New Collection Features Solo Piano Performances By Doyle of His Beloved Film Themes
(July 15, 2015– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande announces the July 24th release of THE MUSIC OF PATRICK DOYLE: SOLO PIANO featuring original performances and arrangements by Oscar®-nominated composer Patrick Doyle. The collection features some of Patrick’s most revered compositions performed on piano by Doyle himself. The eighteen tracks include music from SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, NANNY McPHEE, GOSFORD PARK and CINDERELLA. 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.
“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,” said Doyle. “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, Gosford Park, Sense and Sensibility (for which Doyle earned his first Oscar-nomination), 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 Regis Wargnier, Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuarón, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Mike Newell 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. The song ‘Non Nobis Domine’ was awarded the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme. 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,” Doyle explained. “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
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