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The Films of Ridley Scott

Matthew Sweet explores scores from the films of British director Ridley Scott, whose picture The Counsellor features a score by Daniel Pemberton.

Matthew Sweet looks back at scores from the films of the distinguished British director Sir Ridley Scott whose new film "The Counsellor" is released this week.

Ridley Scott's wide ranging output includes The Duellists, Alien, Bladerunner, Legend, Thelma and Louise, 1492 - Conquest of Paradise, Heaven of Heaven, Hannibal, GI Jane, Prometheus, Robin Hood, Gladiator and he's collaborated with some of the greatest film composers of our time, including Jerry Goldsmith, Vangelis, Michael Kamen, Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson Williams. His latest project, The Counsellor, arrives in cinemas this week with a score by rising British star, Daniel Pemberton.

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Music Played

  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Re-United (Legend)

    Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra CB Jerry Goldsmith.
    • Silva Screen.
    • FILMCD-045.
  • HANS ZIMMER/LISA GERRARD

    GLADIATOR - THE BATTLE

    Conductor: Gavin Greenaway. Performer: The Lyndhurst Orchestra.
    • DECCA / POLYGRAM.
    • 467094.
  • Vangelis

    Blade Runner: Theme from Blade Runner

    Performer: Vangelis.
    • POLYDOR.
    • 839-518 2.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Alien: Main Title - original version

    Conductor: Lionel Newman. Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • INTRADA.
    • MAF7102.
  • Daniel Pemberton

    The Awakening: Be Still My Soul

    Performer: Uncredited performers.
    • Screamworks.
    • SWR11008.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony no. 9 in E minor Op.95 (From the New World)

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
    • RCA.
    • 75605513552.
  • Howard Blake

    The Duellists: Main Theme

    Conductor: Nic Raine. Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • SILVER SCREEN.
    • FILMCD155.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Alien: Main Title - 2nd version

    Conductor: Lionel Newman. Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • INTRADA.
    • MAF7102.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Alien: Main Title - original version

    Conductor: Lionel Newman. Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • INTRADA.
    • MAF7102.
  • HANS ZIMMER/LISA GERRARD

    GLADIATOR - THE BATTLE

    Conductor: Gavin Greenaway. Performer: The Lyndhurst Orchestra.
    • DECCA / POLYGRAM.
    • 467094.
  • Vangelis

    Blade Runner: Theme from Blade Runner

    Performer: Vangelis.
    • POLYDOR.
    • 839-518 2.
  • HANS ZIMMER/LISA GERRARD

    GLADIATOR - THE BATTLE

    Conductor: Gavin Greenaway. Performer: The Lyndhurst Orchestra.
    • DECCA / POLYGRAM.
    • 467094.
  • Harry Gregson‐Williams

    Kingdom of Heaven: "Ibelin" and "Rise a Knight"

    Performer: Studio Orchestra.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • SK-94419.
  • Daniel Pemberton

    The Counsellor: Desert Star Sceptic (Credits)

    Performer: [unknown].
    • Milan.
  • John Tavener

    Fragments of a prayer [for the film Children of men]

    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 066769.

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