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Lorne Balfe

Matthew Sweet meets Lorne Balfe, composer for the new animated comedy The Penguins of Madagascar.

Matthew Sweet meets Lorne Balfe, composer for the new animated comedy The Penguins of Madagascar. The programme explores how Balfe set about writing music for this offshoot to the one of the biggest movie franchises in recent years - the "Madagascar" series - and looks at some of Balfe's other work for film and for computer games.

The classic score of the week is Ralph Vaughan-Williams's "Scott of the Antarctic".

1 hour

Music Played

  • Lorne Balfe

    BETWEEN TWO SOULDS (2013): Jodie's Suite

  • Lorne Balfe

    THE PENGUINS OF MADAGSCAR(2014): The Penguins of Madagascar

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Lorne Balfe

    THE PENGUINS OF MADAGSCAR(2014): Adeliae

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Lorne Balfe

    THE FROZEN GROUND (2013): Survival

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC (1948): Ice Flows/Penguins/Aurora

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Stewart Copeland

    WALL STREET (1987): Bud's Scam

    • VARESE SARABANDE.
  • James Newton Howard

    BATMAN BEGINS (1987): Molossus

    Composer: Hans Zimmer. Conductor: Gavin Greenaway. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • WARNER.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    2001 - A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968): Adagio from Gayane

    Orchestra: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gennadi Rezhdestvensky.
    • RHINO.
  • Erick Morillo/Mark Quashie

    MADAGASCAR (2005): I Like To Move It

    Performer: Sacha Baron Cohen.
    • POLYDOR.
  • Hans Zimmer

    MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA (2008): Once Upon A Time In Africa

    Conductor: Gavin Greenaway. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • INTERSCOPE.

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