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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: Karen Jones (Flute); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Alexandre Desplat (Piano); John Barclay (Trumpet); Lang Lang (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Chris Baron (Percussion); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Dave Arch (Piano); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet)
  • 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: Dave Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Conrad Pope; Chris Baron (Percussion); Karen Jones (Flute); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); 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: Chris Baron (Percussion); Dave Arch (Piano); Dean Martin (Voice); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Karen Jones (Flute); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); John Barclay (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
  • Performers: John Barclay (Trumpet); Dave Arch (Piano); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Conrad Pope; Chris Baron (Percussion); Karen Jones (Flute); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); 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

>Perez-Alvarez, Jesus a. : Uno, Dos, Tres
  • Performers: Dave Arch (Piano); Karen Jones (Flute); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Chris Baron (Percussion); Gary Kettel (Percussion); La Orchestra
  • 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: Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Conrad Pope; Chris Baron (Percussion); Karen Jones (Flute); John Barclay (Trumpet); Dave Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); 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

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

>Pope, Conrad : My Week with Marilyn, film score
  • Performers: Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Dave Arch (Piano); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); 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 Bishop (Saxophone); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Nat Cole (Voice); Dave Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); 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: Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Dave Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Karen Jones (Flute); Chris Baron (Percussion); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Conrad Pope; Mark Nightingale (Trombone)
  • 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); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Conrad Pope; Chris Baron (Percussion); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Dave Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Karen Jones (Flute)
  • 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: Dave Arch (Piano); Karen Jones (Flute); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Michelle Williams (Voice); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Chris Baron (Percussion); John Barclay (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Conrad Pope
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942