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Much Ado About Nothing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Download links and information about Much Ado About Nothing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Patrick Doyle. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 58:11 minutes.

Artist: Patrick Doyle
Release date: 1993
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 24
Duration: 58:11
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No. Title Length
1. The Picnic (featuring David Snell) 2:57
2. Overture (featuring David Snell) 4:20
3. The Sweetest Lady (featuring David Snell) 2:05
4. The Conspirators (featuring David Snell) 2:38
5. The Masked Ball (featuring David Snell) 1:55
6. The Prince Woos Hero (featuring David Snell) 1:19
7. A Star Danced (featuring David Snell) 2:43
8. Rich She Shall Be (featuring David Snell) 1:42
9. Sigh No More Ladies (featuring David Snell) 1:58
10. The Gulling of Benedick (featuring David Snell) 3:12
11. It Must Be Requited (featuring David Snell) 2:00
12. The Gulling of Beatrice (featuring David Snell) 1:40
13. Contempt Farewell (featuring David Snell) 1:33
14. The Lady Is Disloyal (featuring David Snell) 2:14
15. Hero's Wedding (featuring David Snell) 0:46
16. Take Here Back Again (featuring David Snell) 3:10
17. Die to Live (featuring David Snell) 4:43
18. You Have Killed a Sweet Lady (featuring David Snell) 3:03
19. Choose Your Revenge (featuring David Snell) 1:48
20. Pardon Goddess of the Night (featuring David Snell) 4:32
21. Did I Not Tell You (featuring David Snell) 1:40
22. Hero Revealed (featuring David Snell) 1:25
23. Benedick the Married Man (featuring David Snell) 2:07
24. Strike Up Pipers (featuring David Snell) 2:41



Melodramatic ham that he is, Kenneth Branagh seldom lets a minute go by in his screen adaptations of Shakespeare without some kind of musical accompaniment. Patrick Doyle is a shameless enabler for Branagh's music addiction, dealing out 24 tracks worth of sticky sweet orchestrations to satisfy the director's jones. Much Ado About Nothing was Branagh's second Shakespeare film, and at the time of its release his ebullient directorial style seemed radiant and charming. The film was widely regarded as a magnificently robust Hollywood popularization of one of the Bard's cheekiest comedies. But Branagh's unwinking earnestness began to wear thin in later efforts like Hamlet and Love's Labours Lost, making Much Ado seem somewhat light weight in retrospect. Doyle's contribution is nevertheless suitably sweeping and frothy, even if it does borrow rather too liberally from his previous (and superior) compositions for Henry V. As usual, Doyle's greatest work comes in classical vocal tracks like the dirge-like choral passage "Pardon Goddess of the Night" and the winsome musical setting for Shakespeare's poem "Sigh No More Ladies," which receives a beautiful reading in the opening credits by the incomparable Emma Thompson. These help to compensate for the egregiously swollen romantic pieces that underscore ridiculous shots of a lovestruck Branagh splashing around in Venetian fountains.