Listen to Philip Glass’s Score for ‘Jane’


By Pat Mullen

Stream the full soundtrack for Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall documentary Jane ahead of its theatrical release in Canada. Jane features an original score by the great Philip Glass, and the music brings to life this astonishingly assembled archival film about the trailblazing researcher and conservationist that draws upon over 100 hours of rare and unseen footage. (Read Marc Glassman’s interview with Jane director Brett Morgen here.)

The National Geographic doc is gaining significant attention for the score specifically with a special live performance of the music accompanying a screening of the film earlier this month at the Hollywood Bowl. No documentary has ever been recognized in the category for Best Original Score at the Oscars, but Glass, who was previously nominated for the dramas Kundun (1997), The Hours (2002), and Notes on a Scandal (2006), could change that statistic if the music branch is moved as deeply by this original work as audiences have been at festivals and screenings. Glass previously won a Golden Globe for The Truman Show (1998) and scored Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors. You can watch our interview with the composer about scoring Visitors here.

Listen to the score below via Deezer. (You may need to make an account to hear more than 30 seconds of previews).

Jane had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and opens in Canada beginning November 10 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Read more about Jane in our review and interview with director Brett Morgen.