VARÈSE EDITA EN ENERO "ANNE WITH AN E" DE AMIN BHATIA & ARI POSNER

Original Music from the CBC and Netflix series Anne with an “E” will be released digitally on December 27th, 2019 exclusively from Varèse Sarabande Records. A CD version of the soundtrack to Northwood Entertainment’s series will release on January 24th, 2020, and is now available for pre-order on VareseSarabande.com and other retailers. The soundtrack includes the theme song “Ahead by a Century” by The Tragically Hip and score from the composing duo of Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner. Season 3 of the program returns in January 2020.
 
“Doing a soundtrack felt natural because much like an orchestra, the series Anne with an “E” contains a great many components that are all moving in the same direction to tell beautiful and inspiring stories contained within. There were certain instruments and styles of music that we decided on quite early in the process. The Celtic flavor was a natural choice from the very beginning, and this informed the instrumentation that usually includes fiddle, tin whistle, accordion and mandolin. However, we were encouraged to experiment and expand those parameters wherever it felt right for the story, so that brought in other woodwinds and strings, ambient and percussive textures, solo cello and of course piano”. – Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner, composers.
 
The series, a reimagining of the classic book Anne of Green Gables, is a coming-of-age story about a young orphan who is seeking love, acceptance and her place in the world. Amybeth McNulty stars as Anne, who has endured an abusive childhood in orphanages and the homes of strangers. Set in the late 1890s, Anne is mistakenly sent to live with aging siblings, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert (played by Geraldine James and R.H. Thomson), who reside on Prince Edward Island. Anne, who proves to be uniquely spirited, imaginative and smart, transforms the lives of Marilla, Matthew and everyone else in their small town. While Anne with an “E” honors the foundation of L. M. Montgomery’s novel, the series explores contemporary issues of identity, racism, feminism, friendship, bullying, gender parity, and empowerment through the lens of its fierce, starry-eyed, irrepressible protagonist. 
 
“A period piece though it may be, the stories in Anne with an “E” are universal and timeless. Every detail, including the costumes and sets, the writing, the acting and even the live instruments in our score are incredibly accurate to the time. Yet a contemporary light shines on the issues that these characters would have faced back then, issues that are old as time and still as true and meaningful today. In that sense, much like the Tragically Hip’s main title song “Ahead by a Century”, we have always felt that the whole concept behind the show was exactly that”. – Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner, composers.
 
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Varèse Sarabande on a soundtrack release for Anne with an “E”. Varèse is a label known for impeccable taste and savvy distribution – and we couldn’t be in better hands. The Anne with an “E” fans have been asking for this since the show launched so we’re grateful to finally be able to give them access to this gorgeous music by the brilliant Ari & Amin prior to the launch of our moving final season on Netflix. I’m also grateful to The Tragically Hip for lending their important and seminal song, “Ahead By A Century” to our credit sequence and to this stunning soundtrack”. – Miranda de Pencier, Executive Producer, Anne with an “E” and President, Northwood Entertainment.
 
ABOUT AMIN BHATIA
With nearly 50 scores to his credit, Emmy nominated composer Amin Bhatia has written music for film, TV and album projects for over 30 years. Versatile in both orchestral and electronic music, Amin’s television projects in addition to the CBC/Netflix/Northwood series Anne with an “E”, include internationally acclaimed series Flashpoint and X Company, the docudrama series Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War, as well as guest compositions on The Handmaid’s Tale. Feature films include StormIron Eagle IIRescue Heroes: The Movie, John Woo's Once a Thief and many IMAX large format documentaries for award winning filmmaker David Lickley.
 
Amin’s prizes in the Roland International Synthesizer competitions won him international fame in his youth, leading to projects with David Foster and Steve Porcaro. His solo albums “The Interstellar Suite” and “Virtuality” have garnered rave reviews for Amin’s signature neo-classical style and huge dynamic range.
 
Among other awards and nominations, Amin Bhatia and longtime friend and collaborator Ari Posner share a Canadian Screen Award for their work on Flashpoint, and an Emmy nomination for the Disney series Get Ed.
 
ABOUT ARI POSNER
He is a fixture in Canadian film and television, in addition to scoring Netflix/CBC/Northwood’s Anne with an “E”, Posner’s series scoring credits include X CompanyBlood and Fury: America’s Civil War, and the critically acclaimed TV series Flashpoint, as well as the feature films All the Wrong ReasonsBorealis, and the romantic comedy My Awkward Sexual Adventure. The music composer’s repertoire spans from long-format work to ads to animated series, and everything in between.
 
Originally from Winnipeg, Ari is a proud alumnus of York University’s Fine Arts Program where he studied composition and improvisation. Through his traditional music background and experience collaborating with live musicians and orchestras, Posner has developed a rich compositional skill set. His studio is currently located at Pirate Radio and Television in downtown Toronto.
 
ARTWORK
 

 
TRACK LISTING
1.    Ahead by a Century Performed by The Tragically Hip
2.    Good Morning Anne
3.    Picking Up A Girl
4.    The White Way of Delight
5.    Tree Perspective
6.    A Big Day Ahead
7.    The Power of A Child
8.    Matthew And Anne 
9.    Meet Miss Stacey
10.  A Nature Symphony
11.  Passage of Time      
12.  Forgiveness
13.  Never Going Back
14.  My Daughter Anne
15.  You Can Ride to Back
16.  Forbidden to Fraternize
17.  Marilla Waits
18.  Unrequited Love 
19.  The Growing Storm
20.  It's All Broken
21.  Fire in The Town 
22.  Dr. Gilbert Blythe 
23.  Kindred Spirits
24.  My Friend Cole
25.  Mission of Magnitude
26.  Dearest Diana
27.  Simplest of Gifts
28.  We're Rich Aren't We
29.  No Regrets
30.  Make Your Own Decision
31.  Goodnight Anne
 
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ABOUT VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS
Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific producer of film music in the world, releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers. From current box office hits and top television series to the classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog includes albums from practically every composer in every era, covering all of film history; from Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith to Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino and Brian Tyler. Varèse Sarabande is a part of Concord.
 
 
ABOUT NORTHWOOD ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2005 by Miranda de Pencier, Northwood Entertainment is a film and television production company with a mission to create a thriving home for creators with singular voices that reach global audiences. With decades of experience in domestic and international markets, de Pencier offers a fresh approach with a focus on producing socially conscious projects that push boundaries and break barriers.  de Pencier has produced award-winning and critically acclaimed content including Netflix/CBC’s ANNE WITH AN “E”, BEGINNERS, THANKS FOR SHARING and THE GRIZZLIES (directed by de Pencier). Northwood has several projects in development with broadcasters and streaming outlets in Canada and the U.S.
 
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