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The English Patient Soundtrack

4.6 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Performer: Márta Sebestyén, John Constable
  • Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
  • Composer: Gabriel Yared
  • Audio CD (10 Mar. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Fantasy
  • ASIN: B0000086CL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,055 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The English Patient
  2. A Retreat
  3. Rupert Bear
  4. What Else Do You Love?
  5. Why Picton?
  6. Cheek to Cheek - Fred Astaire
  7. Kip's Lights
  8. Hana's Curse
  9. I'll Always Go Back To That Church
  10. Black Nights
  11. Swoon, I'll Catch You
  12. Am I K. In Your Book?
  13. Let Me Come In!
  14. Wang Wang Blues - Benny Goodman
  15. Convento Di Sant' Anna
  16. Herodotus
  17. Szerelem, Szerelem featuring MARTA SEBESTYEN - Muzsikas
  18. Ask Your Saint Who He's Killed
  19. One O'clock Jump - Benny Goodman
  20. I'll Be Back
  21. Let Me Tell You About Winds
  22. Read Me To Sleep
  23. The Cave Of Swimmers
  24. Where Or When - Shepherd's Hotel Jazz Orchestra
  25. Aria from THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS - Julie Steinberg
  26. Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
  27. As Far As Florence
  28. En Csak Azt Csodalom

Customer Reviews

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By A Customer on 8 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was initially captivated by the music by of course watching the film which is as equally beautiful. The music is a combination of 30's jazz, Hungarian folk music which incidently sounds very arabic, Bach and of course the haunting symphonic score of Gabriel Yared. The album sums up all the emotions in the film, love, passion, hope, tradgedy, happiness and despair. Utterly compelling and in all honesty some of the most beautiful pieces of classical music i have ever heard. Regardless of whether you have seen the film or not, this is a must have.
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Having loved the book and been disappionted by the film, i was intreiged by the different styles of music I heard throughout the film. The soundtrack is sensitive and melodious, charting the different lives, stories and cultures that the main characters lead. The tracks are a collection from different countries, from a Hungarian ballad to Ella Fiztgerald and Fred Astaires very different recordings of "Cheek to cheek". It is a lovely album, very relaxing and every track is different, each superb in its own way. However the classical melody composed by Gabriel Yared is slightly repetative as it occurs frequently during the album. A work of art in it's own right, which seems to capture the spirit of the book better than the film does. Buy it if you like your music well thought out and meaningfull.
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Gabriel Yared has composed some timeless compositions and this in my opinion is his most creative to date.
Not one track is below par out of the 20+ on this CD its an instrumentally tribulant work that is so eminant of the African Locations in the film, it really captured the 1940s and i loved the nostalgic 'Cheek to Cheek' thrown in By Yared to enhance his own Music.
This CD really reminded me of Peter Gabriels 'Last temptation Of Christ' the music ranges from the haunting woodwind tradgedies to Bulgarian folklore and what I liked best was that i didnt find myself skipping tracks because some irritated me, from start to finish it moved and inspired me, and you cant say that for many Artists.
I have appreciated this soundtrack more and more as i have listened to it, on first listening to this i was mildly disappointed as i had another of Yareds work (City Of Angels)and my expectations were that the music would be the same, then i watched the film and the next time i listened to it, the music became much like a picture book improving both the soundtrack and the film. Gabriel Yared is so much more unappreciated than say 'James Horner' (titanic, braveheart ) i consider Yared much more diverse than horner as all Yareds work from 'Betty BLue', city of angels, 'the lover' etc are so different and indistinguishable to Yared, making him in my opinion one of the great pioneers of the classical music for film genre.
I would highly recommend this to any romantic, or soul searcher looking for divine inspiration by way of music.
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Yes, this ost of the 1996 movie repeats itself quite alot, but who really cares......there are 28 songs on this beautiful album and it runs for over an hour; a little repetition is just fine with me.

This ost won an oscar for best music for the Minghella movie. Just like the 1962 david Lean movie 'Lawrence of Arabia', Minghella sought a ravishing musical soundtrack that reflects the mystery of love in the desert.

Composed by Gabriel Yared, this is a brooding symphonic score, which features the Goldberg Variations by Bach (I bought the Bach cd via Amazon, after hearing it on this ost); the mesmerising voice of Marta Sebestyen the Hungarian folk singer; Benny Goodman; Ella Fitzerald etc......

I have been listening to this album for years, and i never tire of it. Standout tracks include 'I'll be back', 'Rupert Bear' and 'As far as Florance'.

After i listen to it, i have a tear in my eye and sand in my shoes.

"We die............... we die rich with lovers and tribes,
tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have entered and swum up like rivers,
fears we have hidden in, like this wretched cave.

We are the real countries, not the boundaries drawn on maps with the names of powerful men.

I know you will come and carry me out into the palace of winds. That's all I've wanted -- to walk in such a place with you, with friends, on earth without maps."
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This music is quite lovely .I f you have seen the film as I have multiple times , each piece sends your mind back to the relevant scene in the film , the Hungarian lullaby, where she sits and copies pictures of the swimmers found in the caves at the Gulf of Kabir onto paper to put into his copy of Herodoteese. The planes flying over the desert ,to the dance songs of Irving Berlin . A great CD,I don't normally buy soundtracks but I have this copied onto my various 'toys' and even brought my musical father a copy. He agreed -it is beautiful music.
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By Ian on 27 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you loved the film then this will only enhance that pleasure. It is impossible to not relive the film in your memory when you listen to this CD. My favourite has to be "Read Me To Sleep".
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I have had this on my 'wish list' for a very long time. Since the day it arrived, it has sent me into a peaceful sleep with evocative memories of the exotic side of the film. As well as the mix of trad jazz of the era, the classical music and also being a World music fan, it was a revelation to listen to the Moroccan music which I had forgotten features on the sound track. What a wonderful way to go to sleep!
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