Mark McKenzie


Max To Be Released in Mexico October 12

The movie “Max and Me” now simply called “MAX” will be released theatrically across Mexico beginning October 12th. The film will be released in the USA and in Poland in 2024. In a time preoccupied with money, pleasure, power and fame, MAX reminds us that true happiness is found in humbly giving our lives away for something greater than ourselves. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” The orchestral and choral soundtrack features 135 musicians including the Libera boy’s choir, The London Voices,  London’s finest orchestral musicians with solos by the famed violin virtuoso Joshua Bell. Composed by Mark McKenzie, the “Max and Me” soundtrack is available on Sony Classical everywhere music is sold or streamed. This soundtrack was doubly nominated “Best Score of the Year” and “Best Animated Score of the Year” by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA). It won for “Best Animated Score of the Year.”  Critical reviews, Photos from Abbey Road, soundtrack titles, and credited musicians and recording engineers are listed below.

Critics write:

“Staggeringly beautiful…score of the year” Movie Music UK
“A triumphant ravishing masterwork” American Music Preservation
“A triumphant, completely boundless expression of joy.”
“Tender, heartfelt, soaring, gorgeous” Score Zone
“Profound…inspiring and haunting…stunningly beautiful.” Movie Music International
“You’re going to have goosebumps.” Cinematic Sound
“An ode to symphonic beauty…do not miss this celebration of life and love” Soundtrack Dreams
“Brought to tears…a truly theophanic work.” The Click Track
“Transcendent…an incredible tour de force” Notes From Above

Violin Soloist: Joshua Bell
Soundtrack Available on Sony Masterworks
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London
Recording Engineer: Peter Cobbin
Mixed at 21st Century Fox Newman Scoring Stage
Mixing Engineer: Armin Steiner
Conductor: Gordon Johnson
Choir:  London Voices
Chorus Masters: Terry Edwards and Ben Parry
Solo Vocalist:  Clara Sanabras
Boys Choir: Libera
Libera Choir Director: Robert Prizeman
Orchestra Leader: Thomas Bowes
Piano: Dave Arch
Boy Soloist: Issac London
Wooden Recorders: Helen Keen
Guitar: John Parricelli
Orchestra Contractor: Isobel Griffiths
Assistant Orchestra Contractor: Susie Gillis
Supervising Music & Scoring Editor: Marc S Perlman MPSE
Additional Music Editing:  David Lai
Music Preparation: Gregg Nestor
Assistant Recording Engineer: John Barrett
Assistant Mixing Engineer: Christine Russell

  1. 1. I Am (w/ Joshua Bell on violin) 1:13
  2. Two Crowns Vision 1:22
  3. Head in the Clouds Over You 2:16
  4. You Could be Anything 2:44
  5. In the Trenches 2:29
  6. If You Are So Intelligent Why Don’t You Believe? 5:22
  7. Ask and it Will Be Given to You 1:25
  8. When I’m Saying Me I Mean You   :51
  9. Dare To Dream Bigger  1:51
  10. A Mother’s Prayer (w/ Joshua Bell on violin) 3:10
  11. Dapper Duds   1:50
  12. Sunset Hug 1:49
  13. I’m Sorry 3:02
  14. Nazi Brutality 3:17
  15. Prayer For Peace 3:40
  16. Auschwitz Cries  2:56
  17. Only Love is Creative 2:37
  18. I Love You (w/ Joshua Bell on violin) 4:00
  19. Triumph Over Fear   3:20
  20. He Was Always With Me 1:50
  21. I Believe in You 4:12
  22. Heaven’s Welcome 2:28

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