Carter Burwell

In Bruges [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Director Martin McDonagh's In Bruges fits into the subgenre of British action/crime movies with comic elements pioneered by Guy Ritchie (e.g., Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch). This time, two hitmen, played by Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, hide out in the historic Belgian city of the title waiting for their boss, played by Ralph Fiennes, with violent and humorous results. Composer Carter Burwell contrasts the plot with his minor-key, piano-based score played by a chamber orchestra of only a dozen or so pieces. For the most part, this is delicate, contemplative music, occasionally augmented by a folk or Celtic song. Burwell abruptly turns to rock with the electric guitar and pounding drums of cues appropriately called "Shootout, Pt. 1" and "Shootout, Pt. 2," but those are exceptions in a lovely, imaginative score that gives greater complexity to the mood of the film.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
In Bruges, film score
1 1:16 Amazon
2 1:39 Amazon
3 1:46 Amazon
4
3:03 Amazon
In Bruges, film score
5 1:51 Amazon
6 1:03 Amazon
7 1:38 Amazon
8
2:29 Amazon
In Bruges, film score
9 1:19 Amazon
10 1:19 Amazon
11 0:36 Amazon
12 0:49 Amazon
13 3:40 Amazon
In Bruges, film score
14 1:21 Amazon
15 1:11 Amazon
16 1:04 Amazon
17
4:14 Amazon
In Bruges, film score
18 1:12 Amazon
19 2:10 Amazon
20 1:08 Amazon
21 2:43 Amazon
22 1:24 Amazon
23 1:35 Amazon
24 3:38 Amazon
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