This score was a pleasant surprise to me. Debbie Wiseman has composed absolutely stunning music for Wilde, the English film about writer Oscar Wilde. With its big orchestra sound, cello and piano solos, this is a score that will blow you away. Being very moving and dramatic music as it's best, and performed mainly by strings (it's really only in the third track you really notice the other parts of the orchestra), and edified around two wonderful themes it's just wonderful. I just cannot praise this score enough.
But I can try. As I have already said there are two main themes. One of them a little sad and nostalgic, when it's given a subtle rendition, and powerful and dramatic when the whole orchestra kicks in. This theme is first heard in the first track, "Wilde", on the CD. I haven't seen the film, but I can imagine this being Wilde's own theme. The other theme is more lyrical, delicate and sweeping, more soaring than the other. This is not a theme that's suitable for big orchestral treatment, and is therefore often performed very soft by strings and subtle woodwinds, like the flute, and sometimes by solo piano, played by Wiseman herself, cello or solo oboe. Very beautiful. These two themes are utilized in the entire score; there is almost no track they don't show up in, in one way or another. The only exception being perhaps the second track, "Wild West" (which is exactly what it sounds like; a wild west inspired piece, with solo violin, bells, jew's-harp, brass and other typical wild west instruments) and the third track, "I Do Need an Audience" (which is baroque sounding cue with a playfull trumpet, strings, and heavy timpani).