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Prom 65: Film Music Prom

A Prom with the BBC Concert Orchestra in film music, by Alwyn, Walton, Bennett, Lucas, Addinsell, Strauss, Ligeti, J Strauss II, Giacchino, Arnold, Goldsmith and Williams.

Film music from British war films dominate the first half including Walton's original music for 'Battle of Britain'. Part 2 is given over to music with a space connection, including the UK premiere of music from the latest Star Trek.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Part 1
Alwyn: The True Glory - March
Walton: Suite - Battle of Britain
Richard Rodney Bennett: Lady Caroline Lamb - Elegy
Lucas: Ice Cold in Alex - March
Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto (from 'Dangerous Moonlight')

Part 2
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra - opening
Ligeti: Atmosphères (excerpt)
Johann Strauss II: By the Beautiful Blue Danube - waltz (excerpt)
M. Giacchino: Suite from Star Trek: Into Darkness UK premiere
David Arnold: Independence Day - closing title
Jerry Goldsmith: Alien - closing title
John Williams: Star Wars Suite

Valentina Lisitsa (piano)
Lawrence Power (viola)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart (conductor)

First broadcast in August 2013.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Addinsell

    Warsaw concerto for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • William Alwyn

    The True glory - music for the film

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • David Arnold

    Independence Day (music for the film)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Superman - music for the film

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • William Walton

    The Battle of Britain - suite

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Leighton Lucas

    Ice cold in Alex - suite [from the music for the film]

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Michael Giacchino

    Star Trek: Into The Darkness (music for the film)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Alien (End Title)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Elegy for Caroline Lamb for viola and orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Richard Strauss

    Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30 [1895-6]

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • György Ligeti

    Atmospheres

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Johann Strauss II

    An der schonen, blauen Donau - waltz Op.314 for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Cantina Band

    Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra.

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