“Rob Lane’s score is expressive, and the inclusion of the folk song ‘The Snow It Melts The Soonest’ was a brilliant addition – the haunting melody sums up the aura of Tess’s tragic tale.” (Muirmaiden’s Corner)

Tess of the d’Urbervilles (2008)

The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Directed by David Blair • Written by Thomas Hardy and David Nicholls • Starring Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Emily Beecham. BBC, 2008.

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Tess’ Theme

Tess Raped

Philosophical Discussions

“The Snow It Melts the Soonest…”

The Tomb

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