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An Alternative Life

Matthew Sweet presents music for films about people leading double lives, coinciding with the release of The Girl on the Train, which features a score by Danny Elfman.

Matthew Sweet with film music about people leading double lives in the week that has seen the release of the thriller, "The Girl on the Train" with music by Danny Elfman.

The programme also features music from "Total Recall", "The Life of Pi", "The Double Life of Veronique", "Albert Nobbs", "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "As You Like It", and from films inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's novella 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' - including the Classic Score of the Week, Franz Waxman's music for the 1941 "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde".

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22 minutes

Music Played

  • Brad Fiedel

    True Lies (1994) - Main Theme

    Conductor: Brad Fiedel. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Total Recall (1990) - End of a Dream

    Conductor: Jerry Goldsmith. Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra.
  • Mychael Danna

    Life of Pi (2012) - Tsimtsum

    Conductor: Michael Nowak. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra & Chorus.
  • Zbigniew Preisner

    The Double Life of Veronique (1991) - Concerto in E minor - version 1802

    Singer: Elżbieta Towarnicka. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Choir: Chór Filharmonii Śląskiej. Conductor: Antoni Wit.
  • Sylvia Fine

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) - Anatole of Paris

    Singer: Danny Kaye.
  • Theodore Shapiro

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) - Stationary Cycle

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Theodore Shapiro.
  • William Walton

    As You Like It (1936) - Prelude

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
  • Brian Byrne

    Albert Nobbs (2011) - Titles

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Brian Byrne.
  • David Whitaker

    Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971) - Theme

  • Franz Waxman

    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941) - Suite

    Orchestra: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Choir: Hollywood Bowl Chorus. Conductor: John Mauceri.
  • Danny Elfman

    The Girl on the Train (2016) - I'm Sorry

    Ensemble: Studio-Ensemble.
  • Steve Jablonsky

    Transformers (2007) - Autobots

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Nick Glennie‐Smith.
  • Howard Shore

    Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (2002) - The Uruk-Hai

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.


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