Dubois Records, in cooperation with Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece will release the Victoria - Original Soundtrack digitally on all music streaming platforms to coincide with the US release of the television series on PBS this coming weekend. The album features the limited series' original score by multi-BAFTA and Ivor Novello winning composer Martin Phipps (Woman In Gold, The Keeping Room) and Ruth Barrett (City Of Tiny Lights) with vocals from the Mediaeval Baebes. Victoria first aired on ITV in the UK on August 28, 2016.
Phipps says: "The idea was to give Victoria a dynamic voice, an explosive theme through which we could rejoice in her strength & courage. The Mediaeval Baebes were the perfect sound for this. With one foot in the classical world & one in the commercial, they gave Victoria the mixture of refinement & attitude I was after."
Barrett says: "I started composing from episode 2, weaving in some of Martin's original themes & creating new ones to track Victoria settling into her life as a young queen, her relationship with Albert, and the changing face of Victorian England" She goes on to say, "The music gets epic towards the end of the season, for the birth of the railway and the first royal heir."