On Target For July 10th

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”.

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Wolf Hall On The Rise In The US

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.

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Ripper Street Soundtrack For June 15th

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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.

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Doctor Who Series 8 Available For Pre-Order Now

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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.

Order at: http://drwho.tmstor.es/ / Amazon / iTunes

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Another Greatest Century For Silva Screen

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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.

 

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Spooks Hits The Big Screen

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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.

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New Release – In The Flesh

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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

 

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Wolf Hall Composer Tops the Classic FM Chart

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Award-winning composer Debbie Wiseman’s original score soundtrack album for the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall storms the classical chart and takes the number one slot in this week’s Classic FM chart:

 

Debbie Wiseman’s Wolf Hall soundtrack shoots to number 1 in Classic FM chart – Wiseman News

 

Debbie Wiseman, the composer of the original score, said: “I’m completely delighted and overwhelmed by the response to my score for “Wolf Hall”. It’s very rewarding and thrilling to know that people were listening closely to the music, and that they enjoyed it enough to want to buy the soundtrack album. Writing the score for “Wolf Hall” was my sixth collaboration with the director, Peter Kosminsky, and I’m so happy that our collaborations have produced music that people enjoy. I’m sorry that some people are having to wait longer than usual for the CD to arrive due to the high demand, but I’ve been inundated with lovely messages and tweets which has been very special.”

 

A top seller in Amazon soundtracks, customer reviews are calling the album “simply superb”, “atmospheric and authentic”, “hypnotic”, “addictive”, “really special.”

 

BBC2’s acclaimed adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall has become the channel’s most popular drama since modern TV ratings began 13 years ago.

 

Wolf Hall is only one of five BBC2 dramas since 2002 to have averaged more than 4 million viewers in the consolidated TV ratings.

 

The six-part series, starring Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, and Damian Lewis as Henry VIII, had an average of 4.4 million viewers a week.

 

For more information, visit www.debbiewiseman.co.uk

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Wolf Hall Tops The Chart

Congratulations to Debbie Wiseman whose wonderful score for Wolf Hall is the best selling Classical album in the UK.

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In The Flesh Released April 27th

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.

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