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Dickens at the London Film Festival

Recorded at this year's BFI London Film Festival, Matthew Sweet introduces a concert of music inspired by the opening film of the festival performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Recorded at Alexandra Palace as part of this year's BFI London Film Festival, Matthew Sweet introduces a concert of music inspired by the opening film of the festival, Armando Iannucci's 'The Personal History of David Copperfield', performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Ben Palmer. The programme features music from Dickens adaptations for the screen including 'Oliver Twist', 'David Copperfield', 'Nickolas Nickleby', 'Great Expectations', 'Our Mutual Friend', 'A Christmas Carol' and 'David Copperfield' including music for the new film from concert guest, Christopher Willis.

The concert also features the singers Adrian de Gregorian and Fflur Wyn.

59 minutes

Music Played

  • Arnold Bax

    Oliver Twist: Fagin's Romp

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Lionel Bart

    Oliver! (1965) - You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer. Singer: Adrian Der Gregorian.
  • Rachel Portman

    Oliver Twist (2005) - Newgate Prison (End Credits)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Lord Berners

    Nicholas Nickleby (1947) - Concert Suite (abridged)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Patrick Doyle

    Great Expectations (1998) - Aria

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer. Singer: Fflur Wyn.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Overture Forza del Destino (extract)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Carl Davis

    Our Mutual Friend (1976 TV)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Shaun Davey

    David Copperfield (2000 TV) - Mvt. I

    Performer: Nathaniel Anderson-Frank. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Christopher Willis

    The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) - David's Writings

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Leslie Bricusse

    Scrooge (1970) - Thank You Very Much

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer. Singer: Adrian Der Gregorian.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    Dickensian - Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.

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