George Fenton – The Duke: Opening Credits (Spotify)

“A wonderful sound theme for the film "The Duke" that sends us back to the 1960s. Positive, action-packed music, the composer of which is a real engineer of improvisation and colouring of sound magic!”

“Прекрасная открывающая, заглавная тема к биографическому кинофильму -The Duke-, отправляющая нас в далёкие 1960-ые годы. Позитивная, насыщенная действием музыка, авторы которой являются настоящими инженерами импровизации и колорита звуковой магии!”

This is the opening credits to The Duke Soundtrack - released today alongside the film, starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. A beautifully jazzy piece by 5 time Oscar nominated composer, George Fenton. Thanks for listening.

George Fenton has written scores for over 100 films and dozens of plays and TV programmes. He has received 5 Oscar nominations, multiple Ivor Novello, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy and BMI Awards and a Classical Brit.

First nominated for an Academy award with Ravi Shankar for the score to Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, George went on to score another 4 films for Attenborough.

Other films include ‘Cry Freedom’, ‘Shadowlands’, ‘Dangerous Liaisons’, ‘The Fisher King’, ‘Groundhog Day’, ‘The Lady In the Van’ and most recently, ’Cold Pursuit’, ‘Red Joan’, Ken Loach’s ‘Sorry We Missed You’, ‘The Secret’ and the new BBC Series, Talking Heads.

He composed the score for the BBC Natural History series, Trials of Life, culminating in the original ‘Blue Planet’, ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘Frozen Planet’ series. George went on to tour the world with these as live concerts with venues including The Sydney Opera House, Hollywood Bowl and London's Royal Festival Hall.

Reviewed by Nagamag on March 6, 2022