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The original trailer from Branagh's Hamlet used music that was not in the actual score. It was some piece of classical music borrowed from another source. Does anyone know what the piece was, and who was the composer?
-- Tim Tezer (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 26, 2003
That would be music from the St. Crispin's Day speech in Mr. Branagh's Henry V (1989), music composed by Patrick Doyle. He also composed the music for Hamlet. It's one of my favourites!
-- Virginia (email@example.com), March 26, 2003.
The music used in the (European ?) Trailer is from "Born on the fourth of July" by John Williams. It is the last track on the CD.
-- Daniel Zuko (Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org), April 10, 2003.
No, it was the U.S. trailer, and YES! it was from the score of Henry V! No wonder we like it so much. It's a great piece of music in its own right. I now own it on CD.
-- Tim Tezer (email@example.com), April 10, 2003.
Yes and Yes. The music is not one piece. It's two pieces cut together. First half is "born of the fourth...", second half is "Henry V".
But both scores are just great.
-- Daniel Zuko (Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org), April 12, 2003.
Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh constantly work together. And, a lovely combination it makes. His score for Hamlet is generally considered one of his best. I would also reccomend his score for And Lee's Sense and Sensiblity.
-- Catherine C. England (email@example.com), May 24, 2003.
Joining a tad late to the conversation, but had to thank everybody who contributed to the answer to this. I've been trying to figure that out for ages. Y'all have a wonderful day now!
-- Iain (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 04, 2004.