Film composer

Simon Boswell

River King by Simon Boswell

I have posted a new, rarely known piece of mine on this website's homepage. The music is from the film 'River King' and is based on the novel by Alice Hoffman. It was directed by Nick Willing, a long term collaborator of mine. It stars Ed Burns and Jennifer Ehle.

I composed this theme for 7 stringed instruments: 2 guitars, 2 harps, ukelele, banjo and mandolin - though there is a full orchestra that arrives towards the end. I wanted this piece to convey some of the rippling river that wends it's way through it's Canadian backwoods setting and combine with the atmosphere of the local folk music. It was performed by myself and brilliant guitarist John Paricelli.

Let me know if you all like this and whether you'd like a soundtrack album...

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