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William Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice - Original Soundtrack


Release Date: 01/11/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4756367   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jocelyn Pook
Performer:  Andreas Scholl
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Merchant of Venice, film score: With Wand'ring Steps, The
2. Merchant of Venice, film score: Her Gentle Spirit, The
3. Merchant of Venice, film score: Ghetto, The
4. Merchant of Venice, film score: Blessing Of The Boat, The
5. Merchant of Venice, film score: Synagogue Cantors, The
6. Merchant of Venice, film score: Portia, The
7. Merchant of Venice, film score: How Sweet The Moonlight, The
8. Merchant of Venice, film score: Song for Bassanio, The
9. Merchant of Venice, film score: The Feast, The (Propiñan de Melyor)
10. Merchant of Venice, film score: Bassanio's Palazzo, The (Tarantella)
11. Merchant of Venice, film score: The
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12. Merchant of Venice, film score: A Subdued Wedding, The
13. Merchant of Venice, film score: Courtroom Drama, The
14. Merchant of Venice, film score: Jessica Escapes, The
15. Merchant of Venice, film score: Bridal Ballad, The
16. Merchant of Venice, film score: Banquet For Shylock, The (Tourdion)
17. Merchant of Venice, film score: Unsuitable Suitors, The (Folias)
18. Merchant of Venice, film score: Song In Brothel, The ("Paseábase el Rey Moro") (Narvaez)
19. Merchant of Venice, film score: A Spectacular Procession, The
20. Merchant of Venice, film score: Fie Fie Gratiano, The
21. Merchant of Venice, film score: Bassanio Opens The Casket, The
22. Merchant of Venice, film score: Shylock Broken, The
23. Merchant of Venice, film score: Last Words, The
24. Merchant of Venice, film score: The Floor Of Heaven, The
25. Merchant of Venice, film score: You Drop Manna, The
26. Merchant of Venice, film score: With Wand'ring Steps, The (recorder version)

Composer: Jocelyn Pook.

Personnel: Jocelyn Pook (viola); Clara Sanabras (vocals, lute, oud); Hayley Westenra, Ben Crawley (vocals); Harvey Brough (guitar); Siobhán Armstrong (harp); Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo); Jon Banks (qanoun); Julian Leaper, Karin Leishman, Maya Magub, Paul Willey, Pavlo Beznosiuk, Caroline Balding, David Juritz, Gaby Lester (violin); Raquel Byrt, Matthew Souter, Philip Dukes (viola); Josephine Knight, Nick Cooper , Sophie Harris (cello); Pamela Thorby (recorder); Jeremy West, David Staff (cornet); Susan Addison, Patrick Jackman (sackbut); Leon Bosch, Mary Scully (double bass); Tristan Fry (snare drum, timpani, percussion).

Audio Mixers: Nick Wollage; Jake Jackson.

Liner Note Author: Jocelyn Pook.

Recording information: Air Studios, London, England (06/2004-07/2004).

Arrangers: Jocelyn Pook; Harvey Brough; Clara Sanabras.

Composer Jocelyn Pook's haunting and evocative score for Universal's adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is ripe with both medieval and renaissance balladry. Using period instruments (serpent, lute, etc.) as well as period texts and the heavenly vocals of tenor Andreas Scholl and Hayley Westenra, Pook lends added weight to the myriad of romantic escapades experienced by the rich characters and provides a lush backdrop to Venice's riverside architecture. Her original pieces effortlessly blend both ancient and contemporary themes, relying on a small and talented group of players to capture Shakespeare's dramatic tale of loves both lost and won with gentle longing and heart-wrenching despair. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Works on This Recording

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The Merchant of Venice by Jocelyn Pook
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)

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