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Gabriel Fauré's Dolly Suite - Berceuse

Gabriel Fauré The Dolly Suite by French composer Gabriel Fauré is one of his best known works. It was originally composed for piano duet, but is frequently played in other arrangements. On mfiles we present the 1st movement of the Dolly Suite, named Berceuse (or Lullaby), in 3 different versions with sheet music scores and parts, plus videos, midi and mp3 files:

Two Striking Films - article by John Caps

Jocelyn Pook The article Two Striking Films includes reviews of two recent film scores - "Under the Silver Lake" by Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland) and "King Charles III" by Jocelyn Pook. The article's author John Caps asks Is This Post-Millennial Scoring? More...

Good Omens by David Arnold

David Arnold The TV Series of Good Omens has a lot to live up to in terms of fan expectation. However David Arnold's music turns out to be an essential part of the result, delivering superb musical humour and characterisation. More...

Henry Mancini anniversary

Henry Mancini This month (June 2019) it will be 25 years since the passing of composer Henry Mancini. To mark this Henry Mancini anniversary, his biographer John Caps examines his considerable legacy and identifies the 3 key ingredients of his fame and success. More...

God of War by Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary Everything about the God of War game score is gorgeous, enthralling choral elements with a wonderful soloist, well-chosen instrumentation, and an exquisite set of melodies. Somehow Bear McCreary's music turns a mythical world into something totally believable. More...

Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman Mary Poppins Returns ticks all the right boxes in this vibrant sequel to the 1964 film. Composer Marc Shaiman delivers on the Score and Songs, with lyrics co-written by Scott Wittman. His musical extravaganza delivers all the fun and magic with a large Spoonful of Sugar. More...

Into the Spider-Verse by Dan. Pemberton

Daniel Pemberton That Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is doing so well at the box-office and animation awards, is at least partly down to the film score by Daniel Pemberton. This brings the DJ turntable into film music like never before - highly recommended. More...

Michel Legrand (1932-2019)

Michel Legrand With deepest regret we report the death of Michel Legrand. The breadth of his talent included Jazz Musician (with Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Bill Evans), Songwriter (The Windmills of Your Mind, What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?) and film composer (Ice Station Zebra, Never Say Never Again). Read our obituary by John Caps.

Ralph Breaks the Internet by H. Jackman

Henry Jackman Ralph Breaks the Internet continues the adventures of Ralph and Vanellope, as they leap from their arcade world into the Internet. Returning composer Henry Jackman delivers a great score, blending his solid orchestral foundation with game music electronica and some further music treats! More...

Humans Series 2 & 3 by Sarah Warne

Sarah Warne Taking over from "Cristo" who scored Series 1 and created the theme music, composer Sarah Warne has continued to provide incidental music for the TV drama Humans Series 2 & 3 in the same genre, with electronic music being the perfect way to accompany android "synths" with very human emotions. More...

Philippe Sarde, the Enigma

Philippe Sarde French composer Philippe Sarde will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award this month at Film Fest Gent. The event has prompted author John Caps to investigate his approach to orchestration in the article Philippe Sarde: the Enigma. More...

Interview with Rachel Portman

Rachel Portman John Caps interviews Rachel Portman covering her music both for the Stage and the Screen. The wide-ranging discussion touches on the composer's experiences with a range of projects such as "The Human Stain", "Oliver Twist" for Roman Polanski, and the Opera "The Little Prince". More...

The Ribbon by Jonathan Galland

Jonathan Galland The Ribbon is an animated short which has done incredibly well on the festival circuit. The score by composer Jonathan Galland has also garnered a string of awards and deservedly so, taking the film through an emotional roller-coaster in the space of a few minutes. More...


Grieg: Holberg Suite - Gavotte (piano)

Edvard Grieg - Portrait Edvard Grieg composed his Holberg Suite to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ludvig Holberg, a Norwegian writer, and chose the style of his Suite to reflect period music "From Holberg's Time". Although Grieg later arranged the Holberg Suite for string orchestra we present the 3rd movement "Gavotte" from the original version for piano solo. On mfiles the Gavotte is available to download as piano sheet music (with illustrating video), a midi file or an mp3 file:

Dumbo by Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman For Tim Burton's reimaging of Disney classic Dumbo, the soundtrack has predictably remained true to the original songs, but composer Danny Elfman's film score is thoroughly well crafted giving many musical moments to enjoy. More...

The Music of Max Richter

Max Richter John Caps takes a look at the music of Max Richter and finds some commonalities among his music for different media, which includes film scores, music for stage and ballet, and a number of unusual concert pieces. More...

Franz Schubert's Ständchen (Serenade)

Franz Schubert Franz Schubert composed more than 600 songs in total, though "Ständchen" (or Serenade) was published after his death as part of a collection called "Swan Song" by the publisher. We include the original song and various instrumental arrangements:

Mary Queen of Scots by Max Richter

Max Richter Mary Queen of Scots tells the story of the power struggle between the Scottish Queen and her cousin, England's Queen Elizabeth I. The film score by Max Richter speaks not only of regal majesty but also of love and violence set amidst troubling times. More...

Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony (No.6)

Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven's 6th Symphony in F is called the Pastoral since it's all about the countryside. The 1st movement sets the scene musically by describing the peace and tranquility after arriving in the countryside. Here is the first movement in different formats, orchestral score and sheet music parts, mp3 file and midi file:

Scraper: First Strike by Winifred Phillips

Winifred Phillips Scraper: First Strike is the first in a planned series of 5 VR games. The soundtrack by award-winning composer Winifred Phillips captures the game's Cyberpunk feel together with its diverse gameplay from sci-tech atmospheres during RPG exploration to full blown shooter action. More...

Salvo Scores

Alexandre Desplat In his article Salvo Scores subtitled "Apprenticeship of Film Composers" John Caps identifies those film scores which mark a significant transition in the career of film composers, the film title that publicly jump-starts their careers even though they may have been scoring films for some time beforehand. More...

Haydn: Symphony No.88 in G major

Joseph Haydn Joseph Haydn has 104 numbered symphonies to his name. The Symphony No.88 in G major falls between his "Paris" Symphonies and "London" ones, and one of his better known. Here is the first movement in different formats, full orchestral score and parts, mp3 file or midi file:

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