Just as the English language makes use of foreign words to augment its own expressive power, Los Angeles-based composer Jonathan Sacks (b. 1950) draws from a wide range of styles and techniques to create music in an idiom that’s entirely his own.

As the orchestrator of scores for dozens of popular Hollywood movies (what Sacks describes as a “great day job”), the composer’s musical talents are not unknown to a wide audience. His credits include such films as Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995), Seabiscuit (2003) and, most recently, The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008). However, his first-ever CD collection of his own music, 5th Season, shows a composer in command of a distinctly personal sonic language.



Release Date: February 1, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5939
21st Century
Vocal Music
Excerpts from the Bible, text from the Middle Ages, and traditional instrumentation (organ, orchestral, and choral) form the basis of six composers' inspired works on FOUNDATIONS to create stirring, new contemporary classical music. By connecting to the roots of historical texts and musical conventions - in some cases the foundations of our collective cultures - these pieces present a modern spin on traditional materials, sounds, and forms.

5th (S)eason

Release Date: June 1, 2008
Catalog Number: NV5802
21st Century