Children of Men (soundtracks)

Children of Men (soundtracks)

"Children of Men" had two soundtracks for the film, a film score by British composer John Tavener, and a soundtrack with various popular music acts.


Infobox Album
Name = Children of Men
Type = Soundtrack
Longtype =
Artist = Various Artists

Released = October 30, 2006
Recorded =
Genre = Soundtracks Rock Pop
Length =
Label = Hip-O
Producer = Becca Gatrell
Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [ link]
Last album =
This album =
Next album =

Four songs that are heard during the movie, "Total State Machine" by Test Dept, "Omgyjya Switch7" by Aphex Twin, "Anti War Dub" by Digital Mystikz and "Life in a Glasshouse" by Radiohead are not included on the soundtrack. Furthermore, the track "Map of the Problematique" by Muse, "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones, and "Hoppípolla" by Sigur Rós were used in TV spots and trailers but were not featured in the film. Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker's song "Running the World" is played in the credits of the film.

Track listing

extra_column = Artist

writing_credits = yes

title1 = Hush
writer1 = Joe South
extra1 = Deep Purple
length1 = 4:25

title2 = Witness (1 Hope)
writer2 = Rodney Smith
extra2 = Roots Manuva
length2 = 4:14

title3 = Tomorrow Never Knows
writer3 = John Lennon, Paul McCartney
extra3 = Junior Parker
length3 = 3:30

title4 = Sleepy Shores
writer4 = Johnny Pearson
extra4 = Michael Price
length4 = 3:30

title5 = The Court of the Crimson King
writer5 = Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield
extra5 = King Crimson
length5 = 4:49

title6 = Backward
writer6 = S. Goodman, S.G Gordon
extra6 = Kode 9, Spaceape
length6 = 4:33

title7 = Wait
writer7 = Jamie Hince, Alison Mosshart
extra7 = The Kills
length7 = 4:47

title8 = There Is an Ocean
writer8 = Donovan Leitch
extra8 = Donovan
length8 = 4:47

title9 = Ruby Tuesday
writer9 = Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
extra9 = Franco Battiato
length9 = 3:37

title10 = Money Honey
writer10 = Annette Henry, Kevin Martin
extra10 = Pressure
length10 = 3:46

title11 = Arbeit Macht Frei
writer11 = Pete Doherty
extra11 = The Libertines
length11 = 1:15

title12 = Indian Stomp
writer12 = J. Flynn
extra12 = Cyrus
length12 = 3:29

title13 = Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)
writer13 = John Lennon
extra13 = John Lennon
length13 = 4:13

title14 = Running the World
writer14 = Jarvis Cocker
extra14 = Jarvis Cocker
length14 = 4:43

Original score

Infobox Album
Name = Children of Men
Type = Film
Longtype =
Artist = John Tavener

Released = December 12, 2006
Recorded =
Genre = Film music Original score
Length =
Label = Varese Sarabande
Producer =
Reviews = * Soundtrack-Express Rating|3.5|5 [ link]
Last album =
This album =
Next album =
The film score was composed by John Tavener and released on Varese Sarabande.

Director Alfonso Cuarón describes Tavener's "Fragments of a Prayer," as "a spiritual comment rather than a narrative support." The track features mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and is used as a powerful motif. Unlike most composers, Tavener chose not to score the piece to the film, but to the screenplay instead.cite web | author=Crust, Kevin | title=Unconventional soundscape in `Children of Men' | publisher=Chicago Tribune | url=,1,5548746.story?coll=chi-ent_movies-hed| accessdate=2007-01-26 ]

The poetry of William Blake is featured in the lyrics to "Eternity's Sunrise", a work Tavener had previously written and dedicated to Princess Diana after
her death.cite web | author=Broxton, Jonathan | title=Children of Men | publisher=Movie Music UK | url= | date=2007-01-17 | accessdate=2007-02-05 ]

Gustav Holst's "Mars" is used in the film although it is not featured on the album.

Track listing

# "Fragments of a Prayer" – 15:21
# "Eternity's Sunrise" – 10:53
# "Alexander's Feast/War, He Sung, Is Toil and Trouble" (George Frideric Handel) – 4:44
# "Kindertotenlieder/Nun Will Die Sonn' So Hell Aufgeh'n" (Gustav Mahler) – 5:31
# "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima" (Krzysztof Penderecki) – 9:59
# "Song of the Angel" – 4:35
# "The Lamb" – 3:20
# "Mother and Child" – 12:38
# "Mother of God, Here I Stand" – 3:28


External links

* [ "Children of Men Soundtrack Review" at Tracksounds]

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