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The Young Victoria [Import, Soundtrack]

Victoria Young, Ilan EshkeriAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 10, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Soundtrack
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B001SZ28AG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,603 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Childhood
2. Go To England Make Her Smile (Alfred's Theme)
3. Down The Stairs (Victoria's Theme)
4. King's Birthday, The
5. Swan Song
6. King Is Dead, The
7. Buckingham Palace
8. Lord Melbourne
9. Albert Returns
10. Archery
11. First Waltz, The
12. Rainy Gazebo
13. Letters From Victoria
14. Constitutional Crisis
15. Riot
16. Letters From Albert
17. Marriage Proposal
18. Honeymoon
19. Assassin
20. Victoria And Albert
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Original soundtrack to the 2009 motion picture, composed by Ilan Eshkeri (Layer Cake) and performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra. The film and soundtrack release feature an exclusive and brand new track from Sinead O'Connor. The Young Victoria is a dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. EMI. 2009.

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Refined and elegant January 12, 2010
Format:Audio CD
A British costume drama directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, The Young Victoria tells the story of the early life of the soon-to-be Queen Victoria, who ruled Britain for 63 years from 1837 until 1901, and enjoyed a great life-long love with her consort, Prince Albert. Emily Blunt plays Victoria as a young romantic, deeply in love with Albert (Rupert Friend), both before and after her accession to the throne. The film, which was co-produced by Martin Scorsese and Sarah Ferguson (formerly the Duchess of York), features a plethora of British senior actors in supporting roles, including Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Paul Bettany, Mark Strong and Julian Glover, has rich and opulent production design and costumes, and has a strong score by British composer Ilan Eshkeri.

As one might expect given the nature of the film, the score is very classical, very regal, very English, and very romantic; it's also very beautiful in parts, especially in the sequences which depict the budding relationship between Victoria and her handsome German prince. Several cues are direct adaptations of classical standards. The opening cue, "Childhood", features a stirring performance of the traditional British coronation anthem, Handel's Zadok the Priest, and "The King's Birthday" adapts several classic Strauss waltzes into an Edwardian party mix, while other cues intentionally invoke the stylistics and melodic strength of Antonin Dvorák, Henry Purcell, as well as a direct reference to Franz Schubert's "Swan Song" in the cue of the same name.

Eshkeri's main contributions are the two themes for the central personas, "Go to England, Make Her Smile" and "Down the Stairs".
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Award-worthy Musical Score~ January 11, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I saw this movie, loved it and rushed home to download the soundtrack! Beautiful! Those who liked the Pride & Prejudice musical score will like this one, as much, if not more. My favorite tracks are: Childhood, Marriage Proposal and Honeymoon. Lovely! Indeed.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where is the Swan song from the movie April 27, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I really like the movie and the sound track. But where is the beautiful version of the swan song from the movie? It was sooo beautiful as soon as I finished the movie I went to get the sound track and was dissapointed that piece was not there or any of the other Classical pieces from the movie. ;(
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Beautiful Music! March 31, 2010
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I went on a date with a lady from Latvia. I asked her to pick a movie for the two of us to see. I had no idea, (This is from my preception) of what we were going to see, or what this movie was going to be about. I do have to say, that is a beautiful movie, one that should be watched in a theater. Now I am going to say what I was saying almost from the first scene-OMG!, the sound was and is incredible. For those who do not get to view this movie in a theater, buy the sound track. The music is stunning at certain points, but very solid the whole way through. The recording of the sound is great. G
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SOUNDTRACK March 10, 2010
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Album's Handel piece and the waltzes are especially pretty. "Only You" is very melodic too. Can't understand why this was not nominated for an academy award. The complete CD was very difficult to get.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Top 5 Scores of 2009 February 4, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Beauty permeates this music. Ilan Eshkeri (much loved composer of Stardust) really puts his Midas touch on this soundtrack. No matter what sort of film music you like, you'll find something to adore! I was very impressed at the flawlessly classical execution of 99% percent of this music (the other 1% is made up of delicious underscoring.) Bits of the score reminded me of Stardust, other bits reminded me of Mozart! With "The Young Victoria" Mr. Eshkeri has further solidified himself as one of the very top composer in the industry... and I await his next score with much anticipation!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suitably Grand And Romantic April 9, 2013
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The music for The Young Victoria is appropriately beautiful, grand with echoes of Handel and other royal musicians, but also romantic, with elements of nineteenth century opera and waltz music. Queen Victoria was a headstrong, passionate young woman who deeply loved her studious, dedicated husband Prince Albert. The movie does an excellent job portraying that, and the soundtrack could not have been better devised. I especially enjoyed the first track, which accompanies the opening scenes showing Victoria's coronation, and also the long dance music selection designed to accompany Victoria's appearance at Windsor Castle at the court of her uncle King William IV.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic Music March 22, 2010
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Music always makes or breaks a movie, and this music is certainly in the former category. It's romantic music for a beautifully romantic movie. Especially touching is the song sung by Sinead O'Connor. I could listen to this album all day long.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, Great soundtrack
I chose this rating because of the diverse selection of music on this dvd. Sinead O'connor is especially excellent. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nancy S.
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
First time I met this movie in the plane when I back to my home town from London. I bought it because I can't find in local store and it make me remember the good time in the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Guadalupe
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music
I order the product, because I like the music I heard from the movie. The disc is as I expected. It brings the music to me again and again. It is wonderful.
Published 6 months ago by B. Zhu
5.0 out of 5 stars Love
It's going to a part of our wedding, but it was for one track only. The last track which wasn't available anywhere else
Published 8 months ago by Chris Scrivenor
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Love this cd and the movie as well. A real life love story that brings a tear to your eye.
Published 8 months ago by Vickie
5.0 out of 5 stars Look for the "factory sealed" description!
It is exactly what I expected; as far as movie sound tracks go. The item was factory sealed, not just amateurly shrink wrapped.
Published 10 months ago by Hadley
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie was Great so is the CD!
Love the song by Snead O'Connor, it is so Wonderful! The CD is the only place you can purchase this song. Don't miss out on seeing the movie in addition to purchasing this CD.
Published 10 months ago by Gloria A. Pemberton
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this classical composition of modern origin....
Love this music with a classical ring. As a retired music teacher I appreciate music that still has a cultural sound. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Debra
2.0 out of 5 stars VERY disappointed
I bought this CD for my anniversary. My husband and I love period movies and Young Victoria most; especially in combination with the music. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Marissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Twas a gift for a friend.
Having seen the Movie with a group our friend, a musician, loved the music and I determined to obtain the CD which I did from Amazon - you. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Rev. John A. Simpson
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