Sony Classical proudly announces the release of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by Academy Award-nominated composer Patrick Doyle, including a song performed by Michelle Pfeiffer with lyrics by Kenneth Branagh. The soundtrack is available now digitally and on CD. The film will be released in the U.S. on November 10.
Patrick Doyle says about the score: “The outstanding performances in the film were inspiring in helping me compose its many motifs and themes. The song Ken and I wrote came much later in the process – it features the harmonies, thematic material and heart of the film – allowing it to grow organically out of the score at the end of the movie.”
Listen end titles song “Never Forget” below:
Watch the official trailer for Murder on the Orient Express below:
About Murder on the Orient Express
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
Listen to Patrick Doyle’s film score for Murder on the Orient Express below:
Our first score impressions:
Succeeds in capturing mystery + sense of tension. Strongest are its quieter, melodic moments towards end. Somebody please ban clock ticking.
— Behind the Audio (@behindtheaudio) November 6, 2017
About composer Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer of film, television, theatre and radio. 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 50 international feature films, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Gosford Park, Sense and Sensibility, Indochine, Carlitos Way and A Little Princess.
His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, such as Régis Wargnier, Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuaròn, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Mike Newell and Robert Altman.
Doyle’s creative relationship with director Kenneth Branagh spans 30 years and has resulted in many of Patrick’s best-known scores for films such as Henry V, Hamlet, Frankenstein, Thor and Murder on the Orient Express.
Doyle has received two Oscar-, two Golden Globe- and two Cesar nominations, as well as winning the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme for Henry V. He has also been honoured with a BAFTA Scotland Award for “Craft” and the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) tracklist:
1. The Wailing Wall
2. Jaffa to Stamboul
4. The Orient Express
7. Touch Nothing Else
9. Twelve Stab Wounds
10. The Armstrong Case
11. Mrs. Hubbard
12. This is True
13. Keep Everyone Inside
16. One Sharp Knife
17. Ma Katherine
18. True Identity
19. Dr. Arbuthnot
20. It Is Time
23. Never Forget (Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer, Music by Patrick Doyle, Lyrics by Kenneth Branagh)
24. Orient Express Suite