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My Week with Marilyn [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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: Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); John Barclay (Trumpet); Lang Lang (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Arch (Piano); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Alexandre Desplat (Piano); Karen Jones (Flute); Nicholas Bucknall (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: John Barclay (Trumpet); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Arch (Piano); Chris Baron (Percussion); Conrad Pope; Jamie Talbot (Clarinet); Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); 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

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

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

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

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

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

>Kosma, Joseph : Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Nicholas Bucknall (Clarinet); Chris Baron (Percussion); John Barclay (Trumpet); Karen Jones (Flute); Dave Arch (Piano); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Nat Cole (Voice); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Jamie Talbot (Clarinet)
  • 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 Arch (Piano); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Dave Bishop (Saxophone); 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

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