‘Endeavour’ Soundtrack Announced

Posted: April 12, 2013 by filmmusicreporter in TV Music Albums
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endeavourSony Classical will release a soundtrack album for the detective drama Endeavour. The album features one track from the show’s original score composed by Barrington Pheloung (Hilary and Jackie, Shopgirl), as well as numerous classical pieces used in the series. The soundtrack will be released in the UK on May 6, 2013. No word yet on a domestic release date. Endeavour created by Russell Lewis based on characters created by Colin Dexter and stars Shaun Evans, Roger Allam and Patrick Malahide. The series is set as a prequel to Inspector Morse and follows the young detective Endeavour Morse and his partner Detective Inspector Fred Thursday. The pilot episode premiered last year on ITV in the UK and on PBS in the US. Four new episodes will be airing in the UK over the next couple of weeks.

Here’s the track list of the album:

1. Inspector Morse – Barrington Pheloung
2. Un bel dì (From “Madama Butterfly”)
3. Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) – Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor Orchestra
4. Adagio sostenuto – The Philharmonia Orchestra
5. III. Sanctus – The Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonic Orchestra
6. II. Kyrie – The Philharmonia Orchestra, The Philharmonia Chorus, Carlo Maria Giulini
7. Tosca – Wandsworth School Boy’s Choir, John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orchestra
8. Canzone del salice (From “Otello”) – Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
9. Ave Maria (From “Otello”) – Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
10. When I Am Laid in Earth (Emily Van Evera) – Taverner Players, Emily van Evera
11. Signore, ascolta! – Rome Opera Orchestra
12. Lakmé: ‘Flower Duet’ – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, The King’s Division Normandy Band
13. Marie Theres’ – Chorus of The Vienna State Opera, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
14. Aida – John Alldis Choir, London Symphony Orchestra
15. VII. In Paradisum – The Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonic Orchestra

  1. Doreen says:

    I love this show and have learned a lot about classical music for watching/listening. What I want to know is WHO is the young dark haired woman singer during the opening credits of the episode entitled “Home. Gorgeous voice and gorgeous song!!!

    • Carla says:

      Her name is Rachel D’Arcy and you can see some more of her singing on youtube. I agree, she is wonderful and suited the episode perfectly!

    • S Baha'i says:

      Searching for title of opening music on Endeavour “HOME” Series 1
      Opening scene of voice over choir singing while men in the snow are lifting up “Booth Hill” site plan.
      I don’t see this on the Sony CD that’s coming out. Does anyone know the name of this piece? It’s really beautiful!
      Thanks & best wishes!

      • Pauline says:

        The song is : “In Paradisum” by Gabriel Fauré
        Enjoy it

  2. Miriam says:

    Would love to know what band/singer is on the “Home” episode playing the ukelele. Kick ass song, maybe called “I would die for you”?

    • Gillian Kershaw says:

      I would die for you – Rachel Emma D’Arcy. Its on YouTube

  3. Joanne says:

    Does anyone know if the soundtrack has been released? I have been looking to buy it online but am unable to find it anywhere.

  4. Sol says:

    Which wonderful song is sung in the opening of the first epiosde ?

    • Steinkauz says:

      The piece in the first episode at the very beginning is “Kyrie” of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor.
      Took me waaay to long to figure it out!

  5. Akshay says:

    Which song plays when Morse and the girl climb the stairs and enter the room and then switches off the radio? It occurs in the episode “Girl”?
    It has a haunting quality, i really want to know the name of the song.

  6. Francis Kemble says:

    There is an orchestral piece at the start and end of Endeavour season 2 Episode 1 that I know but cannot remember the composer for the life of me, what it is? It’s driving me nuts. Any help gratefully received. Thank you.

  7. Francis Kemble says:

    It’s okay I got it- came to me. Brahms requiem- all flesh is grass chorus. phew!

    • Lonni Clarke says:

      Oh thank you, thank you! You have saved me from going mad trying to remember why it was so familiar and how I could hear it again.

  8. Ebenwolfe says:

    I wish the series producers would create a web page that lists the pieces used in each episode that they update as the series progresses. It would make identifying them so much simpler.

  9. Florence Bates says:

    What is the opening choral piece in Rocket? Third episode 1st season.

  10. yu says:

    I like the song of end every episode, who knows what it is?

  11. yu says:

    I like the song of end every episode, so someone knows that ?

  12. Kat says:

    Does anyone know the song in ‘Fugue’ when Morse is driving through Oxford, just before he figures out where the kidnapped girl is? It’s beautiful.

  13. Stokots says:

    Does anyone know the titles of the opening choral music from the 10th June 2014 episode of ITV`s ENDEAVOUR?
    Thank you. Stokots

  14. Nancy C Lea says:

    Looking for the choral piece sung at the beginning of “Neverland” Might be Gibbons? Tallis?