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There is a pleasing symmetry to this interview. Patrick Doyle is scoring the remake of the Agatha Christie classic Murder on the Orient Express. I interviewed the composer of the first version, Richard Rodney Bennett, back in 1974. If he was alive today he would be astonished at Patrick’s output, and envy how much he is in demand.

Patrick Doyle creates melodies, lots of them. Like painters who begin with a blank canvas, composers seem to me a sort of wondrous sorcerer. They buoy our spirit, and give us that too often diverted emotion called pleasure.

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