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The Film Music of Arthur Benjamin & Leighton Lucas: The Man Who Knew Too Much - An Ideal Husband - Ice Cold in Alex - Stage Fright & The Dam Busters

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rumon Gamba

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Suite from ‘The Conquest of Everest’ (arr. by M. Caratelli & C. Schürmann)  
1
I. Title Music -
Arthur Benjamin; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
1:50
2
II. Walls that Surpass the Imagination -
Arthur Benjamin; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
0:46
3
III. The Great Lift -
Arthur Benjamin; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
2:27
4
IV. Top of the World and Final Bars
Arthur Benjamin; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
4:30
The Man Who Knew Too Much (arr. by P. Lane)  
5
The Storm Clouds Cantata
Arthur Benjamin; Abigail Sara; Rob Court; Cor Caerdydd; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
7:44
An Ideal Husband  
6
Waltz
Arthur Benjamin; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
5:30
7
Hyde Park Galop
Arthur Benjamin; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
1:41
Portrait of the Amethyst from ‘Yangtse Incident’ (arr. by P. Lane)  
8
Theme -
Leighton Lucas; Sarah-Jayne Porsmoguer; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
1:12
9
Hornpipe -
Leighton Lucas; Sarah-Jayne Porsmoguer; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
1:51
10
The Amethyst March
Leighton Lucas; Sarah-Jayne Porsmoguer; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
3:45
Portrait of Clare  
11
Dedication
Robert Schumann; Leighton Lucas; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
3:38
The Dam Busters (arr. by P. Lane)  
12
Prelude and Dam Blast
Leighton Lucas; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
5:15
Stage Fright (arr. by P. Lane)  
13
Stage Fright Rhapsody
Leighton Lucas; Catherine Roe-Williams; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
4:54
Suite from Ice Cold in Alex (arr. by P. Lane)  
14
I. Prelude
Leighton Lucas; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
2:09
15
II. Love Scene
Leighton Lucas; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
4:21
16
III. March
Leighton Lucas; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
2:48
This is York (arr. by M. Riley)  
17
Opening Titles -
Leighton Lucas; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
1:47
18
Setting the Path - Diagram Lights -
Leighton Lucas; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
1:51
19
Thornton-le-Dale -
Leighton Lucas; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
1:30
20
Smoking Engine – Pan across York – Committee Room – Portraits – Railway Museum
Leighton Lucas; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
4:17
Target for Tonight (arr. by P. Lane)  
21
March-Prelude
Leighton Lucas; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
3:04
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:50
"Five Stars ... Gamba and his orchestra bring these scores to life, bathing them in energy, careful attention to detail and plain old joie-de-vivre ... recording quality is as one would expect from Chandos ..."
- Audiophile Audition

"... first-rate performances ... played with electrifying panache (the brass in particular impress throughout) and attentiveness ... the recording is predictably rich, detailed and spacious ... another hugely enjoyable addition ... unhesitatingly recommended."
- International Record Review

Rumon Gamba leads the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and several soloists and vocalists on this highly-praised collection of film scores by Arthur Benjamin and Leighton Lucas, both active in soundtrack composing from the 1930s through to the 1950s. Many of these pieces are world premiere recordings in these versions.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff; 3 – 5 October 2011
Recording producer: Ralph Couzens
Sound engineer: Jonathan Cooper
Assistant engineer: Simon Smith
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Front cover: Montage by designer, including photographs from Ice Cold in Alex and The Dam Busters
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Back cover: Photograph of Rumon Gamba by Sussie Ahlburg
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen
Publishers The Estate of the late Arthur Benjamin (Suite from The Conquest of Everest),
Cinephonic / Music Sales (The Storm Clouds Cantata from The Man Who Knew Too Much),
Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd (Waltz and Hyde Park Galop from An Ideal Husband),
Fulcrum Music (Portrait of the Amethyst from Yangtse Incident, Dedication from Portrait of Clare,
Suite from Ice Cold in Alex, This Is York, March-Prelude from Target for Tonight), Warner-Chappell / Fulcrum Music (Prelude and Dam Blast from The Dam Busters), Feldman / EMI Music Publishers Ltd (Stage Fright Rhapsody from Stage Fright)

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