Mark McKenzie


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Something Special Is Coming…

Something special is coming on the Sony Classical International label. One hundred, thirty five musicians gathered in London to record the soundtrack to the upcoming beautiful film called MAX AND ME.  Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, featuring violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, large symphony orchestra, the London Singers, the London boys choir Libera and soloist Clara Sanabras, this Mark McKenzie work, over an hour in length, is dedicated to choral master and early mentor Robert Salvatore Ruberto 1932-2016. The exact release date hasn’t been set but it will it is being planned for the early months of 2018.

“The inspiring animated film which will be released later tells the story of an older man Gunther who tells the inspiring story of Polish priest Maximilian Kolbe to an artistic teenager. As a deeply compassionate man of faith, Kolbe confronted the Nazis until he was banished to Auschwitz.  In the midst of daily torture and death, Kolbe’s words and actions were filled with strength, faith, encouragement,deep peace and love. His compassion lead him to offer his own life in place of a family man condemned to the starvation bunker. Kolbe lived out his dedication and personal faith saying “Only love is creative.” He  was canonized a Saint in 1982. Music Tracks and pictures are below.

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  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 and Death 3:20
  20. He Was Always With Me 1:50
  21. I Believe in You 4:12
  22. Heaven’s Welcome 2:28

Special thank you to Pablo Barroso, Claudia Nemer, Joshua Bell, Music editor Marc Perlman, Animators Paty Garcia-Pena, Gregorio Nunez, Conductor Gordon Johnson, Recording Engineer Peter Cobbin, Mixing Engineer Armin Steiner, Choral Masters Terry Edwards and Ben Parry, the Libera boys, choral master Robert Prizeman, Soloist Clara Sanabras, David Lai, Sue, Megan and Mollie McKenzie, Contractors Isobel Griffiths and Susie Gillis.

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