MovieScore Media once again teams up with composer David James Nielsen (Tales from BeyondHaunting VilliscaTall Ships: The Privateer Lynx) in releasing an uplifting, thematically rich score for the family mystery adventure Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket. Co-written and directed by Paul Serafini, the film stars Bailee Madison as the titular teenage mystery writer who faces a real life haunting on a vacation. While spending some time on the historic Nantucket Island, Annabelle and her friends must outwit two scheming thieves to solve the secret behind a legendary ghost story.

Born in Calgary, Canada, David James Nielsen earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of Calgary, and a Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television from the University of Southern California. Following a stint at as Composer-In-Residence for Pleiades Theatre / Vertigo Mystery Theatre, David has scored many feature, documentary, and short films, as well as television and web series’. In 2008, he won the Gold Medal of Artistic Excellence Award for his score to the film Man Vs. Woman, and the Bronze Medal for Excellence Award for his score to Tales from Beyond at the Park City Film Music Festival. Previous releases with MovieScore Media include the gothic horror anthology Tales from Beyond, the based on a true ghost story Haunting Villisca and The Sailing Channel documentary Tall Ships: The Privateer Lynx.

“The score was a joy to compose, as the film has a story that calls for music that is adventurous, scary, mysterious, haunting, mystical, joyous, fun, hopeful, sad, romantic, suspenseful, epic, and magical.  There are themes for the journal that Annabelle refers to throughout the film, as well as themes for the characters Tweed and Argyle, Silas Grimm, Arthur, the ghost Lillian, comedic music for Jake, a clue theme, a love theme for Annabelle and Billy, and of course the main theme for the film.  Some of the music cues called for large orchestration, while other subtle cues incorporated solos from instruments such as piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, cello and harp.“

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Release date (digital): July 14, 2017


1 Welcome to Nantucket / Ferry Deck With Salt 2:36
2 Annabelle’s Daydream / Spooked 2:35
3 Summer 1983 1:56
4 Bikes to Beadles / Nantucket by Bike 1:36
5 Chase in Nantucket 2:39
6 Lillian’s Ghost 3:38
7 Exploring Innishail 3:01
8 Legend of Arthur 3:17
9 Whaling Museum 4:27
10 Inspiration / Church 1:59
11 The Ontario Ship 6:06
12 Sankaty Lighthouse 3:18
13 Steeple 2:55
14 Going to Ghost Tour / The Beadles 3:35
15 Ghost Tour Start / Argyle and Tweed  Meet Silas 3:35
16 Silas Grimm 2:38
17 Dock Talk 1:31
18 Going to Beadles / Bistro / Pie in the Face Chase 3:25
19 Secret Room 2:23
20 Tweed and Argyle Again / Find Anything / Atheneum 2:51
21 Dad Boo 0:49
22 Eye of the Storm / Saying Goodbye 7:11
23 Showdown on the Ontario 3:00
24 Past and Future 1:20
25 Annabelle Finale and End Credits 3:40
26 Billy and Annabelle’s Love Theme 1:15