Matilda the Musical Soundtrack
Matilda the Musical Soundtrack

Netflix’s Matilda The Musical Releases New Single, Album Release Date Set

You might have to wait til December to watch Matilda the Musical on Netflix, but you only have to wait a few more weeks to stream the soundtrack. Sony Music Masterworks/Milan Records have announced that Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (Soundtrack from the Netflix Film) will be released digitally on November 18 and on CD December 9, with the lead single “Revolting Children,” available to stream now.

Included within the album’s 22 tracks are 12 vocal songs written by Tim Minchin for his critically-acclaimed, award-winning West End production, newly recorded by the film cast. With vocals by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Andrea Riseborough, and Stephen Graham, as well as newcomer Alisha Weir as Matilda, the album features some of the original musical’s favorite numbers like “Naughty,” “School Song,” “When I Grow Up” and more. In addition to the album’s vocal songs, the soundtrack also includes 10 instrumental score pieces by Christopher Nightingale. Music supervisor and orchestrator of the original stage production, Nightingale now brings his Tony Award-nominated orchestrations to the film’s original score. Wrapping up the 22-track collection is a special, new original vocal track, details for which will be revealed soon.

“It’s now fifteen years since Matthew Warchus and Dennis Kelly asked me to help them create Matilda the Musical, and I never dreamed that the songs would still be finding new life now,” says Tim Minchin. “Matilda the Musical has now been performed all over the world, in different accents, different languages, and by performers of all stripes; each of them bringing to the tale their own style, their own experiences, their own passion. This album is another — very, very exciting — chapter in the Matilda story.”

“The range and breadth of musical opportunity that this classic story offers up is a gift for any composer,” adds Christopher Nightingale. “The diversity of the songs is gloriously far-reaching, and my first job in writing the original score was to try and build a framework that might bind things together; find, create and extend common ground. I am incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to write a score that has had such intrinsic value in a movie. Matthew Warchus is innately musical himself, and it’s excellent to work with someone who values and understands the role music plays in a story like this.”

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical debuts in US theaters on Friday, December 9, and will be available on Netflix [excluding the UK & Ireland] on Christmas Day. Directed by Matthew Warchus and with a screenplay by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly, the film stars Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Andrea Riseborough, and Stephen Graham, plus newcomer Alisha Weir as Matilda.

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