Pride and Prejudice, by Carl Davis, 1995.
Davis used a scherzo from Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat, op. 20 (1800), as inspiration for his film score of the 1995 BBC television series of Pride and Prejudice. The Beethoven Septet was extremely popular at the turn of the century and possibly continued its popularity when Austen completed her work. In the theme music, French horns play hunting calls (depicting the hunting scenes of Bingley and Darcy). Davis' theme goes through a series of variations, passing to various instruments and played in a variety of styles.
Along with Davis' own score, the BBC series incorporated various Western art composers within the episodes. Compositions by Handel (music from his opera Xerxes), Mozart (Rondo alla turca and music from his operas The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni), Clementi and Beethoven appear throughout. The folk dance scenes also included country dances such as the Barley Mow and Grimstock. However, it is likely that several of these dances were not fashionable during the time of Pride and Prejudice, particularly Grimstock which was published by Playford in 1651.
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Attribution: Alexander Street Press and Naxos Music Library.