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...The field of human conflict

Matthew Sweet anticipates the forthcoming release of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, with a look at how film and film music portray historic battles.

Matthew Sweet looks forward to the forthcoming release of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk with a look at how film and film music portray historic battles. The programme features music from "Sink The Bismarck", "The Battle of Britain", "The Battle of the Bulge", "The Sands of Iwo Jima", "The Battle of Algiers", "Passchendaele", "Waterloo" and "Zulu". Plus a chance to hear part of Hans Zimmer's new score for "Dunkirk".

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Music Played

  • Clifton Parker

    Sink The Bismarck! (1960) - Main Titles

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Bateman.
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    • Silva Screen.
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  • Maurice Jarre

    The Longest Day (1962): March

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Bateman.
  • William Walton

    Battle Of Britain (1969)

    Conductor: Malcolm Arnold.
    • Battle of Britain.
    • Rykodisc.
    • 27.
  • Benjamin Frankel

    The Battle Of The Bulge (1965)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Frankel.
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    • 1.
  • Victor Young

    Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) - Main Titles

  • Kyle Eastwood

    Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) - End Credits pt1

    Composer: Michael Stevens. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Lennie Niehaus.
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    • 13.
  • Ennio Morricone

    The Battle of Algiers (1966)

  • Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

    Passchendaele (1966): The War

    Orchestra: Esprit Orchestra. Conductor: Alex Pauk.
  • Nino Rota

    Waterloo (1970): Andante Eroico - Tempo Di Valzer

    Orchestra: Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti.
  • John Barry

    Zulu (1964) - First Zulu Appearance And Assault / Men of Harlech

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nic Raine.
  • Hans Zimmer

    Dunkirk (2017): Supermarine

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