Death Storm by Score Revolution published on 2014/05/13 23:48:52 +0000 Selected tracks from The Shipping News (2001). Composed by Christopher Young. Directed by Lasse Hallström. For licensing inquiries or to download tracks: firstname.lastname@example.org. Based on a story handed down to director Christopher Monger from his grandfather, this charming 1995 British confection stars Hugh Grant as a WWI-era cartographer who runs afoul of a Welsh village’s pride when he and a colleague reassess a local “mountain” and designate it a “hill.” At once intimate and epic, tragic and comic, affectionately absurd and infectiously mythic, the score for The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain remains among the best loved works of film music from the 1990s. The work of American-born, British-educated composer Stephen Endelman (Finding Graceland, Evelyn, The Grand), it draws equally on provincial Gaelic folk music (“Johnny’s Barrow,” “Never Ending Rain,” “Tommy Two Strokes” and the fetching song “Magnificent Peak”) and traditional British classical of the Elgar and Britten tradition (“Johnny’s Triumph,” “Men of Harlegh” and the surprising choral arrangement “It’s a Hill”), finally yielding an assemblage of cues that form an overall suite as diverse and eclectic as the townspeople of Ffynnon Garw.