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My Week with Marilyn [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Audio Samples

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
>Gilkyson, Terry : Memories Are Made of This
>Perez-Alvarez, Jesus a. : Uno, Dos, Tres
>Kahn, Gus : You stepped out of a dream
>Kosma, Joseph : Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes), for voice & piano
>Arlen, Harold : That Old Black Magic, song (for the film "Star Spangled Rhythm")

Album Summary

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
>Gilkyson, Terry : Memories Are Made of This
>Perez-Alvarez, Jesus a. : Uno, Dos, Tres
>Kahn, Gus : You stepped out of a dream
>Kosma, Joseph : Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes), for voice & piano
>Arlen, Harold : That Old Black Magic, song (for the film "Star Spangled Rhythm")
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London; Air Lyndhurst Studios, London.

Conrad Pope is the credited composer for the score of My Week with Marilyn, but, as indicated on this soundtrack album, his work has been augmented significantly. Pope is better known as an orchestrator and conductor than as a composer, which may be why the producers seem to have hedged their bets by bringing in the more famous Alexandre Desplat, who gets an album cover credit for having composed "Marilyn's Theme," actually the leadoff track, but who also has another nine cues among the 26 heard on the album. That's the same number as Pope. The remaining tracks include some period source music heard in the film, such as hits by Dean Martin and Nat King Cole, as well as performances by the actress Michelle Williams, who plays Marilyn Monroe, of songs associated with Monroe, albeit not ones actually associated with the events of this film. My Week with Marilyn is based on the memoirs of filmmaker Colin Clark (son of Sir Kenneth Clark) concerning his first movie job, when he managed to get hired as an assistant right out of college on The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier (played by Kenneth Branagh). The additions of production numbers at the start and end of My Week with Marilyn that find Williams singing "Nothin' Goes Right," "Heat Wave," and "That Old Black Magic" may be gratuitous, but they are entertaining. Pope, as his orchestration talent demonstrates, has an ability to handle pastiches, which he does on "Colin Joins the Circus" and "Eton Schoolyard," both of which suggest post-swing big-band jazz. He also writes some lighthearted adventure music to get across Clark's innocent enthusiasm for filmmaking. Desplat handles most of the ponderous and poignant music associated with the delicate and damaged Marilyn Monroe, and he has classical pianist Lang Lang to play it for him. The overall result is a varied collection of music for a sweet, sentimental movie that illuminates the shadows in some famous lives of the mid-'50s. ~ William Ruhlmann

Includes it's a wrap / i found a dream by various composers.

Includes when love goes wrong, nothin' goes right / heat wa by various composers.



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Works Details

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
  • Performers: Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Karen Jones (Flute); Alexandre Desplat (Piano); Lang Lang (Piano); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Arch (Piano); John Barclay (Trumpet); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Chris Baron (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Alexandre Desplat (1961 - ).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2011

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
  • Performers: Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Dave Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Conrad Pope; Chris Baron (Percussion); Karen Jones (Flute); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); John Barclay (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Alexandre Desplat (1961 - ).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2011

>Gilkyson, Terry : Memories Are Made of This
  • Performers: Dean Martin (Voice); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Chris Baron (Percussion); Karen Jones (Flute); John Barclay (Trumpet); Dave Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Bishop (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
  • Performers: Chris Baron (Percussion); Conrad Pope; Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Karen Jones (Flute); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Arch (Piano); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); John Barclay (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Alexandre Desplat (1961 - ).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2011

>Perez-Alvarez, Jesus a. : Uno, Dos, Tres
  • Performers: Gary Kettel (Percussion); Karen Jones (Flute); John Barclay (Trumpet); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); La Orchestra; Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Chris Baron (Percussion); Dave Arch (Piano)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Daniel Indart.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
  • Performers: Karen Jones (Flute); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Chris Baron (Percussion); Conrad Pope; John Barclay (Trumpet); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Arch (Piano)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Alexandre Desplat (1961 - ).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2011

>Kahn, Gus : You stepped out of a dream
  • Performers: Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Nat Cole (Voice); Karen Jones (Flute); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Dave Arch (Piano); John Barclay (Trumpet); Chris Baron (Percussion); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Gary Kettel (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
  • Performers: Dave Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Karen Jones (Flute); Chris Baron (Percussion); Conrad Pope; John Barclay (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Alexandre Desplat (1961 - ).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2011

>Kosma, Joseph : Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Dave Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Nat Cole (Voice); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Chris Baron (Percussion); Karen Jones (Flute)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
  • Performers: Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Dave Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Chris Baron (Percussion); Karen Jones (Flute); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Conrad Pope; John Barclay (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Alexandre Desplat (1961 - ).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2011

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
  • Performers: John Barclay (Trumpet); Conrad Pope; Karen Jones (Flute); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Chris Baron (Percussion); Dave Arch (Piano); Dave Bishop (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Alexandre Desplat (1961 - ).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2011

>Arlen, Harold : That Old Black Magic, song (for the film "Star Spangled Rhythm")
  • Performers: Gary Kettel (Percussion); Chris Baron (Percussion); Dave Arch (Piano); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); John Barclay (Trumpet); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Karen Jones (Flute); Michelle Williams (Voice)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942