Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Confirmed: Patrick Doyle scoring Brave

A trusted source confirmed moments ago that Pixar has hired Scottish musician and composer Patrick Doyle to score Brave.

The story was first reported by Film Music Reporter in March, but didn't come to my attention until recently (thanks JV).

IMDb also named Doyle as Brave's composer but, again, I couldn't independently confirm until now.

Doyle, a two-time Oscar nominee, is only the fourth composer to score a Pixar feature (following Randy Newman, Thomas Newman, and Michael Giacchino).

10 comments:

Jason said...

Patrick Doyle's score of Sense and Sensibility and Harry Potter were brilliant. I can't wait to see another work of his in a PIXAR film! Yay!

Robby said...

Sounds good to me!

Darrell said...

Holy crap, Pixar picked a different composer for a change. Phew!

Patrick Doyle IS pretty good...

Alexandro Fantino said...

:/ I'd rather have Thomas Newman scoring Brave, but Patrick Doyle's score for Harry Potter wasn't THAT bad.. And since he seems to be scottish, he might do an extra effort in order to heighten the essence of his country.

Jordan said...

The only films I've seen that he's scored are Nanny McPhee, Eragon, and Igor. I don't think the music in those films was particularly memorable.

Anonymous said...

Great. Doyle's score in Thor is good. At least, it was better than any Newmans's score.

Still sad, nonetheless, because they don't pick John Powell.

But great choice, finally, a new composer for Pixar.

Anonymous said...

What Alexandro said, especially the Thomas Newman part.

Anonymous said...

Interesting! I wonder if it will be similar to the score he did for the new Irish Dance Documentary "Jig"???

Both would have a lot of celtic influence I presume.

pee-wee said...

A very good choice. His british style is typical, kind of Edward Elgar. "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" ('Hogwarts' Hymn' in particular) were excellent scores. I can't wait.

Satoshi said...

I think Doyles Music is too big, too opulent. It would have been perhaps more suitable to choose somone like Bruno Coulais who made the Soundtrack for the wonderful "Brendan and the Secret of Kells".