Composer Debbie Wiseman has announced two dates where she will be performing her best selling music for the series Wolf Hall. St George’s, Bristol is the venue for October 25th followed by a performance at the Cadogan Hall in London on December 6th. Full details below.
Silva Screen’s recording of George Frideric Handel’s Zadok The Priest will be appearing on BT Sport throughout the rest of the year for various promotions beginning on June 6th.
Murray Gold’s long awaited music for Doctor Who Series 8 touched down in the UK Album Chart this week at number 53. . Featuring a new take on the classic theme coupled with a new theme for the twelfth Doctor this lavish collection features extensive notes from the composer and music from all 12 episodes over two CDs, the third disc comprising of 14 tracks from the 2014 Christmas Day special Last Christmas.
Silva Screen will release Blake Neely’s score for season one of Arrow on July 10th. DC Comic character The Green Arrow made his debut an incredible 74 years ago. Real name Oliver Queen, a billionaire playboy and socialite, renamed Arrow for the TV series he returns to his home after five years on a desert island to wage war on criminals and the corrupt in Starling City. Film and TV composer Blake Neely worked with many major names of film composing at the start of his career including Hans Zimmer, Michael Kamen, James Newton Howard and Vangelis. His score for Everwood which was Emmy nominated launched him into the higher echelon of the business and subsequent scores for The Pacific and Pan-Am also received Emmy nominations. Other credits include Brothers & Sisters, The Sixties, The Mentalist and The Flash. Arrow represents one of the biggest thrills of his career, “To a composer who grew up on comic books, action figures and costumes, this was a dream come true”.
Debbie Wiseman’s Wolf Hall soundtrack continues to proceed upwards in the Billboard Classical Traditional chart in the US. This week it currently sits at number 13 in the wake of the series PBS success.
Bringing late 19th century Victorian Whitechapel to life with stunning historic sets and topline actors (Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, MyAnna Buring), police drama Ripper Street was an immediate success on its TV debut in 2012. Despite being axed by the BBC after series two a Radio Times poll revealed it as Britain’s most popular TV show of 2013 ahead of Doctor Who, Broadchurch and Breaking Bad. Taken up by Amazon Prime Instant Video the third series will make a terrestrial debut later this year. British Swiss composer Dominik Scherrer has an extensive list of TV and film composition credits that include Scenes Of A Sexual Nature, Inspector George Gently, Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and The Missing. His music perfectly conjures up the world of East London from over a century ago with its detailed collection of musical sounds that can range from a mandola to a Norwegian Hardanger fiddle. He received the ultimate accolade for any composer in 2014 when his score for Ripper Street won the much coveted Ivor Novello Award for Best Television Soundtrack.
Doctor Who: Series 8 will be the first soundtrack release of music from the twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, featuring the new Doctor’s theme A Good Man? (Twelve’s Theme).
This 3 disc set also includes the music from the episode Last Christmas and an extensive 24 page booklet with notes from Murray Gold. The score is performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ben Foster and James Shearman and with Murray Gold on keyboards, guitars and synths.
The first 5000 copies of the CD will include an extra 16 page booklet depicting the 13 retro posters designed by Stuart Manning for Radio Times, one for each episode and be packaged in a slip case. All pre-ordered product on this store will include the extra booklet.
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The latest release in the 100 Greatest series arrives on April 27th with a collection of World Cinema Themes spanning 86 years. From the modern day horror of Let The Right One In to the silent era of terror from the still chilling Nosferatu, this is a compendium of wonderful cinematic music. Features the work of some of the greatest international film composers of the 20th century including Nino Rota, Michel Legrand, Francis Lai, Ennio Morricone and many more. Highlights include music from all three Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone films, a selection of original Godzilla themes and James Bernard new score for the 1922 Nosferatu.
Running for ten series and a total of 86 episodes from 2002 to 2011, the dramatic stories of MI5’s battles to defend the UK against its covert enemies was an immediate hit for the BBC and aired across the globe in over 60 countries. The feature film version takes things to a new level with stunning locations and a multitude of set-piece action scenes. Dominic Lewis had an incredible start in the business working alongside the cream of film composers such as Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Ramin Djawadi, and Henry Jackman. His additional music has appeared in many blockbusters including X-Men: First Class, Red Dawn, The Interview and Kingsman: The Secret Service. His full solo feature film debut was with the the animated hit Free Birds and Spooks: The Greater Good represents the next step of his career after his learning curve working with the very best in the business. The soundtrack is released on May 4th and the film on May 8th.
The BAFTA Award winning BBC3 supernatural zombie apocalypse series won critical acclaim for it’s delicious twist on the genre. In the wake of the outbreak the government introduce a programme to rehabilitate the infected bringing together a wide range of characters and some quintessential British humour. Composer Edmund Butt began his career playing with some of the world’s best orchestras before launching a composing career in the late 90s. In just 15 years he has achieved over 50 credits which include The Survivors, Ashes To Ashes, Mistresses, The Suspicions Of Mr. Whicher, An Adventure In Space And Time and on film The Dark and The Waiting Room. The final three tracks on the release come from the enigmatic Keaton Henson whose songs were used in the series. His delicate voice and sad ballads perfectly match the atmosphere of the production.
Released 27th April 2015