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Agatha Christie's Murder On the Orient Express (Original Sound Track)


Download links and information about Agatha Christie's Murder On the Orient Express (Original Sound Track) by Richard Rodney Bennett. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 39:14 minutes.

Artist: Richard Rodney Bennett
Release date: 2003
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 10
Duration: 39:14
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No. Title Length
1. Overture and Kidnapping 5:32
2. Stamboul Ferry 1:01
3. The Orient Express 11:18
4. The Body / Remembering Daisy 3:02
5. Entr'acte 3:40
6. Princess Dragomiroff 1:04
7. The Knife 1:24
8. Prelude to Murder 3:53
9. The Murder 3:43
10. Finale 4:37



Richard Rodney Bennett's score for the Sidney Lumet adaptation of Agatha Christie's whodunit Murder on the Orient Express is a complicated, various orchestral work reflecting the shifting tones and large cast of characters in the movie. Things are always changing in the music, just as they do onscreen, as viewers try to make sense out of the unusually broad panorama of suspects investigated by master detective Hercule Poirot on a snowbound train in Yugoslavia in the 1930s. Bennett uses what he, in his liner notes to the 2003 reissue, calls a "trashy main theme" that sounds like it was borrowed from one of those classically influenced pop songs of the '40s, and he concludes with a sweeping waltz, but in between the music cues respond to the contours of the convoluted plot, which makes this the sort of score that works well while one is watching the movie, but that sounds schizophrenic when listened to simply as an aural work. Nevertheless, it is full of entertaining juxtapositions and traditional elements twisted just enough to give them an unusual feel, a tone that is true to a movie both steeped in its genre and, ultimately, able to move beyond that.