Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Guest Post: Pride & Prejudice (2005) Sountrack by Miss Laurie

CD: Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Soundtracks are one of my favorite types of music to listen to, especially while I'm reading, writing or blogging.  Most of the Jane Austen movie soundtracks are in my collection and even though Pride & Prejudice (2005) isn't my favorite adaptation, the soundtrack is just exquisite! 

1. Dawn
2. Stars and Butterflies
3. The Living Sculptures of Pemberley
4. Meryton Townhall
5. The Militia Marches In
6. Georgiana
7. Arrival To Netherfield
8. A Postcard to Henry Purcell
9. Liz on Top of the World
10. Leaving Netherfield
11. Another Dance
12. The Secret Life of Daydreams
13. Darcy's Letter
14. Can't Slow Down
15. Your Hands Are Cold
16. Mrs Darcy
17. End Credits (Pride & Prejudice)

One of the fun things about this soundtrack is that the songs Meryton Townhall, Another Dance and Can't Slow Down are all English Country Dance tunes. A Postcard to Henry Purcell is a variant arrangement of Rondeau from Abdelazar, a classical piece written by Henry Purcell in the late 1600's.
The Militia Marches In is also a march played with fife and drums. I especially enjoy the beautiful piano pieces Dawn and Georgiana which are played on the album by French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. I would love to learn how to play them one day! 

Some of the above track titles are linked to YouTube clips of complete songs for you to enjoy. Here's a music video I made with photos from the film and clips of Meryton Townhall, Georgiana and A Postcard to Henry Purcell.

Pride & Prejudice (2005) Themes

The music on this soundtrack has pretty and happy songs that are so delightful to listen to. I highly recommend this soundtrack! Many public libraries would probably have this CD available and you can buy your own copy on Amazon.

Very Truly Your's,
Miss Laurie 

P.S. Thanks Charity for inviting me to guest post!

Old-Fashioned Charm

Miss Laurie is the author of Old-Fashioned Charm where she blogs about Jane Austen, period dramas, classic literature and everything old-fashioned under the sun.


Charity U said...

Delightful! Thanks so much for posting, Miss Laurie. :)

Hamlette said...

I'm asking for this soundtrack for Christmas. Thanks for the recommendation!