• SS-GB

    Original Soundtrack by Dan Jones

  • The Ivor Novello and RTS Award-nominated Original Soundtrack to the BBC’s alternative history drama SS-GB. Based on the novel by RAF pilot turned legendary spy fiction writer Len Deighton and directed by Philipp Kadelbach, SS-GB tells the story of Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Douglas Archer (Sam Riley) working in Nazi-occupied London. The series, which is currently available to stream on Netflix, was produced by Sid Gentle (Killing Eve) and written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (No Time to Die, Casino Royale, Skyfall).The album features an original score by BAFTA- and triple Ivor Novello Award- winning, and double Emmy-nominated composer Dan Jones.

    Set in 1941 in an alternative timeline in which the Battle of Britain has been lost to Nazi Germany, SS-GB revolves around the ambiguous Scotland Yard police detective Douglas Archer, who struggles to keep his loved ones safe while being targeted both by the Schutzstaffel (SS) and the British Resistance. The stellar cast features Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns) as American reporter Barbara Barga, Lars Eidinger (Familienfest) as ambitious SS officer Dr. Oskar Huth, Maeve Dermody (Pawno) as Archer’s secretary and lover Sylvia Manning, James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) as Archer’s friend and colleague Detective Sergeant Harry Woods, and Rainer Block (Better Call Saul) as Gruppenführer Fritz Kellermann, the SS officer supervising the police force.

    The music of SS-GB feeds into the noir style of filming in the vein of some Bernard Hermann scores, and drawing on the full forces of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, combines these classic tropes with more modern, brutal sounds, whilst at other times pairing right back for intimate emotive pieces.

    The sheet music for the SS-GB Title Theme arranged for piano solo is also available to download from Boosey & Hawkes.

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  • Tracklist and Credits

    1. The Resistance Fights On
    Music by Johann Heinrich Walch (Funeral March No.1, popularly known as "The Beethoven Funeral March No.1") and Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    2. Title Theme
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    3. Unstoppable March
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    4. Sylvia
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring Moira Alabaster (viola).

    5. Cataracts
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    6. Summoned by Dr. Huth
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    7. Hatching a Plan
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    8. Barbara
    Music by Dan Jones.

    9. A Lesson You Will Never Forget
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    10. Escape
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    11. Goodbye Son
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    12. Arrest Me, Archer
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    13. Your Last Chance, Douglas
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    14. The Execution of Commander Huth
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    15. Special Measures
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    16. You Did What You Had To
    Music by Dan Jones.

    17. Safer Pair of Hands
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    18. The Bomb
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    19. Forging Papers
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring Brussels Philharmonic.

    20. Friendly Fire
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    21. Tea for a Sick King
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    22. Alarm Bells
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    23. The Crackdown Begins
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    24. Dangerous Advice
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    25. The Photo
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    26. Evacuating the King
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    27. Love and Trust
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    28. Title Theme (Alternate Recording)
    Music by Dan Jones, featuring Paul Israel (piano) and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

     

    Music Composed and Produced by Dan Jones.

    BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Elizabeth Purnell and recorded by Huw Thomas at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff.

    Orchestrated by Elizabeth Purnell, Ben Foskett, Simon Birch and Dan Jones.

    Score mixed at Somerset Studios, Bristol.

    Album prepared and mastered by Simon Birch for Wave Theory Records.