Scott Walker’s orchestral soundtrack to The Childhood Of A Leader is being released by 4AD on Friday the 19th of August.
A key and compelling component to Brady Corbet’s directorial debut, it is Walker’s first O.S.T. work since his remarkable score for Pola X in 1999.
Partly inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story of the same name, The Childhood Of A Leader is a tense psychological drama tracing the formative years of a young boy and set against the backdrop of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference that led to the establishment of the Treaty of Versailles.
Walker continues to work with long-term collaborators Peter Walsh (co-producer) and Mark Warman (musical director), with the latter conducting an orchestra comprised of 46 string players and 16 brass for the studio recording. Both Walsh and Warman were involved in the live film score performance of The Childhood Of A Leader, alongside a 74-strong orchestra, an event which closed the Rotterdam Film Festival in February this year.
The soundtrack will be available on CD, LP and download and is available to pre-order now. Please note that two LP editions are being pressed – black vinyl and a limited run on transparent vinyl (CADD 3620). The full tracklisting is below and you can hear the track ‘RUN’ here and in the player above.
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Scott Walker - The Childhood Of A Leader O.S.T.
1. Orchestral tuning up
3. Dream sequence
4. Village Walk
6. Down the stairs
7. Up the stairs
8. The letter
10. Cutting flowers
11. Boy,Mirror,Cars arriving
12. Third tantrum
13. Printing press
14. On the way to the meeting
15. The meeting
16. Post meeting
18. New dawn (synth layout for cut scene)
Live score performance from International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 (IFFR / Bas Czerwinski)