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Mike Batt - By Arrangement

Composer and record producer Mike Batt explores the art of musical arranging. Mike shows how the orchestrators and arrangers are the great unsung heroes of the music industry.

Veteran arranger, conductor and singer-songwriter Mike Batt presents an hour of music from the unsung heroes of popular music, - his fellow arrangers and orchestrators. This week he explores the work and careers of the two arrangers, - apart from George Martin, who arranged for the Beatles: Mike Leander and Richard Hewson. Looking further back - to the forties, we are introduced to the American bandleader Vic Schoen – who discovered and launched The Andrews Sisters, arranging all their hits and supervising their spectacular career. John Cameron is seen progressing from his early arrangements for Donovan, via Hot Chocolate to a stellar career arranging for theatre, winning an American Drama Desk Award for his orchestrations for “Les Miserables’. Finally Mike revisits the Beatles by way of a brief exploration of Sir George Martin’s own massive contribution to their output.

56 minutes

Last on

Sun 12 May 2019 21:00

Music Played

  • The Beatles

    She's Leaving Home

    • Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
    • Apple.
    • 6.
  • The Drifters

    Under The Boardwalk

    • Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters.
    • Global Television.
  • Paul Jones

    High Time

    • The Hits Of 1966 (Various Artists).
    • MFP.
  • Paul Jones

    I've Been A Bad Bad Boy

    • The Ultimate 60's Collection (Various.
    • Castle.
  • Lulu

    To Sir With Love

    • The Don Black Songbook.
    • Play It Again, Sam.
  • The Rolling Stones

    As Tears Go By

    • The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1.
    • London.
  • The Beatles

    Yesterday

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 011.
  • Mary Hopkin

    Those Were The Days

    • Those Were The Days.
    • Apple.
  • The Beatles

    The Long and Winding Road

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 027.
  • Clifford T. Ward

    Up In The World

    • (Single).
    • Mercury.
  • Clifford T. Ward

    Gaye

    • Gaye & Other Short Stories.
    • Virgin.
  • Sir Cliff Richard

    True Love Ways

    • Cliff Richard - Private Collection.
    • EMI.
  • Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

    Quicksilver

  • The Andrews Sisters

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

    • We'll Meet Again (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

    Route 66

  • Chuck Berry

    Route 66

    • The Chess Years.
    • Chess.
    • 3.
  • Bobby Troup

    Route 66

  • Perry Como

    Route 66

  • Nat King Cole

    Route 66

    • The Nat King Cole Story (Disc 1).
    • Capitol.
  • The Manhattan Transfer

    Route 66

  • The Rolling Stones

    (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66

    • The Rolling Stones.
    • London.
  • Donovan

    Sunshine Superman

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1966.
    • Premier.
  • Hot Chocolate

    You Sexy Thing

    • Hot Chocolate.
    • EMI.
    • 16.
  • Donovan

    Mellow Yellow

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1967 (Various).
    • EMI.
  • Valjean

    Bring Him Home

  • Colm Wilkinson

    Pity The Child

  • Rupert Holmes

    Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

    • Various Artists - Open Top Cars.
    • Temple Records.
  • Rupert Holmes

    Wisescreen

  • Rupert Holmes

    Second Saxophone

    • Widescreen.
    • Epic.
  • The Beatles

    All You Need Is Love

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 018.
  • The Beatles

    Penny Lane

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 017.
  • The Beatles

    For No One

    • The Beatles - Revolver.
    • Parlophone.
    • 10.
  • George Martin Orchestra

    The Pepperland Suite

  • The Beatles

    A Day In The Life

    • The Beatles : 1967-1970.
    • Apple.
    • 6.

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