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Carl Davis Collection - Labels

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Sacred Seasons: A Christmas Album

Sacred Seasons: A Christmas Album
ID: CDC005
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Christmas Music

Philharmonia Orchestra, Carl Davis, conductor, Timothy West, narrator


A Christmas Carol - Ballet Suite,Carl Davis (arr. N. Raine)

The Nativity Story
Carl Davis (based on his score for Ben Hur - 1925)
Narrated by Timothy West,(orch. C. Matthews)

Serenade of Carols (in four movements),Morton Gould

Sacred Seasons
J S Bach- (arr. C. Davis / D. Matthews)

Prayer (Mozartiana)
(movement 3 - After a transcription of Liszt),(arr. Tchaikovsky)


Christmas need not only be celebrated at home and church but also in ballet, opera, musicals, the concert hall and pop.
Carl Davis’s new CD offers a varied buffet of Seasonal goodies and premieres an adaptation of his Ben Hur score with narration drawn from the Gospels and read by the marvellous actor, Timothy West, as well as new orchestral settings of Bach’s most loved chorale preludes.
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Cranford -Carl Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording to The BBC Television Series

Cranford -Carl Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording to The BBC Television Series
ID: CDC004
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection

Simon Curtis Director, Rolf Wilson Orchestra Leader, Joe McFadden Vocals

Music by Carl Davis from the TV series Cranford starring Dame Judi Dench

The year is 1841, Victoria was on the throne and music was at the height of the romantic period of Schumann, Mendelssohn, Berlioz and even the young Wagner. The great cities of Manchester and Liverpool were about to form their orchestras: the Hallé and the Liverpool Philharmonic. However this was far from the world of Cranford, Mrs. Gaskill's pseudonym for Knutsford. Local music was a small town band, the church and home music-making, however a score for this both comic and moving story had to account for the emotional lives of the characters and help tell their tale.

Cranford is a one-street town and this road brings all the populace in and out, the flowing motion giving the concept for the main title theme.
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The Understudy - Carl Davis: (Original Soundtrack)

The Understudy - Carl Davis: (Original Soundtrack)
ID: CDC002
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Chamber Orchestra

A film by David Connolly & Hannah Davis
Music Composed and Conducted by Carl Davis


In the second release of the Carl Davis Collection, we move to the world of the movies. A successful family collaboration must be a rarity but when it does work, it’s very satisfying. Hannah Davis and David Conolly have written and directed a highly effective thriller set in the claustrophobic world of the off-Broadway theatre. We follow the fortunes of the understudy to the leading lady as the production of Sophocles’ Electra moves through the cycle of casting, rehearsals, previews and ultimately what seems to be a successful run.

The score follows the convoluted plot. New York’s ambition and drive have a jazzy theme, led by trumpet star, Guy Barker; the ‘La, La, La Song’ (sung by the brilliant Mary Carewe) and it’s variations express the vulnerability of Rebecca and poor Mr. Davidovitch plays his tenor saxophone in the apartment above (Dave White). Then there is the inner world of the heroine - here Carl Davis is in the thrall of the perfect collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and composer Bernard Herrman for inspiration. As the film moves towards its climax, all these elements combine.
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Tchaikovsky: Alice in Wonderland - ballet, arr. Carl Davis

Tchaikovsky: Alice in Wonderland - ballet, arr. Carl Davis
ID: CDC001
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Ballet Music
Subcollection: Orchestra

Music for the Derek Deane Production for English National Ballet
In 1995, English National Ballet commissioned a score for a full length ballet, based on Lewis Carroll’s immortal masterpiece, Alice in Wonderland. The one stipulation and challenge was for a score to be based on the music of Tchaikovsky. Carl Davis accepted the challenge and a smash hit was born!
The centre of the score is derived from Tchaikovsky’s Album for the Young. Davis also drew on Tchaikovsky’s Theatre Music, Tone Poems and Operas, as well as the beautiful waltz from the Fifth Symphony for The Garden of Living Flowers. This highly successful production was revived many times, including performances at the Company’s London Coliseum seasons. Pittsburgh Ballet in the U.S. has already staged the ballet in April, 2008 and plan to continue performing it. ENB was invited to take the ballet to Hong Kong in March, 2009 and plans a further U.K. tour in 2010.
Alice in Wonderland marks the launch of the Carl Davis Collection. There are four projects planned for release in 2009: Alice in Wonderland; the prize-winning soundtrack to Hannah Davis and David Conolly’s feature film The Understudy; music for the BBC TV series Cranford and the ballet Cyrano commissioned from Carl Davis by The Birmingham Royal Ballet, choreographed by David Bintley and premiered in 2007. This ballet will go on a national tour including Sadler’s Wells in Autumn 2009.
The Carl Davis Collection has far-reaching plans to produce all major works on both CD and DVD of the compositions of Carl Davis. The Repertoire for the following two years is already in preparation.
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The World at War - 30th Anniversary Edition

The World at War - 30th Anniversary Edition
ID: CDC006
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Orchestra

30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
New Recording of the Score from the TV Series
Composed and Conducted by CARL DAVIS
Plus Original Songs and Speeches from WW II
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Carl Davis: Heroines in Music

Carl Davis: Heroines in Music
ID: CDC010
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Orchestra

1. THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN
Carl Davis’s score for The French Lieutenant’s Woman won both BAFTA and Novello Awards in 1981. The film made international stars of Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons, supported by the soaring romanticism of the music. This new suite runs the full gamut of emotions : despair to its ecstatic conclusion.
2. HOTEL DU LAC
Anita Brookner’s 1983 Booker Prize winning award was the inspiration for this 1986 BBC dramatization starring Anna Massey and Denholm Elliott. This new ‘Nocturne’ takes the raw materials of Carl Davis’s original score and shapes them into a touching and moody distillation of the original novel. Features Amy Dickson (alto saxophone).
3. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Voted No. 1 in the Radio Time’s ‘People’s Favourite Competition’, this 1995 series changed the face of dramatizations of classic novels. Carl Davis’s witty and expressive score matched the brilliance of Jane Austen’s scintillating text. His new suite in three movements introduces the family, their critics, and the fabulous love story of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy. Melvyn Tan who played the forte piano on the original soundtrack repeats his stunning performance on a full scale Steinway.
4. CRANFORD
This delightful series, filmed in 2007 and 2009 starring Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins, is the source for this new suite of selections from Carl Davis’s panoramic score based on Mrs Gaskell’s charming novel. From the high life of Hanbury Castle to the gossiping ladies of Cranford, all held together by Carl Davis’s spellbinding music.
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Carl’s War -(Dedicated to my Mother on her 100th birthday)

Carl’s War -(Dedicated to my Mother on her 100th birthday)
ID: CDC009
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestra

The internationally famous composer and conductor, Carl Davis, C.B.E. (Hon.) has written some of the most memorable and moving scores for films and documentary series about World War II. This CD re-works five of these into Concert Suites. The World at War, the ground-breaking Emmy Award winning twenty-six part series introduced by Carl Davis’s stirring theme is hailed as definitive. Digitally re-mastered on Blue-ray, the series will be actively advertised and promoted over the coming months.
Starring John Thaw and the fastest selling DVD ever, Goodnight Mr Tom is the touching story of a disturbed East End evacuee finding a new home in the idyllic English countryside. The music reflects the joys of country life, as well as the tragic events of the Blitz.
Award-winning Echoes That Remain, produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Foundation, celebrates the culture of the Shetetl, the small Jewish settlements of Eastern Europe. Carl Davis’s score incorporates traditional Yiddish songs, as well as underlining the dark days of the destruction at the hands of the Nazis.
Anne Frank Remembered is an Academy Award winning film that gave fascinating insights into her life both before and after her years in the famous attic. Carl Davis’s score expresses the poetic spirit and courage of a budding writer, as well as the horrendous events closing in on her.
The Snow Goose - the most substantial work on the CD is based on Paul Gallico’s romantic novel, was beautifully translated to film, starring Jenny Agutter (winning her an Emmy) and Richard Harris. This new ‘Rhapsody’ combines all the major themes, closing with the music for the heroic rescue from Dunkirk.
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Give Me a Smile: Songs & Music of World War II

Give Me a Smile: Songs & Music of World War II
ID: CDC008
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Orchestral Works

Claire Sweeney, Mary Carewe, Frances McCafferty, Richard Suart & Sarah Eyden

70 years ago, from June to October, the German Luftwaffe tried to bomb Great Britain into submission. It never happened. British courage and resourcefulness triumphed. These events are celebrated in music and song on the latest release of The Carl Davis Collection. Here are the songs people sang, the film scores they loved and heard on the radio. A brilliant cast of soloists together with the BBC-CO and The Brighton Festival Chorus play and sing their hearts out just as people did in 1940.
This Album features: Claire Sweeney , Mary Carewe, Frances McCafferty, Richard Suart, Sarah Eyden, Brighton Festival Chorus and BBC Concert Orchestra all conducted by Carl Davis in a tremendous album of new orchestrations of the old favourites from World War II, never before performed in this format.
Released to coincide with the Anniversary of The Battle of Britain, this June, Carl Davis will be performing selections of the album at several concerts throughout June and July including Dunsfold Park, Surrey, June 5, Lichfield, July 9 and Liverpool, July 10.
The Carl Davis Collection will be taking adverts out in BBC Music Magazine and Classic FM and the album will be featured regularly on Radio 2. There will be a series of syndicated interviews with Carl and Claire Sweeney in the coming months on radio and interviews on television all centred on the release of Give Me A Smile
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Carl Davis - Napoleon: The Wren Orchestra conducted C.Davis

Carl Davis - Napoleon: The Wren Orchestra conducted C.Davis
ID: CDC007
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Orchestra

Music for Abel Gance's classic silent film Napoleon: Eagle of Destiny
Carl Davis’ score for the epic 1921 silent movie Napoleon has come to be recognised as a milestone in modern day scoring for silent films. The film when shown is across three screens and is a monumental epic of over five hours in duration when screened in its entirety, and new fragments are still being discovered. Carl Davis was commissioned to write the score at over five hours it was to be the longest in cinema history. The release here is an abridged version. Kevin Brownlow responsible for restoring and bringing a revival of the film said it was the finest score he had ever heard for a film, it not only fitted precisely the action and mood of every sequence, it enhanced the emotional quality of the film. ‘Exalting’, is the only word to describe the effect. The critics were equally enthusiastic. ‘This is the cinematic wonder of the age’ said the Times, ‘and Carl Davis’ score provides a perfect accompaniment- subtle but grandiloquent.’
The score is a mixture of existing music arrangements of traditional material and new composition. During his research into the Hollywood series Carl Davis discovered that this method was the way the composers for silent film worked. This score is his tribute to them.
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Beatles for Orchestra - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Davis

Beatles for Orchestra - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Davis
ID: CDC012
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Orchestral Works

A new recording of classic Beatles tracks, conducted by Carl Davis and played by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.


A chance remark sparked off this CD. My old friend, Sandra Parr, Concerts Manager and backbone of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra said in passing, ‘You know we are always being asked to play Beatles, but we don’t have anything’. I replied, ‘I’ll give you something to play’. Indeed, the original recordings are still with us and I feel for a long time yet. But the melodies are very strong in themselves and if arranged sensitively would be a very pleasurable CD and fulfil a need. It would demonstrate the range of their talent from the early rock and roll influences to the quirky, with my own special preference for Paul McCartney’s soulful ballads. Carl Davis, March 2011
This album of The Beatles for Orchestra consists mainly of brand new orchestral arrangements of some of the most memorable Beatle compositions.
The Rhythm section was put down at Abbey Road using some of the finest session musicians in their field and with the Abbey Road Engineers. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra was then recorded in Liverpool again using the Abbey Road mobile unit and engineers, finally the album was mixed at the Penthouse Suite at Abbey Road, to provide this unique recording of The Beatles for Orchestra.
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