Pride & Prejudice (Music from the Motion Picture)
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||Dawn||Various Artists||2:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Stars and Butterflies||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||1:58||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Living Sculptures of Pemberley||Various Artists||3:01||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Meryton Townhall||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||1:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Militia Marches In||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||0:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Georgiana||Various Artists||1:35||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Arrival to Netherfield||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||1:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||A Postcard to Henry Purcell||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||2:39||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Liz On Top of the World||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||1:22||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Leaving Netherfield||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||1:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Another Dance||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||1:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Secret Life of Daydreams||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||1:55||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Darcy's Letter||Various Artists||3:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Can't Slow Down||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||1:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Your Hands Are Cold||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||5:22||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Mrs. Darcy||Various Artists||3:43||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||End Credits (Pride & Prejudice)||Jean-Yves Thibaudet||4:47||$1.29||View In iTunes|
One reason why it is better to be a music critic than a film critic is illustrated by this album. The poor film critic may be left to ponder why filmmakers have chosen to do so many screen adaptations of Jane Austen's 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice for both theatrical release and television broadcast, especially in recent years, and to weigh the competing talents of, say, Laurence Olivier, Colin Firth, and, now, Matthew MacFadyen in portraying the character of Mr. Darcy. But the music critic isn't really called upon to compare Herbert Stothart's score for the 1940 film with Carl Davis' music for the 1995 TV mini-series, and, now, Dario Marianelli's. They are entirely different entities and can be treated separately. As stated in a producers' note, the intention of the creators of the 2005 theatrical film Pride & Prejudice was to have Marianelli compose music that conceivably could have been heard at the time the story is set, in the late 18th century. Thus, he has come up with a couple of dance cues ("Meryton Townhall," "Another Dance") that actually recall the dance music of the period, as well as a march ("The Militia Marches In") that a military band actually might have been expected to play at the time. But the main scoring, calling upon Beethoven's sonatas for its inspiration, finds Marianelli providing music for pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, sometimes accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra, that has a strong Romantic flavor to accompany the familiar romantic plot. No doubt Stothart and Davis (among others) also did their homework in preparing their scores, but they may not have been as concerned as Marianelli with essentially impersonating an 18th century composer.
Smooth and elegant part of the movie, but absolutely soothing and emotional on its own. The music in this movie is as much an integral part of the whole as are the actors or decor, but without being distracting or overwhelming. The movie would not be what it is without it. This album is a "must-have".
Peanutbutter and Jelly
After seeing the movie about five times, I finally purchased the album. The soundtrack is brilliant, as is the movie. Dawn is definitely one of the most sensual pieces ever written for piano....in my opinion a modern classic. I can't say enough.....the music brings the mood, the mood carries you along throughout the movie. Enjoy both as much as I. Ciao.
Just hearing the songs again made my heart flutter. I thought of when Darcy came walking up through the field and couldnt help breaking into a huge grin. If you've seen the movie, get the ENTIRE album. You wont be dissapointed! Georgiana and Dawn are my faves at the moment, but then again, how can you choose out of them?