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'Caparisoned like a man'

Matthew Sweet with music for films that employ a common theatrical devise often used to explore ideas about gender politics - where a woman appears disguised as a man.

Matthew Sweet with music for films that employ a common theatrical device often used to explore ideas about gender politics - where a woman appears disguised as a man. This programme comes in the week of the release of The Breadwinner, the acclaimed new film about 11 year old Parvana who lives under the harsh Taliban rule of early Twenty-First Century Afghanistan, and which features a new score by Jeff and Mychael Danna.

The programme features music from the 1936 version of As You Like It by William Walton and Patrick Doyle's' score for the more recent adaptation of the same play; 'Twelfth Night', 'Pandora's Box', 'Lola Montez', 'Lord of the Rings', 'Mulan', 'The Messenger', 'Saint Joan' and 'Pope Joan'.

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Music Played

  • William Walton

    AS YOU LIKE IT (1936): "Title Music"

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Carl Davis.
    • Walton - The Battle Of Britain Suite.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Shaun Davey

    TWELFTH NIGHT (1996): "Shipwreck/Illyria"

    Orchestra: National Film Orchestra. Conductor: Fischra Trench.
    • Twelfth Night (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • SILVA SCREEN.
    • 2.
  • Patrick Doyle

    AS YOU LIKE IT (2006): "Violin Romance"

    Performer: Carmine Lauri. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Shearmur.
    • William Shakespeare's As You Like It.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • 19.
  • Jen Anderson

    PANDORA'S BOX (1929): "Legend of Pandora"

    Performer: Fiona Furphy. Performer: Jen Anderson. Performer: Liz O'Connor. Performer: Ben Rimmer.
    • Pandora's Box (The Soundtrack).
    • VALHALLA CINEMA PANDORA 1.
    • 3.
  • Georges Auric

    LOLA MONTEZ (1955): "Main Titles - Circus"

    Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Adriano.
    • AURIC: Lola Montez / Notre-Dame de Paris / Farandole.
    • NAXOS.
    • 11.
  • Herbert Stothart

    QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933): "Score"

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
  • Howard Shore

    Lord of the Rings: RETURN OF THE KING (2003): "Shieldmaiden of Rohan"

    Choir: London Voices. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.
    • The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King - The Complete Recordings.
    • NEWLINE RECORDS.
    • 9.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    MULAN (1998): "Suite"

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Disney's Mulan: An original Walt Disney Records soundtrack.
    • WALT DISNEY.
    • 8.
  • Éric Serra

    The Messanger (1999): "Talk To Him" "A Sword In A Field" "Joan and the Wolves"

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Joan Of Arc (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 1-3.
  • Mischa Spoliansky

    SAINT JOAN (1957): "Dream Minuet" "End Titles"

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Saint Joan.
    • Kritzerland.
    • 7.
  • Michel Legrand

    YENTL (1983) "Suite"

    Orchestra: Flemish Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Michel Legrand.
    • The Essential Michel Legrand Film Music Collection.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
    • 12.
  • Marcel Barsotti

    POPE JOAN (2009): "Liber Pontificalis"

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Die Päpstin.
    • Königskinder.
    • 27.
  • Maurice Jarre

    POPE JOAN: THE DEVIL'S IMPOSTER (1972): "Main Titles"

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Pope Joan.
    • HARKIT RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Jeff Danna

    THE BREADWINNER (2017): "The Land of the Noble"

    Composer: Mychael Danna. Performer: Studio Orchestra.
    • The Breadwinner: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • SONY.
    • 1.
  • Brian Byrne

    ALBERT NOBBS (2011): "Albert's Fantasy Store"

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Brian Byrne.
    • Albert Nobbs.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • 12.
  • John Powell

    SOLO - A STAR WARS STORY (2018): "The Good Guy"

    Performer: Studio Orchestra.
    • SOLO - A STAR WARS STORY.
    • Walt Disney Records.
    • 14.

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