NEW YORK, NY (February 8, 2019) – Sony Music announces the release today of ALL IS TRUE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) featuring original music by Oscar-nominee Patrick Doyle (Hamlet, Sense and Sensibility).
Of the soundtrack, composer PATRICK DOYLE says: “I have the great fortune of a long-standing working relationship with Kenneth Branagh, which has been a huge pleasure and very fruitful. Kenneth kindly asked me to score the picture, All Is True, and I readily agreed. I loved the script and, of course, with the knowledge that Ken and Judy would be playing William and Anne, I knew it would be electric and historic.
The schedule was very tight and I was sent the rushes every day, composing hot on the heels of the cut. This included two songs written to Shakespeare’s words, which both feature in the screenplay: “Fear No More”, from Cymbelne, and “I Know A Bank” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. These songs formed the foundation for the thematic development of the score. It is always a privilege to have the opportunity to set music to William Shakespeare’s words. He has been a constant inspiration to composers through the ages and I am no exception.”
The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.
The movie is directed by multiple Oscar-nominee Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Hamlet, Henry V), who also plays William Shakespeare. The film also stars Oscar-winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) and Oscar-nominee Ian McKellen. The screenplay is by Ben Elton. The film is produced by Tamar Thomas and Ted Gagliano with Judy Hofflund, Matt Jenkins, Becca Kovacik, and Laura Berwick as executive producers.
ABOUT PATRICK DOYLE
Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer of film, theatre and concert music. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 1975 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 2001. Doyle has been commissioned to score over 55 international feature films, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Carlito’s Way, Gosford Park, Sense and Sensibility, Thor and recently, Murder On The Orient Express. His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, such as Alfonso Cuarón, Brian De Palma, Robert Altman, Ang Lee, Mike Newell, Chen Kaige and Régis Wargnier.
Doyle’s creative relationship with director Kenneth Branagh has resulted in many of his best-known scores over the past 25 years, for films such as Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Thor, Cinderella and Murder On The Orient Express. Doyle has received two Oscar® nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, two Cesar nominations, and won the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme for Henry V. He has also been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Scottish BAFTA and from Film Fest Ghent, as well as the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award and PRS Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Music.
ALL IS TRUE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)
Ten Thousand More
Love, Not Ambition
It Grieves Me
A Little Boy
Stay A Moment
What You Deserved
Fear No More
I Know A Bank
Fear No More (Reprise)