Sense and Sensibility is the original soundtrack of the 1995 film, composed by the Scottish composer Patrick Doyle. He was a friend of writer and actress Emma Thompson and had worked with her on many previous films. His musical score earned the composer his first nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Score and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.
Doyle later described the film as "more stifled; the music had to be suppressed to match what was happening onscreen. You had this middle-class English motif, and with the music, you would have occasional outbursts of emotion". The score also includes two songs sung by the character of Marianne Dashwood, which Doyle adapted from two poems.