Henry V [Original Soundtrack]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Darryl Cater
Patrick Doyle had been working primarily as an actor until director Kenneth Branagh hired him to write the score for a new film version of Shakespeare's Henry V. Doyle has been writing film music ever since, but this first attempt is probably still his best work. Conducted by the highly respected Simon Rattle, this music has all the stately grace and emotional power the script demands. Because so much of the film is spent in battle scenes, the CD has a few too many ominously unmelodic tracks. But when Doyle aims to move and inspire his audience, it's hard not to develop a few goosebumps. "Non Nobis, Domine," a choral hymn led by Doyle himself, is a profoundly stirring ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Darryl Cater
Patrick Doyle had been working primarily as an actor until director Kenneth Branagh hired him to write the score for a new film version of Shakespeare's Henry V. Doyle has been writing film music ever since, but this first attempt is probably still his best work. Conducted by the highly respected Simon Rattle, this music has all the stately grace and emotional power the script demands. Because so much of the film is spent in battle scenes, the CD has a few too many ominously unmelodic tracks. But when Doyle aims to move and inspire his audience, it's hard not to develop a few goosebumps. "Non Nobis, Domine," a choral hymn led by Doyle himself, is a profoundly stirring epilogue to the battle scenes. And the piece which underscores Henry's St. Crispin's Day speech ranks among the most moving melodies in recent film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/1990
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • UPC: 077774991926
  • Catalog Number: 49919
  • Sales rank: 123,331

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Opening title - O! for a Muse of fire - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (3:34)
  2. 2 Henry V theme - The Boar's Head - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:46)
  3. 3 The Three Traitors - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:03)
  4. 4 Now, Lords, for France! - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:40)
  5. 5 The Death of Falstaff - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1:54)
  6. 6 Once more unto the breach (3:47)
  7. 7 The Threat to the Governor of Harfleur - Katherine of France - The Marc - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (5:51)
  8. 8 The Death of Bardolph - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:22)
  9. 9 Upon the King - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (4:50)
  10. 10 St Crispin's Day - The Battle of Agincourt - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (14:13)
  11. 11 The day is yours - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:34)
  12. 12 Non nobis, Domine - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (4:09)
  13. 13 The Wooing of Katherine - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:24)
  14. 14 Let this acceptance take - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:50)
  15. 15 End title - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patrick Doyle Primary Artist, Baritone, Baritone (Vocal)
Stephen Hill Choir Director
Lawrence Ashmore Performing Ensemble
Simon Rattle Conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Stephen Hill Singers Choir, Chorus
Members of the Renaissance Theatre Company Ensemble
Technical Credits
John Williams [composer] Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Alan Silvestri Composer
Stephen Hill Contributor
Patrick Doyle Producer, Liner Notes
Simon Woods Producer
Lawrence Ashmore Producer
Kenneth Branagh Liner Notes
Simon Rattle Liner Notes
Peter Thomas Orchestra Leader
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Terrific Soundtrack with Fascinating Music

    My high school marching band performed music from this soundtrack this year and we had a blast! This music carries many emotions and is one of the best soundtracks ever made. Listen to these tracks, (we performed #1, #6 (which is actually called Once More Unto the Breach), #10, and #11). I recommend an mp3 from the movie that better portrays track 10 - use a search engine for "st. crispin's day speech." A sample of the music of #10 is played in the background. Also, track #12 is a unique one (vocal), with the pitch of the other instruments soaring octaves above normal during one section. Overall, this soundtrack is excellent. Tell any of your music loving friends about it.

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