Rooting his score in beautifully melancholic strings, playing at the bottom of their register, Britell incorporated brass, an “old analog synth,” prepared piano, digitally manipulated percussion, as well as the Trinity Boys Choir to capture “the sadness and darkness” of King Henry V’s world, with a score that felt timeless and appropriate for the tragic hero. – Matt Grobar, Deadline
Two-time Academy Award®-nominated Composer Nicholas Britell talks to Deadline about crafting his “most somber score yet” for Netflix’s The King, an original film now available on the platform. His collaboration with critically-acclaimed Australian Director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, War Machine, The Rover), brings the historical drama about Henry V (played by Timothee Chalamet) to life. Read the full interview now at Deadline.
What are your favorite Nicholas Britell scores? Listen to a preview of The King – Original Score From The Netflix Film below.