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The Film Music of Georges Auric / Rumon Gamba, BBC PO

Album Summary

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Caesar and Cleopatra, film score
>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Titfield Thunderbolt, film score
>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Dead of Night, film score
>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Passport to Pimlico, film score
>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Innocents, film score
>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Lavender Hill Mob, film score
>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Moulin Rouge, film score
>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Father Brown, film score
>Auric, Georges [Composer] : It Always Rains on Sunday, film score
>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Hue and Cry, film score
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The music proves to be as British as steak and kidney pie, even if a slight French accent does trickle in now and then. For my money, these works are better than anything Auric did in his homeland...This collection has been assembled with uncommon care and resourcefulness; it is difficult to speak of high points because each score holds special joys... Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic perform brilliantly..." -Koldys, ARG

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
All the scores here (expertly reconstructed by Philip Lane) are from British films, for which Auric wrote some 30; but he also wrote another 100 or so for French, German, Italian and American movies. It was in fact by a French film - René Clair's delightful satire A nous la liberté - that he first won our hearts in 1932; it wasn't until the end of the war that he was taken up by Denham and Ealing. Auric, not one for the 'hit tune' score beloved by commercial exploiters, nevertheless showed in his Moulin Rouge waltz that he too could command the popular style.

On this disc he's heard running the gamut through the grandiose or the dramatic (It always rains on a Sunday, one of his finest pieces), the menacing (the unforgettably scary Dead of Night) and the atmospheric ('At the Sphinx' in Caesar and Cleopatra) to the swirling gaiety of The Titfield Thunderbolt, the perky Passport to Pimlico and the ebullient high spirits of Hue and Cry. From the gusto of the playing throughout, it seems clear that the BBC Philharmonic enjoyed making this disc: understandably so.



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Works Details

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Caesar and Cleopatra, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Caesar and Cleopatra, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Caesar and Cleopatra, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Titfield Thunderbolt, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Titfield Thunderbolt, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Titfield Thunderbolt, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Dead of Night, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Passport to Pimlico, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Passport to Pimlico, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Passport to Pimlico, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Innocents, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Innocents, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Lavender Hill Mob, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Lavender Hill Mob, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Lavender Hill Mob, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : The Lavender Hill Mob, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Moulin Rouge, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1952

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Moulin Rouge, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1952

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Moulin Rouge, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1952

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Moulin Rouge, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1952

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Father Brown, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Father Brown, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Father Brown, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Father Brown, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : It Always Rains on Sunday, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : It Always Rains on Sunday, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : It Always Rains on Sunday, film score :: Suite
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Hue and Cry, film score :: Overture
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/15/1999-06/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern