Another Greatest Century For Silva Screen

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

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

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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The Gunman – New Marco Beltrami OST

Upcoming action thriller The Gunman, which hits big screens this month, stars Sean Penn as Jim Terrier, an ex-special forces government contractor whose past comes back to haunt him when his former employer tries to have him killed. Racing from the jungles of Africa to the streets of London and the beautiful city of Barcelona this hard-nosed thriller is directed by Pierre Morel who scored a worldwide hit with the Liam Neeson vehicle Taken.  The soundtrack is composed by Marco Beltrami, whose scoring career extends across close to 20 years and his CV is highlighted by some of the major screen hits of the last two decades. His work includes the Scream franchise, Resident Evil, I-Robot, Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, Repo Men, The Woman In Black, World War Z, The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death and Fantastic Four. He has received Academy Award nominations for 3:10 To Yuma and The Hurt Locker and won The Satellite Award for Soul Surfer.

The Gunman is released on Digital Download on the 23rd of March and on CD on the 6th of April.

Watch the trailer HERE

 

Tracklisting

1. Kinshasa News
2. Jim’s Bedroom
3. The Gunman
4. Seven Years Later
5. Drive To Well
6. Village People
7. Head Trouble
8. Remembering Annie
9. London Bridge
10. Cox and Cameras
11. More Head Trouble
12. Barcelona
13. Following Annie
14. Conference Room

15. Love Gunman
16. Drive to Felix’s
17. Penn and Telher
18. Tripwire
19. Treehouse
20. Fairgrounds
21. Revealing Cox
22. Fish In a Barrel
23. Stanley’s Death
24. Who Let the Bulls Out?
25. Penmanship
26. Cox and Bull
27. Reunited

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The Gunman Targets April 6th

Sean Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an ex-special forces government contractor whose past comes back to haunt him when his former employer tries to have him killed. Racing from the jungles of Africa to the streets of London and the beautiful city of Barcelona this hard-nosed thriller is directed by Pierre Morel who scored a worldwide hit with the Liam Neeson vehicle Taken. Marco Beltrami’s scoring career extends across close to 20 years and his CV is highlighted by some of the major screen hits of the last two decades. His work includes the Scream franchise, Resident Evil, I-Robot, Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, Repo Men, The Woman In Black, World War Z, The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death and Fantastic Four. He has received Academy Award nominations for 3:10 To Yuma and The Hurt Locker and won The Satellite Award for Soul Surfer. This high-powered all action score is released on April 6th.

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The Face of an Angel

 

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Silva Screen will be releasing the soundtrack to the highly anticipated British film, “The Face of an Angel” by composer Harry Escott next month as the film hits cinemas on general release after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival last year.

Director Michael Winterbottom’s latest film is inspired by the book by Barbie Latza Nadeau, “Angel Face”, which draws upon the Newsweek/Daily Beast crime coverage of the notorious Amanda Knox murder trial.  The plot follows a Hollywood film director played by Daniel Brühl, whose waning career takes him to Italy to research a new project. The ensuing investigation into the death of a young English student becomes a backdrop for his personal demons which are played out in intense dream sequences.  Starring alongside him are Kate Beckinsale as an American journalist and fashion model Cara Delevingne in her debut acting role as another English student.

Harry Escott has worked with Michael Winterbottom previously, on “A Mighty Heart” and “The Road To Guantanamo” and other credits include “Shame”, “Hard Candy”, “Shifty”, “The Arbor” and BAFTA winning “Poppy Shakespeare”.

You can watch Harry Escott being interviewed by Michael Beek about “The Face of an Angel”, its soundtrack and the composing process HERE.

“The Face of an Angel” is released in cinemas on the 27th of March and the soundtrack will be available on the 23rd of March.

 

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Wolf Hall Set To Be Unleashed

Interest and demand for Debbie Wiseman’s ornate score for Wolf Hall is growing. Released on March 9th, the title is currently number one on Amazon’s TV New Releases chart.

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