London Festival Orchestra

'house orchestra' of Decca Records, associated since 1980 with conductor Ross Pople. Formed 1950
London Festival Orchestra
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London Festival Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The London Festival Orchestra (LFO) was established in the 1950s as the 'house orchestra' for Decca Records. In 1980 it was incorporated as an independent performing orchestra under Ross Pople. At least in the world of pop music, the orchestra is best known for providing accompaniment to the Moody Blues for their landmark 1967 album Days of Future Passed.

With the staging of the orchestra's summer festival of music in cathedrals, under the title Cathedral Classics, sponsored by American Express and British Gas London Festival Orchestra quickly became a household name in the UK and abroad. In 1994 Pople's vision of artistic independence inspired the creation of The Warehouse making LFO the first British orchestra to own a permanent, independent home. The Warehouse, situated in the heart of the South Bank, is a state of the art rehearsal, recording and concert venue and a significant focal point for UK and international artists and orchestras where they rehearse, perform and record. This is also where the LFO musicians are showcased in various collaborations as The Warehouse Ensemble with in-house performances.

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Gustav Holst
Brook Green Suite
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Brook Green Suite
London Festival Orchestra
Rhapsody In Blue
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Rhapsody In Blue
Elmer Bernstein
The Great Escape (Main Titles)
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The Great Escape (Main Titles)
The Moody Blues
The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?) / Time To Get Away
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The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?) / Time To Get Away
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Odelette in D major, Op 162
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Odelette in D major, Op 162
Paul Anka
The Longest Day
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The Longest Day
Jules Massenet
Méditation De Thaïs 
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Méditation De Thaïs 

Méditation De Thaïs 

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Jules Massenet
Victor De Stradelli
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Gustav Holst
Dargason
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Dargason
George Frideric Handel
Hallelujah From Messiah 
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Hallelujah From Messiah 
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