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  • Little Women Original Motion Picture Soundtrack With Music Composed & Conducted By Alexandre Desplat

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music announces the release of LITTLE WOMEN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and GRAMMY® Award-winning composer ALEXANDRE DESPLATAvailable for preorder now, the album will be available in digital, CD and vinyl formats beginning Friday, December 13.  Recorded in New York City under the leadership of Desplat, who conducted a chamber orchestra to perform his original compositions, the score serves as a sonic companion to the film’s coming-of-age narrative.  Making its debut alongside album preorder is the title track from Desplat’s score – listen to “Little Women” now.  Directed by Greta Gerwig, Sony Pictures’ Little Women will make its highly-anticipated theatrical debut on Wednesday, December 25.   

Little Women (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Alexandre Desplat available everywhere Friday, December 13

Of the soundtrack, composer Alexandre Desplat says, “To capture the life of these four young girls on their path to adulthood, I have called in the four hands of two pianists. They are surrounded by a chamber orchestra, which keeps us in the intimate world of these ‘little women.’  We recorded the score in New York City with the most wonderful musicians whose musicality and virtuosity went beyond my expectations.”

“Working with him has been a dream,” adds Greta Gerwig of working with Desplat on the score.  “From the first sketches he sent me to listening to him record the glorious score with an orchestra in New York, every step of the process has been a joy. He has taught me how to work with a composer: how to listen, how to give notes, how to wait for it to develop, how to step away, how to dive in. I am a better filmmaker for having worked with him, and I sincerely hope that it is not the last time.”

“For Little Women, Greta envisioned a musical without lyrics. From the beginning, Alexandre had to be the musical voice of the film,” says Spring Aspers, President of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, Music. “The resulting score is both dynamic and intimate making it the perfect complement to this exquisite retelling. I can’t wait for audiences to come together to experience this film.”

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.  In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms —  is both timeless and timely.  Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

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LITTLE WOMEN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)
TRACKLISTING –

  1. Little Women   
  2. Plumfield   
  3. The Beach   
  4. Christmas Morning   
  5. Dance On The Porch   
  6. Ice Skating   
  7. The Book   
  8. Father Comes Home   
  9. Christmas Breakfast   
  10. Amy    
  11.  Friedrich Dances With Jo   
  12. Telegram   
  13. Theatre In The Attic   
  14. Laurie Kisses Amy   
  15. Friedrich   
  16. Laurie And Jo On The Hill   
  17. Young Love   
  18. Meg’s Dress   
  19. Carriage Ride   
  20. Laurie   
  21. The Letter   
  22. Snow In The Garden   
  23. Jo Writes   
  24. Amy, Fred, Meg  And John   
  25. Dr March’s Daughters   
  26. It’s Romance 

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ABOUT LITTLE WOMEN
Directed by Greta Gerwig. Screenplay by Greta Gerwig. Based on the Novel by Louisa May Alcott. Produced by Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord. Executive Producers are Adam Merims, Evelyn O’Neill, Rachel O’Connor and Arnon Milchan. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, with Chris Cooper and Meryl Streep.

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MEDIA CONTACTS
FOR SOUNDTRACK – Jamie Bertel | Sony Music Masterworks

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