Let's investigate some highlights from film scores released in 2013. Are there particular trends? Yes, it seems so. Lots of scores are musically simple and texturally complex. Growing numbers of scores are not traditionally orchestral. And moods are generally established with wafting waves of sound.
In this first of two parts, David Garland presents music released during the past year from films such as "All Is Lost," "12 Years a Slave," "Philomena," "Enough Said," "Wadjda," and several others. Part two in this series emphasizes music from action and science fiction movies, and will air on January 4.