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Ender's Game - Varèse Sarabande

Posted by Oscar Flores

Added on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ender's Game - Varèse Sarabande

Steve Jablonsky's score to be Released on October 22, 2013

The score album for Summit Entertainment’s epic adventure Ender’s Game, featuring music composed by Steve Jablonsky, will be available in stores and through all digital retailers on October 22, 2013 on Varèse Sarabande Records, the label announced today. Jablonsky brings his composing experience to the film, experimenting with musical sound design in which he took human vocal recordings and processed them heavily to create an otherworldly vocal sound. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, will release Ender’s Game nationwide on November 1, 2013.

“Ender’s Game is big but also very personal, which is an interesting combination for any composer,” says Jablonsky. “For some scenes, I’m using an 80 piece orchestra and 32 member choir, while in other scenes I am using a simple solo instrument. Ender is a very isolated character for much of the film so I felt that a solo cello would play that isolation nicely and it became an important element in the score.”

Steve Jablonsky has composed the music for many of Hollywood’s most famous blockbusters, including Michael Bay’s Transformers, the smash sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the third installment of the successful franchise, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He recently wrote the scores for Pain & Gain, Battleship and Gangster Squad. His other credits include The Island, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and Steamboy, among other credits. Jablonsky also composed the music for ABC’s Desperate Housewives and the award-winning HBO movie Live from Baghdad.

Ender’s Game stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. It is written for the screen and directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Summit Entertainment, which co-financed the film with OddLot Entertainment, produced the project with OddLot and Digital Domain.


Steve Jablonsky – Ender’s Game

1. Ender’s War (3:27)
2. Stay Down (2:42)
3. Battle School (1:55)
4. Move It Launchies (:56)
5. The Battle Room (3:03)
6. Mind Game Part 1 (2:24)
7. Salamander Battle (3:34)
8. Mind Game Part 2 (3:55)
9. Dragon Army (2:44)
10. Dragons Win (3:53)
11. Bonzo (1:37)
12. Ender Quits (6:22)
13. Mazer Rackham (2:34)
14. Enemy Planet (3:50)
15. Command School (2:42)
16. Graduation Day (1:28)
17. Final Test (6:02)
18. Game Over (2:36)
19. The Way We Win Matters (6:14)
20. Ender’s Promise (5:09)
21. Commander (3:33)


In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. In preparation for the next attack, humans begin training the best students to find their future leader. Ender Wiggin, a shy but strategically brilliant young man, is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters the training, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. He is soon ordained as the military’s next great hope and is charged to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

About Varèse Sarabande Records
Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the first music label dedicated solely releasing film scores from current box office hits to classics from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Varèse Sarabande has release more than 1500 soundtrack titles with numerous new releases added yearly. Varèse Sarabande producer Robert Townson is hosting and producing the worldwide concerts celebrating the label’s 35th anniversary, which have included a “Tribute to composer Alan Silvestri,” “Hollywood Love Stories” in Macau, China, and the “35th Anniversary Concert Gala” featuring the Golden State Pops Orchestra in San Pedro, CA, Poznan, Poland, Tenerife, Spain. Recent Varèse Sarabande celebrations have taken place at the Transatlantyk Film and Music Festival in Poznan, Poland, and the Fimucite Festival in Tenerife, Spain. In continuation of the Varèse Sarabande 35th Anniversary celebration, the iconic film music label will host a special Halloween Concert Gala on Saturday October 19, 2013 at the Warner Grand Theatre located in San Pedro, CA.

About Lionsgate
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 30 television shows on 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed new series Orange Is The New Black.