Dracula soundtrack – music by David Arnold and Michael Price.
Dracula is the new BBC and Netflix adaption of Bram Stoker’s classic book, developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat (creators of Sherlock). The series consists of three episodes with Danish actor, Claes Bang starring as the title character, and British actor and writer, Dolly Wells as Sister Agatha. Dracula premieres on 1 January 2020 on BBCOne and iPlayer, and then will be available worldwide on Netflix.
The Dracula soundtrack is available digitally now, with the CD on Feb 7th.
Watch Michael Price & David Arnold talk about the Dracula score while recording at Air Studios . . .
PS If you like the music for Dracula, you’ll love Sherlock
Dracula Soundtrack Track Listing
1. Opening Titles (0:54)
2. Mina’s Theme (1:15)
3. Contaminated (1:14)
4. Boxes of Undead (2:42)
5. Vague in Parts (2:18)
6. Dracula is God (2:52)
7. Hello Jonny (1:59)
8. Bats are a Little Noisy (0:53)
9. You are Jonathan Harker (3:40)
10. Helsing! (2:02)
11. Greatest of Care (2:26)
12. Sermon (1:19)
13. Clearing Her Throat (3:48)
14. Bad Book (1:40)
15. The Right One (2:46)
16. Make it a Long Voyage (3:47)
17. Learning German (1:30)
18. A Pineapple (2:05)
19. In the Mirror (1:31)
20. Pulsing Jugular (2:50)
21. Fish Meat (3:36)
22. What Kept You (1:57)
23. Sentimental Stalking (1:09)
24. Trying to Contact You (1:36)
25. Undisturbed (3:16)
26. Nothing to Lose (3:38)
27. One Less Thing (3:37)
28. Inside Your head (2:33)
29. Outgrown Beauty (6:46)
30. That is Everything (2:01)
31. The Fear (4:17)
Music Produced by David Arnold and Michael Price
Orchestrated by Anthony Weeden
Conducted by Michael Price
Orchestra led by Janice Graham
Electric cello by Peter Gregson
Musicians’ Contractor: Jenny Nendick for Isobel Griffiths Ltd
Assistant engineers: Laurence Anslow, Jack Mills
Mastered by John Webber
Steven, Mark, Sue, Beryl, Debbie, and all the fabulous Dracula production team; Becky Bentham and Aria Khrime @ HotHouse Music; Alison, Nick, Fiona, and everyone at Air for their skill and hospitality; David Stoner at Silva Screen Records; Simon Platz at Bucks Music.
No Draculas were harmed during the making of this soundtrack.
BBC / Netflix Dracula Q&A
When is Dracula on the BBC? It aired on Jan 1st 2020 for 3 nights, and is now available on BBC iPlayer.
When is Dracula on Netflix? From 4th Jan 2020 depending on territory.
Who plays Dracula? He’s played by Danish actor, Claes Bang.
Who plays Sister Agatha? She’s played by British actor, Dolly Wells.
Where was Dracula filmed? Filming took place at Orava Castle, Banská Štiavnica and Zuberec in Slovakia and at Bray Studios in Berkshire.
Who wrote the music for BBC / Netflix Dracula? David Arnold and Michael Price, who also wrote the score for every episode of Sherlock
How many episodes is BBC / Netflix Dracula? 3 episodes of 90 minutes each.
BBC / Netflix Dracula Reviews
Dracula has received several 5-star reviews:
***** – The Guardian Dracula review
***** – Daily Mail Online Dracula review
***** – Daily Telegraph Dracula review
BBC / Netflix Dracula Trailers
About the Dracula Soundtrack
Sherlock composers David Arnold and Michael Price faced “a very particular problem” when creating the score for Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – the inscrutable nature of the title character.
Speaking at the three-part series’ BFI Southbank launch, Arnold likened Dracula to the shark in Spielberg’s Jaws. “You don’t know anything about him, but he’s there representing something awful.” This adaptation, says Arnold, creates “a much more complex Dracula,” taking him out of the shadows and putting his personality and particular methodology to the fore.
“To have [Dracula] front and centre gave us a very particular problem,” explained Arnold, “because the theme for Jaws is very much not really about the shark, it’s about what happens to you when he gets you.” The music for Dracula, on the other hand, needed to be about the Count himself. “The music needs to stink of Dracula,” said Arnold, “it needs to be infecting everything.”
To achieve that sense of pervading disease, Arnold and Price set about creating “a bunch of quite awful sounds that were musical, one of which was actual real blood in a glass, with the finger round the top of the rim.
“We created percussion things with coffins. The best thing was I got the sound department to send me all their recordings of the screaming babies and I made an organ out of screaming babies.”
Won’t be playing many Christmas carols with that last one, we’d have thought?
Dracula airs in the UK on BBC One at 9pm on January 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and then on Netflix.
The Dracula Cast
Claes Bang as Dracula
Dolly Wells as Sister Agatha
Morfydd Clark as Mina
Jonathan Aris as Captain Sokolov
John Hefernan as Johnathan Harker
Sacha Dhawan as Dr Sharma
More press on BBC / Netflix Dracula Soundtrack