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14 January 2019 (Toronto, ON) - Decca Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company,  is proud to release the official soundtrack to the hotly-anticipated dark, historical comedy The Favourite. The soundtrack, which is available digitally from 7th January, features a selection of classical works which range from the Baroque era to modern day – with music by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi appearing alongside pieces by Anna Meredith and Elton John.


Written by Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, Dogtooth), The Favourite stars award winning cast Olivia Colman (The Crown), Emma Stone (La La Land, Crazy Stupid Love) and Rachel Weisz (Disobedience, The Lobster) and has already gained critical acclaim with 14 Critics’ Choice nominations and Golden Globe® success for Olivia Colman, who scooped the prize for Best Leading Actress. The Favourite also won a record-breaking 10 prizes at the British Independent Film Awards.


Set in early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. What follows is a gripping, underhanded competition between Sarah and Abigail to win Queen Anne’s favour.


The Favourite’s playful, twisted themes are brought to life through the timeless collection of music, set against the backdrop of this eccentric, royal drama.


The Favourite – Tracklisting:


  1. Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 7 in B-Flat Major, I. Largo’ (Performed by Alexander Titov & Orchestra / Composed by George Frideric Handel)
  2. ‘Concerto N°5 en la mineur, Falk. 45 - Allegro ma non molto' (Performed by Brigitte Haudebourg, Orchestre ‘Pro Arte’ de Munich, Kurt Redel / Composed by Wilhelm Friedmann Bach)
  3. 'Didascalies' (Performed by Vincent Royer et Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven / Composed by Luc Ferrari)
  4. ‘Viola d'amore Concerto in A Minor, RV397’ (Performed by Rachel Barton Pine, Ars Antigua, Hopkinson Smith / Composed by Antonio Vivaldi)
  5. ‘Trumpet Sonata in D Major, Z. 850: II. Adagio’ (Performed by John Eliot Gardiner / Composed by Henry Purcell)
  6. ‘Songs For M8 2’ (Performed by the Renoir Quartet / Written by Anna Meredith)
  7. ‘Jésus accepte la Souffrance’ (From La Nativité Du Seigneur) (Performed by Olivier Latry / Composed by Olivier Messiaen)
  8. ‘Pastorale in F Major, BWV 590: III. Aria’ (Performed by Miklos Teleki / Composed by Antonio Vivaldi)
  9. ‘Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 562’ (Performed by Peter Hurford / Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach)
  10. ‘Fantasy’ (Performed by Simon Preston / Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach)
  11. ‘Songs For M8 5’ (Performed by the Renoir Quartet / Written by Anna Meredith)
  12. 'Concerto N°1 en ré majeur, Falk. 41 - Andante' (Performed by Brigitte Haudebourg, Orchestre ‘Pro Arte’ de Munich, Kurt Redel / Composed by Wilhelm Friedmann Bach)
  13. ‘Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 11, No. 2, RV 277, 'Il Favorito'’ (Performed by Guiliano Carmignola, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca / Composed by Antonio Vivaldi)
  14. ‘Adagio e staccato’ (Performed by The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock / Composed by George Frideric Handel)
  15. ‘Schubert Sonata in B Flat D 960 (24)’ (Performed by Artur Schnabel / Composed by Franz Schubert) 
  16. ‘Skyline Pigeon (Harpsichord Version)’ (Performed by Elton John / Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin)