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Once More unto the Breach...

Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by the battlefield, to coincide with the release of Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. The Classic score of the week is Rozsa's El Cid.

Matthew Sweet looks at film music inspired by the battlefield hot on the heels of the release of Hunger Games, Mockingjay 2. The Classic score of the week is Rosza's El Cid.

The programme also includes music from the films Troy, Alexander, Fury, Saving Private Ryan, Atonement, Ran, 47 Ronin, and The Lord of the Rings.

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25 minutes

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Sat 21 Nov 2015 15:00

Music Played

  • Howard Shore

    The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers: Helm's Deep

    Conductor: Howard Shore. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: London Voices. Choir: The London Oratory School Schola.
    • REPRISE.
  • James Horner

    Troy: Hector's Death

    Conductor: James Horner. Orchestra: Valve Studio Orchestra.
    • Warner Sunset.
  • Vangelis

    Alexander: Immortality

    • Sony Classical.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    El Cid: Overture

    Conductor: Miklós Rózsa. Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra Graunke of Munich.
    • MGM.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    El Cid: The Legend and Epilogue

    Conductor: Miklós Rózsa. Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra Graunke of Munich.
    • MGM.
  • Steven Price

    Fury: Still in this Fight

    Conductor: Allan Wilson. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
  • John Williams

    Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen

    Conductor: John Williams. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
    • DREAMWORKS.
  • Dario Marianelli

    Atonement: Elegy for Dunkirk

    Conductor: Benjamin Wallfisch. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Choir: Dunkirk Choir. Choir: Bede College Choir.
    • UCJ.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Ran: Opening Credits

    Conductor: Toru Takemitsu. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • Toho Records.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Ran: Closing Credits

    Conductor: Toru Takemitsu. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • Toho Records.
  • Ilan Eshkeri

    47 Ronin: The Witch Dragon

    Conductor: Andy Brown. Orchestra: The London Metropolitan Orchestra.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
  • Howard Shore

    The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King: The Fields of the Pelennor

    Conductor: Howard Shore. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: London Voices. Choir: The London Oratory School Schola.
    • REPRISE.
  • James Newton Howard

    The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1: Air Raid Drill

    Conductor: James Newton Howard. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Lionsgate.
  • Hans Zimmer

    My Beautiful Laundrette

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • MILAN.

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