Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

Composed By: Michael Price

Distributed by: MovieScore Media

Reviewed by Melissa Minners


                Based on a novel by Julia Strachey, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding is a British film starring Felicity Jones as Dolly Thatcham, a woman about to get married.  As the guests start arriving, Dolly is torn.  Her old lover Joseph Patten (Luke Treadway) has arrived, making her wonder if she has chosen the right man to marry.

                The musical score of Cheerful Weather for the Wedding was created by British composer, producer, arranger and editor Michael Price.  Price's musical career began at Surrey University where he won a PRS composition prize in 1990.  His first work in film began in 1996 when he was invited by Michael Kamen to work on electronic sounds for the movie Event Horizon.   Since then, he has worked on a number of musical scores with David Arnold, including the music for the popular BBC series, Sherlock.  He has also composed musical scores of his own for television and film, including Brotherly Love, Hot Fuzz and The Inbetweeners Movie.

                The music created for this film has a light and airy orchestral nature, befitting the celebratory style of a wedding.  There are some very rare moments that feature a darker undertone, possibly delineating the moments when Joseph arrives leaving Dolly feeling trapped and confused about her situation.  There are also two folksy celebratory tracks on this album, Michael Turner's Waltz and The Moon and the Seven Stars performed by Panjandrum.

                But for those folksy tracks which are quite fun and enjoyable, the rest of the Cheerful Weather for the Wedding is somewhat humdrum.  I really wasn't wowed by the musical score and found it to be nothing special.  It simply wasn't memorable, but for the two tracks by Panjandrum.  That being said, I would download those two songs and not even bother offering up hard earned money for the rest. 


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