Since he wrote the music for Kenneth Branagh's Henry V, Patrick Doyle has become one of the most prominent film composers, scoring such major films as Indochine, Much Ado About Nothing, Sense and Sensibility, Gosford Park, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and many others that have secured his reputation. This 2015 Varèse Sarabande release features Doyle as composer and performer in 18 arrangements for solo piano of his memorable themes, lending a personal touch to his music that is not always found in his larger-than-life orchestral scores. Highpoints of this album include Weep You No More, Sad Fountains from Sense and Sensibility, Sigh No More from Much Ado About Nothing, and the music that brought Doyle to international attention, St. Crispin's Day from Henry V. Doyle's intimate playing makes this CD appropriate for quiet listening, and this album will appeal to fans of atmospheric keyboard music.
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AllMusic Review by Blair Sanderson
|Into the West|
|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
|Sense and Sensibility|
|Much Ado About Nothing|