• Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Hamlet, Music to the Film in two parts, Op. 116 (1964)

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Programme Note

1. [No. 1] Overture (Largo)
2. [No. 2] Military Music (Allegretto)
3. [No. 3] Fanfares. The Kings’s entrance
4. [No. 4] Fanfares. The Kings’s exit
5. [No. 5] Ball at the Palace (Presto)
6. [No. 6] Story of Horatio and the Ghost (Adagio)
7. [No. 7] Ophelia’s Dance
8. [No. 8] The Ball (Allegretto)
9. [No. 9] The Ghost (Largo)
10. [No. 10] Hamlet’s parting with Ophelia (Andante)
11. [No. 11] Court Music (Moderato)
12. [No. 12] Hamlet’s monologue: ‘What a piece of work is man!’
13. [Nos. 13 and 13a] Arrival of the Players (Allegro)
14. [No. 14] Hamlet’s soliloquy: ‘Fie upon’t! foh! About my brain’(Moderato non troppo)
15. [No. 15] The performance (Allegro molto)
16. [No. 16] Hamlet’s soliloquy: ‘To be, or not to be’ (Adagio)
17. [No. 17] Hamlet’s meeting with Ophelia
18. [No. 18] Royal Fanfare
19. [No. 19] In the Garden (Court procession) (Moderato non troppo)
20. [No. 20] Booth Fanfare (Allegro)
21. [No. 21] Scene of Poisoning (Moderato non troppo)
22. [No. 22] Flutes (Presto)
23. [No. 23] Conscience (Largo)
24. [No. 24] The Ghost in the Queen’s presence (Largo)
25. [No. 25] Hamlet’s Departure to England
26. [No. 26] Ophelia’s Song (Andantino)
27. [No. 27] Ophelia’s Madness (Adagio)
28. [No. 28] Ophelia’s Death (Andante)
29. [No. 29] The Cementary (Moderato non troppo)
30. [No. 30] Hamlet at Ophelia’s coffin (Largo)
31. [No. 31] Hamlet returns to Helsingør
32. [No. 32] Hamlet’s Death (Allegro)
33. [No. 33] Arrival of Fortinbras (Andante)
34. [No. 34] Hamlet’s Funeral (Largo)
35. [No. 38] The Chimes