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Lauras Stern
(2004)
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Co-Composed and Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith

Co-Composed by:
Hans Zimmer
Henning Lohner

Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Walter Fowler
Suzette Moriarty
Elizabeth Finch
Rick Giovanasso

Performed by:
The German Filmorchestra of Babelsberg

Produced by:
Kringel Medien
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
BMG/Warner (Germany)
(October 4th, 2004)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular commercial release in Germany, available in America only through select online soundtrack specialty outlets for $30 upon its release. By the end of the 2000's, it was out of print and fetching over $150 in auctions. Another soundtrack CD for the film with similar cover art and only 14 tracks was concurrently released featuring dialogue over much of the score.
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Buy it... if you reliably relax to lyrical, orchestral children's scores that feature lovely themes and a charming demeanor.

Avoid it... if you demand a set of balls to go with any album containing music by Hans Zimmer and his production house associates, especially an album as rare as this one.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #762
WRITTEN 3/18/05, REVISED 10/27/11
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Lauras Stern (Laura's Star): (Nick Glennie-Smith/Hans Zimmer/Henning Lohner) Slipping under the radar for most American viewers in 2004 was Lauras Stern, a German feature animation film from Warner Brothers' European division. For Europeans, the story of Laura's Star is well known; based upon the wildly popular children's book of the same name by author Klaus Baumgart, the lovable tale follows the tender emotional journey of seven-year-old Laura as she adapts to her family's move to the big city. Missing her garden and friends she left behind in the countryside, Laura becomes a loner until one day a star falls injured out of the sky. Communicating through its magical ability to make her stuffed animals talk, the star teaches the girl how to fly while she, in turn, helps mend its injuries. In the end, of course, the star has to go back to the heavens, but the good cheer of the tale is a standard diversion for young children in the audience. While the popularity of Baumgart's book could very well have enticed the top-name composers of the Remote Control music production house (just having changed its name from Media Ventures) to flock to Lauras Stern, there is little else connecting this project to Hans Zimmer specifically other than his nation of origin. The only major previous project by the writers and producers of Lauras Stern was the similarly popular animated German film The Little Polar Bear in 2001, which has no musical crew connections to Lauras Stern, though The Little Polar Bear 2: The Mysterious Island in 2005 did reunite them with the Zimmer group. On Lauras Stern, Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, and Henning Lohner collaborated to write a charming score performed by the German Filmorchestra of Babelsberg in Berlin and featuring few of the characteristics that have defined the composers in the major efforts during their years of work in America. The bulk of the score's material was largely the responsibility of Glennie-Smith, whose simple but lovely primary theme for the titular character inhabits the majority of the score. While the three composers split many of the writing duties from cue to cue, their music maintains strong continuity from start to end, largely the result of Glennie-Smith's compositional and conducting influence over most of the project. To dismiss the music for Lauras Stern as a lightweight would do some injustice to the consistently pleasant quality of the score, especially given that his material, along with similar efforts still to come from Zimmer and his associates, represents some of the most evocative music to ever result from their collaborations.



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Nick - February 10, 2008, at 12:41 a.m.
1 comment  (2306 views)
Zimmer and Glennie-Smith will score The Little Polar Bear 2
ABC - July 19, 2005, at 4:16 a.m.
1 comment  (2622 views)
Some remarks
Pawel Stroinski - March 24, 2005, at 6:37 a.m.
1 comment  (2345 views)
Why Zimmer and Glennie-Smith scored this movie
Nix - March 23, 2005, at 10:10 a.m.
1 comment  (2689 views)
A beautifull score.   Expand >>
Levente Benedek - March 22, 2005, at 12:09 a.m.
2 comments  (3178 views)
Newest: March 24, 2005, at 5:11 a.m. by
Shinji
Alternate review on Movie Music UK
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 68:58
• 1. Opening Title** (2:25)
• 2. The Chase** (2:22)
• 3. Lonely Laura** (2:13)
• 4. Laura and Muschka** (1:25)
• 5. A Star is Born: Part 1*/** (4:55)
• 6. A Star is Born: Part 2*/**/*** (5:57)
• 7. Leg Ballet/Repair*/** (7:42)
• 8. Wake Up Guys** (1:22)
• 9. 1st Flight*/**/*** (2:08)
• 10. Planet Magic*/** (1:17)
• 11. Stay - performed by Wonderwall (3:02)
• 12. Star Finds Sun and Moon: Part 1*/**/*** (1:52)
• 13. Star Finds Sun and Moon: Part 2*** (1:47)
• 14. Homesick*/*** (2:13)
• 15. Laura at the Rescue*/**/*** (2:37)
• 16. Star is Free*/**/*** (1:08)
• 17. Flying Bow*/**/*** (3:23)
• 18. Flying in the Rain**/*** (1:41)
• 19. Laura Finds Star*/**/*** (4:05)
• 20. Sun and Moon Ballet*** (2:09)
• 21. Finale*/** (6:47)
• 22. Touch the Sky - performed by Wonderwall (3:56)
• 23. Lullaby* (2:20)
* contains music by Hans Zimmer
** contains music by Nick Glennie-Smith
*** contains music by Henning Lohner

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert contains extensive credits in German but no extra information about the score or film. The track titles were natively labeled in English.
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