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Women at War

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the role of women during times of war in the week of the launch of Allied, featuring a new score by Alan Silvestri.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the role of women during times of war in the week of the launch of "Allied" with a new score by Alan Silvestri.

The programme draws from films about historic women at the sharp end of battle, including music by Nina Humphreys for "Boudica"; Eric Serra and Mischa Spoliansky's music for films about Joan of Arc; and Craig Armstrong/AR Rahman's score for "Elizabeth - The Golden Age". The Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's "The Sea Hawk".

Other scores in the programme include Stephen Warbeck's music for "Charlotte Gray"; Anthony Collins's "Odette" and Georges Delerue's "Mata Hari, Agent H21".

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Sat 26 Nov 2016 15:00

Music Played

  • Nina Humphreys

    Boudica (TV 2003) - Warrior Queen

  • Éric Serra

    The Messenger (1995) - Angelo in Medio Ignis

    Orchestra: The London Session Orchestra. Choir: Metro Voices. Conductor: Éric Serra.
  • Mischa Spoliansky

    Saint Joan (1957) - Toccatina

    Performer: John Wright.
  • Craig Armstrong

    Elizabeth - The Golden Age (2007) - Battle

    Composer: AR Rahman. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Choir: Metro Voices. Conductor: Cecilia Weston.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Sea Hawk (1940) - Main Title/Reunion/Finale

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
  • Georges Delerue

    Mata Hari Agent H21 (1964) - Titles

    Conductor: Georges Delerue. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Anthony Collins

    Odette (1950) - The Saga of Odette - Valse Lente

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • William Alwyn

    Carve Her Name With Pride (1958) - Titles

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Muir Mathieson.
  • Philippe Sarde

    Lucie Aubrac (1997) - Theme

    Conductor: Philippe Sarde. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Stephen Warbeck

    Charlotte Gray (2001) - Charlotte Gray

    Conductor: Stephen Warbeck. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Alan Silvestri

    Allied (2016) - Essouira Desert/Opening Titles

    Conductor: Alan Silvestri. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Anne Dudley

    Black Book (2006) - Escape By Sea

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Patrick Doyle

    United Kingdom (2016) - Independence Day Speech

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Patrick Doyle.

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