Starring Stanley Tucci in three roles as Captain Hook, Mr Darling, and Great Ormond Street Hospital surgeon Mr. Wylie. this 2015 Christmas TV special was a major hit with audiences in the UK. International award-winning composer Maurizio Malagnini (The Paradise, Call The Midwife) burst onto the scene in 2009, bringing to television his cinematic class and stunning melodies through his scores to numerous BBC hits. In demand because of his ability to vary his palette of sounds and styles, each time bringing the audience to the heart of the story, Malagnini’s work on The Paradise (broadcast in 132 territories) has recently been recognized with three Music + Sound Awards and an Emmy Award Nomination. It has been hailed as a ‘masterpiece of musical storytelling.’. Peter And Wendy is released on April 1st
Silva Screen will release Clint Mansell’s score to High-Rise on March 18th (US – May 13th). Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller, the long awaited film version of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise brings to the screen his prescient tale of social idealism and class war breakdown within the confines of a luxurious tower block. Composer Clint Mansell launched his film scoring career in 1998 with Pi and with over 25 soundtracks to his name since he is firmly established as of one of the UK’s leading composers in film. Career highlights include Requiem For A Dream, The Fountain, Moon and Black Swan. His composition Lux Aeterna from Requiem For A Dream has become a musical touchstone for its wide usage on TV, sports event and film trailers (most notably a reworking for The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers). His High- Rise score has already received critical accolades from The Hollywood Reporter, “the sultry score invites us languidly into the fun and games” and The Telegraph, “the lustrous retro-classical score bursts with ironic good cheer”.
Opening in the UK on March 4th (US February 5th), the latest Coen brother’s film Hail, Caesar! is a comedy set in the Hollywood studio world of the 1950s. Josh Brolin stars as Eddie Mannix, a fixer whose job is to keep the big time actors in line. The soundtrack features four songs ( Slavery And Suffering, Echelons Song, Varchavianka and Kalinka) from Silva Screen’s extensive catalogue of Red Army recordings.
May, 1944. As the Allied armies massed in the British Isles prepare to invade Occupied Europe and strike a mighty blow against Hitler’s Reich, a heavy responsibility falls on the men of Walmington-on-Sea’s Home Guard platoon. This new celebration of one of the UK’s favourite sitcoms features a stellar cast of British acting talent that includes Toby Jones, Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Silva Screen will release Charlie Mole’s score on February 5th.
The new Specsavers ad featuring John Cleese reprising his Basil Fawlty role features Silva Screen’s recording of the Fawlty Towers theme. Written by Dennis Wilson, who also composed the Rising Damp theme, the simple string quartet piece provided a marvelous counterpoint to the manic scenes from the legendary sitcom. Our version recorded by The London Ensemble provides a perfect rendition of the original.
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Our Greatest Christmas Choral Classics is the current Classic FM Album Of The Week featuring tracks throughout the day on their programming. This exciting new seasonal release brings together favourites and contemporary Christmas songs given a new twist with exquisite new vocal and musical arrangements.
Debbie Wiseman follows her 2015 Classical chart topping release Wolf Hall with the soundtrack to the major new BBC drama production, Dickensian. Launching on Boxing Day this ambitious 20 part series stars Stephen Rea, Pauline Collins and Caroline Quentin and is set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens’ critically acclaimed novels. It brings together his most iconic characters such as Scrooge, Miss Havisham and Fagin, with all the action taking place soap style in a lavishly recreated 19th century cobbled street. Expect the release of the soundtrack in early 2016.
Further to our previous announcement regarding the long awaited reissue of The Long Good Friday. Unfortunately the wait will be slightly longer as the release has been postponed until early next year. With other material coming to light in recent weeks the best option has been to improve the package even more. More details will posted here shortly.
To celebrate 35th anniversary of the film, Silva Screen is remastering and
re-releasing the long deleted original score, to include selected dialogue.
One of the truly great British gangster thrillers, The Long Good Friday rated
as the 21st best British film of the 20th century in a BFI 1999 survey. The film,
a 1981 British gangster piece starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren, was
first shown in the UK at the London Film Festival in November 1980. Viewed
today, 35 years after its release the film remains like all classic films
completely timeless. With its two outstanding leads, compelling direction
by John Mackenzie and filmed against a background of London about to
undergo massive change, this is a cinematic milestone.
The score is written by Francis Monkman, best known for being member of
progressive rock band Curved Air and Sky. Monkman’s electronic synth
score features seminal members of Sky – Herbie Flowers (Guitar), Tristan Fry
(percussion) and Kevin Peek (guitar) as well as Ronnie Aspery and Stan
Sulzmann on Saxes and helps to ground the film in the early 1980s.
“Monkman’s score tightens the tension to the screaming point”
The Long Good Friday will be released on CD/Download on 27th of November 2015
Silva Screen will release Harry Escott’s score for River on November 13th. Starring Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), this six part crime thriller is a flagship drama for BBCTV’s autumn season and is receiving critical acclaim across the board. Skarsgård plays a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind. “The care and attention to detail which the writer, producers and directors lavished on this show was both inspiring and intimidating. I knew I had to give it my all, which I did, and I am hugely proud to have been a part of it.” – Harry Escott