Simply titled ‘Joan’s Theme’, it set the tone for the entire rest of the 130 minute symphonic score. Once composed, we decided to have a young soprano sing the principal melody line. After many auditions failed to find the sound we were seeking, we contacted the extraordinary Charlotte Church who agreed to lend her angelic voice and tremendous skill to our score. She sang this from a studio in Wales as she was directed from a studio here in Toronto. Singing this melody is an impressive feat at any age, especially at the tender age of 14.
For more on the back story of the music scoring for this movie, please read my summary diary of the project (originally published by Playback Magazine) on the www.ashermusic.ca website.