Dubois Records will release the WAR AND PEACE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in cooperation with BBC Music digitally on May 13th. The album features the limited series’ original score by Martin Phipps (WOMAN IN GOLD, EUREKA STREET, THE KEEPING ROOM). In the United States, WAR AND PEACE broadcasted on Lifetime, History and A&E simultaneously under The Weinstein Company.
This is multi-BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Martin Phipps’ soundtrack to the landmark 2016 BBC/The Weinstein Company television drama, WAR AND PEACE. Regarded as one of the greatest novels of all time, Leo Tolstoy’s timeless story was told over six one-hour episodes directed by Tom Harper, starring Paul Dano (12 YEARS A SLAVE, PRISONERS, THERE WILL BE BLOOD), Lily James (CINDERELLA, DOWNTON ABBEY) and James Norton (HAPPY VALLEY, BELLE, GRANTCHESTER). Martin is one of the UK’s most in-demand composers for film and TV having recently scored The Weinstein Company’s WOMAN IN GOLD with Hans Zimmer, along with countless other BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning film and TV scores. He is known for his unique combination of traditional and innovative composition techniques, resulting in music that subliminally connects, and which is unbound by time or genre.
“I wanted to do a very Russian choral sound mixed with Rachmaninoff meets Vangelis and see if we could mix those elements together,” Phipps says. “They give a size and a scale to the piece and add a real human voice to highlight these personal stories told in a huge context,” he says in an interview with Billboard Magazine.
1. St. Petersberg
2. The General
10. Before Thy Cross
13. Blood On White
16. It Is True
18. The Dance
19. Give Thanks
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