Chicken-Run – Main Title
J. Powell, H. Gregson-Williams
“Chicken run” is an animated movie from 2000 which gained almost unanimous acclaim and this is rare for this kind of movie. I might even watch it seeing how everyone reacted to it. It’s another animation score written by John Powell in collaboration with Harry Gregson Williams, as they did for Shrek.
The three best words to describe this score would be “eclectic”, “lively” and “hilarious” – but even they don’t come close to capturing the brilliance of this score. The main theme is rooted in the grand tradition of British war movie music, a pompous, full-throated brass march that Ron Goodwin would have been proud to call his own.
Instrumentation: 2 Fl (2. a. Picc), 2 Ob, 2 Cl + 1 BCl, 2 Bsn (2. a. CBsn) // 4 Hrn, 3 Tpt, 3 Tbn, 1 Tba // Timp, 4 Perc // Synth, Hp // Strings