The 5 Browns Go Hollywood
Inspired by some of Hollywood's leading films and scores, THE 5 BROWNS IN HOLLYWOOD meshes the worlds of classical music and cinema with arrangements representing a diverse collection of world famous films that range from classics such as The Wizard of Oz, To Kill a Mockingbird and Psycho, to the more recent Atonement, The Hours, and Catch Me If You Can. A full track list is below.
THE 5 BROWNS IN HOLLYWOOD includes works by renowned composers Bernard Herrmann, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, Alan Menken and Philip Glass, among others. Whether they take on Psycho from the Herrmann/Hitchcock medley in a relentlessly driving, heavily dissonant piece that sets nerves on end or Dario Marianelli's work in Atonement where the score excerpts open and close with the slow, sad music associated with the tragic love affair between an aristocratic Englishwoman and a commoner, The 5 Browns dazzle with their complex compositions.
THE 5 BROWNS IN HOLLYWOOD is the first release from the quintet for E1 Music and showcases their lifelong love of cinema. "We're really excited about this album because we've always been film fanatics," says Desirae Brown. Her sister Melody agrees, adding that "the reason this album is so fun to listen to is because you've heard the film music so often, but now it's being performed in a totally new way. I mean, when have you ever heard it done with 5 pianos?"
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2. Elmer Bernstein: To Kill a Mockingbird: "Main Title" – arr. Patrick Russ (Desirae Brown and Deondra Brown) 3.03
3. Greg Anderson: "Over the Rainbow" [Based on themes from The Wizard of Oz composed by Harold Arlen] 8.20
4. Scott Joplin: "Solace" (A Mexican Serenade) from The Sting (Gregory Brown) 7.09
5. Greg Anderson: "Three Waltzes for 5 Browns" (Disney Movie Medley) [based on themes by Frank Churchill: "Some Day My Prince Will Come" from Snow White; Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman: "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins; Alan Menken: "Gaston" from Beauty and the Beast] 7.26
6. Philip Glass: The Hours: "Morning Passages" (Ryan Brown) 5.45
7. Richard Rodgers: The Sound of Music: "My Favorite Things" – arr. Stephen Hough (Melody Brown) 2.49
8. Dario Marianelli: Atonement – arr. Greg Anderson 4.45
9. John Williams: Catch Me If You Can: "Opening Credits" – arr. Jeffrey Shumway 2.41
10. Nino Rota: Romeo and Juliet: "A Renaissance Timepiece" – arr. Patrick Russ (Desirae Brown and Deondra Brown) 3.29 Bernard Herrmann: Hitchcock Movie Suite – arr. Patrick Russ
11. Psycho: "Prelude" 2.00
12. Vertigo: "Scene d'amour" 3.24
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