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Friday, December 15, 2006

Intrada: McKenzie's 'Blizzard'

Intrada Signature Edition: Blizzard
Music by Mark McKenzie

Katie wanted only one thing: to ice-skate. While practicing on an outdoor rink, Katie is befriended by former Olympic skating champion Otto Brewer, who offers to teach her "proper skating." Under Brewer’s tutelage, Katie blossoms into a magnificent skater. When Katie’s family is forced to move to the big city, Katie is devastated. Meanwhile, at the North Pole, Santa and his elves are celebrating the birth of baby reindeer Blizzard. Blizzard possesses all three magical reindeer gifts: the ability to fly, the power of invisibility, and the gift of seeing with her heart. Using her empathic ability, Blizzard feels Katie's sadness and flies to Katie’s home, where these two strangers from different worlds help each other. Set in a post-war 1940s, BLIZZARD stars Brenda Blethen, Christopher Plummer and Kevin Pollack

McKenzie's score to Blizzard features a 100-piece orchestra and is a sweeping, colorful work in every robust, decadent Christmas sense. McKenzie received the assignment while orchestrating Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek: Nemesis, and was encouraged by the veteran composer to take on the project. Upon hearing McKenzie's results, Goldsmith said he admired the very tender, gentle, sweet, and pretty nature of the score. The powerful, exciting flying and skating sequences might even suggest a nod to Mr. Goldsmith.

This release is limited to 1000 copies.

Intrada Signature Edition - ISE1011 - In stock now
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