Update to my Post on the Music Included in the Endeavour Episodes.

Hi everyone. I was talking to Matthew Slater the composer and conductor of many of the recent episodes of Endeavour. I did not recognize a piece of music at the beginning of the episode of Passenger. I thought it had been written by Matthew but he replied it was actually a piece by Vivaldi called Al Santo S.epolcro.

Rather embarrassing as I have been a fan and admirer of Vivaldi for many, many years (Even though Morse thought Vivaldi was only good for cheering people up). Can’t believe I didn’t recognize it. Probably got too cocky and arrogant.

Anyway, I have updated the excel sheet and PDF with the new information. Of course you can also update your own excel sheet from the previous post if you wish just by enabling editing.

Excel Sheet Music from Endeavour

PDF Music from Endeavour (1)

To hear the music mentioned above click here.


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). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. A busy time ahead made even busier by my writing a book on the TV series, Lewis.

12 thoughts

  1. About Morse’s comment ” cheering people up ” to this composer? Smiling- cheerful it is not to me- but sets a mood ;o)

  2. I would never have recognised this work as being composed by Vivaldi! It is a million miles away from the work that I know and love.

  3. Hi Chris ,
    I just finished Endeavour 2.3 Sway and near the end , there is a piece of classical violin music when Morse was burning the letter from the Italian lady to Inspector Thurday – I can’t figure out which piece it is and it is bugging me . Can you help ?
    And it is definitely not Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor either .

  4. I can sleep now the musical puzzle is solved – I accidentally came across that particular sad piece of music played at the end of Endeavour 2.3 Sway and it wasn’t Mahler as I first thought but Elgar Sospiri op 70 .

  5. Do you know the name of the tune at the start of Series 6 episode Pylon? Morse is in a church I think listening to a concert performance played on glasses filled with water etc.

    1. Hi Pete, it will be mentioned in my review of the episode. All Endeavour music, classical and modern, can be found under the heading at the top of the page titled ‘Music of Morse and Endeavour’.

  6. In the Endeavour episode “Rocket”, Dido’s lament (When I am laid in earth) from Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” is played. Does anyone know who is the singer and musicians in this performance? Is the full opera available on CD?

    1. I believe the singer is Janis Kelly who has done a lot of the opera singing in the Morse and Endeavour series.

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