Music.Film Recordings and Varèse Sarabande Records Presents WHAT THEY HAD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music.Film Recordings and Varèse Sarabande Records will digitally release What They Had – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on October 19th, which features an original score written by composer Danny Mulhern (Silent WitnessPrincess Margaret: The Rebel Royal). The BLEECKER STREET film has received critical praise since it first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Most recently, the film was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. What They Had will be released theatrically in the U.S. on October 19th.

“The score for What They Had needed to convey the warmth and intimacy of the family dynamic, alongside the tensions going on within their relationships. The music has an intimate, homespun atmosphere, and as the film moves through its narrative, the score opens out more and more. Working on this project allowed me yet another opportunity to collaborate with the incredible London Contemporary Orchestra,” says Danny.

Danny is grateful to have collaborated with the film’s writer and director Elizabeth Chomko, who wrote the story from personal experience. “Elizabeth has a clarity and calmness that instills confidence. She is a kindred spirit. Throughout the process, she encouraged me to write the kind of music I write for myself, supporting and encouraging my expression as an artist, and making me feel absolutely valued. I believe this was essential – in order for the music to stay connected to the complex emotions going on in the narrative. Ultimately, it also made the process extremely rewarding.”


  1. Opening Titles

  2. Ruth Is Missing

  3. Chicago Felt

  4. She Was Trying To Go Home

  5. The Hospital

  6. Home Movies

  7. Come For A Run With Me

  8. I’m Lonely

  9. The Best Memory Care In Chicago

  10. Bridget Gets Ready

  11. Power of Attorney

  12. Bridget Stands Up

  13. Burt Concedes

  14. Bridget And Emma

  15. Held Together With String (Album Version)

  16. Sleepless

  17. This Was The Perfect Time

  18. California

  19. Epilogue

  20. Burt’s Theme

  21. Ruth’s Theme

  22. The Frailty Of Memory (What They Had Theme)

  23. Are You There


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