The Crown - Season 4 S-track From The Netflix OS
Martin Phipps: Bio
Coming from a musical background (he is Benjamin Britten's godson), Martin read drama at Manchester University and fortunately for the acting profession, he decided to concentrate his energies on writing music. Since scoring his first TV drama, Eureka Street in 2002, he has won 2 BAFTAs, 5 Ivor Novello Awards and received multiple Emmy nominations for writing music to many of the most interesting series of recent years. These include the BBC's War and Peace, Hugo Blick's The Honourable Woman, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror and season 3 & 4 of the Leftbank Pictures/Netflix series The Crown.
Martin's film credits include Woman In Gold (scored with Hans Zimmer), starring Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren, Fox Searchlight's The Aftermath, starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, Harry Brown and Brighton Rock.
Martin set up Mearl, a project to facilitate collaborations with other artists and composers, as well as a platform for developing his own material. Peaky Blinders was the first soundtrack written under this name, scored with a band of musicians from Radiohead's new Laundry Studios in London Fields.
Sony Music today announces the November 20 release of THE CROWN: SEASON 4 (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES) with music by BAFTA and Ivor Novello Award-winning composer MARTIN PHIPPS (Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders). Available everywhere now, the album features music written by Phipps for the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed Netflix Original Series.
Of the soundtrack, composer MARTIN PHIPPS says, "In Season 4, the world of our middle aged characters is blown apart by the arrival of Princess Diana. I wanted to represent this bombshell in the music, culminating in Episode 5 when Australia goes nuts for Diana and the score switches to a brash, technicolor electronic palette. We are also in the ‘80s throughout the season, so the score is sprinkled with retro synth elements. Peter Morgan (showrunner/general maestro) was clear that he also wanted a strong sense of musical continuity with Season 3, so I updated many of our familiar, more orchestral themes from previous episodes. One of my favorite scenes is the reuse of the Simple Harp theme, as Diana returns triumphant from shooting a stag during her ‘Balmoral tests.' I hope you enjoy the new series, and its score, as much as I enjoyed writing it."