Chris Weitz, has hired Alexandre Desplat to composer the music for the film. Desplat composed the music for Weitz’ earlier film The Golden Compass. I don’t know if they’ll use any of my themes from Twilight, such as “Bella’s Lullaby”.

[thanks, Aimée!]

  • mandy14

    Alexandre Desplat is a French composer who's got a long history in in scoring films, you can check out this unoficial site here
    http://desplat.free.fr/
    in french or in English

  • http://www.newmoonmovie.org bella425edward4445

    it is really pretty thanks for posting it deedee81 it was really wonderful

  • laura

    It's a good new !! I like a lot Alexandre Desplat, he's really gifted ! He composed Afterward's musics which are wonderful…!

  • RustyHalo

    Thank you Woofie! Could not have said it any better. Well put and very true! =)

  • tweter76

    I TOTALLY AGREE! The movie's score has to take a new direction because the movie takes a new direction . . . the wolves become a big part of the story and of course, Edward leaves. The tone needs to be heavier . . . more dramatic. This change is a good thing!

  • Stephanie

    i like this one too but come on they cant change Bella's lullaby that would be dumb
    so they better use the one from twilight in NM or it will be weard. it would have been nice to have put woeds to it though and have Edward sing it to Bella since Rob can sing.

  • HannaBeth

    ah no way i love carter

  • OCDJenni

    Yes…Jackson's part of a band called 100 Monkeys :)

  • http://www.brittanyandersenphotography.blogspot.com Brittany

    Everyone might hate me for this, but I'm so glad they aren't using the guy who did the scoring for the Twilight film…a lot of the music in that film stuck out like a sore thumb. Music is supposed to heighten and lend itself to the scene, not distract from it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/martini370 Maaarti

    noo, I love Carter!
    but ok, music from “Girl With a Pearl Earring” was good, so I hope that music in NM will be great.

  • Starlight

    First, Forks, WA isn't being used as the main setting (which sucks) now they aren't using Carter Burwell. I think that if they don't use Carter Burwell's themes especailly for Bella's Lullaby, it WILL break this movie. Bella's Lullaby flows all through the music in Twilight. Dasplat better use some of Burwell's theme. Although I would just rather see Carter Burwell just right the music, since he did such a FANTASTIC job on Twilight, it's going to be hard to beat.

  • TeamWolfPack

    Well that sorta sucks. I love the score! Listen to it often actually, but I have Twifaith in Chris. I will see come November if it was a wise choice.

  • Twilightfreak09

    Yee!! Alexandre Desplat is an amazing composer!! He composed all the scores for the Curious Case of Benjamin Button <3 I think he will do an amazing job for New Moon!! Carter Burwell was good for Twilight, but I think the music could have been better…Especially Bella's Lullaby- I hated it in the movie. It didn't even make sense….why was there an orchestra playing??? WTF. Come on… lol Go Alexandre Desplat!

  • i love rob

    I just listened to it…..it is beautiful!!!!

    I'm totally a rock chick….but I can so appreciate this type of music! It love how it has such feeling….you can close your eyes and know the emotion behind it!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing that! And I hope you had a fabulous birthday!!!!

    Have fun at the zoo tomorrow!!!!

  • juliet

    oh man! the score of twilight by burwell was one of the main reason why i love this movie! i hope this new guy can match.

  • Stefania Cullen

    i just got to say the Movie is awsome the books are even better but the Lullaby was fucked up!!! i mean half of my friends didnt readthe book and they didnt understand that the song was her Lullaby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i mean come on!!! …..i rather hear Robs version!!!!

  • I LUV EC

    I really LOVE this score but it makes sense to change it cuz the same songs in the sequel would not be right but they HAVE TO KEEP bella's lullaby its the nicest song in the world gosh i love it. Im sad that Carter Burwell cant make a new score for new moon cuz hes awesome

  • Bluefire111

    Darn, they HAVE to put Bella's Lullaby in it. It has such a major role in all the books. And Edward gave bella the cd with Bella's lullaby in it.

  • Bluefire111

    Darn, they HAVE to put Bella's Lullaby in it. It has such a major role in all the books. And Edward gave bella the cd with Bella's lullaby in it.

  • linda

    Okay those who are doubting Alexandre Desplat have GOT to listen to his music scores fr films like “The Painted Veil”, “Birth” and “Lust, Caution” and trust me, it's a HUGE honor to have a 2 time Oscar nominated composer like Desplat to be involved with New Moon.

    Carter Burwell works wonderful for films by the Coen Brothers but his scores for Twilight was a let down for me. Edward has lived over 100 years and is known to be “unbelievably perfect”, with the biggest music collection and creates absolutely beautiful and jaw dropping compositions since he's a gifted musical. Then I hear the composition of “Bella's Lullaby” and I was extremely disappointed because they could've made the piece more elaborate and “majestic” to the listeners.

    Alexandre might incorporate some of Burwell's notes and keep the lullaby piece or he could create his own version or not include the lullaby.

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  • everything_will_be_alright

    Jesus, i'd like to see anyone else compose music as complex as burwells, or in such a large range as he has.

    bloody ignorent of you.

  • everything_will_be_alright

    Jesus, i'd like to see anyone else compose music as complex as burwells, or in such a large range as he has.

    bloody ignorent of you.

  • everything_will_be_alright

    Jesus, i'd like to see anyone else compose music as complex as burwells, or in such a large range as he has.

    bloody ignorent of you.

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