BSXDigitalmusic.com presents LORD OF THE RINGS: FANTASY'S FINEST VOLUME ONE, a collection of themes from medieval fantasy and sword & sorcery films. Included are THE HOBBIT, LORD OF THE RINGS, CONAN, THE DARK CRYSTAL, EXCALIBUR, GAME OF THRONES and many more. Featuring the talents of Larry Hopkins, Joohyun Park, Zoe Poledouris Roche, Brandon Verrett and Dominik Hauser.
Larry Hopkins is a talented composer/arranger and has worked with such artists as the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Alf Clausen (on the "Simpsons"), John Williams, Harry Connick Jr., Stevie Wonder, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Rodgers, Cirque Du Soleil, Al Jarreau, BoyzIIMen, Loggins & Messina, to,name just a few. Larry also became known as a top arranger for many composers at Universal and Warner Bros. working on many television and film scores.
Joohyun Park has worked as a score coordinator, pianist, orchestrator and composer for movies including PRIEST, THE INFORMERS, DRAG ME TO HELL, CREATION, WHEN IN ROME, THE BLACK TULIP, and LOVE HAPPENS.
Brandon Verrett's scores have been featured in films for theatrical and network television releases and have also premiered in both local and international festivals. In addition to composing, Verrett's arrangements and orchestrations can be found in films such as PRIEST, DRAG ME TO HELL, UNTRACEABLE, THE INFORMERS, and many others.
Zoe Poledouris Roche, the elder of composer Basil Poledouris’ two daughters, was born on August 25, 1973 in Los Angeles. She grew up interpreting her father’s music with movement on ice as a competitive figure skater. At the age of nine years, she performed a piece on the recorder for
her father which became the french horn counter-melody for “The Orgy”, which was featured in CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982). Zoë received co-writing credit and became one of the youngest members of BMI. Other films that feature samples of Zoë’s work include CECIL B. DEMENTED (2000) and SHADOW OF DOUBT (1998). DOWN AND OUT WITH THE DOLLS (2001) not only features Zoë’s score music but also features her in a starring role.
Dominik Hauser has worked on films featuring such superstars as Vin Diesel (THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK) and Charlize Theron (AEON FLUX). Hauser recently published his fourth book, SOLOING FOR BASS. Hauser’s work involves him in a variety of projects, including cinema, theater and video games. Recently Hauser completed arranging and orchestration on the restoration of the first Best Picture Academy Award® winner WINGS for the 2012 Paramount Picture centennial celebration.