Bear Essentials - British Film Classics

Release Date: 8/26/2003
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 241-12
Number of Discs: 2

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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
British Film Classics' represents some of the greatest film music ever written in some of the finest recorded performances. The repertoire juxtaposes some much-loved film scores with unexpected and original items, to form a highly satisfying and enjoyable collection. This 2CD set is available for the price of one full-price disc, in an attractive slimline double package. The moods range from the sumptuously romantic, such as the music of 'Lady Caroline Lamb', to the swashbuckling brilliance of Walton's Shakespearean scores and the high-adrenaline excitement of Ron Goodwin's '633 Squadron'. Many of the great classic scores of the 1940s are included and are, in some cases, taken from the only modern versions available.
Works on This Recording
1. Battle of Britain: Luftwaffe March by Ron Goodwin
Conductor: D. S. Stephens
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Air Force Regiment Band
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1969 ; England
2. Odd Man Out: Prelude by William Alwyn
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; England
3. Lady Caroline Lamb: Elegy for Viola and Orchestra by Richard Rodney Bennett
Performer: Philip Dukes (Viola)
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1972 ; England
4. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1st movement, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
Conductor: Jascha Horenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900-1901 ; Russia
5. Four Weddings and a Funeral: Love Theme by Richard Rodney Bennett
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1994 ; England
6. 633 Squadron: Main Theme by Ron Goodwin
Conductor: D. S. Stephens
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Air Force Regiment Band
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963 ; England
7. The Cruel Sea: Main Titles by Alan Rawsthorne
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1953 ; England
8. Oliver Twist: Finale by Arnold Bax
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948 ; England
9. The Trap: Main Theme by Ron Goodwin
Conductor: Ron Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1966 ; England
10. Uncle Silas: Valse caprice by Alan Rawsthorne
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1947 ; England
11. Murder on the Orient Express: Suite by Richard Rodney Bennett
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1973 ; England
12. The Dam Busters by Eric Coates
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1955 ; England
13. In Search of the Castaways: Ship's Waltz by William Alwyn
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1962 ; England
14. In Search of the Castaways: Rumba by William Alwyn
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1962 ; England
15. Coastal Command: Dawn patrol by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; England
16. Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell
Performer: Martin Roscoe (Piano)
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941 ; England
17. Overlanders: Scorched Earth by John Ireland
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946-1947 ; England
18. Moulin Rouge: Waltz theme by Georges Auric
Performer: Mary [soprano] Carewe (Soprano)
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1952 ; France
19. Scott of the Antarctic: Main Title by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948 ;
20. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines: Main Titles by Ron Goodwin
Conductor: D. S. Stephens
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Air Force Regiment Band
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1965 ; England
21. Bridge on the River Kwai: Colonel Bogey by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956 ; England
22. The Belles of St. Trinians: Main Titles by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954 ; England
23. David Copperfield: Main Titles by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1969 ; England
24. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness: London Prelude by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958 ; England
25. Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire" by Sir William Walton
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; England
26. Hamlet: Prelude by Sir William Walton
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; England
27. Battle of Britain: Spitfire Music and Battle in the Air by Sir William Walton
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1969 ; England
28. Battle of Britain: March and Siegfried Music by Sir William Walton
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1969 ; England
29. Henry V: Prologue by Sir William Walton
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943-1944 ; England
30. Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 4, Touch her soft lips and part by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943-1944 ; England
31. Richard III: Prelude by Sir William Walton
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1955 ; England
32. Things to Come, F 131: Happy March by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934-1935 ; England
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