Delibes: The Bell Song - Meryl Streep, Simon Helberg
Sing Madame Florence
Chopin Prelude in E Minor
Mozart: Queen of the Night's Aria
Going to Kathleen's
St Clair's Blues
Like a Bird
I Think I Am Going to Read
For the Love of Music
Florence Foster Jenkins
Decca to Release Alexandre Desplat's Original Soundtrack for FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS on August 12, 2016
The soundtrack includes vocal performances by its star, Meryl Streep, as well as introducing soprano Aida Garifullina
Florence Foster Jenkins is the new comedy-drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) which tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.
The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, St Clair realized he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.
In addition to Streep's hilarious and meticulously executed vocal performances, the original soundtrack features a score by composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Philomena). Soprano and Decca recording artist Aida Garifullina makes a cameo as Lily Pons and performances "The Bell Song" from Delibes' Lakme.
The film's supporting cast members include Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) as Florence's long suffering piano accompanist, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Nina Arianda (Midnight in Paris).
The film is produced by Michael Kuhn (The Duchess) and by Tracey Seaward (Philomena, The Queen). It is executive produced by Pathé's Cameron McCracken, BBC Films' Christine Langan and Qwerty's Malcolm Ritchie. Nicholas Martin wrote the screenplay and the creative team includes Director of Photography Danny Cohen (The King's Speech, Les Miserables), Production Designer Alan Macdonald (Philomena, The Queen), Costume Designer Consolata Boyle (Philomena, The Queen) and Editor Valerio Bonelli (Philomena).
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is a Pathé and BBC Films presentation with the participation of Canal + and Cine + of a Qwerty Films Production.