With much of the United States feeling the effects of a brutally cold winter, Focus on the Family released Jared’s 2004 orchestral score to At the Back of the North Wind to iTunes and Amazon this week. This score has received praise from both film music critics and audio theatre critics over the last decade, and has remained as one of Jared’s most popular scores.
“As a kid, I absolutely loved the fantasy genre. I was a huge fan of all things Narnia and Lord of the Rings. When Dave Arnold called me in 2003 to tell me about the opportunity to score George MacDonald’s At The Back of the North Wind, I was elated. This would be my first opportunity to write music for the fantasy genre, and I spent so much time thinking about ‘the sound’ I wanted to create. I tried to capture something that might have been from the Impressionist era, like something Debussy or Ravel may have written. I’m not sure I succeeded in that, but I found myself in new territory, growing by leaps and bounds as I tried to capture these very surreal scenes with The North Wind. Fourteen years later, I still find myself enjoying the score and really appreciating the mile marker that it became for my journey as a composer.”
In 2006, At the Back of the North Wind won the Audie Award (an award given by the Audio Publisher’s Association for the best in audio publishing) for “Achievement in Production”. Under their guidelines, the music score is part of the “Achievement in Production”.
To listen or purchase the score, click HERE.