℗ 2005 Chandos
 

The Film Music of Stanley Black: Battle of the Sexes - Jack the Ripper - Blood of the Vampire - The Young Ones (premiere recordings)

BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth

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"... Wordsworth and the BBC Concert Orchestra embrace the comedy and thrills of this album’s music with commendable enthusiasm ..."
- MusicWeb International

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Battle of the Sexes  
1
Movement I
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
0:55
2
Movement II
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
2:29
3
Movement III
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
4:44
Sands of the Desert  
4
Movement I
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
2:34
5
Movement II
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
1:43
6
Movement III
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
2:52
7
Movement IV
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
2:02
Stormy Crossing  
8
Movement I
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
1:57
9
Movement II
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
5:15
10
Movement III
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
5:16
11
Movement IV
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
4:44
12
Blood of the Vampire
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
10:58
Jack the Ripper  
13
Movement I
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
2:27
14
Movement II
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
5:12
15
Movement III
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
6:13
3 Steps to the Gallows  
16
Movement I
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
2:54
17
Movement II
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
4:14
18
The Young Ones
Stanley Black; BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth
3:16
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:45
"Here (Black) is remembered in some fine premiere recordings ... Barry Wordsworth steers the BBC Concert Orchestra with unerring agility."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... this music represents ‘a lost age of innocently witty film writing.’ As ever Chandos has done this repertoire proud with a luminous and full-bodied recording."
- Gramophone

In addition to scoring over 200 films, Stanley Black also introduced concert hall audiences and record buyers to a wide range of music, from both cinematic and classical repertoires, through his work as a conductor. Much of Black’s inventive scoring for horror films and comedies in the 1950s and 1960s has been in danger of sinking into obscurity because many of the projects on which he worked have largely disappeared from view. This album of world premieres from Barry Wordsworth and the BBC Concert Orchestra offers a timely reminder of the resourcefulness and versatility brought to the screen by an experienced film composer.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Watford Colosseum, Watford; 23 & 24 November 2004
Recording producers: Ralph Couzens and Neil Varley
Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens
Assistant engineer: Michael Common (23 & 24 November) and John Benton (24 November)
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Charissa Debnam
Front cover Montage by designer incorporating image of Peter Sellers in Battle of the Sexes reproduced with kind permission from Euro London Films Limited.
Design: Cass Cassidy
Booklet editor: Elizabeth Long

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