Friday, April 8, 2016

Soundtrack revealed for "Florence Foster Jenkins"

The website Film Music Reporter has revealed the soundtrack listing for Meryl's upcoming film Florence Foster Jenkins:

1. Florence Foster Jenkins
2. When I Have Sung My Songs to You – London Metropolitan Orchestra and Meryl Streep and Terry Davies
3. Socialite
4. Bribing
5. Adele’s Laughing Song (From “Die Fledermaus”) – Meryl Streep and Simon Helberg
6. Florence and Whitey
7. Take It Easy – Fats Waller
8. The Bell Song (From “Lakmé”) – Aida Garifullina and London Metropolitan Orchestra and Terry Davies
9. The Bell Song (From “Lakmé”) – Meryl Streep and Simon Helberg
10. McMoon
11. Sing Madame Florence
12. Prelude In E Minor, Op.28, No.4 – Simon Helberg
13. Charlie’s Prelude – John Kirby & His Orchestra
14. Bedtime
15. For Toscanini
16. Queen Of The Night’s Aria (From “Die Zauberflöte”, K.620) – Meryl Streep and Simon Helberg 17. On Radio
18. Going To Kathleen’s
19. St. Clair’s Blues
20. The Post
21. Carnegie Hall
22. The Audience
23. After Reading
24. Like A Bird – Meryl Streep and Simon Helberg
25. I Think I Am Going To Read
26. For The Love Of Music
27. Wiegenlied, Op.49, No.4 – Anne Sofie von Otter and Bengt Forsberg
28. Valse Caressante – Meryl Streep and Simon Helberg

We can see Meryl listed on six songs for the soundtrack.  Let's keep in mind, however, that these are not going to sound good.  I imagine that the rest of the tracks will be simply lovely.  Incidentally this is the third feature film soundtrack involving Meryl singing solos in the past year and half, following Into the Woods and Ricki and the Flash.  

I still can't believe I might not be able to see this film until the end of August considering it opens somewhere on planet earth within a few weeks from now.  We'll see.

The Florence soundtrack lands the same day as the film's U.K. wide release date, May 6.


  1. Did you here the fairly recent podcast where Meryl said she turned down a play in London? Guessing it was Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Henry IV. Would have been great to see Meryl tackling some Shakespeare for the first time in decades

  2. Paramount will debut Florence Foster Jenkins August 12 in US and Pete Hammond at has already called her the indomitable Meryl Streep. So I guess our gal is back at the oscar race big time.

  3. Yeah when I heard the podcast, I was rather disappointed. I've wanted her to do plays more than movies at this stage in her career because there's where she started and it's been a LOOONG time since Mother Courage. Besides, she's given over to big flourishes and over the top gestures these days which will suit theatrical performances better.