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Michael Praed presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe in a selection of film scores written for the swordsmen of the silver screen.

Michael Praed, television's most memorable Robin Hood, returns to the greenwood to present a special Friday Night Is Music Night 'The Swashbucklers!'. The sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe will cut and thrust their way through some of the greatest film scores ever written for the swordsmen of the silver screen. Including Erich Wolfgang Korngold's 'Robin Hood' and 'The Sea Hawk'; Alfred Newman's 'Zorro'; Hans Zimmer's 'Pirates of the Caribbean'; John William's 'Indiana Jones' and 'Star Wars'; and Howard Shore's 'Lord of the Rings'. Classical repertoire includes Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet'; Khachaturian's 'Spartacus' and, as used in the Russell Crowe film 'Master and Commander', Boccherini's String Quintet in C Major. Michael wll also read extracts from the high adventure novels including 'Captain Blood', 'The Sea Hawk' and 'The Three Musketeers' ... Not to be missed by adventurers young and old - 'All for one and one for all!'
First broadcast in July 2015.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • The BBC Concert Orchestra Cb: Richard Balcombe

    Friday Night Is Music Night Opening Sig Tune

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    THE SEA HAWK

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    ADAGIO OF SPARTACUS AND PHRYGIA

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    The Man In The Iron Mask

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    The Mark Of Zorro

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    The Motorcycle Chase from Indiana Jones

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Love Theme from Robin Hood

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Romeo and Juliet Overture

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    THE SEA AND SINBAD'S SHIP

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    The Magnificent Seven

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    CAPTAIN BLOOD - OVERTURE

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    La Musica Notturna Delle Strade Di Madrid

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Pirates Of The Caribbean

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    THE ROBIN HOOD MARCH

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Star Wars Throne Room & End Title

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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