On the right, are some samples of my music scores. You can play them in the music player or download most directly! I've also included some press articles.
PRESS RELEASESony Classical is proud to announce the release of the Music From The Motion Picture "The Letters", composed by Ciarán Hope. The soundtrack also features the hit single "Run" from the international award-winning artist, Leona Lewis. Recorded with the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra in Mother Teresa's home town of Skopje Macedonia and the New Dublin Voices Choir in her spiritual birthplace of Dublin Ireland, the score was a labor of love for the composer.
A former Fulbright Scholar in film music, Hope collaborated with writer-director William Riead for over a decade as they brought the film to fruition. The final score was written over the course of a year with the director and composer finessing the score to capture the reverence they felt when watching actress Juliet Stevenson's portrayal of the Saint of the Gutters. “If you get the score right, it makes all the difference in the world in terms of the mood of the overall piece.“ says Riead before adding “Ciaran got it right“.
The Letters stars the acclaimed four-time BAFTA nominated British Actress Juliet Stevenson as Mother Teresa in a transformational performance that spans over 50 years, Academy Award Nominee Max Van Sydow and Glolden Globe nominee Rutger Hauer. The drama explores the life of Mother Teresa through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor, Father Celeste van Exem over a nearly 50-year period. The film is of critical acclaim and has won five awards to date.
"Conducting in Macedonia" [4:01]
Music by Ciaran Hope. In March 2014 I stepped out in front of an orchestra in Skopje Macedonia to record the score for the film "The Letters" on the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Here is a video of what happened next...
"Hollywood Horror - Prologue" [2:23]
Produced by Elliot Kastner. Music Composed, Recorded and Produced by Ciaran Hope. This is a clip from the slasher horror film Hollywood Horror, by renouned movie producer Elliot Kastner.
"Screw Cupid - Epilogue" [4:02]
Directed by Sanjeev Sirpal. Music Composed, Recorded and Produced by Ciaran Hope. This is a clip from the award winning film SCREW CUPID mixed by Ciaran Hope.
"The Hope Concerto" [2:23]
Directed by Steven Benedict. Produced by Conor Murphy. Music by Ciaran Hope. Composer Ciaran Hope is writing a violin concerto for celebrated Irish violinist Cora Venus Lunny. They are documenting their journey....
"GRACE - Johns Tale" [4:02]
Directed by Tony Scarpa. Music Composed, Recorded and Produced by Ciaran Hope. This is a clip from the film GRACE mixed by Ciaran Hope. In this scene, John finally opens up and explained what let to him being homeless...