Hollywood Pictures has announced that it going to be releasing a special 12” 2-LP vinyl album for the Searchlight Pictures’ “Chevalier”, which features an original score by Kris Bowers. The new vinyl album includes including two new tracks, “VIOLIN CONCERTO IN C MAJOR, OP. 5, NO. 1: I. ALLEGRO” and “VIOLIN CONCERTO IN A MAJOR, OP. 5, NO. 2: II. LARGO” available exclusively on the vinyl. Included on the album are on-camera performance tracks produced and arranged by Michael Abels, and songs composed by Joseph Bologne, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Alessandro Scarlatti.
Inspired by the incredible story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr. in a tour de force performance) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court.
Kris Bowers said in a statement:
“The story isn’t being told because it’s a black person that existed in this time period. This is one of the greatest composers who was overlooked because he was black. With Bologne’s incredible talent and charisma, some liken him to an 18th century rock star, with Michael Abels calling him “the Prince of his day.”
Here’s the tracklisting for the new album:
- Main Title – Arrival at Polytechnic
- Fencing Duel
- Awarded Chevalier
- A Letter Came for You – Nanon
- It’s Called Ernestine
- The Only Home I Knew
- The Kiss
- We’ll Find a Desert Island
- Now I’m Only a Negro
- My Child
- Composing the Finale
- Not a Queen of France
- Flowers Through Church
- Choices Come from Within
- The Queen Is Here – You Will Be Erased
- Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 8, No. 2: I: Allegro (Quartet Version)
- String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 1, No. 2: Rondeau
- Sinfonie Liberté Part 1 & 2
- Soul of an Artist
- Violin Duel
- Scena from “Ernestine”
- O cessate di piagarmi from “Il Pompeo”
- Dansons Pour La Vie
- Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5, No. 2: II. Largo
- Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 8, No. 2: I. Allegro
- Violin Concerto in C Major, Op. 5, No.1: I. Allegro
- Sonata for Harp with Flute Obligato: II. Tempo Minuetto
The album can be purchased here
from Disney Music Emporium.
“Chevalier” is available to stream now on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ in many countries including Canada and the UK. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is also available on all digital platforms.
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