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John Wilson selects favourite British film scores, including Things to Come, Henry V, Hobson's Choice, Miss Marple, the Carry On films, Shadowlands, Anna Karenina and Wilde.

Conductor John Wilson presents a personal selection of favourite British film scores including music from movies as diverse as Henry V, Miss Marple, Carry On and Shadowlands.

John's selection:
Arthur Bliss: March from "Things to Come"
Malcolm Arnold: Music from "Hobson's Choice"
Allan Gray: Prelude from "A Matter of Life and Death"
Georges Auric: "The Titfield Thunderbolt"
William Walton: Suite from Henry V (arr.Mathieson)
Patrick Doyle: "Much Ado About Nothing" - Pardon Goddess Of The Night
John Ireland: March: "Scorched Earth" from 'The Overlanders'
Ron Goodwin: Miss Marple theme
Richard Rodney-Bennett: " Murder on the Orient Express"
Constant Lambert: "Anna Karenina" Suite
Bruce Montgomery (arr.Whittle): "Carry On" Suite (...Sergeant/....Teacher/....Nurse)
John Dankworth: All Gone (from "The Servant")
Angela Morley: "Kehaar's theme" from Watership Down
Debbie Wiseman: "Wilde"
George Fenton: "Shadowlands".

2 hours

Music Played

  • Arthur Bliss

    Things to come - music for the film - March

    Conductor: Bernard HERMANN Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra

    • LONDON.
    • 448-954-2.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Hobson's choice - music for the film - i. Overture and Shoe Ballet; ii. Finale

    Conductor: Richard HICKOX Performer: LONDON Symphony Orchestra

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-9100.
    • -10.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Concerto no. 2 in C minor Op.18 for piano and orchestra - 1st movement

    Conductor: Kirill KONDRASHIN Performer: Vladimir ASHKENAZY - Piano Performer: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DECCA.
    • 4663752.
  • Georges Auric

    The Titfield thunderbolt - Suite

    Conductor: Rumon GAMBA Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-9774.
  • William Walton

    Henry V - suite [adapted Muir Mathieson from the film score]

    Conductor: William WALTON Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • HLS-7232.
  • Patrick Doyle

    Much ado about nothing - music from the film - Pardon Goddess of the Night

    Performer: Unknown Orchestra

    • 54009.
    • -20.
  • John Ireland

    The Overlanders - Scorched Earth

    Arranger: Na Performer: The Halle Orchestra Conductor: John Wilson

    • Halle CD.
    • HLL 7523.
  • Allan Gray

    A Matter of Life and Death - Prelude

    Arranger: Na Performer: Queen's Hall Light Orchestra Conductor: Charles Williams

    • EMI.
    • CDGO-2059.
  • Ron Goodwin

    Miss Marple Theme

    Conductor: Ron GOODWIN Performer: Odense Symphony Orchestra

    • LABEL X.
    • LXE706.
    • -1.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Murder On The Orient Express

    Conductor: Marcus DODS Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra

    • DRG.
    • 19039.
  • Constant Lambert

    Anna Karenina - suite from the film music

    Conductor: Bernard HERRMANN Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra

    • LONDON.
    • 448-954-2.
    • -2.
  • Bruce Montgomery

    Carry On Suite, arr. Whittle - Segeant / Teacher / Nurse

    Conductor: Gavin SUTHERLAND Performer: Prague City Philharmonic Orchestra

    • ASV.
    • CDWHL 2119.
  • John Dankworth - All Gone (Theme from The Servant)

    Performer: Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra

  • Angela Morley

    Kehaar's Theme (from the film Watership Down) for alto saxophone and orchestra

    Conductor: John WILSON Performer: John HARLE - Alto Saxophone Performer: John Wilson Orchestra

    • CDSA-6807.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    Wilde - suite from music for the film - title music

    Conductor: Debbie WISEMAN Performer: Unknown Orchestra

    • MCI MUSIC.
    • MPRCD001.
  • George Fenton

    Shadowlands - music for the film - i. Sancte Solemnis; ii. Joy and Douglas; iii. End credi

    Conductor: George FENTON Performer: LONDON Symphony Orchestra

    • ANGEL.
    • CDQ-555 093-2.