New York as the tenth
kingdom of fairy tales? Hmmm. Maybe not as big of a stretch as
we might initially think! In any event, the Big Apple plays the
central setting to this fantasy tale told in through several episodes which
aired on NBC in early 2000.
Anne Dudley continues to show her range in this romp back through some of
our most beloved fairy tales. Dudley delivers a quirky mix of
passionate full orchestral bliss, sound effects, synthesizers, and
contemporary rhythms. This is pretty impressive stuff for a made-for-tv-film
and a respectful-nod should be given to the film's producers and Dudley
alike for not skimping on the music. As mentioned the range of this
score is wide. There are ethereal, fairy-tale like tracks such as
Addicted to Magic (4) and Kissing Town (15) and also humorous slap stick
pieces like Six Glorious Wishes (3).
orchestra leader, Rolf
Wilson's lead violin is clearly beautiful and helps separate each
track he performs in from all of the rest. Among them are The
Days of Happy Ever After Are Gone (19) and Do Not Think, Become (22).
surprisingly this soundtrack concludes with a contemporary pop song,
"Wishing on a Star" admirably performed by Miriam Stockley..
While this tactic is no uncommon thing for feature film soundtracks,
this marketing technique has not been seen too often for television
Fans of Anne
Dudley, will certainly want to add this one to their collection.
While, as a whole, the score may not bowl one over, it certainly has enough
poignant moments for the average film music fan to give it a listen.