‘Twilight’ composer Carter Burwell set to return for ‘Breaking Dawn’

Film composer Carter Burwell, who scored the original Twilight film, including “Bella’s Lullaby” that appeared on the film’s soundtrack, has signed on to score parts 1 AND 2 of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn! From IndieWire:

Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze regular collaborator Carter Burwell is set to return to the ‘Twilight’ since working on the first film to perform scoring duties for the final installment of the series, the two parter “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.”

Burwell has an existing relationship with the director of the final two parts, Bill Condon, having collaborated on “Kinsey” and “Gods And Monsters” and will return to the position after Alexandre Desplat followed him for “New Moon” with Howard Shore stepping in for “Eclipse.” Shooting began this past November with all major cast members such as Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Anna Kendrick and Ashley Greene reprising their roles. The two parts will be shot as one project and will then be respectively released on November 18th, 2011 and November 16th, 2012. And in case you haven’t do so already, check out Burwell’s score for “True Grit,” it’s ace.

As with the Twilight series’ soundtracks, the scores have been stellar as well. The powers that be have managed some amazing composing talent, and I am glad to see Burwell back on the roster.

Thanks Sarah!

  • Vi

    This is so super awesome! The twilight score was the best one. Nothing tops I know what u are or how I would die :)

  • Kay

    It would have been so great to have all the composers to work on the last two. But this is good news two, even though A. Desplat was my favourite of the three.

  • Incamfarlane

    Alexandre Desplat was my favorite, followed by Howard Shore. It's not that I didn't like Carter Burwell, don't get me wrong i really liked the twilight score, but i LOVED the new moon score, the music was just so much more emotional and strong – maybe that's just me?!

  • BDhappiness

    To be honest, I don't like Carter Burwell i liked Alexandre Desplat. Carter Burwell sometimes uses guitars and drums. With Alexandre Desplat his music for New Moon was better. Like Incamfarlane said, his music was so much more emotional and strong. But thats my opinion. :)

  • twilight13

    I really love Howard Shore and the score he composed and created for Eclipse, but Im glad Carter Burwell is back x
    I loved Alexandre Desplat too, but Im happy to see Carter doing Breaking Dawn x

  • Kristen Stewart

    I'm glad he's back, Can't wait for the Breaking Dawn Scores!!!!!

  • jctwifan

    omgosh! thank you im so glad hes back, when new moon and eclipse came out it was great music, but it didnt have the orginal “twilight” feel of it, it felt like a completely different movie ya know, idk im just glad hes back :)

  • TLee

    Absolutely thrilled Carter Burwell is returning . The Twilight score is amazing and hope that the same music carries over into Breaking Dawn.

  • Twilight_Edward

    Omg,Am So Happy Burwell that he CAME BACK AGAING ,He Is The Best composer In The Whole Saga,his music is deep and romantic,when i have first heard “i know what you are” i was amazed realy,i like desplat too,but howard dissapointed me in eclipse,anyway glad the burwell cam back,at least he gave us hope in breaking dawn :D

  • ann_TEAM EDWAD <3

    I totally I agree with you…..every time I listen to “Bella's Lullaby” its just so much more deep than the music Alexander Desplat wrote, and I know they were too different movies but that magic that Burwell added to Bella's and Edward's relationship was great…..I love Carter Burwell and I can't wait to hear his new material on Breaking Dawn

  • Kristen Stewart

    I think the same!!!!!

  • Kristen Stewart

    I think the same!!!!!

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