Award-winning composer Debbie Wiseman’s original score soundtrack album for the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall storms the classical chart and takes the number one slot in this week’s Classic FM chart:
Debbie Wiseman, the composer of the original score, said: “I’m completely delighted and overwhelmed by the response to my score for “Wolf Hall”. It’s very rewarding and thrilling to know that people were listening closely to the music, and that they enjoyed it enough to want to buy the soundtrack album. Writing the score for “Wolf Hall” was my sixth collaboration with the director, Peter Kosminsky, and I’m so happy that our collaborations have produced music that people enjoy. I’m sorry that some people are having to wait longer than usual for the CD to arrive due to the high demand, but I’ve been inundated with lovely messages and tweets which has been very special.”
A top seller in Amazon soundtracks, customer reviews are calling the album “simply superb”, “atmospheric and authentic”, “hypnotic”, “addictive”, “really special.”
BBC2’s acclaimed adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall has become the channel’s most popular drama since modern TV ratings began 13 years ago.
Wolf Hall is only one of five BBC2 dramas since 2002 to have averaged more than 4 million viewers in the consolidated TV ratings.
The six-part series, starring Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, and Damian Lewis as Henry VIII, had an average of 4.4 million viewers a week.
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