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Searchlight Pictures’ “Chevalier” Original Motion Picture S…

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Hollywood Records is has announced the 12″ 2-LP vinyl album release of Chevalier (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by Kris Bowers, including two new tracks, “VIOLIN CONCERTO IN C MAJOR, OP. 5, NO. 1: I. ALLEGRO” and  “VIOLIN CONCERTO IN A MAJOR, OP. 5, NO. 2: II. LARGO” available exclusively on the vinyl.

  • Included on the album are on-camera performance tracks produced and arranged by Michael Abels, and songs composed by Joseph Bologne, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Alessandro Scarlatti.
  • Inspired by the incredible story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr. in a tour de force performance) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court.
  • With Bologne’s incredible talent and charisma, some liken him to an 18 century rock star, with Michael Abels calling him “the Prince of his day.”
  • You can order your copy of the Chevalier Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on vinyl here.
  • The Soundtrack is also available on all digital platforms.

LP 1

Side 1:

1. Main Title – Arrival at Polytechnic

2. Fencing Duel

3. Awarded Chevalier

4. A Letter Came for You – Nanon

5. It’s Called Ernestine

6. The Only Home I Knew

7. The Kiss

8. We’ll Find a Desert Island

9. Now I’m Only a Negro

10. My Child

11. Composing the Finale

Side 2:

1. Not a Queen of France

2. Flowers Through Church

3. Choices Come from Within

4. Egalité

5. The Queen Is Here – You Will Be Erased

6. Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 8, No. 2: I: Allegro (Quartet Version)

7. String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 1, No. 2: Rondeau

LP 2

Side 1:

1. Sinfonie Liberté Part 1 & 2

2. Soul of an Artist

3. Violin Duel

4. Scena from “Ernestine”

5. O cessate di piagarmi from “Il Pompeo”

6. Dansons Pour La Vie

7. Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5, No. 2: II. Largo

Side 2:

1. Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 8, No. 2: I. Allegro

2. Violin Concerto in C Major, Op. 5, No.1: I. Allegro

3. Sonata for Harp with Flute Obligato: II. Tempo Minuetto

What they’re saying:

  • Composer Kris Bowers: “The story isn’t being told because it’s a black person that existed in this time period. This is one of the greatest composers who was overlooked because he was black.”
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