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Hamlet

(Movie) Franco Zeffirelli, 1990

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Category: Drama – Historical User Rating: 6.1/10 3 stars Vote
Soundtrack
Originals PerformedReleased
1 2:40 Hamlet (Version 1) This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
2 4:40 The King Is Dead 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
3 3:55 Ophelia (Version 1) 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
4 1:36 What A Piece Of Work Is Man 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
5 2:02 The Prayer 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
6 6:02 The Ghost 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
7 2:02 The Play 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
8 1:38 The Banquet 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
9 2:17 Dance For The Queen 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
10 3:00 Ophelia (Version 2) 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
11 3:17 Hamlet's Madness 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
12 2:40 Hamlet (Version 2) 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
13 3:06 Simulated Madness 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
14 3:24 The Closet 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
15 1:54 Second Madness 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
16 3:54 To Be Or Not To Be 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
17 1:58 Solid Flesh 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
18 1:40 The Vaults 1990 Hamlet (CD Virgin Movie Music CDVMM3 - United Kingdom - 1990) 1990
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Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor;
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‣17/02/2021 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: HAMLET (1990) (Part 1)
Original title: HAMLET – aka AMLETO link

Director: Franco Zeffirelli (1923-2019) link
Premiered in the US and Canada on 19 December 1990. link

Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor: Ennio Morricone – Opening credits: jpg

Orchestra: Unione Musicisti di Roma
Viola: Fausto Anzelmo
Oboe: Carlo Romano
Recorded at Forum Studio (1980-1997), Rome.
(Page 3 of CD inlay)

Voices (track 6): No info
Female Voices (track 3): Pina Magri – "It's my voice in overdub." (e-mail, 21 May 2010, 5:08 p.m.) jpg / jpg
Flute: Paolo Zampini (Maestro #7, page 57)

2:40 – 01 – Hamlet
4:43 – 02 – The King is Dead
3:54 – 03 – Ophelia – Play: mp3
1:38 – 04 – What a Piece of Work is Man
2:04 – 05 – The Prayer
6:02 – 06 – The Ghost
2:06 – 07 – The Play
1:39 – 08 – The Banquet
2:18 – 09 – Dance for the Queen – Play: mp3
3:01 – 10 – Ophelia
3:23 – 11 – Hamlet's Madness
2:40 – 12 – Hamlet – Play: mp3
3:06 – 13 – Simulated Madness
3:25 – 14 – The Closet
1:59 – 15 – Second Madness
3:55 – 16 – To Be Or Not To Be
2:00 – 17 – Solid Flesh
1:41 – 18 – The Vaults
Released on CD:
Hamlet – Virgin Records CDVMM 3 – Germany – 1990 link
Front: jpg
Back: jpg
Pages 3 and 4 of CD inlay: jpg
Disc: "CDVMM3 – Copyright owned by Virgin Records America – Manufactured in W. Germany" jpg
18 tracks – Total time: 52:14 – All tracks in stereo.
Other editions of the same album: link


‣17/02/2021 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: HAMLET (1990) (Part 2)
Ennio Morricone: Zeffirelli told me, "Ennio, this time I would like to have music different from the norm. I would like it to be devoid of themes, a music of moods and armospheres, a music made of sonorities."
"It's a wonderful idea! I revel in it", I told him. …
"When the music was ready, Zeffirelli listened to it and said, "You didn't write any themes."
"As you had asked me", I replied. …
He insisted on the fact that there were no themes, to which I answered, "Don't worry, Franco, I can fix it right away." …
In addition to this, Zeffirelli made an offensive comment, for which some of the musicians were almost ready to beat him. So when he called me for STORIA DI UNA CAPINERA (1993) and later for another film, I turned him down. After my second refusal, he never called me again. …
The movie was beautiful, excellent, but I must add that the music I wrote for the sequence "To be or not to be" was cut from the American release.
We were spotting the cues during our first meeting, and as we got to that sequence Mel Gibson told Zeffirelli something like, "But Franco, do you really think that my acting is not good enough and that you need to support it with music?".
Something similar happened with Robert De Niro in ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1984), but Sergio Leone had found a way to reassure him.
Alessandro De Rosa: How many films did you turn down?
Ennio Morricone: At least as many as I accepted. (In His Own Words, pages 137, 138)

Director Franco Zeffirelli & Composer Ennio Morricone:

1981 – ENDLESS LOVE link
1990 – HAMLET link


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