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King's Speech / Original Soundtrack

King's Speech / O.s.t.
Release Date: 11/22/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001506402  
Composer:  Alexandre DesplatLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Steven Osborne
Conductor:  Alexandre DesplatTerry Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"When Tom showed me The King's Speech I was immediately impressed by the masterful direction. Every single element of it was carefully handled, from the superb performances of the actors to the photography and the editing... And as I started writing the score I was even more impressed by Tom's sensitivity and his musical knowledge. When Pete Cobbin, engineer at Abbey Road studios heard about the project, he suggested using for our orchestra recordings the original Royal microphones that have been stored in the EMI archives for more than 70 years. These microphones, designed for George V,George VI and Queen Mary look wonderful and they sound fabulous. They create, here or there in the score a patina, a soft veil that gives even more Read more emotion to the film and a romantic je ne sais quoi to the music." -- Alexandre Desplat (Original Score Composer)


1 Lionel and Bertie 2:10
2 The King's Speech 3:54
3 My Kingdom, My Rules 2:51
4 The King is Dead 2:06
5 Memories of Childhood 3:36
6 King George VI 3:05
7 The Royal Household 1:43
8 Queen Elizabeth 3:35
9 Fear and Suspicion 3:24
10 The Rehearsal 1:42
11 The Threat of War 3:56
12 Speaking Unto Nations (Beethoven Symphony no 7 - II) 5:02
13 Epilogue (Beethoven Piano Concerto no 5 "Emperor" - II) 3:56
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Works on This Recording

The King's Speech by Alexandre Desplat
Conductor:  Alexandre Desplat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2010 
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Terry Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Steven Osborne (Piano)
Conductor:  Terry Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 

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