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The Great Gatsby music playlist

Music for The Great Gatsby comes from the works of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. Here's a list of the music used and a Spotify playlist for you to listen to to get into the mood of the era and the ballet.

Music director John Pryce-Jones' playlist to sample the style of music used in The Great Gatsby

Act one

  1. Introduction
    From Murder on the Orient Express 1
  2. Nick's Cottage
    Little Suite: The Bird's Lament 2
  3. Tom & Daisy's home
    Party Piece 2
  4. Wilson's Garage
    Jazz Calendar 5: Friday's Child* 2
  5. The Streets of New York
    From Billion Dollar Brain 3
  6. Myrtle's Apartment 1
    When the Midnight Choo Choo 4
    Irving Berlin arr. Richard Rodney Bennett, performed by Mary Cleere Haran & RRB
  7. Myrtle's Apartment 2
    Love - Hugh Martin* 3
  8. Tom & Myrtle's Duet
    Chanson de Maxence*
  9. Entrance of Guests
    From Murder on the Orient Express 1
  10. Gatsby Party 1
    Charlston by James P Johnson and Cecil Mack* 5
  11. The first story
    From Lady Caroline Lamb 1
  12. Nick's Cottage
    From Nicholas and Alexandra 6
  13. Journey to the Mansion
    Partita: 1: Intrada 7
  14. Heavenly Space Pas de Deux
    Partita: 2: Lullaby 7

Act two

  1. Waiting for Daisy
    From Nicholas and Alexandra 6
  2. Gatsby Party 2.1
    Eccentricity by James P Johnson* 4
  3. Gatsby Party 2.2
    From Lady Caroline Lamb 1
  4. Gatsby Party 2.3
    Tango by Madre Santa
  5. The Garage Bedroom
    Jazz Calendar 3: Wednesday's Child* 2
  6. Tom and Daisy's Home
    Partita 3: Finale 7
  7. The Garage and Park Plaza
    Concerto for Percussion: 4th movement 7
  8. The Accident
    From Nicholas and Alexandra 6
  9. Myrtle's Death
    Reflections on a Sixteenth Century Tune: Prelude 7
  10. Outside Daisy's
    From Lady Caroline Lamb 1
  11. Vignette of Significance
    Memento: Intermezzo 7
  12. Nick and Gatsby - the last story
    3rd Symphony: 1st Movement 7
  13. Epilogue
    I Never Went Away, sung by Richard Rodney Bennett 8

Edited and orchestrated by John Longstaff

*Orchestrated by John Gavin Sutherland

Footnotes
1 By arrangement with Novello & Company Limited on behalf of EMI Film & Theatre Music
2 By arrangement with Universal Edition (London) Ltd.
3 By arrangement with Novello & Company Limited on behalf of EMI United Partnership Limited.
4 By arrangement with Novello & Company Limited on behalf of B. Feldman & Co Limited.
5 © 1923 (Renewed) WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Redwood Music Ltd (PRS). All rights reserved.
6 By arrangement with Novello & Company Limited on behalf of Screen Gems - EMI Music Limited.
7 By arrangement with Novello & Company Limited.
8 By arrangement with Newquay Music.

 

Touring to

This production is not currently on tour. Take a look at our national tour listings to see what we're performing and where.

Previously toured to...

Norwich, Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
London, Sadler's Wells
0844 412 4300
Bradford, Alhambra Theatre
01274 432 000
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787
Nottingham, Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
London, Sadler's Wells
0844 412 4300
Norwich, Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Cardiff, New Theatre
029 2087 8889
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Belfast, Grand Opera House
028 9024 1919
Hull New Theatre
01482 300 300
Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000
Leeds, Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700

This table displays past performances of this production.