Brian Reitzell’s Acclaimed Score For NBC’s Hannibal Among TV’s Best Scores | The Guardian

While soundtracks featuring pre-existing songs have flourished, original scores rarely made waves, but that is beginning to change thanks to shows like Hannibal, Fargo, The Leftovers, Luther and Sherlock. – Read the full story at The Guardian

The Guardian just published a feature on the emergence of television scores becoming integral to the shows — no longer thought of as merely background music.  And, composer Brian Reitzell’s score for Hannibal is among the best television scores, says The Guardian.  Brian Reitzell, who’s the music supervisor and composer for NBC’s Hannibal series (Season 1 and Season 2 soundtracks released by Lakeshore Records) says “Every second of Hannibal is a heightened reality. The musical atmosphere is part of the ambient background of the entire show. That’s why on average there is 40-plus minutes of music on Hannibal and the entire show is only 43 minutes. Sometimes there’s more music than visual!”  Head on over to The Guardian for the full story.


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Related: October: It’s Hannibal Month At Lakeshore Records!

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