Randy Sharp's 2008 feature film, Henry May Long, set in late 19th-century New York tells the story of two old college friends, Henry May and Henry Long, who meet after a long absence and rekindle their friendship on a dangerous odyssey together. Berlin-based composer Max Richter's score, which is available on vinyl for the first time courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon, dates from 2007 and comprises music for piano, strings, bowed glass and bells, together with electronics. The music is structured as a series of variations on two main themes, which accompany the narrative of the film. "The string theme operates on the societal level, while the piano theme speaks more to the interior lives of the protagonists," explains Max. Although the music for Henry May Long was written for a relatively unknown film, its original release on Mute Records meant that the score had a notable impact on other composers working in similar genres.