Music List for All Episodes of Morse Series with Downloadable PDF & Excel Sheet.

Hello my fellow Morsonians. I have in this post compiled a list of the classical music played in all the Morse episodes. Which episodes used a particular piece of music has also been included.

Click on the music title to open a new window with a music video from Youtube of the selected music.

Posts with all the music from Lewis and Endeavour series will be coming soon. There will also be a fourth post which will include all the music that has turned up in more than one series or episode.

At the end of the post I have included a downloadable PDF and excel sheet which includes a list of all the information. This will allow you to put the list on your phone or tablet or print it out.

If you find any broken links please let me know.

DEAD OF JERICHO

Start of Episode & 00h12m01s & 00h20m22s – 

My Soul there is a Country by Hubert Parry & Henry Vaughan.

00h00m23s.

Gloria in Excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi.

00h09m46s. 

Prelude in E-Minor (op.28 no. 4) by Frédéric Chopin.

00h18m40s.

Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major, K. 449 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

00h25m18s.

Le Nozze di Figaro K492 act 2, Porgi Amor (The Marriage of Figaro)’ by Mozart.

00h45m35s.

I am unable to identify the next piece. It is being played in Ned’s room when Morse visits him and is assumed to be Ned’s uncle by Ned’s roommate. I think it is possibly one of the American minimalist modern composers Philip Glass or Steve Reich.

01h00m28s.

Don Giovanni, K.527, Act 1: Ah, Chi Mi Dice Mai by Mozart.

01h03m29s.

Quartet No. 12 in B flat major, K. 172 by Mozart.

01h14m09s.

Fantasie Impromptu Opus 66 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin.

01h16m44s.

Concerto grosso Op.3 No.1 by George Frideric Handel.

01h23m33s.

“Haffner” Symphony by Mozart.

The piece Morse plays while tinkering on Anne’s piano is the opening of the ‘Prelude to Wagner’s _Tristan und Isolde.

 

The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn.

00h04m57s.

Der Freischutz (the Marksman) by Carl Maria von Weberand & Friedrich Kind.

00h11m29s. 

Symphony in D minor by Cesar Franck.

00h49m20s.

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner.

01h22m25s.

Largo from Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major HWV 313 by George Frideric Handel.

 

Service of All the Dead

00h00m33s.

Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

00h03m53s.

Overture Euryanthe: Allegro marcato, con molto fuoco by Carl Maria von Weber.

I’m afraid there is no Youtube video of the Weber piece and the two that I found were unavailable in my country.

00h21m54s.

Locus iste by Anton Bruckner.

00h24m20s.

Missa Brevis – Agnus Dei by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

00h45m55s. 

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BMV 564 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

01h01m10s.

Acte IV: Sola, Perduta abbandonata‘ from the opera ‘Manon Lescaut’ by Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini.

 

The Wolvercote Tongue.

00h28m20s.

Flow, my Tears by John Dowland & an unknown librettist.

01h06m05s.

Les Troyens, (“The Trojans”) H133, Act III, Allegro Moderato by Hector Berlioz.

I’m afraid I couldn’t find a YouTube recording of the piece.

 

Last Seen Wearing.

 

00h00m01s.

Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat, K. 207 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The above video contains the complete piece. The section of music used in the episode starts at 8 minutes and 47 seconds in the above video.

00h33m58s.

Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner

 

The Settling of the Sun.

00h00m01s. 

The Dream of Gerontius, Op38, Pt II:I by Edward Elgar.

The above piece of music is scattered throughout the episode.

00h06m48s.

St John Passion‘ by Johann Sebastian Bach.

St John Passion part 2

00h52m59s. 

Opus 10, Piano Etude No’ 5 by Frédéric Chopin.

00h53m38s.

Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar.

01h14m16s.

String Quartet No. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

01h34m34s.

De Jules Lemaitre by Jehan Ariste Alain.

01h40m20s.

The last piece of music in this episode is played while Morse first talks to the young girl, Alex in Jane’s flat and continues as he drives her to the hospital to see Jane. It is another section of the first piece of music above, ‘The Dream of Gerontius, Op38, Pt II:I‘.

 

Last Bus to Woodstock.

00h13m42s.

‘Cosi Fan Tutte’. The section we hear being played in the car is the overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

00h27m22s. 

Piano Sonata in C (K545) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

 

Ghost in the Machine.

00h05m05s.

The final scene of Tosca by  Giacomo Puccini.

00h14m18.

The next piece is again from Tosca and is heard while Morse and Lewis are driving to Hanbury House. And no it’s not from Cats.😉

The singer is as mentioned in the episode, Maria Callas but I’m not sure which section of the opera it is from. I think it is the same as above but i’m afraid my knowledge of opera is very limited.

00h53m49. 

Quartet No. 14 in G Major for Strings. K.387:III. Andante cantabile by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

 

The Last Enemy.

00h44m03s.

String Quintet in C Major by Franz Schubert.

 

Deceived by Flight.

00h00m00s

Emperor’ Quartet by Joseph Haydn.

00h03m27s.

Second movement of his Concerto for Cello in A minor by Camille Saint-Saëns.

I couldn’t find a video of just the second movement so I have used the video below which has all three movements.

01h21m30s.

Third String Quartet by Robert Schumann.

 

Secret of Bay 5B.

00h13m01s.

Parsifal. Specifically the Prelude to Parsifal by Richard Wagner.

 

The Infernal Serpent.

00h00m00s.

Piano Sonata No. 25, middle section by Ludwig van Beethoven.

00h11m15s.

Piano Sonata in A, K.331:1 Andante Grazioso by Mozart.

00h13m47s.

Miserere mei, Deus by Gregorio Alligri.

00h47m00s.

Prelude and Fugue in C Minor BWV 546. BWV by Johann Sebastian Bach.

00h57m40s.

La Poupée (The doll) N°3 from Jeux d’enfants op.22 by Georges Bizet.

01h12m50s. 

Sonata No. 11 in A Major for Piano, K331:1 Tema Andante Grazioso by Mozart.

01h36m48s.

I am unable to identify the choral piece when Mrs Copley Barnes decides to kill herself.

 

The Sins of the Fathers.

00h55m13s

La Traviata, Follie, follie/Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi.

The music is first played when Morse talks to the Lisa Harrow character Thelma Radford. That is at 55 minutes and 13 seconds. It is then played again in Morse’s office and at his home.

01h01m58s.

String Quartet No.10 in E flat major, op.125 No.1 by Franz Schubert.

 

Driven to Distraction.

00h24m30s.

Six Suites for Violin and Cello. Suite No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

01h17m32s.

Horn Concerto No 4 by Mozart.

 

Masonic Mysteries.

It is no surprise that all the classical music is excerpts from the Mozart opera The Magic Flute. (The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte), K. 620)

What I will attempt to do is identify the excerpts as to where they happen in the opera and which characters are singing. I have also tried to get all the musical excerpts used in the episode and make them into short videos for each piece.

I am a fan of the opera but do not put myself forward as an expert. So, on that note I apologize in advance for any errors.

00h00m00s.

The Magic Flute opening music.

00h15m40s.

After three ladies, attendants of the Queen of the Night, appear and kill the serpent that was tormenting Tomino, he having fainted, he awakes to find Papageno who takes credit for having killed the serpent.

00h21m21s. Morse and Lewis are leaving McNutt’s house and walking toward his, now defaced, car. A section of the opening is replayed here.

00h21m57s.

Morse and Lewis are driving back from McNutt’s house and are trying to make sense of that night’s events.

The music is played while the council of priests of Isis and Osiris, headed by Sarastro, enter.

He invokes the gods Isis and Osiris, asking them to protect Tamino and Pamina (Aria and chorus: “O Isis und Osiris“).

00h27m27s.

The scene starts with Morse staring at the defaced car and then moves into his house where he sits on the settee contemplating all that has happened.

The next piece is from Act 1, scene 1 and is part of the scene after Prince Tamino has just been presented by the Three Ladies with an image of the princess Pamina, and falls instantly in love with her. “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” (This image is enchantingly lovely)

00h48m46s.

Morse is in a cell and Lewis and Bottomley arrive at his house to find angry neighbours beating at Morse’s door as their is music blasting from his house.

We are now at act 2, scene 3. The Queen of the Night appears handing Pamina a dagger, ordering her to kill Sarastro with it and threatening to disown her if she does not. “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen” (“Hell’s vengeance boils in my heart”)

01h05m11s.

Morse is released from his cell and returns home. As he lies sleeping on the settee a fire starts.

Tamino declares that he is ready to be tested. Pamina enters and declares her intention to undergo the remaining trials with him. She hands him the magic flute to help them through the trials. Wir wandelten durch Feuergluten, (We wandered through the fire’s glow)

01h25m30s.

We are now in the house of Hugo DeVries and he and Morse talk of what has happened. Hugo turns on a cassette recording of The Magic Flute.

Papageno and Pamina are searching for Tamino when they are recaptured by Monostatos and his slaves. Papageno plays his magic bells, and Monostatos and his slaves begin to dance, and exit the stage, still dancing, mesmerised by the beauty of the music. Schnelle Füße, racher Mut (Swift feet and ready courage)

Our final piece is when Morse is sitting in his car outside where the opera is being played. Lewis and his wife went along at the behest of Morse. The scene sees Lewis and his wife coming out early (though they almost stayed to the end as the music that can be heard playing is almost at the end of the opera).

The traitorous Monostatos appears with the Queen of the Night and her three ladies. They plot to destroy the temple (“Nur stille, stille“) and the Queen confirms that she has promised her daughter Pamina to Monostatos.

 

Second Time Around.

00h35m25s.

00h52m45s.

Senza Mamma, from Giacomo Puccini’s (1858 – 1924) opera Suor Angelica.

01h00m02s.

As above.

01h05m35s

As above.

01h25m26s

As above.

 

Fat Chance

00h00m00s

Laudate Dominum’ from Vesperae Solemnes de Confessore by Mozart.

00h04m37s

String Quartet No. 7 in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven.

00h18m01s

Laudate Dominum is heard again during the scene when Dinah Newberry is sitting in her room crying, eating ice cream and Irene is banging on her door.

00h25m36s

We return to Dinah Newberry’s room as Morse visits to talk to her. As before Laudate Dominum is playing.

00h51m52s

Laudate Dominum plays again as we see Morse at home and he phones Emma to ask about Dinah Newberry.

01h12m19s

Venetian Gondola Song (Opus 19, No. 6 in G Minor) by Felix Mendelssohn.

01h28m00s

‘Well Tempered Clavier’ Book Two Prelude and Fugue in F sharp by Johann Sebastian Bach.

 

Who Killed Harry Field?

00h52m30s

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.15 in B flat major K.450.Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

01h03m30s

As above,

01h05m22s

St Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Greeks Bearing Gifts

00h52m42s

Introduction and Allegro for Strings by  Edward Elgar

01h16m11s

String Quartet No. 13 in B Flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven

 

Promised Land

Hab’ mir’s gelobt from Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss

 

Dead on Time

The main piece of music in this episode is String Quintet in C major. The movement at the beginning of the episode is the second movement by Franz Schubert.

The above piece is played a few more times through the episode.

00h22m40s

Schubert Quintet in C, D596 fourth movement by Franz Schubert

 

Happy Families

00h37m50s

Soave ‘Sia Il Vento‘ from Cosi Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

00h54m27s

Death of the Self.

00h09m00s

Concerto for Two Mandolini in G Minor by Antonio Vivaldi.

The Concerto for Two Mandolini replays several times through the episode: at 13 minutes and 25 seconds when Morse, Lewis and the Italian policeman are walking through the strade and piazza. The piece occurs again when Morse, Lewis and Claudio Battisti first arrive at Clark’s abode at the 16 minute and 10 seconds mark.

00h24m45s

Caro Nome from Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.

00h56m25s

Aria Signore, Ascolta! from the opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini.

This piece is heard again at the end of the episode when Nicole Burgess performs in front of an audience.

 

Absolute Conviction

00h33m35s

Death and the Maiden Quartet for Strings by Franz Schubert

00h36m54s

String Quartet in C Minor, D 703 – Allegro assai by Franz Schubert

00h38m14s

Death and the Maiden Quartet for Strings by Franz Schubert

00h46m32s

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: Allegro scherzando. (The section used starts about halfway through the piece mentioned).

00h48m26s

Mi tradi quell’alma ingrata aria from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

01h11m40s

Chorale: Erkenne mich, mein Huter (St Matthew Passion) by Johann Sebastian Bach

01h39m40s

Chorale: Erkenne mich, mein Huter (St Matthew Passion) by Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Cherubim and Seraphim

00h09m24s

“Che farò senza Euridice” from ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ by Christoph Willibald Gluck

00h25m49s

“Che farò senza Euridice” from ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ by Christoph Willibald Gluck

 

Deadly Slumber

00h14m33s

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110- 1. Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo by Ludwig van Beethoven

00h51m07s

Piano Concerto No.23 In A Major, K 488 Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

01h10m16s

Piano Concerto No.23 In A Major, K 488 Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

The Day of the Devil

00h13m11s

String Sextet No. 1 In B Flat Major Op. 18 by Johannes Brahms

00h21m50s

Busoni Chorale Prelude BWV 639 Ich ruf zu dir,Herr by Johann Sebastian Bach

00h40m04s

From the opera Manon – Massenet – Adieu notre petite table by Jules Massenet

00h46m25s

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

00h53m34s

Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major – 2. Andante ma moderato by Johannes Brahms

 

Twilight of the Gods

00h00m00s

Götterdämmerung, Act III, Scene 3 Finale (The Immolation Scene) by Richard Wagner

00h03m55s & 00h04m30s

As above.

00h13m52s

Twilight of the Gods – Chapter 13 Third scene The hall of the Gibichungen by Richard Wagner

00h14m56s

Military Polonaise Opus 40 No. 1 in A Major by Frédéric Chopin

01h39m50s

Twilight of the Gods – Chapter 13 Third scene The hall of the Gibichungen by Richard Wagner

 

The Way Through the Woods

00h00m10s

String Quartet in g minor by Claude Debussy. This is played throughout the episode. I only have access to the complete work.

00h20m00s

As above

The Daughters of Cain

00h00m00s,

La Traviata – Prelude to Act 1 by Giuseppe Verdi

01h39m44s

String quartet in g minor, Op.74, No.3 by Joseph Haydn

 

Death Is Now My Neighbour

00h15m14s

The Marriage of Figaro ‘non so piu’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

01h11m58s

Gloria by  Antonio Vivaldi

The Wench Is Dead

00h48m37s

Clarinet Concerto in A major K 622 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

00h51m18s

As above

00h57m58s

Unidentified.

01h10m03

Piano trio No. 7 in B flat major WoO 39 Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven

01h32m22s

Haydn string quartet op.64 no 5 by Joseph Haydn

The Remorseful Day

00h12m17s

Peer Gynt Suite No.1 by Edvard Grieg

01h02m28s

Parsifal Overture by Richard Wagner

01h06m05s

The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended by unknown.

01h15m38s

String Quintet in C Major, 2nd movement by Franz Schubert

01h18m35s

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem Op. 48.

01h21m30s

Requiem. Libera Me Gabriel Faure

01h27m45s

Requiem : ‘In Paradisum’ by Gabriel Fauré

01h37m30s

‘Parsifal’ – Act I Prelude by Richard Wagner.

 

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Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science. Firstly I have to complete an intensive year at college which starts at the end of August 2018. If I pass the college year I will then be able to go straight into Edinburgh University. A busy time ahead made even busier by my writing a book on the TV series, Lewis.

12 thoughts

  1. Wow, Christopher! This is a gift. I love how music is woven organically through all of Morse. It serves as a function in character and plot development and not just to texture the environment. Thank you for this hard work; oh, the hours you must have spent!

  2. Hi there – love your work here, very useful!! Just on the matter of The Infernal Serpent: I’m a choral singer, and as far as I know the Miserere is by William Byrd, not Allegri, and the piece in the chapel at the end is Byrd’s Justorum Animae. Hope this is correct…
    Thanks again!!

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