“The Claus Family 2” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Limited Edition of 100 copies
Label: KMRCD 064
Film Date: 2021
Album Date: 2022
KeepMoving Records presents limited edition CD release of The Claus Family 2 by Anne-Kathrin Dern.
The first movie introduced audiences to Jules (Mo Bakker) and her grandfather Noël (Jan Decleir) who turns out to be the real Santa Claus – the two had to team up to save Christmas despite the girl’s aversion to the holiday. In the sequel, Jules has already reembraced her love of Christmas, but a letter she receives poses an intriguing question that once again leads to conflicts with her grandfather.
The score very much tries to capture that struggle of a family trying to recapture the magic of Christmas and alternates between isolating melancholy, exhilarating adventure, hopeful warmth, and Christmas joy. While old themes are returning from the previous score, the new theme written for the tenor recorder and performed by the composer herself underscores the melancholy of the new character, Marie. To complement the physical release, a digital release is available from MovieScore Media.
The liner notes by Gergely Hubai discuss the film and the score with comments from the composer as well.