Just like Wolf Children’s soundtrack gave its film that extra spark, the same composer brings that same spark to The Boy and the Beast. There’s so much good music I want to share that I’ll be doing it in parts: there’s so much to savor and enjoy!
The Beast Festivities. With a word like “Festivities” in the title, you know it’s going to be great. This track actually is reminiscent of wild west “ride ’em, Cowboy” kind of music; just galloping away! The horns, the percussion, the sound of almost tap-dancing, the roller coaster of strings. Then about 2 minutes in, we get a grand-sounding procession of brass and a romping end.
Pupil. Just wow. So peaceful, so sweet. It’s rare for me to find relaxing music that I just adore or that stirs my soul like this one does. It’s also purely done in harp and it’s just gorgeous. It’s like a summer night’s breeze.
A Child Full of Life. This a favorite track of mine because Dear Lord, listen to that. I love the sweeping emotion filled wonder as it translates at 1:03 for a more playful vibe that smoothly translates. The cello and bass around 1:40 brings a sweet richness to the song’s texture. And then it all melds together before it’s soft finale.