February 05, 2017: Congratulations to Fernando Velázquez who
received his first Goya Award for his score for J. A. Bayona's
A MONSTER CALLS. Here is one of many photos with his new
trophy. In other news coming up next is thriller EL GUARDIÁN INVISIBLE,
which will be released in Spain on March 3rd. So far no
soundtrack album has been confirmed but hopefully all will be
11, 2017: from FMR: Fernando Velazquez has been tapped
to score the upcoming psychological thriller MARROWBONE. The
film marks the directorial debut of writer Sergio G. Sanchez
(The Orphanage, The Impossible, Palm Trees in the Snow) and
stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Mia Goth, George Mackay and Charlie
Heaton. The movie revolves around four children who hide from
the world after their mother’s death on a farm that holds a
terrible secret. Sanchez also wrote the screenplay. J.A.
Bayona is producing the project with Alvaro Augustin (Pan’s
Labyrinth, Agora), Belen Atienza and Ghislain Barros.
Velazquez has previously scored all of Bayona’s features,
including last year’s A Monster Calls, which is currently
playing in theaters nationwide. Marrowbone is currently in
post-production and is expected to premiere later this year.
Velazquez’s upcoming projects also include
Mateo Gil’s LAS LEYES DE TERMODINÁMICA, as well as the Spanish
animated feature DEEP directed by Julio Soto
Gurpide.January 10, 2017: CONTRATIEMPO is now available on CD from
Quartet Records and will be available trom all specialized
retailers soon - keep checking the Discography section
for various purchase links. For the tracklist and audio
samples, visit Quartet
January 03, 2017: Two news to start the new year with.. on
the positive side of things: Quartet Records will release
Fernando Velázquez's score for thriller CONTRATIEMPO (The Invisible Guest) on January 5th. Purchase
link and more info will be posted as soon
as available. And now something different...
Although Fernando just won the
MundoBSO's Award for Best Spanish Film Score for A
MONSTER CALLS, he won't reunite with director J. A. Bayona on
upcoming Jurassic World sequel. According to the latest information, Michael Giacchino
will return to score the movie.
December 18, 2016: Two interviews with
Fernando Velázquez have been just
published recently by GOLDDERBY (spoiler alert) and FILM MUSIC
MEDIA. You can listen to the interviews below and discover more
about score for A MONSTER CALLS, ZIPI Y ZAPE 2 and his
possible involvement in JURASSIC WORLD 2.
October 7, 2016: Fernando Velázquez's score for OZZY is
available to pre-order from Quartet Records now. The album
will be available later next week and first 50 copies ordered
directly from Quartet Records will be autographed by the
composer. The album features almost 79 minutes of original
score. For tracklist and samples, visit Quartet Records
. Here is a
short feature about the recording of
the score (in Spanish only).
September 30, 2016: Quartet Records continues their series of
albums featuring music by Fernando Velázquez and will release
his score for upcoming animated movie OZZY next month. Release
date is yet to be confirmed and will be added as soon as
available. In the meantime you can
check out the cover on the
right and the (Spanish) trailer below:
September 12, 2016: Quartet Records just announced releases
of Fernando Velázquez's scores for GERNIKA (available now) and
A MONSTER CALLS (shipping September 26th). Check out Quartet
for tracklists, audioclips from both scores
and to (pre-)order your copies.
September 10, 2016: GERNIKA score was
released digitally earlier this week. So far there is no
specific release date announced for CD edtion coming soon from
Quartet Records. In the meantime you can check the samples,
which are available on german Amazon or listen to the score on Spotify
album features roughly 75 minutes of the original score including 25-minute
cue Gernika under the Bombs.
2016: Besides A MONSTER CALL, which should be
available later next month, Quartet Records will be also
releasing Fernando Velázquez's score for upcoming WW2 drama
GERNIKA. Here is the album cover and more information will be
added as soon as available.
August 23, 2016: From Quartet
Records' Facebook page: "In collaboration with Back Lot
Music, Universal Pictures and Focus Features, we are very
excited to announce the soundtrack album of the new
collaboration between J.A Bayona and Fernando Velázquez! A
really stunning score!" More information will be added as
soon as available. Stay tuned!
July 19, 2016: ZIPI Y ZAPE Y LA ISLA DEL
CAPITÁN score CD was just released today by Quartet
records and is shipping now. The album features almost 80
minutes of original score conducted by the composer and
performed by the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Quartet
Records also reissued album from the first Zipi y Zape movie,
which has been out of print for a while. Both
albums will be available from all specialized retailers
soon. More info at Quartet Records
June 23, 2016: Quartet Records will release
Fernando Velázquez's score for upcoming ZIPI Y ZAPE: Y LA ISLA
DEL CAPITÁN in mid July. More information will be added as
soon as available. Here is the album's cover:
April 25, 2016:
Fernando Velázquez recently scored WW2
drama GERNIKA (aka GUERNICA) for director Koldo Serra (The
Backwoods). The movie will have its first screening at Malaga
Festival tomorrow and will get wider release in
September. Soundtrack album is in the
April 4, 2016:
Fernando Velázquez recently recorded his
score for upcoming sequel to ZIPI Y ZAPE Y LA ISLA DEL CAPITÁN
with Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao. Short video about the
recording of the score has been published and you can watch it
here . You can also
film's trailer below (both in Spanish
only). Soundtrack album is in the
Fernando Velázquez is being nominated for
Saturn Award for his score for CRIMSON PEAK. The other
nominees are: Tom Holkenborg
(Mad Max: Fury Road), Johann Johannsson
(Sicario), M.M. Keeravani (Baahubali: The Beginning), Ennio Morricone (Hateful
8) and John Williams (Star Wars: Force Awakens).
The winners will be announced in
January 27, 2016:
First few samples from upcoming PRIDE
AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is available in the video
below. The score will be released digitally on
February 5th and on CD week
January 22, 2016:
Cover art and tracklist
of the upcoming PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND
ZOMBIES soundtrack album has been revealed. The album will feature
roughly 58 minutes of original score is currently
scheduled to be released on February
01. Darcy (4:00) 02. An Illustrated History Of
England 1700-1800 (2:20) 03. Dressing For The Dance
(0:36) 04. The Man From Uribe (2:11) 05. Dance Of
The Ponderous Distaff (1:29) 06. We Are Under
Attack!! (2:27) 07. Carriage Ride (1:05) 08.
Orphans (1:47) 09. The Soldiers Of Meryton
(1:10) 10. Menuet Des Mortes Vivants (1:35) 11.
Orphan Attack (3:34) 12. Don’t Go Into The Woods
Alone (1:29) 13. St Lazarus (2:43) 14. Rosings
Park (1:15) 15. Midnight Walk (1:08) 16. Flirt
Lovers Fight (2:45) 17. The Letter / Siege Of London
(4:09) 18. The In-Between (5:36) 19. Darcy Is
Saved (1:59) 20. Back To St Lazarus (2:13) 21.
Zombies Are Fed / Attack / Showdown (5:13) 22. After
The Explosion (2:40) 23. Happy Ending?
December 19, 2015:
Quartet Records released newly recorded
collection of concert suites from various scores of Fernando
Velázquez. The album contains some of the greatest hits
including EL ORFANATO, THE IMPOSSIBLE or ZIPI Y ZAPE - all
newly arranged for concert presentation and recorded by
Euskadi Symphony Orchestra and Landarbaso Chorus, under the
baton of the composer. The album was recorded by Marc Blanes
at the orchestra stage in San Sebastián. The 28-page booklet
includes notes by Fernando Velázquez and directors Bayona,
Santos and Serra. For more details, audio samples and to get
your copy, visit Quartet Records
01. El hombre esponja (6:36) 02. El orfanato / The
Orphanage (Parte I) (11:23) 03. El orfanato / The
Orphanage (Parte II) (5:41) 04. Lope / The Outlaw
(7:42) 05. El mal ajeno / For the Good of Others
(13:28) 06. Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica
(8:56) 07. Bosque de sombras / The Backwoods
(2:44) 08. Lo imposible / The Impossible (Parte I)
(8:39) 09. Lo imposible / The Impossible (Parte II)
Varese Sarabande will release Fernando
Velázquez's score for upcoming PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
on February 5th. So far there is no more news available and
trackilst and cover will be added when available. You can
already pre-order your copy of the CD from Amazon and check the
October 25, 2015:
For those impatiently awaiting
release of CRIMSON PEAK
you can check at least the End Credits Suite,
which was added to the Showreel.
October 23, 2015:
Quartet Records will release Fernando
Velázquez highly anticipated score for CRIMSON PEAK. The soundtrack album will be
digitally on October 28th
and physical copies will be released on November 9th.
Total running time is approximately 74:46.
1. Edith’s Theme (1:56) 2. My Mother’s Funeral
(0:50) 3. Buffalo (2:08) 4. After the Ghost
(0:36) 5. Soft Hands (0:46) 6. McMichael
(1:05) 7. Valse sur une berceuse anglaise
(1:18) 8. Ghost I (1:41) 9. I Desperately Need
Your Help (0:54) 10. The Butterfly (0:52) 11.
Optician (1:26) 12. Return to Your Ghost
(3:55) 13. Allerdale Hall (6:19) 14. The House
(1:48) 15. What Was That (0:41) 16. Lullaby
Variation (1:41) 17. The Book (0:53) 18. The Attic (1:47)
19. Ghost II (0:51) 20. Crimson Peak
(0:54) 21. Ghost III (1:42) 22. I Have to Get Away
from Here (1:22) 23. Letter from Italy (0:38) 24.
I’m Here (3:02) 25. The Machine / The Box
(1:28) 26. Bubbling Up (0:22) 27. Key’s Chase
(0:57) 28. You Didn’t Drink Your Tea (0:58) 29.
The Gramophone (3:04) 30. You Are Awake (1:40) 31.
Let Me Help You (0:53) 32. We Stay Together
(1:15) 33. I Know Who You Are (8:15) 34. Lucille
& Showdown (10:46) 35. Finale (1:52) 36.
July 21, 2015: Fernando Velázquez will return to Prague
to conduct MICHAEL GIACCHINO IN CONCERT, which will take place
as part of FILM MUSIC PRAGUE festival on October 25th, 2015.
The concert will feature The City of Prague Philharmonic
Orchestra and Choir and soprano Christina Johnston. The
programme will feature several world premieres including this
year's JURASSIC WORLD, INSIDE OUT and JUPITER ASCENDING as
well as several of the greatest hits such as LOST,
CLOVERFIELD, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, UP, DAWN OF THE PLANET
OF THE APES or MEDAL OF HONOR. For more details about the
which will also offer
special tribute to James Horner earlier on the same
day, check out the official website:
July 07, 2015: Fernando Velazquez is currently composing
the music for the upcoming horror comedy PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
AND ZOMBIES. The film is directed by Burr Steers (17
Again, Charlie St. Cloud, Igby Goes
Down) and stars Lily James, Bella Heathcote, Sam Riley,
Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena
Headey. The movie is based on the 2009 novel by Seth
Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,
Dark Shadows) and is a new take on Jane Austen’s
classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from
different social classes in 19th century England, which is
faced with a new challenge -an army of undead zombies. Steers has also co-written the screenplay
with David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook,
The Fighter). Brian Oliver & Tyler Thompson
(Black Swan, Rush, The Woman in
Black) are producing the project with Allison Shearmur
(Cinderella), Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko,
Bad Words), Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch and Marc
Butan (Confidence, Get Over It
). PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
AND ZOMBIES is set to be released on February
5, 2016 by Screen Gems/Sony Pictures.
May 13, 2015: Two new trailers for upcoming CRIMSON
PEAK were just released. The movie opens in early October as
planned and hopefully the soundtrack
album will be announced closer to the film's release
date. Stay tuned for more details.
2015: Fernando Velázquez was one of
the guests of FILM MUSIC PRAGUE festival, where he also conducted the
world premiere of his main theme from Guillermo del Toro's
upcoming CRIMSON PEAK. You can watch two videos below. The
first is a collection of highlights including a little
speech by Harry Gregson-Williams, a clip from his Shrek suite,
then a short introduction and segment of another world
premiere - How to Train your Dragon 2 - and then follows
Fernando Velázquez (at 7:32) first giving the short
speech and then conducting EL ORFANATO and THE IMPOSSIBLE. At
the very end of the video you can also watch the finale of the
whole programme - Overture from SEXYKILLER. The other video is interview with
Fernando discussing his work on CRIMSON PEAK and his
approach to scoring horror in general.
March 08, 2015: Fernando Velázquez has been hired to
compose the original score for upcoming Antena 3 TV miniseries
APACHES. The series is based on the book by Miguel Sáez Carral
and stars Verónica Echegui, Claudia Traisac and Alberto
Ammann. So far no specific release date has
been annouced, but the series is expected to be aired in the 2nd
February 17, 2015: Fernando Velázquez will be the guest of
fourth annual Film Music Prague festival, which will also
feature film music concert with Czech National Symphony
Orchestra and Kuhn's Choir of Prague on April 23rd, 2015 -
featuring many of the greatest hits including EL ORFANATO, THE
IMPOSSIBLE, HERCULES as well as exclusive world premiere of
Guillermo del Toro's upcoming CRIMSON PEAK. All these pieces
will be conducted by Fernando Velázquez himself, while rest of
the concert (including music by Harry Gregson-Williams and
John Powell) will be conducted by James Shearman. For more
information about the event, the programme and to buy your
tickets, visit Film Music Prague.
Until then you can at least watch the first teaser trailer that
November 22, 2014: Happy birthday to Fernando Velázquez. You
can also watch two videos from recent concert
during Festival des Musiques a l'image 2014
September 11, 2014: Several interviews have been recently
published - mostly discussing Mr. Velázquez's work on Brett
Ratner's HERCULES. You can read them here: Sensacine, RTVE, Love4Musicals, Soycazadora de Sombras. All
of those are unfortunately available in original
September 11, 2014: Fernando Velázquez will participate in
upcoming Festival des Musiques a l'Image in Paris on November
1st and 2nd. The programme of the festival consists of master
classes (on Nov 1st) and closing night concert on November
2nd. The other guests of the festival will be Michael
Giacchino and Jean-Michel Bernard. For more information, visit
July 19, 2014: Fernando Velázquez's score for Brett
Ratner's HERCULES will be released on CD by Sony Classical on
July 28th. You can already pre-order the CD from Amazon UK or US
(which will be available week later). The
1. Son of Zeus 2. Pirate's Camp 3.
Hercules 4. Arrival at Lord Cotys' City 5.
Flashback 6. Athens 7. Lord Cotys' Palace 8. I
Will Believe In You 9. The Lion's Tooth 10.
Bessi's Valley 11. Bessi-Battle 12. The
Campfire 13. Training
14. Centaurs 15. The Battle 16. Rhesus
Caught 17. Dungeon & I Am Hercules 18. Kill
Eurystheus 19. Cotys Brings Out Arius 20. Final
Fight & Tydeus' Death 21. The Statue Falls 22.
Comrades Stand Together 23. Alternative Ending 24.
End-Titles 25. Choir Theme
May 30, 2014: Tickets for Fernando
Velázquez's upcoming concert in Seville will go on sale this
Monday and may be purchased either at the ticket office of the
Teatro de la Maestranza or at www.generaltickets.com. The concert, which
will take place on July 3rd, will feature Real Orquesta
Sinfónica de Sevilla performing suites from Lo imposible,
Lope, Zipi y Zape, Mamá, El orfanato, El Hombre Esponja,
Sexykiller and Ocho apellidos vascos. For more
information visit El Correo de Andalucia website, which
published an article about the concert a couple weeks ago (In
March 26, 2014: According to the Film Music Reporter, Fernando Velázquez has signed to score upcoming HERCULES for director Brett Ratner. Dwayne Johnson stars in the title role
alongside Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rufus Sewell, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie.
The movie based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.
HERCULES is set to be released on July 25, 2014 by Paramount Pictures. For updates on the film, visit the official movie
website and you can watch
March 07, 2014: This website has been
March 04, 2014: Quartet Records
will release Fernando Velázquez's score for the upcoming
spanish comedy OCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS. So far no specific
release date has been announced, but it the CD is expected
later this month. Info from Quartet Records and tracklist
"The new film
score of Fernando Velázquez (The Impossible, Mama, The
Orphanage, Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica) is a romantic
comedy directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro about the love
conflicts between an andalusian young man and a basque
Performed by the Euskadi
Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the composer, who
provides a new and fresh sound that is really different from
his horror and adventure scores."
1. Ocho apellidos vascos (1:32) 2. Rafa se
enamora (0:58) 3. Rumbo al norte (0:47) 4.
Argoitia (0:24) 5. Ya me has hartado (0:56) 6.
Koldo (2:06) 7. Manejanta manejando (2:06) 8.
?Ya sabes dónde vives? (0:40) 9. Pues sí que estaba
lejos (2:02) 10. Intento de fuga (0:52) 11. Día de pesca
12. Te hubiera montao...
(1:50) 13. Koldo enamorado / Despedida en el puerto
(0:32) 14. Manejanta descubierta (0:23) 15. No me
lo puedo creer (2:07) 16. Segundo intento de fuga
(1:31) 17. Manejanta enamorada (3:34) 18. La
manana de la boda (3:07) 19. ?Aceptas a...?
(2:20) 20. Un par de detallitos (3:26) 21. No te
marches jamás (3:26) TT:
Sarabande announced their limited edition release of THE
ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX original score by
Fernando Velázquez. The CD is part of Varese's Limited edition
series and is limited to 1000 copies only. The movie
has been also released as Video on demand today. Info from
Varese Sarabande Records and tracklist follow:
"This score is exactly
why we created our Limited Edition series of CDs, separate
from the CD Club, which is for scores from the past.
THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX is an epic
new score by Fernando Velázquez, best known for his scores
from The Orphanage, Devil, The Impossible and Mama.
The Adventurer had to be released. The film,
on the other hand, has barely been released, so you probably
have not heard of it, but if you like grand, sweeping symphonic
adventure and good old fashioned mystery in your film
music, this is a soundtrack for you! Ancient mysteries.
Powerful evil. And a fearless hero’s quest through a
fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic…
In THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX,
seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life is turned upside down
when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped.
Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince
Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of
child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost
artifact that grants limitless wealth – but also devastating
supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family
at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of
the Midas Box!"
1. Opening (2:37) 2. Mariah And
Charity (2:49) 3. Farewell (1:02) 4. The Escape
(1:35) 5. The Key (1:47) 6. Otto Luger
(1:33) 7. Reformatory (5:18) 8. Mariah To Hotel
(4:29) 9. The Hotel (1:16) 10. Inspection
(1:55) 11. Sacha’s Father (2:17)
12. The Cave (1:47) 13. Secret Door (1:47) 14.
Skeleton (1:28) 15. Water Chamber Trick
(2:48) 16. Where Did He Go (1:20) 17. Otto’s
Secret Room (2:55) 18. The Diary (2:56) 19. The
Children (3:08) 20. The Box (14:18) 21. Chariot Of
Fire (2:50) 22. Finale (9:02)
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