Wolf Hall Composer Tops the Classic FM Chart

                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 … Read more >

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The Face of an Angel

  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 … Read more >

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Game of Thrones Vinyl

Appearing on vinyl for the first time,  Game of Thrones Series 3 will be released on the 30th March as a double LP.  The initial run will be limited to 1000 copies and the gatefold sleeve is produced as a black/silver duotone image.  The vinyl has a blood splatter effect which as fans of the show will know, recalls the bloody end of most of the Stark family. Grammy nominee Ramin … Read more >

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More Music Awards for Frank

The song laden soundtrack to last year’s surprise hit cult film, Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank”, continues to win awards and this time it’s Best Song for “I Love You All”, in the Las Vegas Film Critics Society’s annual pick of the crop.  Composer Stephen Rennicks added further to what must be becoming a very crowded awards shelf with the Best Music Award, this time courtesy of Les Arcs European Film Festival. Listen … Read more >

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Wolf Hall soundtrack due in 2015

Wolf Hall is the most keenly anticipated BBC drama for 2015. Based on the Booker Prize-winning novels of Hilary Mantel its all-star cast includes Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy and Jonathan Pryce. The six part serial presents an intimate portrait of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s chief minister and confidante. Leading British film and TV composer Debbie Wiseman in her sixth collaboration with BAFTA Award winning director Peter Kosminsky has … Read more >

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Turn Back Time With a Free Grantchester Download!

The irresistible lure of 1950’s rural English life has charmed viewers this Autumn in the form of ITV’s “Grantchester”.  Classic Sunday viewing, the Telegraph wrote, “Delightfully neat and economical of plot, it’s Cluedo with cassocks and just enough noir for the modern palate”.  The full soundtrack is due for release soon, but in the meanwhile, there’s a taster available in the form of a free download of a song from the … Read more >

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1964 – A Classic Year for Music

1964 was a spectacular year for film and television with both mediums delivering  productions  that 50 years on remain equally popular today. Iconic is a much misused word in the second decade of the 21st century but 1964 overflowed with style, creativity, trend-setting, originality, inspiration and inventiveness.  In cinema, the opening credits to Goldfinger, Audrey Hepburn’s transformation from flower girl to ‘lady’ in My Fair Lady, the Esso garage in … Read more >

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The Essential Disney Collection: Coming Soon

Disney films have been a vehicle for popular music  for many decades now and the recent chart success of “Frozen” proves that Disney soundtracks are as powerful now as they were 50 years ago, when “Mary Poppins” won a clutch of awards including Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee” (1964).  “The Essential Disney Collection” spans those five decades, bringing together songs which have become part … Read more >

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New Release: FRANK OST

Fast becoming a cult hit,  Leonard Abrahamson’s fantastical black comedy, Frank, features Michael Fassbender as the masked leader of a doomed avant-rock group.  Not surprising then, that Stephen Rennicks’s song based soundtrack is central to the film, with the actors playing their instruments live.  Maggie Gyllenhaal is Clara, the band’s severe theremin player, François Civil is Baraque, the guitarist who only speaks French, and the only professional musician, Autolux drummer Carla Azar plays Nana, the silent type. Dubbed by Spin … Read more >

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Expendables Explode Back Into Action

With a London world premiere on August 4th,  The Expendables explode back on to the screen once more with another selection of screen action legends joining the regular team. These include Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas and Harrison Ford. Their mission: to foil Expendables co-founder Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) who is out to destroy them. Composer Brian Tyler is one of the most prolific creators of action scores in the business … Read more >

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