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Doctor Who – A Christmas Carol

Doctor Who – A Christmas Carol

Doctor Who The Caves Of Androzani
First time release for the music from this seminal 1984 Doctor Who adventure in which Peter Davison regenerated into the sixth doctor played by Colin Baker. A 2009 poll of Doctor Who magazine readers voted it the best story ever in the series. Roger Limb began his career at the BBC as a studio manager progressing to an announcer before joining the famed BBC Radiophonic Workshop. He had worked on seven Doctor Who stories before Androzani and this era gave him the opportunity to use new musical technology including the Fairlight Computer Music Instrument (CMI) to create rhythmic percussion figures and the Yamaha DX7, a landmark in the development of the synthesiser. This is the first release in a series of archive recordings from Silva Screen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this most British of television series.

The latest BBC landmark natural history series, four years in the making, launched in the UK in January with 6.5m viewers for episode one with the corporation planning sales in over 200 territories worldwide. As with Life On Earth and Frozen Planet, music is integral to the production for the emotionally charged scenes of nature at its best and worst. Emmynominated, composer, singer, songwriter Sarah Class is one of the UK’s most sought after composers. Her credits include many TV and film productions that include The Meerkats, State Of The Planet With Mark Knopfler (Emmy nominated), Animal Forensics (RTS nominated) and Trial & Retribution. She also worked as a writer and arranger on Hayley Westenra’s worldwide smash album Pure.

Film Music 2012

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, London Music Works – Film Music 2012

A compilation featuring the best film music of 2012, this, the latest in the acclaimed Silva Screen series, is a great way to make sure you haven’t missed anything!

Includes: Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Lincoln, Brave, The Hobbit and many more!

Frozen Planet
Composed and conducted by George Fenton

George Fenton’s career is littered with awards, multiple Ivor Novellos, BAFTAs, Emmys, a Classical Brit and five Oscar nominations. With over 100 film and TV scores to his credit the breadth of his composing is simply breath-taking. Films include Gandhi, Cry Freedom, The Fisher King, Groundhog Day, Shadowlands and an array of timeless TV music such as Shoestring, Bergerac, The Jewel In The Crown and Newsnight. In the past two decades his work with the BBC Wildlife Unit has seen enduring scores for acclaimed hit worldwide series such as The Trials Of Life, The Blue Planet and Planet Earth which have been performed in concert by many of the world’s leading orchestras. Frozen Planet originally shown in 2011 continues to underline his remarkable skills of matching the movement of the natural world to music.

“One of the key challenges we face as wildlife filmmakers is to try and transport our audiences to the wonderful wildernesses we experience first hand. George Fenton’s wonderful score was a vital tool to help us take people to the poles – a place beyond imagination” – Alastair Fothergill, Producer of Frozen Planet.

S.O.S Titanic
S.O.S. TITANIC is arguably the most intelligent and authentic version of the Titanic tragedy. An Anglo-American coproduction premiered by ABC on September 23rd 1979 it ran for three hours and was the costliest television film ever made.A huge star cast included David Janssen, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, David Warner, Harry Andrews and Cloris Leachman. The brilliantly-researched script by James Costigan was based on a first-hand account by passenger-survivor Lawrence Beesley.

US-based producer Roger Gimbel wanted to use an English composer and had been much impressed by Howard Blake’s score for Ridley Scott’s THE DUELLISTS. Apart from the composition of a serious symphonic score there was also the intention to create a tapestry of historically-correct music such as that which would have been heard on the ship. An innovation in the story-telling portrayed the differences between 1st, 2nd and 3rd class passengers and this was also to be reflected in the music – with, for instance, Irish music from the 3rd, songs with piano from the 2nd and a sophisticated orchestra in the 1st.

Howard Blake is one of the most popular and prolific living English composers. Successes include scores which he wrote for films such as ‘The Duellists’ and ‘A Month in the Country’, both of which won prizes.

In 1982 he wrote words and music for the animated Channel 4 TV film and Sony CD ‘The Snowman’, with its song ‘Walking in the Air’, so much loved by children all over the world. Its concert version continues to receive many performances worldwide, and the stage version runs every year at Sadlers Wells’ Peacock Theatre in London.

In 1994 Howard Blake received the O.B.E. for services to music and is Fellow and Visiting Professor of Composition at The Royal Academy of Music.

Music from The Hobbit & The Lord of The Rings
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra• A unique collection of the very best themes from Howard Shore’s scores for the blockbuster trilogy The Lord Of The Rings plus music from the 2012 smash hit The Hobbit

• Howard Shore remains one of the most respected and honored composers in cinema history and his scores for The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy remain his most towering achievement, garnering three Academy Awards

• His five decade career includes writing music for many of the most popular and critically successful films of the modern era including The Silence Of The Lambs, Seven, Gangs Of New York, The Departed and Hugo

• Performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, this revised collection supersedes SILCD1160 which received acclaimed reviews on release in 2004

Pusher (Original Soundtrack By Orbital)
Brothers, Phil and Paul Hartnoll formed electronic dance music duo Orbital in 1989 and recorded their seminal hit Chime on their father’s cassette deck23 years later their formidable UK chart record includes 17 hit singles and 14 hit albums

Their music has appeared in a wide range of films that include Mortal Kombat, The Saint, Pi and xXx

“Working on Pusher was a great opportunity to create a score that draws on both moody thriller styles and dance music in equal measures. Full of anthemic film noir moments. Brilliant.” – Paul Hartnoll

“The strongest electro-score since Daft Punk went to Tron world” – Empire

Magic City (Original Television Score)

Magic City (Original Television Score) with music by Daniele Luppi

Magic City (Songs & Score From The Series)
Magic City (songs and score from the series) with music by Daniele Luppi