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Pride & Prejudice soundtrack

Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 02894763091
Label: Decca
Label number: 562002
Running time: 41m30s
Shipping date: November 15th, 2005
Original score by Dario Marianelli
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Dawn
2. Stars and Butterflies
3. The Living Scupltures of Pemberley
4. Meryton Town Hall
5. The Militia Marches In
...see complete tracklist
Additional soundtrack info
Performed by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet with The English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch. Orchestration by Benjamin Wallfisch. Aidan Broadbridge, solo violin. Caroline Dale, solo cellist. Recorded by Nick Wollage at Air Lyndhurst Studios, London.

Liner notes by director Joe Wright, producer Paul Webster and Dario Marianelli.

Oscar-nominated score.

Soundtrack Q & A
Q: Some of the piano solos sound so much like classical/romantic music that I have to ask if Dario Marianelli composed the entire score or is some of it derivative? (from DARRELL in Sunnyvale, California)
A: The answer lies more with the piano performer than with the composer. Jean-Yves Thibaudet is known for his "poetic interpretations" while performing. No matter the piece being performed, the classically-motivated pianist will make nearly everything sound classical in nature. According to the liner booklet, all music is credited to Dario Marianelli. (thanks to OSTiadd more info
A: The music when Mr. Bingley first leaves Netherfield Hall (and the tables are draped in slow motion) is from Benjamen Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." (thanks to Susan, Vancouver, Canadaadd more info
A: The composer mentioned to the director that he was specifically inspired by the the piano works of Beethoven, which would have been approximately historically accurate. However, they're not in any way derivative. The classical pianist (Thibaudet) was chosen for his expressive and poetic ability, rather than his ability to make modern music sound like it's 200 years old. Some of the soundtrack IS written by a contemporary English composer named Henry Purcell (hence his name appearing in one of the tracks he wrote) although I think Marianelli arranged the music for a different set of instruments. (thanks to Andy, Amarillo, Texas, USAadd more info

Q: I have enjoyed this sound track. It is like the pretty younger sister to The Piano, which I enjoy playing. Is the sheet music available for this soundtrack? (from Piano Fan in Forest, VA USA)
A: There is only sheet music available for the Colin Firth adaption. I have not yet found any sheet music for this one as yet but keep looking. (thanks to krissy, kentadd more info
A: It is available on Not every song on the soundtrack is in the music book, though. (thanks to Ouisa, Floridaadd more info

Q: I would like to know if there will be sheet music for piano published for this beautiful soundtrack. I just saw the movie again (my second time around) and would just love to learn to play the pieces on piano! I hope they will publish a full music book for P&P. (from Jasmine in Surrey, BC, Canada)
A: They hopefully will in the future, but as of yet they have not published one. (thanks to khristina, englandadd more info
A: I went to a store called Chesbros and bought a book of piano pieces for this movie. You can get the easy version or a hard version. (thanks to nat, Idaho, U.S.add more info
A: I saw this "Pride and Prejudice: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (Easy Piano) (Paperback)" on from So I suppose that is the proper sheet music which you can get online. (thanks to Lisa, Selangor, Malaysiaadd more info

Q: Does anyone know which track is playing in the trailer for this movie? Thanks! (from Ava in Colorado)
A: Music from Love Actually (2003) by Craig Armstrong and Sense & Sensibility (1995) by Patrick Doyle appears in the trailers. I am not certain if music from this CD is heard in the trailer. (thanks to Dan, LA, CAadd more info

Q: In chapter 6 of the movie when Kiera and Matthew share a dance, there's a violin solo. Can someone tell me the name of the song and artist? Time of the movie (37:24) (from wong in canada)
A: I think it may be called "Rondeau" ('Abdelazar') By Henry Purcell. (thanks to Tiff Wong, liverpooladd more info
A: The theme is by Henry Purcell and is most familiar as the basis of a set of variations by Benjamin Britten, "Young person's guide to the orchestra." I'm surprised that the music credits were not more forthcoming. (thanks to jim, san diegoadd more info
A: It's on the soundtrack as "A Postcard to Henry Purcell" (thanks to Wendy, Does it really matteradd more info

Q: Can you identify the composer of the piano (nocturne?) played at the beginning and end of the film? Sounded like a work by Chopin or Field. I'd like to buy the written score so I can play it. I know the music at the Pemberly ball included that of Purcell. Thanks. (from Doozer in Rehoboth Beach, DE)
A: "Dawn" composed by Italian Composer Dario Marianelli. The final piece is called "Mrs. Darcy" also by Italian Composer Dario Marianelli. (thanks to edolpink, United Stateesadd more info
A: I don't know about the song at the beginning and end of the film, but there is a Chopin piece played in the film which does not appear in the "official" soundtrack. It is Preludein E Minor, Op. 28 No. 4. Beautiful song :) (thanks to Makenna, Granby, COadd more info
A: To me it sounds much more like Schubert, one of his impromptus; in fact I am most sure of it! (thanks to Lili, Ecuadoradd more info

Q: What is the name of the piano music that is played by Elizabeth (poorly) when she is compelled to play for Lady Catherine, and also later played by Mr Darcy's sister when Elizabeth is looking around Pemberley? (from Joe in London,UK)
A: It is called "Mrs Darcy" if you are looking on the CD. (thanks to Claire, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UKadd more info
A: Georgiana Darcy plays "Georgiana" by Dario Marianelli - it's on the soundtrack. (thanks to Emily, Western Australiaadd more info
A: Lizzie plays a simple version of "Dawn". (thanks to AM, Phillyadd more info

Q: How can I get the sheet music for the Violin for a Postcard to Henry Purcell? (from nick in california)
A: The song "A Postcard To Henry Purcell" is actually relatively easy to teach yourself if you're a well-taught violinist. It works best if you have a player like an iPod that makes it easy to rewind and listen to a certain part over and over again then so you can sound out the notes and continue to listen to the part you're practicing until you get it. It takes hard work and a few hours but it is well worth it and you're really proud of yourself after. (thanks to Sailor Of The Seven Seas, A Pirate Ship somewhere near washington stateadd more info
A: The original version of "A Postcard to Henry Purcell" is actually "Rondo from Abdelazar." If you look it up on it'll come up with "Rondo from Abdelazar." It's an ensemble piece, but the violin I part is pretty much it. (thanks to Nat, Australiaadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when Lizzy and Mr. Collins dance in Bingley's house? (from Adriana in Perú)
A: I know exactly what you're talking about. I was looking frantically for that song as well and I found it - it's called "A Postcard to Henry Purcell." I know you'll be excited to see this because I was too!! (thanks to lily, Londonadd more info
A: The piece of music for the dance, shared by Elizabeth and Mr. Collins at Netherfield, is actually called "The Bishop" and is an English Country Dance. It is, sadly, not included on the soundtrack CD. (thanks to Shirley, Alberta, Canada...Originally England.add more info

Q: Does anyone know the song playing in the scene between the moment Lizzie found out it was Mr. Darcy who seperated her sister and Mr. Bingley to the moment Mr. Darcy confessed his love for her? It is the scene where Lizzie is running. (from jennie in mnl,philippines)
A: On the soundtrack it is called "Darcy's Letter." It begins with the music playing while Lizzie is running over the bridge, and goes through the following scenes, to where Darcy's letter is read aloud. (thanks to ellen, New Yorkadd more info

Q: What is the name of the Henry Purcell song? (from merja leisti in finland)
A: "A Postcard to Henry Purcell" or "Rondo" from Abdelazar (thanks to Natallie, Spring, TXadd more info

Q: What is the name of very fast and cheerful song playing at the ball where Bennets meet Bingley and Darcy for the first time)?? IT FOR SURE IS NOT ON THE SOUNDTRACK. (from Lucia in Spain)
A: The music playing when the Bingley "party" arrive, and are introduced to the Bennets, is actually "Meryton Townhall" - track 4 on the soundtrack. It sounds different because the CD recording does not include the clapping of hands etc... (thanks to Shirley, Alberta, Canada.add more info

Q: In the DVD bonus section there is a short film about politics of 18th century dating. In the start there is a nice melody performed by a guitar and a piano. Does someone know the title of that song?
...from Annika in Latvia (answer Annika's question)

Q: What song is played by Darcy's younger sister?  (from xtina in ca)
A: It's called "Mrs. Darcy" (thanks to gina, nowhere u need to know ofadd more info
A: Actually, the first time we see Georgiana she is playing "Mrs. Darcy" or "Dawn" but the second time she is playing the song "Georgiana" (thanks to Ethan, Texasadd more info

Q: The song "Liz On Top Of The World " sounds so familiar to me. Can anyone suggest where (or which classical piece) it might come from? It's driving me crazy.
...from AG in Bronx, NY (answer AG's question)

Q: What is the music playing when Mr. Darcy and Lizzie are dancing? The part where she says "I love this dance." (from Muffin in United States)
A: "A Postcard to Henry Purcell" (thanks to MILA, THE UNIVERSEadd more info

Q: When Elizabeth is talking to Mr. Darcy she is playing the piano. It sounds like a minuet. What's the name of this piece? (from Ellie in Modus, Connecticut, USA)
A: I believe this piece is just a basic variation of the introduction to "Dawn." It is meant to sound inferior as Elizabeth, by her own admission, plays "Poorly." (thanks to Shirley, Alberta, Canada.add more info

Q: Where can I acquire the sheet music for this film music? I feel that Jean Yves Thibaudet has inspired me so much, that I would very much like to see the music that he has brought to life. (from Momo in MD)
A: I bet it's available from a number of sheet music stores. Try (thanks to OST.NUT, Radd more info

Q: What song is playing when Lizzie is outside in the field and Mr. Darcy comes walking to her and asks her if her feelings for him have changed? (from lili in miami,fl)
A: "Your Hands Are Cold" (thanks to sheilz, dallas, txadd more info

Q: Where can I find the cello piece (sheet music) of "Darcy's Letter"?
...from Zantire in Belgium (answer Zantire's question)

Q: What's the little tune that the maid Betsy is humming as she lays out the clothes for the Bennett girls for the ball at Netherfield Park?
...from Janice in Eastern Caribbean (answer Janice's question)

Q: Towards the end of the movie when Mrs. Bennett and the girls are lounging around before Mr. Bingley (and Mr. Darcy) arrive and he later proposes to Jane, Mrs. Bennett is humming a song. Does anyone know the name/composer of the song??? (from Megan in Bronx, NY)
A: I believe the song is "Greensleeves" which was written by England's Tudor King, King Henry VIII, and is about his love for Anne Boleyn. (thanks to Shirley, English, now living in Alberta, Canada.add more info

Q: Hello. I have recently purchased the soundtrack for "Pride And Prejudice" and am delighted with it. I do, however, have a question. Where is "Another Dance" featured in the film? I have viewed the ball scenes at both Meryton Assembly Hall and Netherfield but can not identify it at all. Where does this pretty piece of music reside? Thank you, Shirley. (from Shirley in Alberta, Canada.)
A: Another dance is from the ball scene when Elizabeth is talking to Charlotte about how her family seems to be having a contest to see who can expose themselves to the most ridicule at the Netherfield ball, Miss Bingley also says, "I can't help but feel that at any moment someone is going to produce a piglet and make us chase it." (thanks to Athena, CTadd more info

Q: What is the piano piece Miss Elizabeth plays for Lady Catherine when Mr. Darcy comes in "all his state" to listen to her? Is it a famous piano piece from the time period? (from Jen in Hebron, NE USA)
A: I think it is a simplified version of "Dawn" or "Georgiana." (thanks to Athena, CTadd more info

Q: I LOVE this movie and the soundtrack is terrific but I can't figure out when "Stars and Butterflies" is played in the movie. Could someone help me out? (from Athena in CT)
A: It is playing at the end of the Netherfield Ball when the camera is moving from room to room. Mr. Collins is shown by himself plucking the flowers on a daisy, and Mary is crying to her father, "I hate balls." (thanks to Captain Caffeine, Coloradoadd more info

Q: What song is playing in scene 14 of the movie after Mr. Bingley proposes and Elizabeth is sitting out by a tree while Darcy walks away from the house? It continues during the scene where the camera goes from one window of the house to the next at night.
...from JO in Englewood, New Jersey, USA (answer JO's question)

Q: What is the song playing when Elizabeth is swinging in circles very slowly, and she writes a letter back to Charlotte? (from Tori in Orlando,Florida,United States)
A: It's called "The Secret Life of Daydreams". It is #12 on the soundtrack. (thanks to Kat, El Paso, Tx, USAadd more info

Q: Has anyone had any luck finding the sheet music for "Your Hands Are Cold"? I have bought the book of sheet music for the score but that particular piece is not included. Colony Music in NY suggested that it may not have been released. Help.
...from tingewick in Oakville, Ontario, Canada (answer tingewick's question)

Q: What is the song playing when Elizabeth is visiting the house of Mr Darcy with her aunt and her uncle? Thanks a lot in advance!
...from Paige in Germany (answer Paige's question)

Q: Right after the part where both Elizabeth and her sister are in conversation under what appears to be bleachers, they participate in a dance to a song. Can anyone identify it for me?
...from RoNRoN in Puyallup,WA (answer RoNRoN's question)

Q: I love the song Mrs Darcy, but after buying the solo sheet music for piano (both easy and the regular version), it seems the version that Kiera Knightley actually plays in the movie is a bit different. Since I also play quite poorly, I want to know where I can find the actual way she plays it in that scene in front of Mr Darcy. It just seems the sheet music is a bit different than her version and I can't figure out the actual fingering she uses. Though the sheet music is spot on for the soundtrack score. Thanks so much.
...from sue in florida, usa (answer sue's question)

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