Composer Elliot Goldenthal creates works for film, orchestra, theater, opera, and ballet. Goldenthal received an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for his score for Frida directed by Julie Taymor, having also received Oscar nominations for the film’s original song “Burn It Blue” with lyrics by Taymor, and Oscar nominations for his music for Interview With the Vampire and Michael Collins, both directed by Neil Jordan. Also notable among his more than 30 film scores are Michael Mann’s Public Enemies and Heat, Neil Jordan’s The Butcher Boy (Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Score), Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever, Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy, his groundbreaking score for David Fincher’s Alien3, and Julie Taymor’s The TempestAcross the Universe, and Titus. Additionally, he has received two Golden Globe nominations and three Grammy Award nominations. Goldenthal was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Hall of Fame and presented with the ASCAP Founders Awards in Los Angeles.

Goldenthal composed the original music for an acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for Theatre for a New Audience that received four Drama Desk Nominations including Outstanding Music in a Play. His Symphony in G Sharp Minor had its world premiere with the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, CA, and received the Orange County Register’s Reger Award for “Best New Symphony.” An album of the Symphony was also released. A cinematic theatrical experience of A Midsummer Night’s Dream had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Goldenthal’s original two-act opera Grendel, directed by Julie Taymor, premiered at the Los Angeles Opera and was the centerpiece of the Lincoln Center Festival in New York. Goldenthal was named one of the two finalists for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in music for his work on Grendel.

Goldenthal composed music for more than a dozen theatrical productions including Juan Darión: A Carnival Mass, which received five Tony nominations including Best Musical, and Original Musical Score for Goldenthal when it was produced at Lincoln Center, an Obie Award Off-Broadway for Goldenthal, as well as four Drama Desk nominations. His other theatrical credits include The Transposed HeadsThe Green BirdThe King Stag, and Broadway’s M Butterfly. Goldenthal composed original music and soundscapes for the play Grounded, starring Anne Hathaway at the Public Theater in New York. Goldenthal composed the music for the Netflix-produced film, Our Souls at Night directed by Ritsh Batra. In October 2017, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia premiered a Trumpet Concerto written by Goldenthal for renowned Norwegian Trumpetist, Tine Thing Helseth. His latest film score is for the feature film of Gloria Steinem’s book, My Life On The Road, titled The Glorias, starring Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, and Bette Midler.

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Alien 3 Suite

There is no commercial recording of the “Alien 3 Suite.”
Here are the individual pieces that comprise the suite.

1. Agnus dei
2. Bait and Chase
3. Lullaby Elegy
4. First Attack
5. The Entrapment
6. Lento
7. Adagio

Orchestrations by Elliot Goldenthal, Robert Elhai and DJ Olsen

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(II & III dbl Picc), 3(III dbl EH), 3((II dbl E-flat and BsCl, III dbl BsCl and B-flat Contrabass Clar), 3(III=Contrabsn) / 6,3,4,1 / Timp Perc:[Tam-Tams, Sm Tm-Tams, BsDr, Sm Bs Dr, Wind Gong, Vibes, Sus Cym, Hubcaps, Roto Toms, SnDr, Anvil, Glock, Tom Toms, Piatti] / Harp, Piano, 2 Keyboards / Strings / Choir

Andronicus Passages

There is no commercial recording of “Andronicus Passages,” the suite of music from the film Titus. Here are the individual pieces that comprise the suite.

1. Victorius Titus
2. Procession & Obsequis
3. Revenge Wheel
4. Apian Stomp
5. Arrows of the Gods
6. Crossroads
7. Finale

Orchestrations by Elliot Goldenthal and Robert Elhai

INSTRUMENTATION: 2(II dbl Picc & Alto Fl),2(2 dbl EH),3(II dbl E-flat Cl & BsCl, III dbl BsCl & ContrabsCl),3(III = ContraBsn) / 6,3,4,1 / Timp, 4Perc:[Vibes, Chimes, Xylo, Triangle, Lg Temple Bell or Anvil, Anvil, Sm Tibetan Piatti, Piatti, SusCym, Sm Gong, Gong, TamTam, Picc SnDr, SnDr, Field Dr, Tambourine, Toms, Lg Toms, 2 Lg Chinese Wedding Drs or Taikos, Sm BsDr, BsDr] / Harp, Piano, Kbd / Strings / Chorus (M&F)

The Grand Gothic Suite
Orchestrations by (Batman Forever) Elliot Goldenthal, Robert Elhai and DJ Olsen; (Batman and Robin) Elliot Goldenthal, Robert Elhai, DJ Olsen and Teese Gohl
INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Flutes (2nd doubling Alto Flute), Piccolo (doubling Alto Flute), 3 Oboes (3rd doubling English Horn), 2 Clarinets (2nd doubling Eb Clarinet), BsCl, 2 Bsns, Contrabsn / 2 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax / 6, 3, 2TenorTbns, 2BsTbns, Tuba / Timp, Perc: [Sm & Reg Tam-Tam, Sm & Lg Ba Dr, Piatti, Glock, Field Drum, Sn Dr, Reg & Lg SusCym, Vibes, Mba, Congas, Claves, Cym Scrape, Rivet Cym, Tom Toms, CymTree, Xylo, Picc. Snare Drum, 2 Anvils (high and low), Lg Tri, Chimes, Roto Toms, Finger Cym, Tamb, 2 Brake Drs (high and low), Bongos, Hubcaps, Wind Gong] / Harp, Piano, Keyboard / Strings
Cobb Suite

There is no commercial recording of the “Cobb Suite.”
Here are the individual pieces that comprise the suite.

1. Cooperstown Aria—Part 2
2. Reno Ho—Part 1
3. Reno Ho—Part 2
4. The Homecoming

Orchestrations by Elliot Goldenthal and Robert Elhai

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III=Picc),3(III=EH),3(III,BsCl),3(III=ContraBsn) / 6,3,4,1 / Timp, Perc:[BsDrum] / Harp, Piano / Strings

Final Fantasia

There is no commercial recording of the suite from the movie Final Fantasy.
Here are the individual pieces that comprise the suite.

1. The Spirit Within
2. Race to Old New York
3. Flight to the Wasteland
4. The Kiss
5. Zeus Cannon
6. Adagio and Transfiguration

Orchestrations by Elliot Goldenthal and Robert Elhai

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III.=Picc),3(III.=EH),3(III.=BsCl),3(III.=Contra) / 8,3,4,1 / Timp, Perc1:[Chimes, Piatti, Wind Gong, Crot.,Vibes, Tri.], Perc2:[Tam-Tam, Bowed Cym., Tri., Tam-Tam, Piatti, Sus. Cym., Chimes, Wind Gong], Perc3:[BsDr, Bowed Cym, Wind Gong, Tam-Tam, Piatti, Sus. Cym.], Perc4:[BsDr] / Harp, Piano / Strings

Interview With the Vampire Suite

There is no commercial recording of the “Interview With the Vampire Suite.”
Here are the individual pieces that comprise the suite.

1. Libera Me
2. Born to Darkness
3. Santiago’s Waltz
4. Claudia’s Allegro Agitato
5. Escape to Paris
6. Lestat’s Recitative
7. Madeleine’s Lament
8. Abduction & Absolution
9. Louis’ Revenge

Orchestrations by Elliot Goldenthal and Robert Elhai

INSTRUMENTATION: 2(both dbl Picc),2(II dbl EH),3(II dbl E-flat Clar & BsCl, III dbl BsClar & B-flat Contra),3(III dbl ContraBsn) / 6,3,4(2Ten, 2Bs),1 / Timp, 4 Perc:[Sm(x2),Reg(x2) & Lg BsDrs, Tam-Tam, Sm.Tam-Tam, Roto Toms, Wind Gong, Med & Lg Gongs, Xylo, Anvil, SusCym, Triangle, Chimes, SnDrum, Tamb] / Hammered Dulcimer, Harp, Piano, Kbd / Strings (Solo Viola de Gamba—opt, can be played by solo Vc playing non-vibrato) / Boys Choir

Michael Collins Suite

Orchestrations by Elliot Goldenthal and Robert Elhai
INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III=Picc),3(III=EH),3(III=BsCl),3(III=ContraBsn) / 4,3,3(2Ten, 1Bs),1 / Timp, 4Perc:[Crot, Chimes, Triangle, Anvil, Picc Sn Dr, Field Dr, Bodhran, Piatti, Lg & Med SysCym, Rivet Cymbal, 1 Sm & 2 Lg BsDrs, Lg & Sm Tam-Tams, Wind Gong, Concert Tom-Toms], Pennywhistle / Hammered Dulcimer, Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Piano / Strings / Women’s Choir