BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Rumon Gamba: The Film Music of William Alwyn, Vol. 4 *

Audio Samples

  1. The Black Tent Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): I. Main Titles & Opening Scene $0.99 on iTunes
  2. The Black Tent Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): II. Arab Scene $0.99 on iTunes
  3. The Black Tent Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): III. in the Camp $0.99 on iTunes
  4. The Black Tent Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): IV. Nocturne & Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  5. On Approval Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): I. Title Music $0.99 on iTunes
  6. On Approval Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): II. Polka $0.99 on iTunes
  7. On Approval Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): III. Proposal Waltz $0.99 on iTunes
  8. On Approval Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): IV. The Lancers $0.99 on iTunes
  9. The Master of Ballantrae Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): I. Main Titles $0.99 on iTunes
  10. The Master of Ballantrae Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): II. Jamie & Alison $0.99 on iTunes
  11. The Master of Ballantrae Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): III. Spanish Dance $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Prelude (From "Fortune Is a Woman") [Arr. P. Lane] $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Prelude (From "Saturday Island") [Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane] $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Shake Hands with the Devil Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): I. Dublin 1921 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Shake Hands with the Devil Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): II. People of Erin $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Shake Hands with the Devil Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): III. The Black & Tans $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Shake Hands with the Devil Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): IV. Professor Sean Lenihan $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Shake Hands with the Devil Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): V. Trouble $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Shake Hands with the Devil Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): VI. Rebel to the End $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Main Title Theme (From "The Ship That Died of Shame") $0.99 on iTunes
  21. They Flew Alone Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): I. Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  22. They Flew Alone Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): II. Nocturne $0.99 on iTunes
  23. They Flew Alone Suite (Reconst. & Arr. P. Lane): III. March $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Manchester Suite (From "A City Speaks"): I. Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Manchester Suite (From "A City Speaks"): II. March $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Manchester Suite (From "A City Speaks"): III. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Manchester Suite (From "A City Speaks"): IV. Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Manchester Suite (From "A City Speaks"): V. Finale $0.99 on iTunes

Track List

>Suite from 'The Black Tent': 1. Main Titles and Opening Scene. Moderato
>Suite from 'The Black Tent': 2. Arab Scene. Moderato
>Suite from 'The Black Tent': 3. In the Camp. Moderato
>Suite from 'The Black Tent': 4. Nocturne and Finale. Moderato - Poco meno mosso - Moderato
>Suite from 'On Approval': 1. Title Music. Moderato - Vivace - A tempo di valse -
>Suite from 'On Approval': 2. Polka. Tempo di polka
>Suite from 'On Approval': 3. Proposal Waltz. Moderato - Tempo di valse
>Suite from 'On Approval': 4. The Lancers. Vivace - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I
>Suite from 'The Master of Ballantrae': 1. Main Titles. Moderato
>Suite from 'The Master of Ballantrae': 2. Jamie and Alison. Adagio - [ ] - A tempo I
>Suite from 'The Master of Ballantrae': 3. Spanish Dance. Vivace - A tempo giusto ma meno
>Fortune is a Woman, film score: Prelude
>Miranda, film score: Mermaid's Song
>Saturday Island, film score: Prelude
>Suite from 'Shake Hands with the Devil': 1. Dublin 1921. Moderato
>Suite from 'Shake Hands with the Devil': 2. People of Erin. [ ]
>Suite from 'Shake Hands with the Devil': 3. The Black and Tans. Moderato - Molto meno mosso - Piú mosso e molto accelerando
>Suite from 'Shake Hands with the Devil': 4. Professor Sean Lenihan. [ ]
>Suite from 'Shake Hands with the Devil': 5. Trouble. [ ]
>Suite from 'Shake Hands with the Devil': 6. Rebel to the End. Andante
>'The Ship That Died of Shame': Main Titles
>Suite from 'They Flew Alone': 1. Prelude. Molto maestoso - A tempo, ma piú mosso - A tempo, ma stringendo -
>Suite from 'They Flew Alone': 2. Nocturne. Moderato (à la Chopin) - Alla marcia -
>Suite from 'They Flew Alone': 3. March. Alla marcia - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I
>Manchester Suite from 'A City Speaks': 1. Prelude. maestoso
>Manchester Suite from 'A City Speaks': 2. March. Alla marcia - Coda
>Manchester Suite from 'A City Speaks': 3. Interlude. Allegro ritmico - Molto meno mosso - A tempo moderato
>Manchester Suite from 'A City Speaks': 4. Scherzo. Vivace - Coda
>Manchester Suite from 'A City Speaks': 5. Finale. Moderato - Tempo pesante - L'istesso tempo - L'istesso tempo - Broader - Meno - Maestoso

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

This new release, the fourth volume of the Alwyn film music series, has been long anticipated. This series began seventeen years ago with the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Richard Hickox, and continued with Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic, who released volumes 2 and 3 in 2001 and 2005. Rumon Gamba also got involved in other series, exploring the music of d'Indy, Rozsa, and British composers of the twentieth century, as in two volumes of Overtures from the British Isles. This latest album brings new recordings of music from the prolific decades of the 40s and 50s, during which Alwyn scored a number of famous films. These scores show to perfection Alwyn's supreme skill in providing music totally attuned to the subject matter, which ranges from the dramatic to the exotic, from comedy to the factual. Much of the music recorded here had to be reconstructed by Philip Lane from the soundtracks, as written scores had not survived.

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Andrew Knowles.

Recording information: MediaCity UK, Salford (01/21/2016/01/22/2016).

Editor: Rosanna Fish.

Photographer: Wolf Suschitzky.



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