New Mark Ayres Soundtrack Set For Release

British production Scar Tissue is a gripping mystery thriller which is both shocking and unsettling. Starring Danny Horn (Doctor Who) and Charity Wakefield (Sense And Sensibility) the film’s score is written by Mark Ayres. He is best known for his work as the archivist for the groundbreaking music used in Doctor Who from the very beginning in 1963 up to the late 1980s. This role has seen him seek and out preserve a vast range of compositions and sound effects, most notably the work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. A four CD compilation of these efforts was released in December 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the programme and was a Top 50 hit. His finest work in the role of custodian of this catalogue will be an authoritative 11CD set issued this autumn. Parallel to his conservation role he has also written music for the programme with Silva Screen releasing his scores for The Greatest Show In The Galaxy, Ghost Light and The Curse Of Fenric. He also wrote the soundtrack to the 1996 conspiracy thriller The Innocent Sleep.


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Congratulations To Our Emmy Nominees

The 66th Annual Emmy Award nominations have been announced and Silva Screen has  released the music for three of the programmes. Sherlock – His Last Vow (David Arnold/Michael Price) and The White Queen (John Lunn) are featured in Outstanding Music Composition For A Mini-Series,  Movie or A Special (Original Dramatic Score). The Sherlock music is one of 12 nominations the series has received. Magic City (Daniele Luppi) features in the Main Title Theme category. You can listen to John Lunn’s outstanding theme for The White Queen here. The ceremony takes place on August 25th.


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Zimmer Live at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo

In more Zimmer news, the great man himself will be playing live in London this coming October 10-11 in a concert entitled “Hans Zimmer Revealed”.  Accompanied by a band of top musicians, plus a few special surprise guests from the pop and rock world, Zimmer will initially perform a selection from his classic film scores, changing the format in the second half of the concert to re-imagine some of his most iconic themes.  The resulting cross-genre programme will be a first for Zimmer:

“Performing a concert series like this is something that I have always wanted to do, and I am thrilled that that time has finally come,” said Zimmer. “I am very excited to get some of my very talented friends together and give our audiences an experience unlike any concert they have every been to before.” – Hans Zimmer 

Details and Tickets Here

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Lifetime Achievement Award For Hans Zimmer

Consummate film composer Hans Zimmer will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 10th Zurich Film Festival on October 1st. The Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich will perform music from his enormous repertoire  of scores including The Lion King and Gladiator.

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Terminator 2 Vinyl Double Album Release

T2original-12inch-packshot                     Black 180g Audiophile Vinyl Double Album Released 8/9/14 One of the finest action movie soundtracks ever written, Brad Fiedel’s iconic Terminator 2 soundtrack will be released on a double vinyl LP for the first time in September in a gatefold sleeve. Tracklisting: A SIDE Main Title (Terminator 2 Theme) Sarah On The Run Escape From The Hospital (And T1000) Desert Suite Sarah’s Dream (Nuclear Nightmare)   B SIDE Attack On Dyson (Sarah’s Solution) Our Gang Goes To Cyberdyne “Trust Me” John & Dyson Into Vault SWAT Team Attacks   C SIDE “I’ll Be Back” Helicopter Chase Tanker Chase “Hasta La Vista, Baby” (T1000 Freezes) Into The Steel Mill   D SIDE Cameron’s Inferno Terminator Impaled Terminator Revives T1000 Terminated “It’s Over” (“Good-Bye”)

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The Music of Hans Zimmer-The Definitive Collection

A 6 CD, 77 track compilation of the very best music from one of the most accomplished and prolific composers in film music history. Hans Zimmer’s 30 year career is simply breath-taking, writing music for over 100 films that have grossed over $22 billion, eight Academy Award nominations including one win, two Golden Globes, three Grammys, an American Music Award and a Tony. From 1988′s South African political drama A World Apart and then through three decades of Hollywood blockbusters including Gladiator, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Batman to 2014′s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this is a musical overview of a truly magnificent talent. A man revered for bringing together electronic music and traditional orchestral scoring he is also happy to undertake extensive research to bring period music to films such as The Last Samurai and Sherlock Holmes. These new recordings by London Music Works and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra provide the perfect overview to his glittering career. The collection will be released on the 28th July 2014.

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Game, Set And Match To Inception

Hans Zimmer’s Inception remains one one of the best film themes of the last decade and once more BBC TV will feature the Silva Screen recording throughout the Wimbledon championships.

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Zulu – Prince Harry’s Favourite Film


With the 50th Anniversary of the film attracting royal attention, here is something from the excellent John Barry soundtrack to Zulu.  This track, “First Zulu Appearance and Assault” is also currently being used on the Samsung Curved Screen TV advert, featuring a father and son surrounded by gladiators.

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Silva Screen For The People

Two Silva Screen titles appear in the PPL People’s Classical Chart Of 2013. They are the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra’s recordings of O Fortuna and By The Beautiful Danube conducted by Nic Raine and Paul Bateman respectively. PPL’s annual ‘People’s Charts’ are compiled from music data from PPL’s licensees across the UK (including radio stations and television channels as well as public performance locations such as pubs, clubs, bars, jukeboxes, gyms and shops) to find the most played recordings of the year.

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Film Music In Adverts

Have you ever been watching the TV and the music from an advert has grabbed your attention?  You know you know it but just can’t put your finger on it.  The chances are it is from a film or TV show; instantly recognisable but not necessarily so easy to name.  To help put the film to the music someone at Silva HQ has made a Spotify playlist.  The adverts the tracks relate to are listed below, but you could just shut your eyes and try to guess them.

1. The A-Team – British Gas
2. The Big Country – MacDonalds
3. Kill Bill: Battle Without Honor or Humanity – Buxton Water
4. Jean De Florette – Stella Artois
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Lurpak Butter
6. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid – Cow & Gate
7. Fawlty Towers – McVities Biscuits
8. Zulu – Samsung TV

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