Atlantic Screen Music/Filmtrax will release the official soundtrack album for the British drama Living. The album features the film’s original music composed by Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch (Censor, The Forgotten Battle). Also included is the song The Rowan Tree performed by Lisa Knapp. The soundtrack will be released digitally on November 4 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. A first track from Levienaise-Farrouch’s score (When the Time Comes) is already available to stream/download now and can be checked out after the jump. Living is directed by Oliver Hermanus and stars Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp and Tom Burke. The movie written by Kazuo Ishiguro based on Akira Kurosawa’s feature Ikiru is set in 1950s London and tells the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes an effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful. The drama premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will open in UK theaters on November 4. Sony Pictures Classics has picked up domestic distribution rights for a theatrical release in the U.S. on December 23.

Here’s the album track list:

1. County Hall (1:41)
2. Memories (2:14)
3. Tent (2:23)
4. Williams and Margaret (1:35)
5. You Have to Speak to Him (2:03)
6. When the Time Comes (5:24)
7. Changed (7:53)
8. Peter in the Eastend (2:04)
9. The Rowan Tree – Lisa Knapp (2:49)

  1. Thanks for your informative post- do you know what the classical music piece was at the end of the film?

  2. Howard says:

    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams

    • Hugh Barne says:

      Rowan Tree arranged by Jim Barne for the end credits. He also had a lovely time helping to teach Bill Nighy to sing it (alongside Tim Jackson).

  3. Jo says:

    Can anyone tell me what the two pieces of music were (for strings) that sounded very 1950s? So beautiful! They are sadly not on the soundtrack album. Thanks!

  4. Maxime says:

    Anyone knows what is the piano piece that is played in the train scene at the begining of the movie?

  5. Gail says:

    Can any of you knowledgeable people help me with the title of the classical piece played at the end of the film, when Mr Williams was on the swing in the playground? I’ve spent an age online trying to find a full listing, without success. Very many thanks.

  6. Gregg says:

    Hello, could someone perhaps enlightenment me as to the name of the song being sung in the background at the club, please?
    ) It’s not the Rowan Tree – more of a 30’s/40’s track).
    Thanks, in advance

  7. Brendan says:

    Can anyone tell me the 50s strings piece with the trumpet melody please?

  8. Connor Selby says:

    I believe its the jazz song “alone together”

  9. What was the music right at the beginning when they are going down steps? Loved it. And loved the film but the music is a big part of that

  10. Sarah says:

    Hi ,
    what the piece of music played over the 1950’s opening footage of London ?

    • Robert says:

      I thought it was Borodin Polvotsian dances, but RM (see above) has it right: Dvorak’s Serenade for strings in E major

  11. Steve Crocker says:

    Is there a list anywhere of the various jazz standards used in the film? There were a lot – I spotted “Alone Together” which was poignant given the story…