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The Happy Prince
Original Soundtrack


Composer: Gabriel Yared
Label: Plaza Mayor Company Ltd
Release Date: 01 October 2018

Plaza Mayor Company release Gabriel Yared's original soundtrack for the biographical drama The Happy Prince. The movie tells the story of the last days of famed playwright Oscar Wilde...

Containing 15 tracks (21 min, 09 sec), Gabriel Yared's score for The Happy Prince is more an EP than a full album. But what it lacks in duration, it more than makes up for in quality. This is a beautifully rich collection of sweet and, at times, melancholic themes.

Yared does a remarkable job of balancing the extremes of Oscar Wilde’s story: irony, solitude and despair, and in doing so limited the orchestral line up to a small chamber ensemble and piano which makes it sound like a more intimate project.

It's a beautifully rich and very rewarding album that works well as a stand alone collection of themes in its own right.


Darren Rea

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