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Film Music Gala - A Celebration of the Greatest Film Music Ever Written

Album Summary

>Sams, Jeremy : Enduring Love
>Barry, John : Dances With Wolves
>Armstrong, Craig : Romeo + Juliet
>Williams, John : Star Wars Episode 2
>Tan Dun : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano
>Webber, Andrew L : The Phantom of the Opera
>Bacharach, Burt : Alfie
>Armstrong, Craig : Love Actually
>Wiseman, Debbie : Arsène Lupin
>Hess, Nigel : Ladies in Lavender
>Kaczmarek, Jan A.P. : Finding Neverland
>Bernstein, Elmer : Far From Heaven
>Desplat, Alexandre : Girl With a Pearl Earring
>Doyle, Patrick : Hamlet
>Jarre, Maurice : Witness
>Williams, John : Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
>Barry, John : Midnight Cowboy
>Nott, Julian : Wallace and Gromit
>Jarre, Maurice : Dead Poets Society
>Fenton, George : Stage Beauty
>Wiseman, Debbie : The Truth About Love
>Conti, Bill : Rocky
>Portman, Rachel : Oliver Twist
>Badelt, Klaus : Pirates of the Caribbean
>Rota, Nino : Romeo and Juliet
>Arnold, David : The Stepford Wives
>Arnold, David : Stoned
>Fenton, George : Valiant
>Howard, James Newton : Batman Begins
>Jarre, Maurice : Ghost
>Williams, John : War of the Worlds
>Goodwin, Ron : Where Eagles Dare
>Zimmer, Hans : Pirates of the Caribbean
>Warbeck, Stephen : Captain Corelli's Mandolin
>Williams, John : Jaws
>Williams, John : Jurassic Park
>Marianelli, Dario : Pride and Prejudice
>Vangelis : Chariots of Fire
>Bennett, Richard R. : Four Weddings and a Funeral
>Bernstein, Elmer : The Great Escape
>Barry, John : Somewhere in Time
>Barry, John : Zulu
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Doyle, Patrick : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
>Jarre, Maurice : The Night of the Generals
>Jennings, Will : Moulin Rouge!
>Williams, John : Munich
>Newman, Thomas : The Shawshank Redemption
>Ottman, John : Superman Returns
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Enjoy a tribute to the magnificent world of film music with this triple CD box set - over three and a half hours of popular Hollywood themes performed by the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Film Music Gala features the famous themes of film favorites, from timeless classics to recent big screen blockbusters. Uniquely, some of the tracks on this box set were actually conducted on these recordings by the leading British composers who wrote the film scores.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Angel Studios, Islington, London (2005-01-10_2005-01-11&2005-).



Reviews

Much To Enjoy
This multi- disc set boasts a number of unexpected treats one does not normally associate with such a greatest hits survey. Here are just a few examples: Enduring Love (Jeremy Sams); Romeo and Juliet (Craig Armstrong); Ladies In Lavender (Nigel Hess); Wallace and Gromit (Julian Nott); Stage Beauty (George Fenton); Captain Corelliís Mandolin (Stephen Warbeck), Pride and Prejudice (Dario Marianelli) With the exception of Jaws (hopelessly eviscerated), the arrangements range from good to superb. There are a total of 50 tracks clocking in at 223 minutes. The playing of the RPO, old hands at this type of repertoire, is what one would expect: eloquent and committed. The sonics are lush, airy and precisely detailed. The packaging is adequate. So on balance, worth considering if only for its enterprising approach to programming. Clearly not the greatest film music of all time as it is billed, but still a worthy endeavor.
Submitted on 10/14/13 by Allen Cohen 
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Works Details

>Sams, Jeremy : Enduring Love :: Pastorale and Finale
  • Performer: Rolf Wilson (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Barry, John : Dances With Wolves :: The John Dunbar Theme
  • Performer: Brian Thomson (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1990

>Armstrong, Craig : Romeo + Juliet :: The Balcony Scene
  • Performer: Paul Bateman (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1996

>Williams, John : Star Wars Episode 2 :: Attack of the Clones
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Tan Dun : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon :: [Exceprt]
  • Performer: Timothy Gill (Cello)
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2000

>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano :: The Heart Asks Pleasure First
  • Performer: Andy Vinter (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1992

>Webber, Andrew L : The Phantom of the Opera :: All I Ask of You
  • Conductor: David Arnold
  • Notes: Composition written: 1986.
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Bacharach, Burt : Alfie
  • Performer: Richard Addison [Clarinet/Sax]
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Armstrong, Craig : Love Actually :: Glasgow Love Theme
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Wiseman, Debbie : Arsène Lupin :: Overture
  • Conductor: Debbie Wiseman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hess, Nigel : Ladies in Lavender
  • Performer: Oliver Lewis (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nigel Hess
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Kaczmarek, Jan A.P. : Finding Neverland :: Impossible Opening
  • Performer: Andy Vinter (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Bernstein, Elmer : Far From Heaven :: Suite
  • Performer: Andy Vinter (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2002

>Desplat, Alexandre : Girl With a Pearl Earring :: Griet's Theme
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2004

>Doyle, Patrick : Hamlet :: Sweets to the Sweet Farewell
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Jarre, Maurice : Witness :: Building the Barn
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Williams, John : Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom :: End Title Suite
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Barry, John : Midnight Cowboy :: Main Theme
  • Performer: Steve Lockwood (Harmonica)
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1969

>Nott, Julian : Wallace and Gromit :: Theme and Chase
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Jarre, Maurice : Dead Poets Society :: Finale
  • Performer: Gareth Williams (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Fenton, George : Stage Beauty :: Suite
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Wiseman, Debbie : The Truth About Love :: Suite
  • Conductor: Debbie Wiseman
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2004

>Conti, Bill : Rocky :: Gonna Fly Now
  • Performer: Paul Keogh (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1976

>Portman, Rachel : Oliver Twist :: Fagin in Prison / End Titles
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Badelt, Klaus : Pirates of the Caribbean :: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2003

>Rota, Nino : Romeo and Juliet :: Love Theme
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1966

>Arnold, David : The Stepford Wives :: Main Titles
  • Conductor: David Arnold
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Arnold, David : Stoned :: Out of Control
  • Conductor: David Arnold
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2005

>Fenton, George : Valiant :: Suite
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Howard, James Newton : Batman Begins :: Eptesicus
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Hans Zimmer (Composer) (1957 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Jarre, Maurice : Ghost :: Love Theme
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Williams, John : War of the Worlds :: Suite
  • Conductor: Tolga Kashif
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Goodwin, Ron : Where Eagles Dare :: Main Titles
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Zimmer, Hans : Pirates of the Caribbean :: Dead Man's Chest
  • Performer: Timothy Gill (Cello)
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Warbeck, Stephen : Captain Corelli's Mandolin :: Pelagia's Song
  • Performers: Mitch Dalton (Guitar); Petr Dreser (Accordion); Gareth Williams (Mandolin)
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Williams, John : Jaws :: Main Theme
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1975

>Williams, John : Jurassic Park :: Suite
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Marianelli, Dario : Pride and Prejudice :: Mrs. Darcy
  • Performer: Andy Vinter (Piano)
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Vangelis : Chariots of Fire :: Main Theme
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>Bennett, Richard R. : Four Weddings and a Funeral :: Love Scene
  • Performer: Philippa Davies (Flute)
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1994

>Bernstein, Elmer : The Great Escape :: Main Theme
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score

>Barry, John : Somewhere in Time :: Main Theme
  • Performer: Andy Vinter (Piano)
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1980

>Barry, John : Zulu :: Main Theme
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1964

>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter :: Cavatina
  • Performers: Mitch Dalton (Guitar); Ian Laws (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1978

>Doyle, Patrick : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire :: Harry in Winter
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Jarre, Maurice : The Night of the Generals :: General Tanz / On the Terrace at Versailles
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Jennings, Will : Moulin Rouge! :: One Day I'll Fly Away
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Williams, John : Munich :: A Prayer for Peace
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2005

>Newman, Thomas : The Shawshank Redemption :: End Titles
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1994

>Ottman, John : Superman Returns :: Suite
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006