Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

The splendour of the Elizabethan court made the perfect setting for Craig Armstrong to collaborate with acclaimed Indian director Shekhar Kapur and composer AR Rahman. One of the world’s top selling artists, Rahman’s score for the global hit Slumdog Millionaire won him an Academy Award in 2009.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) stars Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as England’s longest-reigning queen in the days of the Spanish Armada, as she sets England against its invaders, whilst vying for the heart of Sir Walter Raleigh.

The score was written in Glasgow by Rahman and Armstrong, before being recorded at London’s legendary Air Studios. ‘Working with Shekhar and AR was a unique experience,’ says Armstrong, ‘and one through which we became friends.’

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Album tracks

1Armstrong: Opening
2Armstrong: Philip
3Armstrong: Now You Grow Dull
4Armstrong: Horseriding
5Armstrong: Immensities
6Armstrong: Bess and Raleigh Dance
7Mary’s Beheading
Armstrong: End Puddle / Possible Suitors
9Armstrong: War / Realisation
10Armstrong: Destiny Theme
11Armstrong: Smile Lines
12Armstrong: Bess to see Throckmorton
13Armstrong: Dr Dee Part 1
14Armstrong: Horseback Address
16Armstrong: Love Theme
17Divinity Theme
19Armstrong: Walsingham Death Bed
20Armstrong: Closing

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