A Royal Affair - Execution - Gabriel Yared, Cyrille Aufort by Score Revolution published on 2013/04/30 00:57:49 +0000 Selected tracks from A Royal Affair composed by Gabriel Yared, Cyrille Aufort. Please visit our website at www.scorerevolution.com to listen, download, and license tracks for your media projects. All licensing inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The legendary 18th Century affair between Denmark’s British-born Queen Caroline Matilda (Alicia Vikander) and the court physician Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen), confidant to her mentally-ill husband King Christian VII (Mikkel Følsgaard), is the subject of director Nikolaj Arcel’s opulent, acclaimed 2012 Danish Oscar nominee. With this unusual collaboration between Oscar-winning (for The English Patient) veteran Gabriel Yard and former Alexandre Desplat orchestrator Cyrille Aufort, a powerful Gallic tandem is born, a classic orchestral score that evokes not only the best in Arcel’s magnificent film but the very best of contemporary European film music. Fluid orchestrations highlighted by velvety string arrangements in such tracks as “Summer Castle” and “Love Scene” bring a sense of contemporary urgency to the film’s unusually prescient philosophical subtext. As the words of Voltaire inspire scandal and invite tragedy among the film’s fated lovers, Aufort’s and Yared’s music redeems them with hope and the timeless vitality of passion.