Sinfonia of London

British session orchestra. Formed 1955
Sinfonia of London
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Sinfonia of London

Sinfonia of London Biography (Wikipedia)

The Sinfonia of London is the name of two distinct session orchestras based in London, England. The original ensemble of this name was founded in 1955 by Gordon Walker, an eminent flautist of his time, specifically for the recording of film music. The orchestra came into being when there was a split in the future direction of the London Symphony Orchestra, many LSO players leaving to join the Sinfonia of London in order to undertake the more lucrative film soundtrack work. The orchestra appeared in the musical credits of many British and American films of the 1950s and '60s, including the 1958 soundtrack for the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Vertigo with Bernard Herrmann's score conducted by Muir Mathieson for Mercury Records and, in 1961, the soundtrack of the horror film Gorgo.

Among the original ensemble's most celebrated commercial classical recordings are the first recording made by Colin Davis, comprising Mozart's Symphonies 29 and 39 and issued by World Record Club (TZ 130) along with its 1963 recordings with Sir John Barbirolli conducting the Serenade for Strings of Edward Elgar and the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis of Ralph Vaughan Williams for EMI Classics. Hans Swarowsky conducted the ensemble in a World Record Club LP (WRC T 11) of Beethoven's 5th Symphony and Egmont Overture. The original orchestra ceased to perform during the 1960s.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis
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Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis
Felix Mendelssohn
The Bees' Wedding, Op 67 No 4
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The Bees' Wedding, Op 67 No 4
Bernard Herrmann
Vertigo (1958) - Prelude
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Vertigo (1958) - Prelude
Alan Silvestri
Judge Dredd Main Theme
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Judge Dredd Main Theme
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
Amilcare Ponchielli
Dance of the Hours (La Giaconda)
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Dance of the Hours (La Giaconda)
Sinfonia of London
Overture to Stargate
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Overture to Stargate
Edward Elgar
Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op 47
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Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op 47
Edward Elgar
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
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Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
Bernard Herrmann
"Jason And The Argonauts" (1963) - "Jason's Prelude" "Scherzo Macabre" "Finale"
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"Jason And The Argonauts" (1963) - "Jason's Prelude" "Scherzo Macabre" "Finale"
Sinfonia of London
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Aram Khachaturian
Masquerade Suite (Waltz)
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Masquerade Suite (Waltz)
Sebastián Iradier
La Paloma
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La Paloma
Edward Elgar
Introduction and Allegro
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Introduction and Allegro
Bernard Herrmann
Vertigo - Love Music
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Vertigo - Love Music
Sinfonia of London
The Carousel Waltz
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The Carousel Waltz
Modest Mussorgsky
Gopak (Sorochintsy Fair)
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Gopak (Sorochintsy Fair)
Danny Elfman
Batman (1989) - Theme
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Batman (1989) - Theme
Ernest Gold
Exodus (1960) - Main Title
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Exodus (1960) - Main Title
Bruce Broughton
The Young Sherlock Holmes - Main Title
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The Young Sherlock Holmes - Main Title
Léo Delibes
Les filles de Cadiz
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Les filles de Cadiz
Miklós Rózsa
Julius Caesar - Overture
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Julius Caesar - Overture
Ottokar Nováček
Moto perpetuo
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Moto perpetuo
Edward Elgar
Serenade in E minor
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Serenade in E minor
David Arnold
Stargate Overture
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Stargate Overture
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