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Des

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Music by Sarah Warne

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Des is Sarah Warne’s 3rd TV soundtrack album release on Silva Screen Records. Previously released on Silva Screen were Dark Money broadcast in 2019 on BBC One and Humans series 2 & 3, broadcast during 2018 and 2019 on Channel 4.

Des is a British three-part television drama miniseries, based on real life events, the 1983 arrest of Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen and one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history. David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens) gives an award-winning performance as Dennis Nilsen, serial killer who murdered over fifteen young men and boys in London over a period of five years. Co-starring Daniel Mays and Jason Watkins, Des focuses on Nilsen’s capture and subsequent trial. The three-part series is based on the book Killing For Company by Brian Masters. The series premiered on ITV, UK on 14 September 2020 on. On 16th March 2021 the series was released on DVD and Blue-ray in the US.

The psychological portrait of Dennis Nilsen has given Sarah a stimulus to create an all-enveloping slow tide of pulsating electronic sound. Gently moving through a body of chords and punctuated by tenderly distorted piano, percussion and floating string fragments, Sarah Warne’s score provides a cold and meditative space for Nilsen’s character to unravel.

Sarah is a Film and Arts Composer and multi-instrumentalist based in London. Trained as a classical harpist and pianist, and as a composer Sarah specialises in the blending of acoustic instruments with unique electronic signatures. Her for love for narrative and drama so story-telling is always at the core of the music she creates. She is a graduate of Oxford University, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and The National Film and Television School (MA Composing) and her recent work includes BAFTA nominated documentary series Catching a Killer (C4), drama series Humans series 2 & 3 (C4), Dark Money, Prey (ITV), Trump’s Breadline Kids and The Treasures of Ancient Greece (BBC 4).

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Tracklist:

1. An Increasingly Violent Place
2. We Wait
3. You Kept Them For A Year?
4. One By One
5. His Chamber
6. Melrose Gardens
7. Alone
8. Can I See Him?
9. We Are In Blackout
10. Three Years Ago
11. Meeting Des
12. Bonfire
13. Bones
14. Everybody Leaves
15. Hell Of A Hunch
16. We Need More Time
17. We Can’t Add Graham
18. First Day Of Trial
19. You’re Not Sorry
20. Pack Of Lies
21. Outrageously Bad
22. Guilty
23. I Have Some Thoughts
24. Seven


Fourth Dimension

Fourth Dimension
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Music by Paddy Kingsland and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

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Paddy Kingsland was the first Radiophonic composer to see a solo release of his compositions, although he is not credited on the sleeve. “Fourth Dimension”, first released in 1973, showcased Kingsland’s theme tunes for television and radio while at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The recordings feature a rock-style backing band and synthesisers including the VCS 3 and “Delaware” Synthi 100, and the track “Reg” from the album was also released as the B side to the 1973 single release of the iconic Doctor Who theme tune.

Kingsland remained at the workshop for 21 years, leaving in 1981, during which time he composed music for much loved TV shows The Changes, Doctor Who and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy among others.

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Digital Tracklist

1. Scene & Heard (2.13)
2. Just Love (1.42)
3. Vespucci (3.17)
4. Reg (2.07)
5. Tamariu (2.45)
6. One Eighty-One (1.54)
7. Fourth Dimension (2.20)
8. Colour Radio (2.30)
9. Take Another Look (2.21)
10. Kaleidoscope (1.17)
11. The Space Between (3.10)
12. Flashback (2.52)

Bonus Tracks:
13. Rugby Special (1.40)*
14. Willie Banks and The Administrative Machine (2.23)*
15. The Ramsbottom File (2.02)*

* Previously Unreleased


Through A Glass Darkly

Through A Glass Darkly
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Music by Peter Howell and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

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Peter Howell joined the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1974, coming from a career in various psychedelic folk bands, which saw him record five albums with fellow musician John Ferdinando. He composed his first Doctor Who output in ’75 in the form of some incidental music for “Revenge of the Cybermen” and special sound for “Planet of Evil”. In 1980, he was asked by the programme’s then new producer, John Nathan-Turner, to update the iconic Doctor Who theme. The new arrangement appeared on that year’s “The Leisure Hive”, continuing to be used through Tom Baker’s remaining series as the Doctor and throughout Peter Davison’s. It was replaced during Colin Baker’s tenure in 1986 with a new version by Dominic Glynn.

“Through A Glass Darkly” was released in 1978 as a standalone studio album by Howell in collaboration with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The six original instrumental compositions (one of which is 19 minutes long) flaunt a prog rock influence as well as the distinctive electronic sound of the RWS. “The Astronauts” (track 5, side 2) appeared again as a B side to the 1980 single release of his version of the Doctor Who theme.

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Digital Tracklist

1. In the Kingdom of Colours (Through A Glass Darkly – A Lyrical Adventure) (19.28)
2. Caches of Gold (4.03)
3. Magenta Court (4.26)
4. Colour Rinse (2.36)
5. Wind in the Wires (2.16)
6. The Astronauts (5.18)

Bonus Tracks: THE BODY IN QUESTION
7. Moving Form (Main Theme from The Body in Question) (1.45)
8. Greenwich Chorus (2.20)
9. Mesmer (3.40)
10. The Astronauts (Single Version) (3.21)
11. In the Kingdom of Colours (Through A Glass Darkly) Alternative Mix (19.29) *

* Previously Unreleased


Primates

Primates
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Music by Adam Lukas and Denise Santos

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Primates premiered on BBC 1 on 25th May 2020. Filmed over two years in locations around the world, from the snowy Atlas Mountains to the flooded jungles of Sumatra and Brazil. Primates is a 3-episode documentary series created by the BBC Studios Natural History and narrated by Chris Packham. The episodes, “Secrets of Survival”, “Family Matters” and “Protecting Primates”, follow our closest animal relatives and reveal how much we have in common with them.

“There is a monkey in the BBC’s new nature epic that bears a startling resemblance to Donald Trump. The uakari has a disgruntled, crimson face and bleach blond hair – though its coat is far thicker than the wispy comb-over still desperately clinging to the president’s scalp. It’s one of the many creatures we meet in Primates (BBC1), which serves as a reminder of just how similar humans are to our closest furry relatives.” – Independent

The score was written by composers Adam Lukas (National Geographics Being The Queen, Netflix’ Roman Empire II) and Denise Santos (National Geographic’s Gathering Storm, Savage Kingdom, Discovery’s Apollo: The Forgotten Films) who work as a part of the musically diverse composer’s collective Bleeding Fingers. Founded by Hans Zimmer, Steve Kofsky and Russell Emanuel, Emmy and Bafta nominated Bleeding Fingers Music is a home to exceptional and sonically diverse composers. The collective’s work includes soundtracks for Planet Earth II, Seven Worlds, One Planet and Blue Planet II, all previously released on Silva Screen Records.

“Mischievous music patters over scenes of bush babies getting up to no good, instructing us how to feel. “At last, jack pot!” cries Packham, when the pint-sized creatures find their dinner.” – Independent

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1. Primates Theme
2. Gibbon Learns
3. Lizard Hunting
4. One Family
5. Monkey Spa
6. Gentle Guardian
7. Ringtailed Lemur
8. Face Slapping Monkey
9. Wild Cashews
10. Unknown Monkey
11. Mountain Gorilla
12. Giant Fruit Tree
13. Lonesome Louis
14. Mouthful
15. Grey Slender Loris
16. Macaques
17. Battlefield
18. Baboon vs. Leopard
19. Orangutan Infants
20. Sleepy Blue Eye Black Lemur
21. Low Profile
22. Barbary Macaque
23. Spider Monkey II
24. Only 800 Left
25. Winters in Atlas
26. Guardians and Navigators
27. Owl Monkey
28. Python Danger
29. Primate Decline


The Planets

The Planets
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Music by Anže Rozman and Andrew Christie

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The Planets premiered on BBC 2 on 28th May 2019. Narrated by Professor Brian Cox, the series follows the dramatic lives of the eight majestic planets that make up our solar system through five episodes -“A Moment in the Sun – The Terrestrial Planets” (Inner Worlds), “The Two Sisters – Earth & Mars”, “The Godfather – Jupiter”, “Life Beyond the Sun – Saturn”, “Into the Darkness – Ice Worlds”.

The score was written by composers Andrew Christie, Anže Rozman, Jacob Shea and David Fleming, who work as a part of the musically diverse composer’s collective Bleeding Fingers. Founded by Hans Zimmer, Steve Kofsky and Russell Emanuel, Emmy and Bafta nominated Bleeding Fingers Music is a home to exceptional and sonically diverse composers. The collective’s work includes soundtracks for Planet Earth II, Seven Worlds, One Planet and Blue Planet II, all previously released on Silva Screen Records.

“He (Prof Brian Cox) will tell (he promised, standing on a rocky precipice as a low sun flared behind him) ‘stories of worlds born and worlds lost… their destinies more entwined than we ever imagined.’ The effect is vastly heightened by the symphonic soundtrack from composer Andrew Christie, a protege of Hollywood music giant Hans Zimmer and who sounds as if he’d be right at home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” – The Arts Desk

“Armed with an intense musical score, very reminiscent of the video game series Mass Effect, The Planets does a good job keeping things feeling suitably epic and intense throughout the episode.” – The Review Geek

“In Brian Cox’s new series high drama, a cinematic soundtrack and CGI combine to make life on earth appear truly miraculous” – iNews

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1. Prologue
2. Specks in the Sun
3. Inner Planets
4. Mars Maven
5. No Sleep Till Mars
6. Saturn’s Rings
7. Planetary Forces
8. Collapsed Rings
9. Journey To Saturn
10. Future Dawn of Titan
11. The Small Bang
12. Gravitational Pull
13. The Moons
14. Star Power
15. Keplar’s Law
16. Voyager Crossing
17. Outer Solar System
18. Pluto’s Heart
19. Planet X
20. Towards Discovery


Meerkat: A Dynasties Special – Album

Meerkat A Dynasties Special
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Music by Benji Merrison and Will Slater

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Meerkat: A Dynasties Special was presented as the introductory film of the forthcoming sequel to the 2018 Dynasties series – Dynasties II. Filmed in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the Christmas special was made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, co-produced by BBC America and Bilibili. Featuring Benji Merrison’s and Will Slater’s score, the 60-minute programme was aired on 28th December 2020.

The Special follows the young meerkat queen Maghogho and her family battling to survive in hostile environment, during a drought. Joyous and heart-breaking, the programme was filmed in the searing heat of Makgadikgadi, a 6,000-squaremile wedge of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana in southern Africa.

Says Sir David Attenborough “When you see the trials and tribulations – and successes, of course – of Maghogho and her family as they struggle to survive in such conditions, you can’t help but be caught up in their lives and feel a real connection with them. ‘I’m proud to have been involved in the making of this documentary. As ever, the intensity and insight that the Dynasties team bring to their filmmaking make this an extraordinary watch – gripping, and thought-provoking.”

The soundtrack was written by award winning composers Benji Merrison and Will Slater. Benji Merrison’s distinctive musical voice is in high demand and he has scored music for hundreds of projects across film, television, installations and events. He is known for SAS: Red Notice, Forces of Nature with Brian Cox, Dynasties, General Magic. Will Slater has been composing for television for close to 20 years and his extensive CV includes Planet Earth Live, Africa, Shark and One Strange Rock.

Benji and Will comment on their composing experience “Meerkat: A Dynasties Special was a pleasure to score… We worked very closely with the producer Emma Napper to develop a strong thematic language which is used to underpin the narrative development of the film. We were also very keen that the instrumentation and ‘sound-world’ of the score reflected the physical textures of the landscape in which the Meerkats live. In a subliminal way, the effect is to draw the viewer down to ground level, to be emotionally aligned with the Meerkats as the real-life storyline unfolds.”

Throughout 2021, the remaining Dynasties II episodes will unfold, and, from the same Sir David Attenborough-narrated stable, Green Planet is due to air early in 2022; all featuring soundtracks by Benji and Will. Benji and Will’s score for Dynasties I was warmly received, with The Review Geek labelling it as “outstanding” and “a fantastic musical journey” whilst Review Graveyard describes it as “beautifully rich and varied’ that “equally works just as wonderfully as a standalone album of incredible themes”.

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Tracklist
1. Dynasties Opening Titles
2. Meerkats Introduction
3. Maghogho’s Theme
4. Gathering Food
5. Bonds Run Deep
6. Nowhere to Hide
7. Chase Sequence
8. The Next Morning
9. Searched all Night
10. Heading Away
11. The Rival Group
12. TT Submits
13. Makgadikgadi
14. Time to Take Cover
15. Life is Fragile
16. Drought Breaks
17. Future of the Family
18. A Long Day
19. Hiding Among the Herds
20. One Last Challenge
21. A New Hope
22. Dynasties End Credits


Fireball XL5

Fireball XL5
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Music by Barry Gray

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Celebrating Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s legacy, Silva Screen is proud to present music from the Anderson’s iconic TV shows in CD, digital and vinyl formats… Following the releases of UFO, Supercar and Thunderbirds soundtracks, Fireball XL5 is the 4th release in the series. It is newly compiled, mastered and designed by the creative team at Fanderson – The Official Gerry And Sylvia Anderson Appreciation Society.

Fireball XL5 was set in 2062 and followed the exploits of the eponymous spaceship commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. It was produced, like most other Anderson productions, in Supermarionation, using puppetry techniques that captured the imagination of a generation.

The album features 24 tracks from 16 episodes, including the Fireball XL5 main theme and single version. In the opening theme, Barry Gray employs, for the first time, the Ondes Martenot, bringing an eerie and other-worldly sound to the series. The contrast of detached electronic music with the Jazzy musical language served as a perfect juxtaposition of the alien and human Worlds. Each episode would finish with the pop song “Fireball”, bringing the viewer back to the warmth of their 60s lounge. The song was performed by Don Spencer, and was a minor hit in the UK, spending 12 weeks in the UK charts and peaking at number 32.

Barry Gray was a classically trained composer and a versatile musician and was amongst the first composers to use electronic instruments in music for television. Best known for creating the music for most of the Gerry & Sylvia Anderson television series in the 1960’s and 70’s (Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, UFO, Space:1999), Barry Gray’s complete musical opus is still not commercially available in its entirety. Fanderson, dedicated to the productions of Gerry Anderson, has gained access to all Barry Gray’s original studio tapes and have undertaken a major re-issue project. Together with Fanderson, Silva Screen Records is championing Barry Gray’s incredible musical opus and is releasing the material in a series of physical and digital albums and vinyl records.

The album is also available on a vinyl format as a double LP on Transparent Orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

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Tracklist
1. Fireball XL5 Main Theme
2. The Mystery of Planet 46
3. Formula 5
4. Rogue Planet
5. Exploring the Tanker
6. Hypnotised
7. Travelling Light
8. Ninety’s Dream
9. Zero G (Single Version)
10. The Cholorphon
11. Spectre of Electon
12. End Titles: Fireball
13. Circus Dreams
14. Platonia Treachery
15. Flat Jazz
16. Trapped
17. This is the Twist
18. Fireball End Titles Instrumental
19. Ice Skating Waltz
20. Aphros Theme
21. Aquaphibian
22. Foiled!
23. Back to the Past
24. Fireball (Single Version)


Meerkat: A Dynasties Special – EP

Meerkat A Dynasties Special
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Music by Benji Merrison & Will Slater

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4 track EP – Full album coming soon…

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Tracklist:
1. Maghogho Theme Suite
2. Next Morning Suite
3. Future of the Family Suite
4. New Hope Suite


Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks

Doctor Who Revolution of the Daleks
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Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks
Music by Segun Akinola

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2021 New Year’s Day special – Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks

Original television soundtrack to this action-packed spectacular episode featuring Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harness, Chris Noth as corrupt business tycoon Jack Robertson and Dame Harriett Walter as Jo Patterson.

“We’ve crammed this year’s Doctor Who special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent. Where else would you get British acting royalty, a globally renowned US screen star, an (inter)national treasure of stage and screen and one of Britain’s hottest young actors – just in the guest cast! Put those together with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole (and Daleks! Did I mention Daleks!) – and you get a cast to be exterminated for. And things will explode. Promise.” – Chris Chibnall, Executive Producer

Composer Segun Akinola comments – “Revolution of the Daleks is an emotional rollercoaster full of action, tension, old friends, old enemies and some heartfelt goodbyes, all of which are accompanied by music that utilises many of the musical themes from Series 11 and 12, and very often moves from a solo cello to orchestra, and much more in-between. It’s a ‘special’ in every sense of the word and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to release the entire score as I really wanted it to be readily accessible to those who’ve enjoyed listening to the Series 11 and 12 albums. So, if that’s you, thank you – this album is dedicated to you!”

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Tracklist
1. 367 Minutes
2. A Cuppa
3. Something Revolutionary
4. Breakout Ball
5. The Clone
6. The Production Line
7. Stability and Security
8. Thank You For Being My Friend
9. Activate
10. The Death Squad
11. Bad Boys
12. Bye Fam


His Dark Materials: Series 2 – Original Television Soundtrack

His Dark Materials: Series 2 ost
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His Dark Materials: Series 2 – Original Television Soundtrack
Music by Lorne Balfe

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The original soundtrack to the much anticipated second series of ‘His Dark Materials’ scored by Lorne Balfe.

“…easily the best episodic tv music I’ve heard in a very long time …undoubtedly one of the most impressive new scores of the year …there’s some great music on here …a couple of tracks are really exceptional and there’s no doubt that anyone who enjoyed volume 1 should absolutely go and pick this up too …can’t wait for volume 3!” – Movie Wave

“The music is just gorgeous to listen to on its own.” – Soundtrack World

“Lorne Balfe’s orchestrations give the already grand world of His Dark Materials an even more sumptuous feel, with every faction of characters getting a distinct musical voice.” – Ign.com

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2020 Nominations
IFMCA – Lorne Balfe for Best Original Score for a Television series
OFTA Television Society UK – Best New Theme Song in a series
RTS Craft & design Award – Lorne Balfe for Music – Original Title

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His Dark Materials: Series 2
Starring Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson as Lyra and Will, two children on a quest across multiple realities, the new episodes follow on from a successful first season in 2019. As season one was based on the first novel in Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, season two will be based on the second instalment The Subtle Knife.

Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra (Dafne Keen) follows Asriel into the unknown. In a strange and mysterious abandoned city she meets Will (Amir Wilson), a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Lyra and Will learn their destinies are tied to reuniting Will with his father but find their path is constantly thwarted as a war begins to brew around them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary.

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Tracklist:

1. A Parallel Sky
2. Tortured Witch
3. Land of Spectres
4. He’s A Murderer
5. Magisterium’s New Era
6. The Chosen Two
7. The Witches’ Envoy
8. Study The Dark Matter
9. Kiss The Ring
10. Journey Ahead
11. A Once Great City
12. O Little Knife
13. Queen of the Southern Lakes
14. The Other Side of the Window
15. Let’s Do It Together
16. Matter of Dust
17. The Knife will Protect You
18. The Key to the Multiverse
19. Giacomo Paradisi
20. Kaisa Reveal
21. Beyond the Aurora
22. The Female Scholar
23. Fly, Spectres!
24. Farewell
25. Interdimensional Travelers
26. Indomitable Courage
27. My Child
28. A Mystic Explorer
29. I Had A Best Friend
30. Lee’s Choice
31. Beyond The Waterfall
32. Fates Intertwined
33. The End of Tyranny
34. Goodbye Explorer
35. The Eve of War