Walt Disney Records: "COCO" Music by Giacchino


As Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” heads into theaters this Thanksgiving, the film’s soundtrack debuts today.  The film features an original score from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina. Also, part of the team is musical consultant Camilo Lara of the music project Mexican Institute of Sound. Grammy-winning  producer Tom MacDougall also serves  as Executive Music Producer of the film and soundtrack.  Plus, Grammy®-winning singers Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade have teamed up to record the end-credit version of the signature song “Remember Me.”  The soundtrack is available today from Walt Disney Records.

“Coco” features an original score from composer Giacchino, who wrote the Oscar®-winning score for Disney•Pixar’s 2009 film “Up.”   Giacchino worked with Franco, who composed the score for 2015’s “Dope,” to supervise the orchestrations and realize an engaging and specific sound.   Franco explored a wide array of Mexican instrumentation in the score, including a guitarrón, folkloric harp, a quijada, charchetas, jaranas, requintos, marimba, trumpets and violins.    The score features an 83-piece orchestra.

“Coco” also features traditional Mexican songs as source music, to bring to life Miguel’s town of Santa Cecilia.   Franco and Lara were called on to help create the soundscape of Miguel’s world, along with the assistance of cultural consultants Benjamín Juárez Echenque and Marcela Davison Avilés.

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who were behind the Oscar®-winning song “Let It Go” in 2013’s “Frozen,” penned the thematic song “Remember Me,” which is the signature song for beloved performer Ernesto de la Cruz in the movie.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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