|“There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing”
A Special 50th Anniversary Release of the Complete Newly – recorded Oscar-winning score from the DAVID LEAN classic with music by MAURICE JARRE
Featuring for the First Time the Complete 77-Minute Score
Performed by the Acclaimed and Award-Winning City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Nic Raine
104 Piece Orchestra includes 3 Ondes Martenots, Cithare, 2 Grand Pianos, 2 Harps, 60 Strings and 11 Percussionists
Recorded from the Original 1962 Orchestrations by Gerard Schurmann
New Score Preparation Supervised by Leigh Phillips
1. Overture (4:23)
Silva Screen Soundtracks
|Tomas Alfredson, known for the Swedish vampire film “Let The Right One In” directs this sinister, espionage packed, film adaptation of John le Carre’s novel, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, which found such critical acclaim as a TV drama starring Alec Guinness in 1979.
The film features the cream of British acting talent including Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy, Oldman taking some persuading to step into the shoes of his hero, Alec Guinness.
Alberto Iglesias composed the score to the film; he has also been nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the film “The Constant Gardener” (2005) and again for his work in “The Kite Runner” (2007).
|PSupernatural comedy-drama Being Human has been a major hit for the BBC. Set in Bristol it’s the story of three 20-somethings trying to find their way in the world with the twist that they are a werewolf, vampire and a ghost.
Richard Wells is an accomplished film and TV composer having written the scores for Ong Bak, Doghouse and Mutant Chronicles, the latter released by Silva Screen in 2009. “Richard doesn’t just compose a good soundtrack. These are haunting and beautiful pieces of music in their own right” – Toby Whithouse , writer & creator of Being Human.
|The folk music of the Celtic lands (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle Of Man, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia) have long held influence over performers and composers across the world. This enchanting 14 track collection gathers together film themes that have utilised this mysterious and haunting music. Highlights include James Horner’s heart-wrenching themes to Braveheart and Titanic alongside Howard Shore’s towering achievements with The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy which landed him three Academy Awards. Also features the chilling lament of Women Of Ireland from Barry Lyndon contrasted by the joyous mass brawl put to music that is The Donnybrook from The Quiet Man.|
|Composer Atli Örvarsson’s epic and exciting Celtic-flavored score to Kevin Macdonald’s Roman epic adventure
Based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s classic novel The Eagle of the Ninth, the story is set in 2nd-Century Britain and follows two men on their dangerous and obsessive quest to solve the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in Scotland. Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland.
Atli Örvarsson is rapidly joining the ranks of Hollywood’s most dynamic young film composers. His recent film scores include Season of the Witch, The Code, Vantage Point and Babylon A.D.
In 2006, Örvarsson joined Hans Zimmer’s state-of-the-art musical “think tank” Remote Control Productions where he collaborated with Zimmer on several scores, including Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Angels & Demons, The Simpsons Movie, and The Holiday.
As winner of the renowned Pete Carpenter Fellowship for young composers, Atli moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to join Mr. Post’s team as composer and orchestrator on all three Law and Order series and NYPD Blue.
Atli Örvarsson talks about his work with director Kevin Macdonald:
||Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton will be married in Westminster Abbey on April 29th, 2011.
Throughout the United Kingdom this will be a day of celebration with a national holiday declared to allow for street parties and the chance to watch the glittering ceremony.
This release celebrates much of the wonderful and truly memorable music that has featured at past royal weddings and also includes contemporary sounds that have grown popular in the past few decades.
Highlights include Lesley Garrett’s delicate reading of Lakmé’s The Flower Duet, William Walton’s stirring music for Henry V and Craig Armstrong’s tender Balcony Scene from Romeo & Juliet.
The album also features the stirring hymn I Vow To Thee My Country, Princess Diana’s personal choice for her wedding to Prince Charles and sadly also played at her funeral.
|From Alex Heffes, the composer of The Last King Of Scotland, Touching The Void and State Of Play comes an uneasy and exquisite soundtrack to Mikael Håfström’s supernatural thriller starring Anthony Hopkins.
Alex Heffes is one of the UK’s leading film composers. Nominated by BAFTA, Ivor Novello, European Film Academy and ASCAP awards, Alex worked with steel bands, symphony orchestras and artists ranging from Elton John to members of Blur.
Alex Heffes is a versatile composer not confined by musical boundaries. His work is described by Film Music as “simply sublime” while CD Times depicts his musical style as “fusing old-school grandiose film-scoring with the delicate subtlety of more leftfield composers.”
Mikael Håfström director of The Rite comments: “There is much more here than just supporting moments of horror or suspense, so I hope this album shows the range of music Alex composed for The Rite: from the unsettling to the beautiful, and never too far apart. I think that is essential to Alex’s work”
|The Ultimate Celebration of the Music of JOHN BARRY “There are few composers in the history of film music of whom it may be said that they have defined a genre of their own. John Barry is one of the few… this Silva Screen collection pays tribute to the Master of the Genre” (David Arnold – composer of INDEPENDENCE DAY and THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH)|
|Following on from the success of Doctor Who – Series 4 – The Specials (UK Top 50 Chart album entry and UK Chart No. 1 Soundtrack Album) comes a further 63 track, 2CD set of striking Murray Gold music. Steven Moffat’s new vision of Doctor Who, with Matt Smith as the eleventh Doctor, is perfectly matched by Murray Gold’s score. Completing music for over 50 episodes in a prolific five years, Murray Gold has proven to be the contemporary composer of choice for Doctor Who. The double album features music from all 13 episodes of Series 5 and includes the new arrangement of the classic Doctor Who theme as well as a number of new themes for the Doctor and his assistant Amy Pond.|
|An ultimate performance of Francis Lai’s greatest works, conducted by the composer himself, this album represents a retrospective snap-shot of Lai’s varied and hugely successful film music career.
Hailing from the smoky jazz clubs of Marseilles and working with the legendary Edith Piaf at the height of her fame as accompanist and composer, Lai has successfully translated the easy listening sound of the 60s into film scores. His light and lyrical music for films is brimming with romanticism, sombre beauty and charm.
Perhaps best known for his 1970, Oscar Winning score for Love Story and his 1965 breakthrough score for Claude Lelouch’s cult French movie, Un homme et une femme (A Man and A Woman), this immensely talented French accordionist and composer has succeeded in creating an instantly recognisable sound that defines an era.