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Vera - Original TV Soundtrack

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Vera - Original TV Soundtrack
Vera - Original TV Soundtrack


Award winning composer Ben Bartlett's poignant score to top-rating ITV drama based on the bestsellingbooks by Ann Cleeves (Shetland, Inspector Ramsay) and starring Brenda Blethyn. BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning actress Brenda Blethyn stars as the eccentric but brilliant DCI VeraStanhope. Unconventional and unglamorous, Vera faces the world with her caustic wit, guile andcourage and what she lacks in charm she makes up for in wisdom and insight. Ben Bartlett's soundtrack perfectly complements the atmospheric Northumberland landscapes that theseries is set in. Vera's music theme started from a very simple idea of four chords, originally used toscore the heartrending opening scene of the very first episode. The sweeping melody enveloping thesefour chords became more prominent as the music developed, and has gradually formed into theinstantly recognizable, haunting and elegant theme of the series. The score for Vera is full of musical miniatures that have become part of the fabric of the show, andsome of the dramatic highlights have been selected for the album here. On this album, and in the score,the piano is played by Ben Bartlett. Ben Bartlett is a London based TV and concert composer known for his prolific music output for drama,comedy and documentaries. Recently, Ben's music was featured in SKY 1 hit series Stan Lee's Lucky Man,ITV's The Loch, Sky Atlantic's critically acclaimed The Tunnel. For his score for Walking with DinosaursBen won a BAFTA in 2000 and was nominated for Primetime Emmy. He was also nominated for RTS (TheGhost Squad, The Mark of Cain, Mutual Friends) and Ivor Novello Awards (Fiona's Story). Ben also writesfor concert hall and theatre. He received critical acclaim for his mini-opera El Tigre, based on a poem ofPablo Neruda, and his piano work Caprice was performed at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.


  1. Name
  2. Hidden Depths
  3. Ashes
  4. Spyhole
  5. Telling Tales
  6. Polytunnels
  7. Luxury
  8. Poster Child
  9. On Harbour Street
  10. Reservoir
  11. Boatman
  12. Lazarus
  13. Crow Trap
  14. Castles In The Air
  15. Eucalyptus
  16. Old Wounds
  17. Changing Tides
  18. Creche
  19. Sundancers
  20. Natural Selection
  21. Freshwater
  22. Arrest
  23. Cuckoo
  24. Gone To Ground
  25. Death Of A Family Man
  26. Blood And Bone
  27. Tyler
  28. Farewell Bethany
  29. Syringe
  30. Clobber
  31. End Credits
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