Following on from my work on Watson & Webber’s silent films, I wrote a soundtrack to F.W. Murnau’s silent classic Nosferatu. Made in 1922, Murnau’s film is loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula story. Murnau had not sought permission, and Stoker’s estate sued for copyright infringement. All copies were ordered destroyed, but fortunately for us a handful of prints survived.
This soundtrack is the result of three years of work, from 2018 to 2021, and was released on 15 March 2022 to coincide with the film’s centenary.