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The Exorcism of Emily Rose soundtrack

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 78016338362
Label: Lakeshore Records
Label number: 33836
Running time: not on file
Shipping date: October 4th, 2005
Original score by Christopher Young
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Prologue
2. Emily Rose
3. The Suffering Begins
4. Interlude #1
5. First Possession
...see complete tracklist
Press Quotes
"There's a sense that the filmmakers feel guilty for employing cheap theatrics - composer Christopher Young's sledgehammer music cues are so loud you can't help but jump in your skin - to tell a supposedly true story."
Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly

"The mood created by these human stars is augmented enormously by the film's other star - the soundtrack - which starts humming, vibrating and bringing on an ominous chorus every time it's 3 in the morning. The sound is loud, but the effect is so subtle that some people might not even notice it. It's the sound of being too scared to think straight."
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"Deafening score by Christopher Young would become tiresome if used all the way through the picture but complements the all-out horror flashbacks."
Derek Elley, Variety

Soundtrack Q & A
Q: What is the name of that deep depressive classical song that Emily plays on the piano when the preacher dude left the house? (from Brittany in Little Rock, AR)
A: That's Rachmaninoff's "Prelude in C# Minor." (thanks to Cora, Alexandria VAadd more info

Q: What is the music heard in the scene where Erin Brunner, after meeting with Ethan Thomas in the bar, is sitting at her couch reading lots of papers about the case? Is it on the CD? If not, tell me where I can find it, thanx.
...from Diego in Venezuela (answer Diego's question)

Q: I have a question about a piece of music in the film. Apart from the sound track of Mr. Young, which is excellent, there is a piece of music which is of a famous old composer, of which, unfortunately, I don't know his name, and not even the title of this music. It is a piece for piano. It is played by Emily herself after the first visit by Fr. Moore, after having accompanied her home. When Fr. Moore leaves the home, Emily looks at him from the window, then walks towards the piano. Fr. Moore looks at her, whilst she is playing THIS piece of piano music. Can someone, please, kindly tell me the name of the composer and (if possible) the name of the music? (from Olaf in Malta, EUROPE)
A: Prelude in C# Minor by Rachmaninoff. (thanks to Shanda C, Saint Cloud, Minnesotaadd more info

Q: What is the name of the classical piano piece performed by the character "Emily Rose" when the priest is leaving the farm house? (from Jon in U.S.V.I)
A: Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# Minor (thanks to Emily , Earthadd more info

Q: What is that really pretty music playing over the credits?
...from Emily  in Earth (answer Emily 's question)

Q: What is the significance of the piece Emily plays on the piano while the father is leaving? (from Jaja in Atlanta, GA)
A: I read this online somewhere... "...One story behind this piece is that of a little girl, perhaps only 6 or 7 years old, who was buried alive by mistake... She fell into a coma or something similar, her family thought her dead and buried her... which is reflected in the first part of the piece. Then, she wakes up - and immediately panics - this is the middle and last parts of the piece... She struggles, but to no avail... Eventually, after much struggle, death frees her of the agony - the last diminuendo chords of the piece..." (thanks to Kat, Vancouveradd more info

Q: Who came up with this music for The Exorcism of Emily Rose? (from Mary in El monte)
A: Christopher Young (thanks to BooonZadd more info

Q: What is the haunting piano music by Rachmaninof? Which concerto?
...from max in ma (answer max's question)

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