Midweek Music: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Only Wes Anderson could be responsible for this completely dramatic but twee soundtrack for his latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel. There are bells and pitter patters everywhere, meanwhile heavy Russian drums hum in the background. Curiosity and urgency are paramount. The juxtaposition of sounds results in the Wes Anderson standard: whimsy. Randall Poster, who also helped on Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom, assisted with the project.

Lucky for us, there’s a sneak peak listen of the soundtrack available through Advance on Pitchfork. The soundtrack officially releases on March 3. Take a listen and start imagining visuals to match his exceptional sound for the March 7 premier.

Here’s the officialSoundtrack:

01. Öse Schuppel: “s’Rothe-Zäuerli”
02. “The Alpine Sudetenwaltz” *
03. “Mr. Moustafa” *
04. “Overture: M. Gustave H” *
05. “A Prayer for Madame D” *
06. “The New Lobby Boy” *
07. Siegfried Behrend & DZO Chamber Orchestra: “Concerto for Lute and Plucked Strings I. Moderato”
08. “Daylight Express to Lutz” *
09. “Schloss Lutz Overture” *
10. “The Family Desgoffe und Taxis” *
11. “Last Will and Testament” *
12. “Up the Stairs/Down the Hall” *
13. “Night Train to Nebelsbad” *
14. “The Lutz Police Militia” *
15. “Check Point 19 Criminal Internment Camp Overture” *
16. Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov: “The Linden Tree”
17. “J.G. Jopling, Private Inquiry Agent” *
18. “A Dash of Salt (Ludwig’s Theme)” *
19. “The Cold-Blooded Murder of Deputy Vilmos Kovacs” *
20. “Escape Concerto” *
21. “The War (Zero’s Theme)” *
22. “No Safe-House” *
23. “The Society of the Crossed Keys” *
24. “M. Ivan” *
25. “Lot 117” *
26. “Third Class Carriage” *
27. “Canto at Gabelmeister’s Peak” *
28. “A Troops Barracks (Requiem for the Grand Budapest)” *
29. “Cleared of All Charges” *
30. “The Mystical Union” *
31. Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov: “Kamarinskaya”
32. “Moonshine” (traditional arrangement) *

* Composed by Alexandre Desplat