THE BOX OF DELIGHTS - Original Soundtrack by Joe Kraemer



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BSX Records presents the original soundtrack for the Big Finish Audio Drama THE BOX OF DELIGHTS, featuring a stellar cast of talent including Sir Derek Jacobi, Mark Gatiss, Louise Jameson, Lisa Bowerman, David Warner and Mack Keith-Roach.

First published in 1935, THE BOX OF DELIGHTS is a children’s fantasy novel written by John Masefield. Released in 2021, THE BOX OF DELIGHTS was a ten-part epic audio production, featuring the music of Joe Kraemer (JACK REACHER, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION), with a brand-new arrangement of Victor Hely-Hutchinson's The First Nowell from his CAROL SYMPHONY. THE BOX OF DELIGHTS is considered a forebear to NARNIA, DOCTOR WHO, HARRY POTTER, HIS DARK MATERIALS. It concerns the magical world breaking in on everyday life, the extraordinary coexisting with the ordinary.

Returning home for Christmas, young Kay Harker meets Cole Hawling, a strange old man, and finds himself thrown deeper and deeper into a thrilling world of magic and peril. Cole is the owner of the Box Of Delights, a magical box that allows the owner to shrink in size, to fly swiftly and go into the past, among other delights. Tumbling through time, he's pursued by gangster magicians, piratical rats and sinister forces that will stop at nothing to destroy Christmas. The wolves are running... Will Kay be able to stay ahead?

Joe Kraemer began his first film score in 1986 when, at the age of 15, he was acting in an independent feature for director Scott Storm.  Since then he has composed music for over 100 feature films, television episodes and movies, documentaries, and audio dramas.  He is perhaps best known for his award-winning score to MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-ROGUE NATION (2015 Action Score of the Year, IFMCA), as well as JACK REACHER in 2012.  

Other notable works include THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT, THE WAY OF THE GUN, TV series such as PANDORA, CREEPED OUT, and COMRADE DETECTIVE, and the documentary KING COHEN about the films of director Larry Cohen.  In 2016, he composed a new score for the 1927 film SUNRISE by F.W. Murnau, which premiered live-to-picture in Dallas and has since been performed all over the world.  THE BOX OF DELIGHTS is his thirtieth project with Big Finish Audio, an association that has included music for DOCTOR WHO, SPACE: 1999, and original material such as the psychological thriller TRANSFERENCE.  In his spare time, Joe likes pizza parties and meeting new people.

BSX Records presents the compact disc release of THE BOX OF DELIGHTS, featuring music composed by Joe Kraemer, mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland. The booklet contains liner notes written by Barnaby Edwards, director and co-writer of Big Finish’s adaptation of THE BOX OF DELIGHTS.

THE BOX OF DELIGHTS is a limited edition of 500 units. As a special offer, the first 50 people to order the album from the record label’s website will have their copy autographed by the composer at no additional charge. 

1. A Carol Symphony – Arrival at the Train Station (1:58)
2. Antics on the Platform (4:04)
3. Travelling by Rail (3:22)
4. Seekings House (4:16)
5. The Mysterious Mr Hawlings (2:36)
6. A Wintry Adventure (2:42)
7. The Mystery of the Box (1:51)
8. The Box of Delights (0:51)
9. Taking to the Sky (3:15)
10. Herne and the Magical World (3:20)
11. The Skaian Gate (2:16)
12. Foxy Faced Charles and Chubby Joe (4:19)
13. The Joys of the Season (0:53)
14. Reunion and Resolution - A Carol Symphony Reprise (3:44)
Total Time: 36:54