Varèse Sarabande announces the July 24 release of The Music of Patrick Doyle: Solo Piano featuring original performances and arrangements by Oscar-nominated composer Patrick Doyle. The collection features some of Patrick's most revered compositions performed on piano by Doyle himself. The eighteen tracks include music from Sense and Sensibility, Great Expectations, Nanny McPhee, Gosford Park and Cinderella. Doyle's career will also be celebrated later this year when he is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent.
"I have been recording the piano album over the last three years in between many other projects and I hope you enjoy listening to the melodies as much as I did reliving the lovely memories," said Doyle. "This album is one of two planned volumes of the many film themes that I have composed over the last 25 years. The tracks on the album are not in chronological order, for as our memories are jumbled up and flit from one particular moment to the other, so does the album."
"I have had the great fortune of collaborating with some of the most notable and influential directors in the history of film who cross over the last two centuries," Doyle explained. "Each of their films is the only reason these melodies exist."