Various Artists: INCIDENTAL: Music For The Stage: CD

INCIDENTAL: Music For The Stage: CD

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 24 September 2021
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Code
BFD363
Format
CD Album
Label
Phantom Limb

The Royal & Derngate Theatres in Northampton announce beautiful new charity compilation album featuring new works by seminal musicians in accompaniment to dramatic monologues delivered by some of the world’s most celebrated stage and screen actors.

The record includes music by White Lies, Guy Chambers and These New Puritans; Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award winning film composers Rachel Portman OBE and Anne Dudley; leading opera composers Orlando Gough and Jessica Walker, British Bhangra pioneer Kuljit Bhamra MBE, ground-breaking classical and electronic composers Isobel Waller-Bridge and Valgeir Sigurðsson, pioneering rock musicians James Johnston and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, sound designer Donato Wharton and 2020 Ivor Novello Award winner Renell Shaw. The musicians worked alongside dramatic masters such as Judi Dench, Amanda Seyfriend, Felicity Jones, Giles Terera MBE, Dame Patricia Routledge, James Norton, Sharon D Clarke MBE, Lesley Sharp, Stephen Fry, Indira Varma, Maxine Peake and Sir Simon Russell Beale.

To launch the project, White Lies’ offer their prologue to Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, featuring Amanda Seyfried (listen in full here). The music lilts by on a gentle, yearning piano melody that embodies the heat, dust and quiet desperation of Tennessee Williams' plantation on the Mississippi Delta in 1955. After the longing melancholy of Twin Peaks, Mank and Les Misérables star Amanda Seyfried's monologue, a thunderclap introduces the piece's second movement, leading elegant strings, birdsong and piano to a coda of elegiac beauty.

Over the past decade, Royal & Derngate’s Artistic Director James Dacre has commissioned some of Europe's most prominent composers to compose original music for the theatre's stage productions. Pulled from years of highest grade theatrical works, this album comprises specially curated compositions from Royal & Derngate performances, accompanied by narration and monologues from the plays and novels which inspired them, directed by Dacre and read by some of the world’s most celebrated stage and screen actors, including: Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale, Bertie Carvel, Sharon D Clarke, Denis Conway, Judi Dench, Simon Dormandy, Charlotte Emmerson, Stephen Fry, Nicholas Gleaves, Iain Glen, David Harewood, John Heffernan, Michael Henry, Douglas Hodge, Felicity Jones, Asif Khan, Anton Lesser, Emma Lowndes, Joseph Marcell, Taz Munya, James Norton, Maxine Peake, Patricia Routledge, Amanda Seyfried, Lesley Sharp, Jamie Sives, Giles Terera, Joseph Timms, Indira Varma, Jessica Walker, Sophie Ward, Finty Williams and Nicholas Woodeson.

Tracklist
Tracklisting:
1 Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (i) - These New Puritans  
2 Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (ii) - These New Puritans, Indira Varma  
3 Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (iii) - These New Puritans, John Heffernan  
4 Shakespeare’s The Tempest prologue (i) - Valgeir Sigurðsson, Giles Terera,  
5 Shakespeare’s The Tempest prologue (ii) - Valgeir Sigurðsson, Simon Russell Beale  
6 Arthur Miller's The Hook - Isobel Waller-Bridge, Jamie Sives  
7 Shakespeare’s Othello - Renell Shaw, David Harewood  
8 Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (i) - White Lies (Charles Cave), Amanda Seyfried  
9 Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (ii) - White Lies (Charles Cave), James Norton  
10 Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (iii) - White Lies (Charles Cave)  
11 E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India - Kuljit Bhamra, Simon Dormandy, Asif Khan, Simple8  
12 Ovid’s Orpheus and Eurydice prologue - James Johnston, Felicity Jones  
13 Ovid’s Orpheus and Eurydice epilogue - James Johnston, Bertie Carvel  
14 Anthony McCarten’s The Pope (i) - Anne Dudley  
15 Anthony McCarten’s The Pope (ii) - Anne Dudley, Anton Lesser  
16 Anthony McCarten’s The Pope (iii) - Anne Dudley  
17 Anthony McCarten’s The Pope (iv) - Anne Dudley, Nicholas Woodeson  
18 Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho - Orlando Gough, Taz Munya, Michael Henry and Company  
19 Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (i) - Rachel Portman, Judi Dench  
20 Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (ii) - Rachel Portman, Joseph Timms  
21 Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (iii) - Rachel Portman, Douglas Hodge  
22 Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (iv) - Rachel Portman, Lesley Sharp  
23 Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (v) - Rachel Portman, Finty Williams  
24 Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (vi) - Rachel Portman, Nicholas Gleaves, Joseph Timms  
25 Hans Fallada’s Alone in Berlin - Orlando Gough, Alistair Beaton, Iain Glen, Jessica Walker, Charlotte Emmerson, Denis Conway  
26 Shakespeare’s The Tempest epilogue (i) - Valgeir Sigurðsson, Felicity Jones  
27 Shakespeare’s The Tempest epilogue (ii) - Valgeir Sigurðsson, Simon Russell Beale  
28 Bonus Track: Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant - Guy Chambers, Stephen Fry, Sharon D Clarke, Roger Allam, Giles Terera, Joseph Marcell, Patricia Routledge  
29 Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Single) - Charles Cave, Amanda Seyfried