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Victoria

Matthew Sweet looks at representations of Queen Victoria in film, inspired by the release of 'Victoria and Abdul', featuring a new score by Thomas Newman.

Matthew Sweet looks at representations of Queen Victoria in film with a programme of film music inspired by the release of "Victoria and Abdul" featuring a new score by Thomas Newman.

The programme marks the reverent and the irreverent on film, about a monarch whose reign saw the advent of cinema and whose Diamond Jubilee in 1897 was one of the first events to receive the multi-camera treatment. Featured music include scores for "Elizabeth in London"; "Assassin's Creed Syndicate"; "Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists"; "Mr Turner"; "From Hell"; "The Wrong Box"; "The Man Who Would Be Queen"; "The Life Of Vickie"; "Young Victoria" and "Mrs Brown". The Classic Score of the Week is Anthony Collins's "The Great Victoria".

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Music Played

  • John Barry

    Elizabeth Taylor in London (1963): Victoria

    Performer: Elizabeth Taylor. Conductor: Johnnie Spence.
    • Colpix Records.
    • PXL459.
  • Austin Wintory

    Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (2015) - The Assassin Two Step

    • Sumthing Else.
    • Download.
  • Theodore Shapiro

    Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (2012) - I Hate Pirates

    • Madison Gate Records.
    • Download.
  • Theodore Shapiro

    Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (2012) - Unpardoned

    • Madison Gate Records.
    • Download.
  • Gary Yershon

    Mr Turner (2014) - Action Painting

    • Varese Sarabande.
    • 302 067 318 8.
  • Trevor Jones

    From Hell (2001): Royal Connections

    Performer: Geoffrey Alexander. Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • VSD 6296.
  • John Barry

    The Wrong Box

    Performer: John Barry.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 494507-2.
  • Jean Françaix

    Si Versailles m'etait conte - suite

    Performer: Martin Jones.
    • NIMBUS.
    • NI 5880.
  • Maurice Jarre

    The Man Who Would Be King (1975) - The Dream

    Conductor: Maurice Jarre.
    • MILAN.
    • 8723127.
  • Ilan Eshkeri

    The Young Victoria (2009) - Victoria and Albert

    Conductor: Andy Bown. Performer: The London Metropolitan Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • 6967622.
  • Anthony Collins

    Victoria the Great

    Conductor: John Wilson. Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • Dutton.
    • CDLX-7162.
  • Stephen Warbeck

    Mrs Brown: The Closing

    Conductor: Nick Ingman. Performer: Studio Orchestra.
    • Milan.
    • 74321510722.
  • Thomas Newman

    Victoria and Abdul

    • Back Lot Music.
    • promo copy.
  • Steve Jablonsky

    Steamboy (2004) - The Crystal Palace Waltz

    • VICTOR.
    • VICL 61445.
  • Steven Price

    American Assassin (2017) - The Proposal

    • Varese Sarabande.
    • 3020675168.

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