Evan Almighty - John Debney

External image
Never saw the film, but really liked the score. John Debney is one of my favorite composers, and I have yet to hear a severely disappointing score from him. Therefore the music for “Evan Almighty” was a mixture of grandiose, “homey”, and comedic (as expected), but the grandiose aspect was obviously the most frequent. With that said, the official album art shouldn’t even be looked at when listening to this fantastic score; which is why I made an alternative - like the undeserving cover of the “inspired by” soundtack, but with a more “ancient” feel - I think it’s appropriate for the music.


I was pleasantly surprised how much of the old 1967 themes found their way into the new film’s score, even using the original opening title, but one thing I particularly love is how Trust in Me became a theme for the devastating power of fire.


Fun fact. The composer of Lair’s soundtrack, composed the soundtracks for Iron Man 2, Machete, The Emperor’s New Groove, Bruce Almighty, and Predators.

And then there’s Lair…

  • Listen

External image

“The Princess Diaries Waltz,” composed by John Debney - 

Every time I hear this song, I feel like a princess, like the princess I am as a daughter of God. Inside every girl is a princess (and inside every boy is a prince) just waiting to be discovered and loved by the very people in which such royalty lies. We are His beautiful roses, His precious children. Love yourselves, girls, and love everyone around you; remember, they are special, too, and they, like you, have the potential to do great and wonderful things in the name of our Father in heaven.


You know why my books will be awesome? Because I listen to this as inspiration for writing them.

I have such a thing for low brass.