Max Richter’s score for Mary Queen of Scots directed by Josie Rourke, helps establish not only the rich, historically redolent atmosphere of the film but also its profound emotional resonance. The score was awarded The International Film Music Critics Association Award for best drama score in 2018.
Martial drums set against female voices, ambient lyricism and stately dances, stirring melody borne along strings and winds – Richter’s music colors, and deepens scenes making the period political drama feel timeless and personal. The film which was based on Dr. John Guy’s book Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart stars Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and Jack Lowden.
‘a particularly beautiful statement of anxiety … brilliantly evoking a creeping sense of foreboding, and Mary’s inevitable fate.’