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Sound of Cinema

Tim Rhys-Evans looks at how choirs and choral music have enhanced some of cinema's most compelling scores. Part of the BBC's Sound of Cinema season.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Craig Armstrong

    Hanging (from: Plunkett & Macleane)

    Choir: Metro Voices. Orchestra: The London Session Orchestra. Conductor: Cecilia Weston.
    • Virgin 724384735029.
  • Frank Churchill

    Little April Shower (from: Bambi)

    Ensemble: Disney Studio Chorus and Orchestra. Composer: Edward H. Plumb. Conductor: Alexander Steinert.
    • Bambi: Original Soundtrack Walt Disney.
  • John Williams

    Duel of the Fates(from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus. Conductor: Paul Bateman.
    • Silva Classics SILKD6025.
  • Ennio Morricone

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (from: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

    Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus. Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Bateman.
    • Union Square Music METRDCD636.
  • Ennio Morricone

    On Earth as it is in Heaven (from: The Mission)

    Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus. Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Bateman.
    • Union Square Music METRDCD636.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Ave Satani (from: The Omen)

    Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor: Lionel Newman.
    • Varèse Sarabande VSD-6288.
  • Yoav Goren

    Destiny of the Chosen (from: The Hobbit trailer)

    Ensemble: Immediate Music.
    • Trailerhead : Triumph Imperativa Records.
  • Yoav Goren

    Skull and Cross Bones (from: Ice Age 4 and The Lovely Bones trailers)

    Ensemble: Immediate Music.
    • Private Recording.
  • Yoav Goren

    Destiny of the Chosen (from: the Hobbit trailer)

    Ensemble: Immediate Music.
    • Trailerhead: Triumph Imperativa Records.
  • Howard Shore

    An Ancient Enemy (from: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

    Choir: London Voices. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.
  • Radiohead (arr. S Kolocny)

    Creep (from:The Social Network trailer)

    Choir: Scala. Ensemble: Kolacny Brothers.
    • Wall of Sound WOS090CDP.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Choral Suite – King of Kings (from: King of Kings)

    Choir: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Orchestra: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Erich Kunzel.
    • Telarc CD80631.

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