Downton Abbey music score and film to listen to and watch

Let me tell you the story of the must listen and watch Downton Abbey music score and film, which are both fascinating! I hope you will watch the film, or at the very least, watch the series listen to the soundtrack!

1. Downton Abbey Film Plot

First of all, it is a 2019 British historical period drama film written by Julian Fellowes, creator and writer of the television series of the same name.

Indeed, the film draws its plot from the Emmy Awarded series.

The film tells the story of a 1927 visit by the King and Queen to the Crawley family’s English country house in the Yorkshire countryside. As the Royal staff comes to Downton, an assassin has also arrived and attempts to kill the monarch. The family and servants pits against the royal entourage, including the Queen’s Lady-in-waiting who falls out with the Crawleys, especially the Dowager Countess, over an inheritance issue.


While the film is ‘a work of fiction’, it does inspire itself from the real history to create the main themes throughout the film.

Both the film and the series are primarily set in the gothic Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England. The castle’s earliest history dates back to 749. Charles Barry, commissioned by the 3rd Earl of Carnarvon in 1838, creates the castle we see today, with work beginning in 1842. George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon, a British peer, and his wife Lady Carnarvon (born Fiona Aitken) still inhabit the castle.

The film is already released in some countries, while other may have to wait, as per this schedule.  In some places, you may be lucky enough to view it in original version with subtitles.

Now, let me share you a little teaser, hoping it will motivate you to go and watch it!

3. Downton Abbey MUSIC SCORE

Furthermore, the reason why I also advise you to watch it, it is because the music score in itself is a masterpiece. It is a must-listen! The soundtrack to the new feature film Downton Abbey is scored by Scottish composer John Lunn. In a throwback to the ‘Roaring Twenties’, upbeat jazz arrangements appear alongside lavish waltzes, reflecting the popular styles of the day.

John Lunn drew inspiration from the actual story plot to follow the ups and downs of the characters to enhance the drama throughout the film.

Now, I’m sure you are impatient to listen to this BAFTA-nominated soundtrack!

4. downton Abbey themes

When you listen to music, it will strongly remind you of story themes and meanings, which are as follows:

Downton’s Theme – Main Theme Song

Branson and Sybil’s Theme – A world of their own where there is no class divide

Downton Recurring – Drama – with gossip and betrayal

Carson’s Theme – Carson believes in the old-fashioned ‘proper’ way

Mrs. Hughes’ Theme-Mrs Hughes is warm and loving as well as hard-working

Branson and Sybil’s Theme – Portrays Tom’s love for Ireland and Sybil’s kindness and spirit

Bates and Anna’s Theme

Staff – Display of never-ending work

Whoever and Edith’s Theme

Bates and Anna’s Theme- Symbolises their love even through the pain

Robert and Cora’s Theme – With relation to the Downton theme, it represents tradition & formality

Bates and Anna’s Theme

Downton Recurring – Happiness – Everything good of Downton Abbey

Matthew and Mary’s Theme – Demonstrates Mary’s struggle with herself and Matthew’s support

Daisie’s Theme – Shows how Daisy constantly wraps herself in her imagination

Violet’s Theme – Highlights scandal and hate of change

Whoever and Edith’s Theme – Spotlights Edith’s fight with her desperate and jealous nature for love

Matthew and Mary’s Theme

Downton Recurring – Purity of misery and regret but with a glimpse of hope

Children of Downton – This reflects Sybbie and George having both lost one of their parents

Matthew and Mary’s Theme

Downton Recurring – Determination – Running away or rushing to fix a problem

Thomas’s Theme – Reveals his turmoil with his dark nature and facing himself

Downton Recurring – Sadness & darkness as the Crawleys’ shy away from the truth

Rose’s Theme – Exhibits her thrill from mystery but also dark thoughts of parents

Finally, if you prefer Spotify to YouTube, you can listen to and favourite it there!

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