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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

The Great Gatsby
London, Sadler's Wells
to
0844 412 4300
Show Times
M T W T F S S
7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
The Great Gatsby
Norwich, Theatre Royal
to
01603 630 000
Show Times
M T W T F S S
7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30

Dates, times and productions are subject to change without notice.