Varese Sarabande will release a soundtrack album for the British drama The Children Act. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award winner Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love, Quills, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Billy Elliot, Proof). The soundtrack will be available digitally tomorrow, September 14. Visit Amazon to download the album and listen to two tracks after the jump. The Children Act is directed by Richard Eyre and stars Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead. The movie is based on the novel by Ian McEwan about a high-court judge who finds personal and professional crises colliding when she is asked to rule in the case of a brilliant 18-year-old boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that would save his life. The drama premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and will be released in select U.S. theaters this weekend by A24 following a debut on DirecTV last month. The movie is now also playing in theaters in various European markets, including the UK.

Here’s the album track list:

1. The Beginning (1:10)
2. Fiona Has To Work (Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826: IV. Sarabande [Excerpt]) – Angela Hewitt (1:43)
3. Piano Gift (2:08)
4. Walking To Court (Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826: I. Sinfonia [Excerpt]) – Angela Hewitt (1:18)
5. Before The Rehearsal (1:48)
6. The Visit (3:00)
7. The Judgement (1:39)
8. The Nieces (1:05)
9. Phone Message (1:21)
10. Obsession (0:48)
11. Sending Adam Away (1:14)
12. Train Journey (2:34)
13. Adam In Newcastle (1:13)
14. Before The Taxi (4:44)
15. Royal Courts Of Justice (1:05)
16. I Am The Monarch Of The Sea (1:09)
17. The Message (1:33)
18. The Concert (1:46)
19. The Hospice (4:26)
20. Fiona’s Story (3:43)
21. The End (6:38)

  1. Sandy Lemberg says:

    Can anyone say what kind of piano appears in the movie?

    • Suddhacitta says:

      The piano is a Faziolli. Made in Italy. Rather expensive. It is the pino of choice for Angela Hewitt.

  2. amal Sehayek says:

    Hi there
    In the movie the children act there was one piece of music that I fell in love with, but not mentioned anywhere. I wonder if you can help me find the name of the piece. It is when Emma Thompson playing the piano and someone singing.please let me know the name of the piece.

    • NatKat says:

      Down by the Sally Gardens I think is what you mean. I fell in love with it.

  3. Amal Sehayek says:

    What is the name of the piece when Emma Thompson is playing the piano and somebody is singing, what is the name of the song. It’s minute number 9 to the movie

    • Karsin says:

      Perhaps the piece you are looking for is the Coventry Carol. 🙂