MovieScore Media issues the digital soundtrack of the hit ITV series Agatha Christie’s Marple with music by Dominik Scherrer. With 23 episodes aired in 6 seasons between 2004 and 2013, this iteration was the most extensive presentation of classic Marple stories, featuring Geraldine McEwan in the first three seasons with Julia McKenzie taking over in season four. Ever since the first series was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2005, it has been a consistently great hit with a dedicated fan base. The physical edition of the score by Quartet Records is released concurrently on CD.
“I had to look for instrumentation that worked for both, the pastoral as well as the evil, and settled for a woodwind and strings dominated ensemble,” says Dominik Scherrer about the music. “The shimmering muted strings and melodic woodwinds of Vaughan Williams were an inspiration. We had London’s top musicians performing soaring violin and cello solos. Utilising the extreme ranges of instruments, hitting the lowest open strings on the celli and basses hard, haunting bassoon solos, and screechy high violins at the top of their range could produce truly frightening textures, only to be followed by a beautifully played, plaintive cor anglais solo.”
Swiss-born composer Dominik Scherrer is a real veteran of the British television scene. His credits include hospital drama Monroe (2012-2013) and the sci-fi adventure series Primeval (2007-2009) and the crime series Ripper Street (2012) for which he won the Best Television Soundtrack Award for his work on the show at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards. His more recent titles include the limited series The Missing (available from MovieScore Media) and Requiem, another Ivor Novello Award winner for Best Television Soundtrack (shared with composer Natasha Khan).
MMS20025 • DISCOVERY COLLECTION VOL. 20
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MARPLE (Music from the Television Series)
Release date (digital/CD): November 13, 2020