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Composing for the Silver Screen

Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra are joined by special guest composer Debbie Wiseman to examine the art of composing music for films.

Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra are joined by special guest film composer Debbie Wiseman to uncover what's involved in composing music for films The music used includes extracts from Debbie's own score for Wilde plus some iconic film moments where music carries the drama: the opening scene of On the Waterfront, with music by Leonard Bernstein, the Shower scene from Psycho, with music by Bernard Hermann and the main theme from Harry Potter by John Williams.

This is a programme designed to complement A level study.

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Music Played

  • Danny Elfman

    Batman Theme

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Suite - On The Waterfront

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Debbie Wiseman

    Suite - Wilde

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Bernard Herrmann

    Suite – Pyscho

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • John Williams

    Suite - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

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