“Merlin’s Apprentice” Original Television Soundtrack
Limited Edition of 500 copies
Label: KMRCD 021
Film Date: 2006
Album Date: 2011
Produced eight years after their hit mini-series Merlin, Hallmark Entertainment’s 2006 production Merlin’s Apprentice picks up fifty years after the events of the original series. After learning that the Holy Grail had departed from Camelot, the legendary wizard takes on a student with rudimentary magical powers in order to stop the forces of evil. Directed by David Wu, the series features original music by Canadian composer Lawrence Shragge. The director/composer duo’s other credits include Snow Queen, Webs, Son of the Dragon and Iron Road. Shragge’s music combines live musicians (strings, all solo instruments) with a simulated orchestra in order to bring the audience innocence, wonder and magic from this post-Arthurian adventure. Featuring brand new themes for major characters and a haunting composition for the Grail itself, KeepMoving Records’ new CD collects together the best cues from the two-part mini-series with a special focus on highlighting the live musicians who participated in the score. Liner notes by Gergely Hubai discuss the series, the score and the collaborations of David Wu and Lawrence Shragge based a new interview with the composer.