the-lady-in-the-vanSony Classical will release a soundtrack album for the British drama The Lady in the Van. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award nominee George Fenton (Dangerous Liaisons, Groundhog Day, Hitch, Anna and the King). Also included are the classical pieces featured in the movie by Frederic Chopin and Franz Schubert. The soundtrack will be released overseas on November 6, 2015 and in the U.S. on December 11. Visit Amazon to pre-order the CD. The Lady in the Van is directed by Nicholas Hytner and stars Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden and Jim Broadbent. The movie follows a man who befriends a transient woman living in her car who parks in his driveway. The drama will be released in the UK this November and in the U.S. on December 4, 2015 by Sony Pictures Classics for for an awards qualifying run before getting a limited release on January 15, 2016. Visit the official movie website for more information.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Miss Shepherd’s Waltz
2. Moving in
3. Two Women – Tango
4. Re-parking
5. In Care
6. The Neighbours
7. Special Paint
8. Collision and Confession
9. Piano Concerto No. 1 – Extract
10. The New Van
11. Broadstairs
12. Impromptu in Gb Major- Extract
13. Curtain Down
14. Alive and Well
15. Freewheeling
16. The Day Centre
17. A Sepulchre
18. Remembering Miss Shepherd
19. Walk through the Cemetery
20. The Ascension (Miss Shepherd’s Waltz)
21. Impromptu in Gb Major D.899, No.3, Op. 90 – Clare Hammond
22. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op.11, 2. Romance (Larghetto)
23. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op.11, 3. Rondo

  1. Quite a lot of the background music sounded like a George Fenton had cribbed Shostkovitch’s ‘Waltz Suite No.2 from the Jazz Suite. Can anyone confirm this?

    • David Preston says:

      Yes its definitely the Jazz Suite but didn’t see it in the credits

  2. Duncan Feather says:

    please supply Composer and title of the music played by miss shepherd at the convent piano
    many thanks duncan feather

  3. Wenna Williams says:

    please name the music played by Miss Shepherd as a classical pianist in The Lady & the Van

    • john hudson says:

      please name the music played by Miss Shepherd as a classical pianist in The Lady & the Van

  4. Garry Corbett says:

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op.11 by Chopin is the music featured.

  5. JOHN COTTON says:


  6. Helen Harker says:

    Is Miss Shepherd’s Waltz the Waltz No. 2 from the Jazz Suite by Shostakovich or not? Why have not all the details and credits been given distinctly for pieces not written by Fenton? Confusing.

  7. David says:

    The general music sounds like Saint-Saens