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The Duchess (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Download links and information about The Duchess (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Rachel Portman. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 42:00 minutes.

Artist: Rachel Portman
Release date: 2008
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 18
Duration: 42:00
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No. Title Length
1. The Duchess 1:41
2. Mistake of Your Life 3:27
3. I Think of You All the Time 3:41
4. No Mood for Conversation 0:59
5. Gee and Grey Make Love 1:57
6. Gee and Grey Together In Bath 2:57
7. Twelve German Dances: No. 10 in D Major (featuring The Isobel Griffiths Ensemble) 3:16
8. Awakening 1:25
9. Rape 1:53
10. Bess' Sons 2:03
11. Gee Gives Up Baby 1:33
12. Six Years Later 2:33
13. Some Things Too Late, Others Too Early 1:06
14. String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 1: Adagio (featuring The Isobel Griffiths Quartet) 5:49
15. Never See Your Children Again 2:02
16. Grey Comes Back 1:53
17. Gee Is Taken to the Country 1:37
18. End Titles 2:08



Director Saul Dibbs’ period piece/examination of the personal and political intrigues of aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, won an Academy Award for its 18th-century costume recreations. Yet while English composer Rachel Portman’s elegant, bittersweet score makes bowings to similar epoch conceits, its musical essence is actually a masterful sleight of hand that wraps expected period chamber orchestra trappings around a forcefully modern soul that’s evident from its stately title motif. Portman’s musical forte has long been portraying the interior landscape, and her cues here range from sunny interpolations of Beethoven and Haydn to her own more brooding, introspective cues. Yet the more conflicted and complex the personality, the subtler she uses her musical palette, with this score being another fine example of that masterful, instinctive artistic restraint.