The Hours
Philip Glass

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Falling 21 places since 2013, this phenomenally successful soundtrack took Philip Glass's minimalist music to the masses like never before.

Stephen Daldry's remarkable story of how the novel Mrs Dalloway affects three generations of women, including its author Virginia Woolf, caught a great deal of attention upon its release, not least for its three powerful lead actors and Nicole Kidman's striking prosthetic nose. Underpinning the anguish at the heart of The Hours was a beautiful score from the master of minimalism Philip Glass. The soundtrack mixed original music by Glass with a host of his earlier compositions, including a theme from his opera 'Satyagraha'. Glass's repetitive piano motifs capture the passage of time and the universality of human experience as the film parallels the interconnected lives of women straddling three eras.

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