‘Your Honor’ Original Series Score By Volker Bertelmann Debuts Digitally!

Your Honor - Volker Bertelmann | Lakeshore Records

Lakeshore Records announces today the release of Your Honor Season 1—Original Series Soundtrack featuring original score by Volker Bertelmann (Lion, Patrick Melrose). The Academy Award®, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award, and BAFTA-nominated composer is renowned for pushing the boundaries of the craft and here, he’s able to utilize his talents on eclectic instruments such as prepared piano and diverse percussion instruments to provide an otherworldly backdrop to the dramatic thriller. The album is out now digitally on all major music services.  View the tracklist and listening links below.

Soundtrack Available Now: [Listen/Download]

Track List
01. Your Honor Opening
02. Running Front Door
03. It Won’t Ever Come To That
04. The Accident
05. Burial
06. Court Theme
07. A Liar Of The Vilest Kind
08. Flood Coming Home
09. What The Hell Is That?
10. Who Would Do A Thing Like This?
11. Your Honor End Credits
12. At The Morgue
13. Stealing The Car
14. That’s Carlo Baxter
15. Nothing
16. Today’s News
17. Where Are We Going?
18. Gas & Wanna Talk To Me Now?
19. Name Phone & Confession
20. Strength Of Evidence
21. Empty Court Of Law
22. Missions
23. Dark Room
24. 911
25. What Is Courage?
26. Candlelight Vigil
27. Outside The Court Room


Says Bertelmann: “Working on Your Honor was a huge pleasure. The showrunner Peter Moffat gave me a lot of freedom to experiment and in my collaboration with director Edward Berger on the first three episodes, we set the tonality for the show. I worked with him previously on Patrick Melrose and it is a gift to have had him as a collaborator once again. The diversity that the score demanded granted me the opportunity to experiment with many different instruments and that is what I love most about the process of creating a score. I experimented with numerous prepared piano sounds, diverse percussion instruments, a bass clarinet, and recorded a lot of breathing noises and textures—all of which are featured on the soundtrack. I am very thankful that I could be a part of such a well-crafted series.”

The 10-episode legal thriller stars Cranston as Michael Desiato, a respected New Orleans judge whose teenage son, Adam (Hunter Doohan), is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. SAG Award winner Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name) stars as Jimmy Baxter, the much-feared head of a crime family opposite Emmy and Golden Globe® nominee Hope Davis (For the People) as his wife, Gina, who might be even more dangerous than her husband. The series also stars Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire), and Sofia Black-D’Elia (The Night Of).

YOUR HONOR, produced by CBS Studios in association with King Size Productions, is based on the Israeli series Kvodo created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach. Peter Moffat, Edward Berger, Robert & Michelle King, Liz Glotzer, Bryan Cranston, James Degus, Rob Golenberg, Alon Aranya, Ninio, Mashiach, Ram Landes, Ron Eilon and Danna Stern serve as executive producers.


Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and experimental musician. His score for Garth Davis’ film Lion, which he composed in collaboration with Dustin O’Halloran, was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Critics’ Choice Awards, and a BAFTA in the Best Score/Best Music categories respectively.

Bertelmann’s projects include Your Honor (starring Bryan Cranston), Summerland, Patrick Melrose, Gunpowder, Adrift, the upcoming Stowaway and in collaboration with Dustin O’Halloran: The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Old Guard, and Ammonite (starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan).

Bertelmann, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, is renowned both for his trademark sound, which he achieves by preparing the piano with various small objects, and his ability to improvise entire performances. He has produced over twenty albums and EPs.

He is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


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