I see that Amazon.com has this CD listed - without a price or release date - but they will send you an email when it becomes available. So I assume it will also be eventually available through the usual soundtrack specialist vendors.
CD Universe has it up for ordering at $27.95 - with a March 10 release date.
"Original soundtrack to the 2009 motion picture, composed by Ilan Eshkeri (Layer Cake) and performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra. The film and soundtrack release feature an exclusive and brand new track from Sinead O'Connor. The Young Victoria is a dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. EMI. 2009
This film opened in the UK today (produced by Martin Scorsese and Sarah Ferguson!!) and although it's not the type of film I would ever go near, the score does interest me. I laughed at one review in the papers today which said something like "Queen Victoria was plain, short and tubby, so she is played by an actress who is pretty, tall(ish) and slim"
I'm just playing this now and the end of the first track became the music from the Champions League matches!! (not that I have any interest in that any more this season It's okay, but a bit too English/classical for my liking (from this film, what was I expecting!?
Actually, it got a bit better as it went on. Some nice, tragic sounding cues, similar to Shakespeare in Love (which I like). A few cues sound vaguely like Nimrod. I'm sure that must have been on the temp. It's beginning to grow on me though, once it got past the pomp and circumstance cues. What do other people think?
Eshkeri is a wonderful new voice in film scoring! So far, he's hit the ball out of the part twice for me (Hannibal Rising and Stardust). Nice to see him scoring in various genres and not being typecast!
I was playing Eshkeri's score to Strength and Honour this week, and oddly enough, he quotes that Handel piece used for the Champions League Games in this score too. Considering he's only had about 4 CD's released so far, that piece showing up twice now is bizarre.
A case of insomnia caused me to watch this movie on Netflix last night (this morning really). I love this period in history and watched it previously. I find the movie enjoyable and feel Eshkeri scored it well. I picked up a copy of the score on Amazon about a year ago and am sad to see how pricey it is now. It really is a lovely score and I believe it's available on iTunes. I recommend it.