BAFTA Film Awards 2014
Ella Spira previews the music by the nominees of Best Score in the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards alongside a selection of music written by great composers for the British cinema.
Ella Spira previews the music by the nominees for the category of Best Score in tomorrow's 2014 BAFTA Film Awards, alongside a selection of music celebrating the British cinema: music composed by celebrated composers that has featured on British screens.
Ella's journey begins with the British cinema of the 1930s and scores by Benjamin Britten and Arthur Bliss; through the war years with music by Auric and Walton; into the latter half of the 20th century and up to the present day featuring - among others - music by Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Dankworth, Beethoven and Handel.
There is also the chance to catch up with the five composers nominated for the category of Best original score in the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards - the winner of which will be announced tomorrow.
The BAFTA Awards reward the best work, of any nationality, seen on British cinema screens during the preceding year. This year's films and nominees are:
"Captain Phillips" music by Henry Jackman
"The Book Thief" music by John Williams
"12 Years A Slave" music by Hans Zimmer
"Gravity" music by Steven Price
"Saving Mr. Banks" music by Thomas Newman
(See also Sound of Cinema at 16.00, with Matthew Sweet).