Shakespeare contemporary John Dowland's famous lute song "In Darkness Let Me Dwell" was chosen for the final moments of the speech. The lyrics echoe the soliloquy beautifully, following the Elizabethan ideal of "perfect melancholy".
In darkness let me dwell; the ground shall
The roof despair, to bar all cheerful light
The walls of marble black, that moist'ned
shall weep still;
My music, hellish jarring sounds, to banish
Thus, wedded to my woes, and bedded to
O let me living die, till death do come, till
death do come.
The two renowned musicians, John Potter (tenor) and Jacob Heringman (lute), specially recorded the piece for the film at the oldest church in York, St Mary Bishophill Junior.