This Friday, Varèse Sarabande will release THE MUSIC OF PATRICK DOYLE: SOLO PIANO. The first of two planned albums features original performances and arrangements by the Oscar-nominated composer. The collection features some of Patrick’s most revered compositions performed on piano by Doyle himself.
Few composers have taken audiences to such whimsical, fun and fantastical landscapes with their music. But stepping back from the energy and grandeur of the cinema screen, Doyle has put together a low-key yet intimate listening experience. His exceptional album highlights eighteen tracks which include music from Sense and Sensibility, Great Expectations, Nanny McPhee, Gosford Park and Cinderella.
“I have been recording the piano album over the last three years in between many other projects and I hope you enjoy listening to the melodies as much as I did reliving the lovely memories. This album is one of two planned volumes of the many film themes that I have composed over the last 25 years. The tracks on the album are not in chronological order, for as our memories are jumbled up and flit from one particular moment to the other, so does the album.”
Patrick Doyle has scored over 50 international feature films, including Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, BRAVE, Indochine, Carlito’s Way and A Little Princess. His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, including Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuarón, Ang Lee, and Robert Altman.
Perhaps Doyle is best known for his long-time creative collaboration on film with Kenneth Branagh, which began in the theatre and moved into film in 1989 with Henry V. In 1991, they re-teamed for Dead Again, which earned Doyle a Golden Globe-nomination. Subsequent collaborations include Frankenstein, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It, Hamlet (for which Doyle received his second Oscar nomination), Sleuth, THOR, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and 2015’s Cinderella.
“I have had the great fortune of collaborating with some of the most notable and influential directors in the history of film who cross over the last two centuries. Each of their films is the only reason these melodies exist.”
1. La Valse de l’Amour (from Cinderella)
2. Into The West (from Into The West)
3. Harry in Winter (from Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire)
4. A Little Princess (from A Little Princess)
5. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains (from Sense And Sensibility)
6. My Father’s Favourite (from Sense And Sensibility)
7. Eva (from the film IgoR)
8. Wistful Thinking from Igor (from the film IgoR)
9. Estella (from Great Expectations)
10. I Find Your Love (from Calendar Girls)
11. Mrs. Brown’s Lullaby (from Nanny McPhee)
12. La Derive (from Indochine)
13. La Valse D’Evette (from Indochine)
14. Nouvelle France (from Nouvelle France)
15. Sigh No More (from Much Ado About Nothing)
16. Wah Wah Piano Suite (from Wah Wah)
17. Gosford Park (from Gosford Park)
18. St. Crispin’s Day (from Henry V)
Doyle’s career will also be celebrated later this year when he is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent. The album, THE MUSIC OF PATRICK DOYLE: SOLO PIANO is available for pre-order and will be released on July 24. Find out more info at the official of Varèse Sarabande.