The Witness for the Prosecution


Silva Screen Records 04/28/2017 Download
 

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# Track   Duration
1.Opening 
2.Backstage 
3.Romaine 
4.Let Me Call You Sweetheart 
5.Murder 
6.Mayhew 
7.Memory of Their Son 
8.Describe the Evening 
9.Did He Seduce Her 
10.He's All I'm Thinking About 
11.He Didn't Come Back 
12.To Court 
13.Hang 
14.Investigating 
15.Who's There 
16.Witness Theme 
17.Battlefield 
18.What Do You Know 
19.You Came Home 
20.Truth 
21.Revenge 
22.She's a Liar 
23.Your Hands 
24.Mimi 
25.Guilty 
26.Hail Mary 
27.Revealed 
28.For You 
29.The End 
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The Witness For The Prosecution

Silva Screen presents: The Witness For The Prosecution

PAUL ENGLISHBY - THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (ORIGINAL TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK)
The digital album release of the BBCs highly acclaimed two part drama based on Agatha Christies classic book, composed by Award winning composer Paul Englishby.

Described by The Guardian as perfectly crafted, expertly cast and beautifully scripted by Sarah Phelps, the drama features top acting talent Toby Jones, Kim Catrall, Billy Howle, Monica Doland, Andrea Risenborough and is directed by Julian Jarrod (The Crown, Becoming Jane, kinky Boots).

Whilst writing the adaptation, Sarah Phelps chose Let Me Call You Sweetheart, a well-known song reminiscent of the 1920s, to anchor the show historically in post war England. Sarah comments I wanted a simple, famous song, one that people would dance cheek to cheek to, one that people would say thats our song, one that wed associate with generations of crooners.

Paul took the clue from Sarah and used Let Me Call You Sweetheart as the basis for developing the score for the show. Paul says I took little tiny cells from that tune, little intervals or phrases, and made a collage of stuff with it so that all the music throughout the programme relates to that songthe music gets under your skin because its always there, haunting Mayhew throughout the show.

In his soundtrack Paul strived to create a distinctive sound. He succeeded in producing a musical world that complements and underlines the emotional and key plot developments. Live musicians and electronically manipulated textures bring a timeless quality to the sound. Paul explains in one scene you hear a gramophone record playing. Ive taken that, reversed it and slowed it down so that when you see the dead body for the first time, the record thats been playing can be heard warped and backwards which signals to the audience that somethings wrong. This mixed with the orchestra gives the programme a unique sound, rather than sounding like a period score.

Paul Englishby writes music for diverse media - Film, Theatre, TV, Dance and the Concert Hall. Paul is best known for his Emmy Award winning jazz inflected music to David Hare's Page Eight, his heart pounding music for BBC's The Musketeers, his beautiful orchestral score to the OSCAR Nominated An Education (screenplay by Nick Hornby), the BAFTA nominated music for the BBC's Luther series starring Idris Elba, as well as his many scores for the Royal Shakespeare Company with whom Paul is an Associate Artist. His recent scores include Decline and Fall for BBC 1, The Tempest for the RSC, the film A Royal Night Out directed by Julian Jarrold and the plays The Audience and Skylight, which were smash hits in the west end and on Broadway.

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