Deaf Havana Hit The Top 10
Silva Screen’s associate label So Recordings has landed a top 10 entry on the UK Albums Chart this week with the fifth album by Deaf Havana, Rituals. The album was written and recorded less than six months ago, as a challenge taken up by vocalist James Veck-Gilodi and album co-producer Phil Gornell to subvert the […]
August 10, 2018
Blue Planet II Score Wins At The MSA Awards
Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea + David Flemming have won two MSA awards in the categories of Best Original Composition – Television Programme Titles and Best Original Composition – Television Programme Single Scene. The Music+Sound Awards are the world’s first and only global awards programme to recognise and celebrate the indispensable role and outstanding contribution that both music a
July 11, 2018
Debbie Wiseman OBE
All at Silva Screen congratulate Debbie on her OBE appointment from the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to music. We have a long history of releasing her soundtracks, most recently her score for Edie. Debbie told Classic FM, “It’s wonderful to be able to share this with all the brilliant, talented musicians that […]
June 11, 2018
Music From The Lord Of The Rings, Game Of Thrones, and The Hobbit In Concert
They are the most beloved and recognisable big and small screen creations of all time – let alone just in the world of the Fantasy genre – and now following a sell-out show at London’s Palladium in November where Sci-Fi Bulletin observed how “the audience loved this three-in-one précis of some great music”, the music […]
May 17, 2018
Doctor Who Series 9 Hits UK Number One
Congratulations to Murray Gold as his soundtrack to Doctor Who Series 9 tops the Classical Chart. A remarkable achievement, outselling the soundtrack to the biggest film currently on the planet, Avengers: Infinity War.
May 4, 2018
Blue Planet II Nominated For Classic Brit Award
Congratulations to Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and David Fleming whose soundtrack for Blue Planet II has been nominated for a Classic Brit Award in the Soundtrack Of The Year category. The Classic BRITs takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on June 13. It will also be screened on ITV.
May 2, 2018
Debbie Wiseman Edie Soundtrack In May
Edie stars Sheila Hancock and Kevin Guthrie and features a truly moving performance from Hancock in the title role, an elderly woman, who in the aftermath of the death of her controlling husband, decides to fulfil a life-long dream of recapturing the magic she had as a young girl by climbing a Scottish mountain. Edie employs Jonny (Kevin […]
March 29, 2018
John Lunn’s Shetland Soundtrack
Five years on from its broadcast debut, Shetland remains one of the most popular TV crime dramas on British television. Set in the subarctic archipelago north east of Scotland, the series, based originally on the novels of Ann Cleeves has received major critical acclaim and a BAFTA Scotland award for best TV drama. John Lunn’s […]
March 20, 2018
Highest Rated TV Shows Of 2017
Silva Screen provided the soundtrack releases for some of the most watched TV shows of 2017. Blue Planet II made the biggest splash at number one with over 14m viewers for its Oct debut. The Sherlock Season Four premiere also features on the list with over 11m viewers.
January 11, 2018
David Temple MBE
Congratulations to David Temple who has been awarded an MBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours, for his services to music. He began his life as a musician when, at the age of eighteen, he joined the London Philharmonic Choir. He taught himself to read music and was, within weeks, singing under conductors such as Sir […]
January 5, 2018
Planet Earth II In Concert
Planet Earth II Live in Concert brings us closer to the spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas on our planet than ever before. This musical and visual concert features breath-taking footage from the highly acclaimed BBC series, shown on big screens, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis, playing the remarkable music by Jacob Shea, Jasha Klebe and
December 15, 2017
Elf – The Musical This Christmas
The London production of Elf – The Musical makes its television debut this Christmas on Channel 5. Screening times are Saturday December 23rd at 5:05PM and on Christmas Day at 6:05PM. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who […]
December 12, 2017
Blue Planet II Making A Splash
Blue Planet II is released on CD on December 1st but was released digitally on the day the series made its TV premiere on BBC. The result has been a top 10 placing in the Classical Chart.
November 8, 2017
Silva Screen Group Score On Indie Chart
Silva Screen Group company So Recordings are enjoying top 10 indie chart success this week with the revival of Deaf Havana’s Previous UK Top 5 album All These Countless Nights. Reworking the album to deliver markedly different versions of the songs has given the release a new lease of life. The Silva Screen Group revival […]
November 6, 2017
Live In London – Game Of Thrones, The Lord Of The Rings And The Hobbit
They are the most beloved and recognisable big and small screen creations of all time and now, for the first time, the music of Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit will be celebrated in a one-off concert at the London Palladium. The show, presented by Senbla and Silva Screen Live, will be a celebration of the […]
October 30, 2017
Blue Planet II Soundtrack Release For Series Premiere October 29th
Silva Screen release the Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and David Fleming soundtrack to Blue Planet II (on CD December 1st / out now digitally, to stream and download). A generation on from the BBC Natural History Unit’s series The Blue Planet, Blue Planet II uses breakthroughs in marine science and cutting-edge technology to explore new worlds […]
October 29, 2017
Silva Classics Chart Success
Congratulations to former Royal Harpist, Claire Jones, whose album This Love has entered the UK Classical Chart at number four. The release features 15 pieces of music that celebrate one thing, love, in all its forms. “As I look back over my life experience so far, love has been a vital and central theme all […]
August 4, 2017
Rawhide For KFC
The Singing Accountant AKA Keith Ferreira has his recording of the Western classic Rawhide now featuring in a KFC campaign in Australia. https://wdrv.it/2bfc1f3a7
August 1, 2017
Claire Jones ‘This Love’ out today
Former Royal Harpist, Claire Jones releases her new album ‘This Love’ today. Purchase on CD: Signed Version / or on Amazon / or from the Silva Screen store Stream / Download the album here Tracklist: 1. Balcony Scene (From ‘Romeo + Juliet’) 2. A Thousand Years 3. The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba 4. […]
July 28, 2017
2017 Emmy Nomination for Planet Earth II
Nominated in the category of ‘Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)‘ Planet Earth II – Islands (Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe) Also read the Emmy Magazine article about the music for the series: http://www.emmys.com/news/mix/earth-wind-and-choir The full soundtrack is available worldwide to purchase or stream: Amazon / iTunes / Spotify
July 14, 2017
Planet Earth II wins at the Music+Sound Awards 2017
‘Best Original Composition In Television Programme Score’ – Planet Earth II ‘Racer Snakes Vs Iguanas’ Congratulations to Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea, Jasha Klebe & Bleeding Fingers Music Winner Best Comp/TV Prog: TheBleedingFingersCustomMusicShop w/ Planet Earth II Comps:HansZimmer, JacobShea + JashaKlebe #MASAwards #Winnner pic.twitter.com/17pWi5ULCJ — Music+Sound
July 14, 2017
Music + Sound Awards 2017
The Music+Sound Awards are the world’s first and only global awards programme to recognise and celebrate the indispensable role and outstanding contribution that both music and sound design play in the media. Aimed at professionals, worldwide, working in advertising, film and television (branding and programming), the awards are open to anyone who is or has been […]
June 29, 2017
Three Crowns For Silva Screen At BAFTA
Congratulations to Planet Earth II, The Night Manager and The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration who all won at the BAFTA TV Awards ceremony. All three feature best selling soundtracks from Silva Screen.
May 15, 2017
Ivor Novello Nominees 2017
Congratulations to Clint Mansell for his nomination for Best Original Film Score for High-Rise and Paul Englishby for Best British Television Soundtrack for The Witness For The Prosecution. The Ivors 2017 will will take place at the Grosvenor House, London on Thursday May 18th. #TheIvors 2017 nominated @ClintMansell ‘High-Rise’ pic.twitter.com/BomdieLfgs — Ivor Novello Awards (@TheIvors) [&h
April 19, 2017
The Witness For The Prosecution
Following on from the release of the soundtrack of the BBC Christmas Agatha Christie production And Then There Were None from 2015, we are happy to announce that Paul Englishby’ score for the 2016 Christie production The Witness For The Prosecution will be released digitally on April 28th.
April 6, 2017
Easter At Asda With Bewitched
‘That’s Easter Cracked At Asda’ campaign are using Silva Screen’s recording of Bewitched. from the album ‘100 Greatest American TV Themes’ For more synch and licensing info on our music please visit silvamasters.com
March 31, 2017
IFMCA Award Winner
Abel Korzeniowski’s beautiful score for Nocturnal Animals has won Best Original Score For A Drama Film at the International Film Music Critics Association awards. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is an association of online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing and broadcasting about original film, television and game music. Since its inception [&hel
March 8, 2017
Debbie Wiseman In Concert
As part of Barbican’s Contemporary Music Concerts series, in January 2016 The Orchestra of the Guildhall School performed in a retrospective concert of composer Debbie Wiseman’s film, TV and concert work. Silva Screen will release this concert, Live At The Barbican, digitally on March 24th. It features a wide selection of Debbie’s most acclaimed film and […]
March 3, 2017
Favourite BBC TV Characters
A survey by BBC Worldwide Showcase 2017 has voted Sherlock as the world’s favourite BBC TV character. He’s followed by Doctor Who and then Luther. You can enjoy the music from these three series through the many Silva Screen original soundtracks released over the years… Sherlock Doctor Who Luther
February 15, 2017
Al Jarreau 1940-2017
We are sad to hear the news of the passing of Al Jarreau, one of the greatest jazz singers of his generation. Al delivered a wonderful version of My Funny Valentine on our 1998 Michael “Patches” Stewart release Penetration on our subsidiary label HipBop.
February 13, 2017
Top Five Success
Congratulations are in order to our sister label So Recordings for their achievement this week of scoring a number five placing in the UK Album chart with Deaf Havana’s album All These Countless Nights. It also stands at number one on the Independent Album chart. The group set out on an extensive UK and European […]
February 7, 2017
Abel Korzeniowski – BAFTA Nomination
Congratulations to Abel Korzeniowski for his BAFTA nominated soundtrack to Nocturnal Animals. The awards ceremony takes place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on February 12th.
January 10, 2017
Planet Earth II Spins Record Audience
The debut episode of BBC’s Planet Earth II registered as the most watched natural history programme of the past 15 years and one of the most popular TV programmes so far of 2016 with 9.2m viewers. The Hans Zimmer composed theme plus music from Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe is released digitally on November 11th followed […]
November 9, 2016
George Bernard “Bernie” Worrell Jr. 1944-2016
Silva Screen is sad to hear of the death of Bernie Worrell who recorded two albums for our jazz label CMP, Pieces Of Woo in 1993 and a collaboration with Jack Bruce for 1995’s Monkjack. A founding member of of Parliament-Funkadelic, the keyboard maestro was inducted to The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in […]
September 15, 2016
Victory For Victor At The Creative Emmys
Many congratulations from Silva Screen to composer Victor Reyes who has scooped a Creative Arts Emmy in the category Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score) for his dazzling music for The Night Manager
September 13, 2016
Taking Churchill’s Breath Away
The Silva Screen version of Take My Breath Away from Top Gun features in the latest Churchill insurance ad.
August 15, 2016
Ecstasy Of War Dogs
Silva Screen’s recording of Ennio Morricone’s Ecstasy Of Gold, the climactic music to The Good, The Bad & The Ugly is currently being used in the trailer for War Dogs which opens in the UK Aug 26th (US Aug 19th).
August 10, 2016
Emmy Nominations For The Night Manager
The highly acclaimed BBC series The Night Manager for which Silva Screen released the soundtrack in March this year has been nominated for 12 Emmy Awards. Two of these are for Victor Reye’s music in the following categories: Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries Movie Or A Special Original Dramatic Score Outstanding Original Main Title […]
July 15, 2016
Music + Sound Awards 2016
Congratulations from all at Silva Screen for the three nominees featured from our releases. Maurizio Malagnini Best Original Composition – Feature Film Score for Peter & Wendy. Harry Escott Best Original Composition – Television Programme Score for River and in the same category Debbie Wiseman for Wolf Hall. The Music+Sound Awards are the world’s first and […]
July 5, 2016
HMQ 90 – A Birthday Return
ITV 3 will be repeating the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration on June 12th at 8PM. Classic FM will also be broadcasting their own Crown Imperial Concert that evening with Debbie Wiseman conducting her music for the Overture and Buckingham Palace March. The recent HMQ90 release on Silva Classics is currently in the top 5 of […]
June 2, 2016
Classic Mancini Reissue In July
Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse took home the Oscar for Best Music, Original Song Score And Its Adaptation at the 1983 Academy Awards for Blake Edwards’ comedic masterpiece Victor Victoria. Receiving a total of seven Oscar nominations, the film about a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman starring Edwards’ wife […]
May 18, 2016
New Silva Classics Release
Due for release on May 13th Screen Serenade is a glorious celebration of well- loved film and TV themes especially arranged for solo harp by Claire’s husband, percussionist and composer Chris Marshall. Claire’s radiant performances range from commanding torrents of sound to a new, fragile and contemplative quality that Claire brings to music usually associated […]
April 26, 2016
Radiophonic Workshop Powers Up On April 22nd
In 1958 the BBC Radiophonic Workshop opened with the aim to enhance in the main, drama output on the Third Programme (now Radio 3) following the development of new electronic music techniques emanating from Europe. Their work expanded across the BBC to take in TV drama (especially sci-fi), schools programmes and themes. The latter being […]
March 16, 2016
The Night Manager
Silva Screen will release Victor Reyes’ score for The Night Manager in March (date tbc). A contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s espionage drama – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – The Night Manager brings together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern […]
February 18, 2016
Clap Your Hands! Peter And Wendy Released April 1st
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 […]
February 11, 2016
High-Rise Soundtrack Set To Soar
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 […]
February 10, 2016
Hail The Red Army
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 […]
January 20, 2016
Don’t Panic! – Dad’s Army On The Way
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 […]
January 7, 2016
Silva Screen Goes To Specsavers
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 […]
January 5, 2016
Classic FM Album Of The Week
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.
December 21, 2015
Debbie Goes Dickensian
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 […]
December 11, 2015
The Long Good Friday Gets A Little Longer
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 […]
November 5, 2015
River Soundtrack Set For Release
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 BBC TV’s autumn season and is receiving critical acclaim across the board. Skarsgård plays a brilliant police officer whose […]
October 22, 2015
Never To Be Unforgotten
Tonight (Oct 8th) ITV launch a major new contemporary crime drama in six parts called Unforgotten. Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar star as detectives working on a ‘cold case’ from 39 years ago. Michael Price (Sherlock) has written the score and Silva Screen will be releasing it digitally in November.
October 8, 2015
New Release – Doctor Foster
Doctor Foster is a gripping new five-part drama series, commissioned for BBC One and written by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett, featuring music by Frans Bak whose previous work includes The Killing. Broadcasting on BBC1 from September 9th 2015. Doctor Gemma Foster (played by Suranne Jones) is a woman in control: she’s a respected GP, the heart of her village, a […]
September 1, 2015
Billboard – The Story Behind The Shaun The Sheep Soundtrack
Shaun The Sheep soundtrack composer Ilan Eshkeri gives an illuminating interview for Billboard magazine on how he approached the difficult task of writing a score for a film with no dialogue. In what he describes as a “crazy tapestry of different styles” the article gives a fascinating insight into the art of film composition. Read […]
August 6, 2015
Humans Coming Soon
Channel 4’s £12m. sci-fi fantasy series Humans has become their biggest original drama success of the last 20 years. A co-production with AMC, the makers of Mad Men and Breaking Bad, the series explores the fine line between humans and machines. Created by the makers of Utopia, the series is a natural fit for the […]
July 30, 2015
Silva Screen Emmy Nominee
Congratulations to Maurizio Malagnini for his Emmy nomination in the category Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score). His elegant score for The Paradise, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra was released by Silva Screen in Autumn 2013 and received outstanding reviews. The 67 Emmy Awards ceremony takes place at the Microsoft Theater, […]
July 28, 2015
Sherlock At The Proms
Sunday August 16th is a date for the diary when the Proms celebrate the musical world of Sherlock Holmes. Alongside performances of classical favourites of the great detective which feature in the stories there is also a celebration of the music written for TV and film adaptations including the work of David Arnold, Michael Price […]
July 13, 2015
Saddling Up For August 28th
Silva screen will release the 40th anniversary edition of the Blazing Saddles score on August 28th. The film is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all Hollywood comedies, a fact underlined by its three Academy Award nominations. Writer and director Mel Brooks brought to the soundtrack exactly what played out on screen, a […]
July 8, 2015
Wolf Hall Live
Composer Debbie Wiseman has announced two dates where she will be performing her best selling music for the series Wolf Hall. St George’s, Bristol is the venue for October 25th followed by a performance at the Cadogan Hall in London on December 6th. Full details below. | Music & Words from Wolf Hall | St […]
June 22, 2015
Zadok For BT Sport
Silva Screen’s recording of George Frideric Handel’s Zadok The Priest will be appearing on BT Sport throughout the rest of the year for various promotions beginning on June 6th.
June 3, 2015
Doctor Who Lands In The Chart
Murray Gold’s long awaited music for Doctor Who Series 8 touched down in the UK Album Chart this week at number 53. . Featuring a new take on the classic theme coupled with a new theme for the twelfth Doctor this lavish collection features extensive notes from the composer and music from all 12 episodes over […]
May 28, 2015
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 […]
May 22, 2015
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.
May 14, 2015
Ripper Street Soundtrack For June 15th
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 […]
April 30, 2015
Doctor Who Series 8 Available For Pre-Order Now
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 […]
April 20, 2015
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 […]
April 14, 2015
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 […]
April 9, 2015
Wolf Hall Tops The Chart
Congratulations to Debbie Wiseman whose wonderful score for Wolf Hall is the best selling Classical album in the UK.
March 16, 2015
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 […]
March 13, 2015
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 […]
March 6, 2015
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.
February 25, 2015
Next Goula Wins
Roger Goula’s score for the British Independent Film Awards winner for best documentary, Next Goal Wins, is released digitally on March 9th. American Samoa are officially rated as the worst international team in the world with no goals scored in four years. Dutch coach Thomas Rongen arrives to try and revive spirits before a punishing […]
February 23, 2015
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 […]
December 9, 2014
Utopia Wins An Emmy
At the 42nd International Emmy Awards Gala held at the New York Hilton last night Utopia won the International Drama category. The event was hosted by Little Britain star Matt Lucas. International Academy President Bruce L. Paisner praised the award winners. “In the turbulent world we live in today, television’s unique power to show the beauty […]
November 25, 2014
Jack Bruce 1943-2014
All at Silva Screen Records were saddened to hear of the death of Jack Bruce and extend their condolences to his family. The composer, musician, songwriter, powerhouse vocalist and candidate for one of the greatest bassists of all time recorded some highly acclaimed jazz albums for our CMP label in the early 1990s. Somethinels was […]
October 27, 2014
Book Him Dano – The O2 New Ad Campaign O2 Guru
O2’s new TV ad ‘Master Your Smart Tech’ ad campaign featuring the O2 Gurus has just launched with Silva Screen’s version of the iconic Hawaii- Five-0 TV theme. See the video HERE
October 17, 2014
Seven Time Winner For Sherlock
Congratulations are in order for Sherlock, which won seven Prime-Time Emmy awards in the mini-series category at last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles. David Arnold and Michael Price won Outstanding Music Composition for their wonderful score for His Last Vow. Benedict Cumberbatch won best actor in the category along with Martin Freeman in his supporting […]
August 26, 2014
Award And Emmy Nomination For Sarah Class
Congratulations from Silva Screen to Sarah Class whose outstanding score for the BBC Earth series Africa has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Documentary Music & Sound category. The ceremony takes place in New York on September 30th Her music has also recently won best score/soundtrack for documentary TV series at the Jerry […]
July 25, 2014
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 […]
July 10, 2014
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.
July 2, 2014
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.
June 23, 2014
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 […]
June 4, 2014
The White Queen Is On The Move
Silva Screen release John (Downton Abbey) Lunn’s beautiful score for the BBC classic drama series The White Queen on June 30th. This major adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s bestselling historical novels set against the backdrop The War Of The Roses was the main event for BBC One’s drama schedule in the summer of 2013. The lavish and […]
May 13, 2014
Samsung, Gladiators, Zulus And John Barry
Samsung’s new worldwide TV campaign for their Curved OLED TV has been launched in New York. The epic advert set in a Roman amphitheatre uses a Silva Screen master recording – John Barry’s Zulu Appearance And Assault from the 1964 film. The track appears on the forthcoming May 5th release The Music Of John Barry […]
April 24, 2014
Congratulations to Paul Englishby for his BAFTA Television Craft Award nomination for Luther in the Original TV Music category. His chilling scores are a major component of the series and we wish him good luck at the ceremony which takes place on April 27th.
March 24, 2014
A Welshman In New York
Silva Screen will release Debbie Wiseman’s beautifully lyrical score for the new BBC TV film A Poet In New York on April 28th. Due on our screens in the spring it tells the story of the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his final sojourn in New York, looking back to his life in Wales. […]
March 14, 2014
A BAFTA, An Oscar And An Ant-Man
Steven Price triumphed at last night’s 86th Academy Awards landing the Oscar for Best Original Score with Gravity. His astounding achievement is even greater when you look at the composers he was up against that included John Williams, Thomas Newman and Alexandre Desplat. He told his home town newspaper The Nottingham Post, “My house was […]
March 3, 2014
The Pull Of A BAFTA
Congratulations to Steven Price for his very well deserved BAFTA award for Best Original Film Music. His stunning score for Gravity was recognised with the highest accolade by The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts. It’s success is even more rewarding when you consider he was up against many of the greatest film composers […]
February 17, 2014
Silva Screen At The Winter Olympics Sochi 2014
Silva Screen will be represented at the opening and closing ceremonies of the XXII Winter Olympics in Sochi from Feb 7th to Feb 24th. Our recordings of film themes from Russian composer Dimitri Tiomkin have been licensed for use at the opening and closing ceremonies. The Red Army Choir, who are released in the UK […]
February 4, 2014
Battle Of The Iron Men
The RBS Six Nations rugby tournament kicks off on Saturday Feb 1st with Wales V Italy. Silva Screen will be supplying the build-up themes to this major sporting tournament from our best selling release Music From The Iron Man Trilogy.
January 29, 2014
Gravity Pulls Another Nomination
Steven Price is now in line for the big one with his innovative score for Gravity on the list of nominations for an Oscar in the Original Score category. The awards take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 2nd.
January 16, 2014
Gravity Pulls A Nomination
Congratulations to composer Steven Price for his BAFTA nomination in the Original Film Music category. The Silva Screen release has had great reviews and it’s a remarkable achievement for a composer with only his third full film score. Gravity has a total of 11 nominations and the awards will be presented at The Royal Opera […]
January 8, 2014
Butlins Sparkle In A Summer Place
Butlin’s new animated ‘sparkle’ TV ad features Silva Screen’s recording of Percy Faith’s haunting arrangement of “Theme For A Summer Place” composed by Max Steiner for the film, “A Summer Place” released in 1959. This evocative instrumental piece was a record-breaking nine week number one in the US in 1960 and made number two on […]
January 3, 2014
Wojciech Kilar 1932-2013
Silva Screen is sad to hear of the death of the accomplished Polish composer Wojciech Kilar at the age of 81. We were honoured to release his superb soundtrack to Roman Polanski’s film The Ninth Gate in 1999 and the stature of his composing is underlined by the fact that the title is still a […]
January 2, 2014
Chart Action For Doctor Who
Doctor Who: The Snowmen/The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe made an impressive bow on the UK Soundtracks Chart this week. Debuting at number three it tucks in close behind Sunshine On Leith at number one and Les Misérables at number two.
October 29, 2013
The intriguing new Honda CR-V 1.6 ad features Roy Budd’s iconic theme from Get Carter, in a newly recorded version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UelJZG_bF98 Silva Screen represent the Roy Budd catalogue and you can buy the original and best on CD and download from our shop.
October 25, 2013
Christmas Comes Early For Doctor Who
Early sales indications show that Doctor Who – The Snowmen/The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe is edging closely into the Top 75 Album Chart. Released this Monday (21st) the title contains Murray Gold’s music for the 2011 and 2012 Christmas specials.
October 22, 2013
Doctor Who Tops The Chart
After a close to eighteen month gap between releases, Doctor Who Series 7 arrived last week and stormed into the Official Albums Chart at number 37, the highest chart position achieved by any release in the series. On the Soundtrack Chart it stands at number one, replacing the previous incumbent Teen Beach Movie and keeping […]
September 16, 2013
Outsiders Are Welcomed In
Silva Screen will release Carmine Coppola’s wonderful score to his son Francis’ film The Outsiders on Sep 30th (US Sep 24th). Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this much loved piece of cinema, whose appeal has grown over the decades, this reissue features unreleased tracks including most notably Stevie Wonder’s sad theme, the tender and beguiling, […]
August 23, 2013
Doctor Who Celebrating 50 Years At The Proms
The Proms kick-off this Friday night and are followed by two Doctor Who concerts on Sat July 13th (sold out) and Sun. July 14th (tickets available). This event will be one of the first to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who and a prestigious curtain raiser for November and the actual date of the anniversary. […]
July 9, 2013
A Heavenly New Score
Adapted from the classic French novel by Emile Zola, The Paradise was the most watched autumn TV drama last year across its first five episodes with an average of 5.9m viewers. The series has been recommissioned for a second series later this year. Set in the first department store in the 19th century North East […]
July 4, 2013
Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Soundtrack
Silva Screen will release the soundtrack to highly rated BBC drama The Hour on August 5th. Beginning in 1956, the two series of BBC TV’s The Hour captured perfectly the era of television news as current affairs programmes expanded with a global reach, adding to the storyline a veneer of mystery and intrigue behind the […]
July 3, 2013
Game Of Thrones Season 3
Silva Screen will release Ramin Djawadi’s majestic score for Game Of Thrones Season 3 on CD worldwide (excl. N. America) on July 8th. This third collection of music from the series offers fans three different versions of the Game Of Thrones theme – two of them previously unreleased. “Dark Wings, Dark Words” is a downtempo […]
June 21, 2013
Confederations Cup Theme
The Confederations Cup kicks off in Brazil this week, a soccer tournament featuring many of the greatest national teams on the planet and a precursor to next year’s World Cup in the same country. Taking place from June 15th to June 30th, the BBC will feature extended coverage on BBC1 and BBC3. The stunning opening […]
June 14, 2013
A Beautiful Mine Of Music
Silva Screen will release David Carbonara’s music for Mad Men on August 5th (US – August 13th). His winning mix of contemporary score and period jazz defines the feel of the 1960s set series playing off against music from the era. The series was recently voted into the top 10 of greatest TV shows of […]
June 13, 2013
Vampires On The Coast
Silva Screen will release the soundtrack to Neil Jordan’s new vampire thriller Byzantium this summer. Starring Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan the film is set in an English coastal resort where the arrival of two mysterious women creates danger for its inhabitants. The score is written by the Academy Award nominated composer Javier Navarrete (Pan’s […]
May 30, 2013
Holy Grail For Arthur And Elmer Fans
Hunky sex-symbol Oliver Tobias was the star of the much loved 1970s ITV series Arthur Of The Britons. 24 episodes were shown repeatedly throughout the network over two decades. The original soundtrack written by Paul Lewis was never issued but will finally appear over 40 years later with a Silva Screen release on July 29th. […]
May 24, 2013
London Music Works: Film & TV Theme Extravaganza – LIVE
The Film & TV Theme Extravaganza promises a celebration of film and TV’s past, an audio fairground ride through the world of funky, cult, pop and jazzy tunes from the 70s and 80s. The crème of London musicians come together as the Big Band; London Music Works. Tracks played on the night will include – […]
May 13, 2013
Powering Up Ireland
Duke & The King’s magnificently laid-back Shine On You will continue its run as the back-drop for the great Electric Ireland advert this summer. It can be seen for three week periods in May, July and September.
May 13, 2013
UK Is A Big Country Once More
McDonalds’ “Great Tastes Of America” campaign has returned to UK screens and once more uses the defining Western theme “The Big Country” utilising Silva Screen’s master recording performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The promotion will run for the next five weeks.
May 8, 2013
Silva Screen In Sync
An overview of advertising syncs in the UK, highlighting record label and master rights holders shows Silva Screen to be a leading player in the marketplace with a 0.7% share of this ever-growing industry. Up against major labels who dominate the chart it places the company neatly inside the top 10 at number nine. The […]
April 30, 2013
Keep It In The Family
Silva Screen is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of Eric Neveux’s score for series 2 of Borgia. This one-hour dramatic series currently in its second season chronicles the rise to power of a Catalan Cardinal and his clan, who seek to establish a dynasty that would hold sway over the entire world. It is […]
March 1, 2013
Murray is Outstanding
Congratulations to Murray Gold who has landed the International Film Music Critic’s Association award for Best Original Score For A TV Series. The esteemed group praised him for his “outstanding work on the most recent season of the classic BBC science-fiction show”.
February 21, 2013
….And The Winner Is
The awards season is now fully under way and Silva Screen are please to announce nominations in two forthcoming events, The International Film Music Critics Awards and The Cue Awards. The former have nominated Murray Gold’s Doctor Who music in Best Original Score For A Television Series whilst the latter have Sherlock Season 2 for […]
February 13, 2013
Mama’s The Best
Canadian-Spanish horror film Mama has triumphed in the number one spot on this week’s US film chart. Congratulations are due therefore to our partners Quartet who have released Fernando Velazquez’s haunting score which we are distributing digitally worldwide. The film opens in the UK on February 22nd.
January 23, 2013
One Release Unites Them All
Silva Screen’s packed 2013 release schedule kicks off on February 4th with the release of Music From The Hobbit & The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. This celebration of Howard Shore’s magnificent scores for Peter Jackson’s epic versions of Tolkien’s classic tales brings together for the first […]
December 20, 2012
Joe 90 Vinyl EP
Joe 90 will be the next vinyl EP in our reissue series of Barry Gray’s music for the classic Gerry Anderson 60s TV shows . The release date will be confirmed shortly so please sign up for our news letter to stay informed. The five track offering contains Century 21 Sting, Joe 90 – Main […]
December 19, 2012
I Grew Up With Soundtracks
On November 26th EMI release the latest in their successful I Grew Up Series with a new set celebrating “the decade, the style, and the music of the 60s”. Silva Screen have supplied a number of tracks including The City Of Prague Orchestra performing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and I Could Have Danced All Night […]
November 15, 2012
Next in the Gerry Anderson series is Captain Scarlet
“Spectrum Is Green” Captain Scarlet 7” Vinyl is part of the Limited Edition Gerry Anderson set and will be released at 10am on Friday 30th November through the Silva Screen website. The price will be £6.99 + P&P. This product is unfortunately not available to pre-order. Please note we can only supply one copy per […]
November 15, 2012
So What?, So Far, So Good
The debut release from Silva Screen’s new label So What? has created history for the company as Matt Cardle’s The Fire sets the UK Chart album chart alight with a top 10 placing. The company is also celebrating their first chart topping position on the UK Independent Album Chart with the album.
November 5, 2012
The A-Team Are A Gas
Silva Screen’s vast master’s library is becoming the go-to place for usage of classic American TV-themes for screen advertising. After the success of our Magnum P.I. cover for Money Supermarket our version of The A-Team theme is now in use for the new British Gas Team Home Services ad.
October 25, 2012
Tesco Are Go!
Tesco are currently running a discount TV campaign using Barry Gray’s legendary Thunderbird’s theme. Great to hear a piece of music composed almost 50 years ago can still make an impact in this modern soundbite world.
October 24, 2012
Alberto Iglesias scooped two prizes at The World Soundtrack Awards at the 39th Ghent Film Festival this weekend. He was named Film Composer Of The Year for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Monk and The Skin I Live In with Tinker also claiming Best Original Film Score. All titles are currently available from Silva Screen.
October 22, 2012
Hatfields & McCoys
Silva Screen will release the John Debney and Tony Morales score to this US mini-series which broke viewing records when shown on the History Channel in May this year. The true story of a legendary family feud that spanned decades stars Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton and will air on Channel 5 in October. With […]
September 28, 2012
Chevin Pick Of The Week
After their coast-to-coast appearance on the Conan show in the US last night the band can also add another high to their stratospheric career path. Their song Champion is currently iTunes Single Of The Week.
September 28, 2012
Chevin For Conan
SO Recordings is a thriving part of the Silva Screen Music Group and one of its most successful acts are Yorkshire four piece, The Chevin. After their barn-storming appearance on Late Show With David Letterman they follow that tonight (27th) as musical guests on Conan. Their album Borderland was released this week in the US.
September 27, 2012
Late Night With The Chevin
SO Recordings is a thriving part of the Silva Screen Music Group and one of its most successful acts are Yorkshire four piece, The Chevin. They are set make to a major impact in the United States when they they appear on Late Show With David Letterman on Weds Aug 29th on a show which […]
August 28, 2012
Still A Country For Old Men
The Expendables 2 topped the US box office this weekend with a gross of $28m+. Silva Screen’s release of the barnstorming Brian Tyler soundtrack takes place on September 17th with the digital version available to buy now.
August 20, 2012
Out Of The Fog
Silva Screen revisit one of their most popular soundtrack reissues this autumn with a 2CD 48 track special edition of John Carpenter’s atmospheric score for his 1980m film The Fog. This release features the original 14 track reissue paired with a second 20 track compilation of the entire score drawn from the original master tapes […]
August 17, 2012
The Expendables – Back For War
Silva Screen follow up their 2010 release of the The Expendables OST with the latest rip-roaring action powered score for this new adventure due in UK cinemas on August 16th. Brian Tyler is once more back at the composing helm with a soundtrack that more than matches the hair-raising on-screen explosions. Release date is set […]
August 13, 2012
Silva Screen Emmy Nominations
The 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel will take place on the 23rd September at the Nokia Theatre in LA. Among the nominations for ‘OUSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)’ are not one but two Silva Screen Releases which are David Arnold & Michael Price […]
July 19, 2012
Waltzing To Success
PPL have just published their annual review of 2011 which reveals that the fourth most popular classical piece of music in the UK last year was Silva Screen’s On The Beautiful Blue Danube. PPL create their charts not just from radio plays but use of recordings in public places. This success also underlines the increasing […]
June 14, 2012
Danger Mouse Down Under
Our recording of the popular kids TV theme Danger Mouse is currently being used in Australia for an ad campaign for Lotterywest. It features on the compilation Music For Big Kids – SILED4577.
June 14, 2012
Pick Up A Penguin Theme
Silva Screen’s lavish recording of Carmina Burana is currently featuring in trailers for Disney’s Club Penguin. It highlights the release of Medieval Party and Marvel Superhero Takeover.
June 1, 2012
On The Most Famous Street In Britain
Silva Screen’s recording of On The Street Where You Live, from My Fair Lady will feature in the special Jubilee edition of Coronation Street next Monday (June 4th). Millions will take time off from the celebrations to watch Rita Sullivan marry her old flame Dennis Tanner in a special double episode.
June 1, 2012
Surfs Up For EDF
EDF Energy are currently using the Silva Screen recording of the classic Hawaii 5-0 TV theme for their ‘Happy’ television and internet campaign.
April 17, 2012
Flying In To Miami Beach
Magic City launches in the US on the Starz channel on April 6th. Set in 1959 it’s a tale of glamour, the mob and the good life in Miami Beach with a wonderful soundtrack of songs from the era and a score album composed by Daniele Luppi. Released digitally only in the US next month, […]
March 26, 2012
Jean Michel Touchdown For Heineken
The final stages of The Heineken Cup – The European Club Rugby Competition take place in April and May, culminating in the final at Twickenham on May 19th. Silva Screen’s orchestral version of Jean Michel Jarre’s Industrial Revolution Part 2 from the album Symphonic Jarre will be the theme of the tournament on both television […]
March 21, 2012
McDonalds – We’re Lovin’ It
Silva Screen’s recording of the theme to Cheers – Where Everybody Knows Your Name will feature in the new McDonalds TV ad set to air this week in Ireland.
March 9, 2012
The Woman In Black Scares The Muppets
The Woman In Black went straight to the top spot in this week’s UK film chart, the highest ever opening for a Hammer film in the UK . It saw off strong competition from The Muppets which opened on the same day. After its number two opening in the US last week the film is […]
February 13, 2012
And The BAFTA Winner Is…
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Skin I Live In, whose soundtracks have been released by Silva Screen, have both scored well at the BAFTA’s. The former picked up Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay whilst the latter claimed Film Not In The English Language.
February 13, 2012
Award Season Underway
The International Film Music Critics Association Eighth Annual Awards will be announced on February 23rd. Alberto Iglesias is in the frame for Film Composer Of The Year (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Skin I Live In). Other Silva releases receive nominations in the Best Original Score For A Television Series category. They are Murray Gold […]
February 10, 2012
A Chart Position – Elementary!
David Arnold and Michael Price’s score for Sherlock has made an impressive bow on the UK Albums chart at number 69. On the Soundtrack chart it debuts at number two, only losing out to current number one Drive by a handful of sales
February 7, 2012
Deducting Chart Action
The soundtrack to Sherlock Series One is currently on course to enter the UK Top 50 Album chart based on music industry figures for sales on Monday and Tuesday this week.
February 1, 2012
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Award Winner?
Congratulations to Alberto Iglesias whose score for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has received an Academy Award nomination. The 84th Oscars take place in Los Angeles on February 26th.
January 24, 2012
The Games Afoot Once More For Sherlock
Great new for fans of David Arnold and Michael Price’s soundtrack music for Sherlock. With the music for Series One due next week we are pleased to announce that the music for Series 2 is also being lined up for release in late February.
January 20, 2012
The Woman In Black Lights Up March
Marco Beltrami’s score for The Woman In Black will be released worldwide by Silva Screen in March. The long awaited film of the theatrical blockbuster stars Daniel Radcliffe as a young lawyer who travels to a remote village where a female ghost is terrorizing the inhabitants.
January 18, 2012
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Award?
Congratulations to Alberto Iglesias who has a BAFTA Film Award nomination in the Original Music category for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The ceremony takes place at London’s Royal Opera House on February 12th.
January 17, 2012
Sherlock On Harry Potter’s Case
The BBC transmission of the latest Sherlock adventure (A Scandal In Belgravia) on New Year’s Day was a big hit with viewers and dominated the ratings with over 9m people tuning in. It easily beat ITV’s terrestrial debut of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. David Arnold and Michael Price’s wonderful music for the series […]
January 4, 2012
This Is Planet Earth
Silva Screen will release Nitin Sawhney’s orchestral score for the highly acclaimed BBC series Human Planet on February 27th. Performed by the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales the release cherry-picks the very best music from this extensive eight part series which included on average up to 50 minutes of music in each programme.
December 14, 2011
Holmes Goes Haywire
Silva Screen will release David Holmes’ score for Steven Soderbergh’s new action thriller Haywire on January 23rd, 2012. With an all-star cast that includes Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas and Ewan McGregor, the film opens in the UK on January 20th.
December 9, 2011
Doctor Who Top On Amazon
Doctor Who Series 6 will be released on December 19th and is currently standing at number 5 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases In Music and number 1 in Hot New Releases In Soundtracks & Musicals.
December 7, 2011
The Rite Award For Alex
Congratulations to Alex Heffes who won the Discovery Of The Year title at the World Soundtrack Awards held at the 38th Ghent International Film Festival. The gong was given for his soundtracks to The First Grader and the Silva Screen released The Rite.
October 25, 2011
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Award Winner
Congratulations to Alberto Iglesias who will pick up the Hollywood Film Composer Award on October 24th for his score to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The 15th Hollywood Film Awards take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and are presented by Starz Entertainment.
October 19, 2011
Awards On The Town
The 2011 BMI London Awards took place at the Dorchester Hotel , Park Lane on October 4th. Amongst those honoured were David Buckley and Harry Gregson-Williams for their outstanding score to The Town. The soundtrack, released last year by Silva Screen was described by Total Film as, ‘great mood music’.
October 7, 2011
Soldier Blue Plus Three
The reissue programme of Roy Budd’s catalogue will continue with his debut score, the controversial western Soldier Blue. The release will also include music from Catlow and Zeppelin plus the CD debut of two tracks from the British comedy The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins.
September 29, 2011
You’ll Believe A Fiat Can Fly
Silva Screen’s recording of the Superman theme will be appearing in an extensive ad campaign in Italy for the Fiat Leco Daily Van. The music will be used across TV, radio and online.
September 21, 2011
Celtic Goes Crossover
Silva Screen’s release Symphonic Celtic has made its debut in Billboard’s Classic Crossover Album chart at number 14. This captivating collection of recordings features gaelic music from films that include Braveheart, Titanic, Barry Lyndon and The Quiet Man.
September 15, 2011
Our recording of Nino Rota’s Toby Dammit from Histoires Extraordinaire will feature as the theme to the autumn advertising campaign for Spanish retailer El Corte Inglis on TV, radio and the internet. The track features on the bestselling album The Essential Nino Rota Collection.
August 25, 2011
Michel Legrand Conducts
In September, Silva Screen will be releasing a double CD in which Michel Legrand revisits some of his greatest work, including The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, The Young Girls Of Rochefort, The Summer Of 42, The Thomas Crown Affair and Yentl. Recorded in October 2010 in Moscow, this 2CD set features The Moscow Virtuosi and was […]
July 29, 2011
The Stone Killer Is Coming
The next Roy Budd reissue is set for Sept 19th when The Stone Killer and Diamonds are released. This two CD set features outstanding funky themes from these 1970s film scores and much of the music will be familiar to today’s audiences through its incessant use as samples.
July 5, 2011
Friday Night Is Barry Night
Friday Night Is Music Night this week (July 1st) will broadcast the recent memorial concert celebrating the life and work of John Barry. The event at the Royal Albert Hall featured the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing music from his extensive catalogue and includes performances from Dame Shirley Bassey, David Arnold, Rumer and Wynne Evans. The […]
June 29, 2011
Beginners Please For July
The soundtrack to Beginners starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer will be released by Silva Screen in July. The story of a son coping with his elderly father’s terminal illness and the news of his secret gay lover features a varied soundtrack of ragtime and early jazz. It includes music from Jelly Roll Morton and […]
June 23, 2011
Bernard Should Be Blue
Bernard Herrmann was one of the greatest screen composers in the golden age of Hollywood and also very much an Anglophile, taking up residence here in his latter years. To that end a petition has been put in motion to erect an English Heritage Blue Plaque in his honour. Details are available on the background […]
June 8, 2011
Gonna Trot Now
Elitloppet (The Elite Race) takes place at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm annually and is a harness race for standard bred trotters. This year’s event was promoted on TV using Silva Screen’s dynamic version of Gonna Fly Now from the film Rocky.
June 2, 2011
Black Orpheus And A Declaration Of War
La Guerre Est Declaree (Declaration Of War) recently premiered at Cannes to good reviews. It’s the story of a young couple confronted by the serious illness of their infant but played both as drama and comedywith musical interludes. It features the Silva Screen recording of Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) – Manha De Carnival.
May 27, 2011
Madonna And The Silva Effect
Silva Screen’s library is not just about note perfect re-records of film and TV music. We also hold a large selection of sci-fi sound effects. Our recording of The Nostromo (from Alien) will feature in Madonna’s directorial debut, W.E., the story of twin love affairs across six decades.
May 26, 2011
John Barry TV Highlight
ITV 1 will transmit the recently staged Classical Brit Awards on Sunday May 29th. It will feature one of he highlights of the ceremony where Dame Shirley Bassey lead the tributes to the late John Barry for his Outstanding Contribution To Music.
May 19, 2011
Doctor Who Lifts Off In America
The premiere of the sixth season of Doctor Who has smashed BBC America viewing records with 1.3m people tuning in for the opener. The episode entitled The Impossible Astronaut was filmed for the first time in the show’s history in the USA. The figures beat the record previously held by the season five premiere.
April 27, 2011
Zimmer In The Frame
This summer will see a sophomore release of a new volume of Hans Zimmer film music. The original release from 2007 has proven extremely popular and this new collection will feature many new recordings. These include Inception, The Pacific and Sherlock Holmes.
April 21, 2011
Silva Screen Cleans Up In Angola
Our recording of the theme from the classic 1960s TV series Bewitched appears in a new advert. It will be used in a campaign for FADA (home cleaning products) in Angola.
April 8, 2011
The annual celebration of Britain’s indie record stores takes place on Saturday April 16th with over 180 outlets taking part. There’s a feast of exclusive vinyl and CDs being issued specifically for the event amongst which will be the Silva Screen licenced Dr. Who & The Daleks/Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 EP. This 500 copy limited […]
April 4, 2011
Tamara Set For Top 10
The DVD release this week of Tamara Drewe looks set to be a top 10 hit. Sainsburys are offering an exclusive package that includes the soundtrack release which first appeared last autumn. Alexandre Desplat’s fine score captures the beauty of the film’s surroundings.
March 30, 2011
Doctor Who Lifts Off
Doctor Who – A Christmas Carol is released today (March 21st) and has debuted at number one on the iTunes soundtrack chart ahead of The Beatle’s Love and Dirty Dancing.
March 21, 2011
Being Human Grabs A Bite Of The Chart
Richard Wells’ music for Being Human was released last week and has made an impressive debut on the Official Soundtrack Chart debuting at number 33 and outselling Slumdog Millionaire and Black Swan. Last Sunday’s finale epiosode drew 1.1 million viewers and the good news is a fourth series will be screened in 2012.
March 15, 2011
Eagle Flies In Leicester Square
Roman epic The Eagle received its London premiere in Leicester Square last night with stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell in attendance. The film opens in the UK on March 25th and Silva Screen’s soundtrack is available for pre-order now at Amazon (release date April 4th).
March 10, 2011
13 Shopping Days Until Doctor Who
Doctor Who – A Christmas Carol will be released on March 21st and the title is riding high on the Top 20 Amazon pre-release chart. Highlighted by Katherine Jenkin’s enchanting vocals on Abigail’s Song (Silence Is All You Know) this is yet another collection of Murray Gold’s superb music for the series and this time […]
March 8, 2011
Hammer Horror Goes Digital
On March 28th Silva Screen will release the first three volumes of an extensive reissue series of music from Hammer films which will be appearing on digital (only) for the first time. The Frankenstein, Vampire and Science-Fiction collections include music from a selection of composers who include James Bernard, Laurie Johnson and Tristram Cary.
March 7, 2011
It’s All Too Biutiful
Silva Screen will release Gustavo Santalolalla’s extensive score for the hotly tipped, Academy Award nominated Biutiful on April 18th. Starring Javier Bardem as a man struggling to reconcile his past, the film has picked up many critical accolades with much attention to the score. The release will be a 2CD set.
February 18, 2011
The Eagle Flies Soon
Silva Screen will be releasing Atli Örvarsson’s score for The Eagle in the UK on April 4th (US release in March date tbc). It’s the story of a young Roman soldier in Britain honouring his father’s memory, searching for his legion’s golden emblem. A beautifully crafted score, it combines Celtic themes alongside dramatic action sequences.
February 10, 2011
John Barry R.I.P. 1933-2011
All at Silva Screen are saddened by the news of the death of John Barry at the age of 77. He rates as the most talented film composer the UK has ever produced and there is no doubt that his music will live on throughout the future, sounding as iconic now as it did when […]
January 31, 2011
The Rite Released
Silva Screen will release the score for The Rite worldwide in February. Composed by Alex Heffes (Dear Frankie, The Last King Of Scotland) it stars Anthony Hopkins in a supernatural thriller set in an exorcism school in Rome. The film opens in the US on Jan 28th and in the UK on February 25th.
January 21, 2011
On Stage For The Stage
James Loynes, who recently won the Silva Screen/Pure Solo competition to appear on our release 100 Greatest Musicals will get the chance to sing at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on January 28th. He will be performing with Helena Blackman at The Stage New Year Party.
January 17, 2011
It’s A Knockout
Silva Screen’s recording of Eye Of The Tiger from Rocky 3 is currently being used in a major TV ad campaign. Former government minister John Prescott is seen boxing to the famous theme in a commerical for Moneysupermarket.
January 10, 2011
Debbie Wiseman New Release
Acclaimed film and TV music composer Debbie Wiseman has had a long relationship with Silva Screen and we are delighted to begin 2011 with a prestigious new release. Channel 4 will begin broadcasting The Promise from Sunday February 6th over four weeks. This drama centres around a British girl who travels to Israel/Palestine and retraces […]
January 7, 2011
Silva Screen Music On The Box
Silva Screen recordings are appearing on a wide selection of US TV programming. They include O Fortuna in the documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne. Requiem For A Tower for Dexter promo spots. Chariots Of Fire in the trailer for The Bounty Hunter. Hollywood Tonight by All Mankind in The Hills. The Batman Themes on NFL […]
January 6, 2011
Happy Christmas Doctor Who
Doctor Who – A Christmas Carol was one of the most popular programmes on TV for the festive season. Murray Gold’s music once more provided a thrilling backdrop for this wonderful re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption. The good news is that Silva Screen will be releasing the soundtrack in the UK on […]
January 5, 2011
Mick Karn R.I.P. 1958-2011
The former bass player of Japan, Mick Karn has died at the age of 52 after suffering from cancer. The Cyprus born musician formed the band in 1974 with David Sylvian and went on to work on many solo projects. Amongst these were two releases for the German label CMP, Bestial Cluster and The Tooth […]
January 5, 2011
Double For A Single In Ghent
The climax of the 37th Ghent International Film Festival was the World Soundtrack Awards for 2010. Alexandre Desplat took home the award for Film Composer and Best Film Score Of The Year (Fantastic Mr. Fox). The real breakthrough composer was Abel Korzeniowski who scooped Discovery Of The Year and Public Choice Award for his stunning […]
October 27, 2010
Doctor Who Series 5 Track Overload
The November release of Murray Gold’s music for Doctor Who Series 5 will deliver another 2CD set, packed with his fabulous scoring for one of the BBC’s most popular programmes. Across 63 tracks will be the new version of the classic theme music, plus new themes for the Doctor and his assistant Amy Pond. The […]
October 14, 2010
Doctor Who Conquers The Charts
Doctor Who – Series 4 – The Specials was the best selling soundtrack release in the UK last week, topping that chart over titles such as Camp Rock and Glee. It also made a great showing on the top 75 Album Chart, debuting at number 49.
October 11, 2010
Murray For Breakfast
Watch Murray Gold talking about his music for the series and the Doctor Who Live tour on BBC Breakfast Time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9-374Xtx24
October 6, 2010
Doctor Who Special Chart Delivery
Doctor Who – Series 4 – The Specials was released this week and early reports suggest that sales will be reflected by a high chart entry. The digital version is currently number one on the iTunes Soundtrack Chart. The long awaited music from Series 5 will be released in November.
October 5, 2010
Silva Oak Branches Into The Charts
Silva Screen’s new imprint, Silva Oak, has made a major impact on the charts with its first release, Long Live The Duke & The King. Scoring a top 75 album entry and a top 10 spot on the indie chart, the sophomore release from the Bearsville, New York quartet has received universal acclaim from the […]
October 4, 2010
Geoffrey Burgon R.I.P. 1941-2010
Renowned composer Geoffrey Burgon has died at the age of 69. An acclaimed classical writer he branched out into the world of TV themes and scored major success with his beautifully crafted work on Brideshead Revisited and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy which both landed him the prestigious Ivor Novello award. More recently he won BAFTA […]
September 23, 2010
Doctor Who Up The Amazon
Doctor Who – Series 4 – The Specials is currently at number 10 in the Amazon Top 20 Pre-Release Chart. The September 20th release is ranked ahead of new releases from Manic Street Preachers, Susan Boyle and Kings Of Leon.
August 24, 2010
The Expendables tops the box office charts in both the UK and US at present. Whilst retaining the number one slot for a second week in the US, the Sylvester Stallone action thriller has opened in the UK in the top slot with a gross of $5.7m from 456 screens.
August 23, 2010
New Brian Tyler Score
Our release of Brian Tyler’s Rambo soundtrack in 2008 was a big hit with film music fans, so we are delighted to announce that on August 23rd we are issuing his score for The Expendables. Directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, it brings together the biggest action heroes of the last few decades including Bruce […]
July 13, 2010