Alwyn: Film Music

Naxos: 8572747

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Alwyn: Film Music

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572747
(8.572747)

Discs:

1

Release date:

27th Feb 2012

Barcode:

0747313274772

Length:

69 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Alwyn: Film Music

All arrangements by Martin Ellerby


Alwyn:

The Crimson Pirate Overture

Mark Heron

Suite from 'The History of Mr Polly'

Clark Rundell

March from ‘The Way Ahead'

Clark Rundell

State Secret Suite

Clark Rundell

Waltz Theme from ‘The Million Pound Note'

Mark Heron

Suite from ‘Swiss Family Robinson'

Mark Heron

March from ‘The True Glory'

Mark Heron

Suite from ‘Geordie'

Clark Rundell

In Search of the Castaways: Suite

Mark Heron

Suite from 'Desert Victory'

Mark Heron


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William Alwyn was a consummate film composer, as capable of creating powerful marches as he was atmospheric waltzes. In these exciting arrangements by Martin Ellerby for wind band, the full variety of Alwyn’s inspiration can be appreciated. There is the romantic allure of the overture to The Crimson Pirate, the compact, brilliant characterisation of The History of Mr Polly and the suite from Geordie, with its seductive use of familiar Scottish melodies. The scores for The Way Ahead and Desert Victory convey action with superb and stirring effectiveness.

The RNCM Wind Orchestra is one of several large scale ensembles that make up the wide diversity of music making at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester, one of the world’s leading music conservatoires. Clark Rundell is currently Director of Contemporary Music at the RNCM, whereas Mark Heron is a member of the staff conducting faculty.

William Alwyn: The Crimson Pirate Overture (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

The Crimson Pirate Overture (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

William Alwyn: The History of Mr Polly Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

I. The Wedding and Funeral

II. Fire

III. Christabel

IV. Punting Scene

V. Utopian Sunset

William Alwyn: The Way Ahead March (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

The Way Ahead March (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

William Alwyn: State Secret Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

I. Main Titles and Grand Ball

II. Theatre Music

III. On the Barge

IV. Finale

William Alwyn: The Million Pound Note Waltz (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

The Million Pound Note Waltz (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

William Alwyn: Swiss Family Robinson Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

I. Main Titles

II. At Home

III. Ostriches and Waterslides

William Alwyn: The True Glory March (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

The True Glory March (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

William Alwyn: Geordie Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

I. Main Titles

II. The Samson Way

III. Father and Son

IV. Geordie and Jean

V. The Hammer Reel

William Alwyn: In Search of the Castaways Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

I. Ship's Waltz

II. Rumba

William Alwyn: Desert Victory Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

Desert Victory Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band)

MusicWeb International

May 2012

“These transcriptions work surprisingly well especially for the marches and the swiftly moving extrovert scores. Try the swashbuckling excitement that is The Crimson Pirate and the military pride and pomp and braggadocio of Desert Victory. The quirky waltz that is The Million Pound Note fares well too.”

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