Recently, composer Terence Blanchard was at the Sony Scoring Stage in Culver City, CA to record his score to the new World War II drama, Miracle at St. Anna. Directed by Spike Lee and written by James McBride based on his novel, the film follows four African-American Buffalo Soldiers of the 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped near a small Tuscan village on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of World War II.
Blanchard conducted a 95-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony, as well as the 60-person Morehouse Glee Choir which was previously recorded. The heavily emotional score evokes the somber tone of World War II, while Blanchard’s jazz background clearly influences the melodic aspects. Featured pianist Fabian Almazan performs on the score. – ScoringSessions.com