Focus Features has published the complete scores of its major awards contenders this season. Among the titles is Gus Van Sant’s drama Promised Land, which features music composed by Danny Elfman. To listen to the score, visit Focus Features’ For Your Consideration website. The film starring Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Scoot McNairy, Titus Welliver and Frances McDormand also features an original song, Snake Eyes, written by Kenneth A. Pattengale and Joseph Edward Ryan, which is being pushed for awards consideration. No soundtrack release has been announced yet. Promised Land is set to be released in select theaters on December 28, 2012. To learn more about the drama, visit the official movie website.

Also currently not available as a record is the soundtrack for Roger Michell’s period drama Hyde Park on Hudson. The film, which stars Bill Murray as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as well as Laura Linney, Olivia Colman, Samuel West, Elizabeth Marvel, Elizabeth Wilson, Eleanor Bron and Olivia Williams features a score composed by Jeremy Sams who has previously worked with the director on the films Enduring Love, The Mother and 1995′s BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. To listen to the complete score from Hyde Park on Hudson, click here. The movie will be released in select cities on December 7, 2012. For more information, visit the official movie website.

In addition, you can also listen to the complete scores for Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Johnson, composed by Dario Marianelli (soundtrack album available on Decca Records), Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom composed Alexandre Desplat (click here for the details of the soundtrack album), as well as the content of the soundtrack release of the stop-motion animated film ParaNorman featuring music by Jon Brion.

  1. Track 8 from “Promised Land,” “Turn Around,” is worth a listen for the studio talk before and during the music!

  2. pauldael says:

    Search and visit Danny Elfman’s Music on Facebook and enjoy it! =)