Sinfonia of London

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

Sinfonia of London Biography (Wikipedia)

Sinfonia of London is a session orchestra based in London, England, and conducted by John Wilson.

The current orchestra is the third of three distinct ensembles of this name. The original Sinfonia of London 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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Sinfonia of London
Overture to Stargate
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Overture to Stargate

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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
Danny Elfman
Batman (1989): Joker's Poem
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Batman (1989): Joker's Poem
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Straussiana
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Straussiana
Bernard Herrmann
"Jason And The Argonauts" (1963): "Jason's Prelude" "Scherzo Macabre"
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"Jason And The Argonauts" (1963): "Jason's Prelude" "Scherzo Macabre"
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Symphony in F sharp (3rd mvt)
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Symphony in F sharp (3rd mvt)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Theme and Variations
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Theme and Variations
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Symphony in F sharp, Op 40: Finale; Allegro
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Symphony in F sharp, Op 40: Finale; Allegro
Miklós Rózsa
Ivanhoe (1952) - suite
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Ivanhoe (1952) - suite
Sinfonia of London
The Carousel Waltz
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The Carousel Waltz
Edward Elgar
Serenade in E minor, Op 20 (3rd mvt)
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Serenade in E minor, Op 20 (3rd mvt)
Alan Silvestri
Judge Dredd Main Theme
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Judge Dredd Main Theme
Bernard Herrmann
Scène d'amour (Vertigo)
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Scène d'amour (Vertigo)
Danny Elfman
Batman (1989) - The Batman Theme
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Batman (1989) - The Batman Theme
Amilcare Ponchielli
Dance of the Hours (La Giaconda)
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Dance of the Hours (La Giaconda)
Bruce Broughton
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) - Riddle Solved and End Titles"
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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) - Riddle Solved and End Titles"
Sebastián Iradier
La Paloma
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La Paloma
Jayme Ovalle
Azulao
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Azulao
Felix Mendelssohn
The Bees' Wedding, Op 67 No 4
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The Bees' Wedding, Op 67 No 4
David Arnold, Sinfonia of London & Nicholas Dodd
Stargate (1994) - Stargate Overture
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Stargate (1994) - Stargate Overture
Howard Blake
The Snowman (2016): The Snowmen's Dance
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The Snowman (2016): The Snowmen's Dance
Bruce Broughton
Tombstone (1993): "The Cowboys"
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Tombstone (1993): "The Cowboys"
Jerry Goldsmith
Tombstone (1993): "Logo"
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Tombstone (1993): "Logo"
Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No 2
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Piano Concerto No 2
Sinfonia of London
Fantasia On Greensleeves
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Fantasia On Greensleeves
Modest Mussorgsky
Gopak (Sorochintsy Fair)
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Gopak (Sorochintsy Fair)
Bernard Herrmann
Vertigo (1958) - Prelude
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Vertigo (1958) - Prelude
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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
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)
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