Thursday, 3 September 2015

Top 5 Period Drama Soundtracks

I love movie soundtracks.
And I love picking favourites too, so I thought it time for a delightful little top 5.

This is by no means a countdown to the all time favourite, for the positions shift almost daily depending on my mood, but one thing they have in common: they rise quite distinctly from the crowd of soundtracks to form a class of their own.

So without further they are:


Apart from being a delightful series and one of my all time favourites, it is also filled to the brim with beautiful music. My absolute favourite number is The Last Dance (the music combined with the scene is simply perfection). But I can listen to it all  on repeat for hours and hours (and often do), for it is simply ideal as background music.

The Young Victoria

A truly wonderful movie filled with just as wonderful music. The music in here is quite varied in its moods; from grand and majestic to quiet and melancholic - it has it all. Picking favourites here is hard...there are so many. But if I have to choose one it must be Marriage Proposal, it contains the love theme that is just indescribably beautiful.

Sense and Sensibility

What I like the most about the music in this movie is the quiet feel of it. The orchestration is really beautiful and seems quite simple until you listen closely and suddenly discover just how many instruments are being played. I love to listen to this soundtrack just to relax, it is very soothing. My favourite of all the numbers is definitely My Father's Favourite. The simple piano voice is just so beautiful, and really underlines the mood of the song well.

Pride and Prejudice

You can say what you want about the movie, but the music in it is some of the prettiest soundtracks of all  time. I love that much of it is solo piano (it does make it easier for me to play), it makes the contrast so much bigger when suddenly the whole orchestra joins in for the finale. My favourite is an example of just that: Liz On Top Of The World (which by the way is also a gorgeous scene).

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

When I first discovered this soundtrack on YouTube I didn't listen to anything else for days. I don't know exactly what it is that makes this music so special, but I really love the grand, epic and fairytale like sound of it. It is literally meant to transport you to another world, and it does just that. My favourite piece is Evacuating London. I love how it starts out quiet and sad and then transform into this big fully orchestrated piece that just set the mood for the movie. seems we have reached the end of this list.
Did we have any favourites in common?
What are some of your favourite soundtracks?


  1. I love soundtracks. Like, listen to them every day, and all that jazz. :-) You definitely mentioned some of my favourites! I listened to the ENTIRE Young Victoria soundtrack yesterday - and YES THE LOVE THEME IS SO BEAUTIFUL; Gahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    I loooove 'My Father's Favourite'. :-)

    ~ Naomi

  2. Awesome picks!:D

    I especially like TLTWATW;)

  3. Oh yes! Dear Rose, you listed some lovelies here! Another beautiful soundtrack is from Becoming Jane...a gorgeous movie and oh, the music is heavenly... I also love 'Belle''s soundtrack for Rachel Portman and Miss Potter too! Dear me! There are so many wonderful soundtracks and I enjoy listening to them whilst sewing...
    Have a delightful Monday further!

  4. I love soundtracks! I wanted to say sorry, you probably know where I am talking about. SORRYY! :D

    1. It's okay, you are completely forgiven:)


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