Benjamin, A: The Storm Clouds Cantata from The Man Who Knew Too Much

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The Film Music of Arthur Benjamin & Leighton Lucas

Label:

Chandos

Catalogue No:

CHAN10713

Series:

Movies

Discs:

1

Release date:

27th Feb 2012

Barcode:

0095115171325

Length:

67 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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The Film Music of Arthur Benjamin & Leighton Lucas


Benjamin, A:

Suite from The Conquest of Everest

The Storm Clouds Cantata from The Man Who Knew Too Much

Waltz and Hyde Park Gallop from An Ideal Husband

Lucas, L:

Portrait of the Amethyst from Yangtse Incident

Dedication from Portrait of Clare

Prelude and Dam Blast from The Dam Busters

Stage Fright Rhapsody from Stage Fright

Suite from Ice Cold in Alex

This Is York

March-Prelude from Target for Tonight


Abigail Sara (mezzo-soprano), Catherine Roe-Williams (piano) & Rob Court (organ)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Côr Caerdydd (choir), Rumon Gamba

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Arthur Benjamin composed the Storm Clouds Cantata in 1934 for Hitchcock’s first version of The Man Who Knew Too Much. In the 1956 colour remake of the film, the incidental music was composed by Bernard Herrmann, who was offered the opportunity to write his own music for the film’s climax. In an unusual outbreak of modesty, however, he said that he could not improve upon Benjamin’s cantata, so it stayed. In the film, Herrmann can be seen conducting the work a in a 12-minute-long, tension-filled scene at the Royal Albert Hall, during which the heroine must stop an assassin from shooting a visiting prime minister. The assassin has memorised the music by listening to a recording of the work, and waits patiently for the thunderous climax of cymbals which will muffle the sound of his gun…

Also on this disc is Benjamin’s Waltz and Hyde Park Gallop from An Ideal Husband, and the music from The Conquest of Everest, one of his most successful film scores.

Leighton Lucas is particularly noted for his film music, including the scores for Alfred Hitchcock’s Stage Fright, for Ice Cold in Alex, and for The Dam Busters – all represented on this disc. In Portrait of the Amethyst from Yangtse Incident, the music supports scenes of everyday duties aboard the British frigate HMS Amethyst, and culminates in the famous March, with its hint of Heart of Oak, the official march of the Royal Navy. In contrast, the score to the Victorian curiosity Portrait of Clare, represented here with the Dedication, is inspired by piano and other works by romantic composers such as Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt.

All are performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Rumon Gamba who records exclusively for Chandos. The disc features exquisite performances by a number of soloists – the mezzo-soprano Abigail Sara, pianist Catherine Roe-Williams, and organist Rob Court – as well as the voices of Côr Caerdydd.

Arthur Benjamin: Conquest of Everest Suite (arr. M. Caratelli and C. Schurmann)

I. Title Music

II. Walls that Surpass the Imagination

III. The Great Lift

IV. Top of the World and Final Bars

Arthur Benjamin: The Man Who Kew Too Much (arr. P. Lane)

The Man Who Kew Too Much: Storm Clouds Cantata (arr. P. Lane)

Arthur Benjamin: An Ideal Husband

Waltz

Hyde Park Galop

Leighton Lucas: Yangtse Incident: Portrait of the Amethyst (arr. P. Lane)

Theme

Hornpipe

The Amethyst March

Leighton Lucas: Portrait of Clare (arter R. Schumann's Myrthen, Op. 25)

Portrait of Clare (after R. Schumann's Myrthen, Op. 25): Dedication

Leighton Lucas: The Dam Busters (arr. P. Lane)

The Dam Busters: Prelude and Dam Blast (arr. P. Lane)

Leighton Lucas: Stage Fright (arr. P. Lane)

Stage Fright: Stage Fright Rhapsody (arr. P. Lane)

Leighton Lucas: Ice Cold in Alex Suite (arr. P. Lane)

I. Prelude

II. Love Scene

III. March

Leighton Lucas: This is York (arr. M. Riley)

Opening Titles

Setting the Path - Diagram Lights

Thornton-le-Dale

Smoking Engine – Pan across York – Committee Room – Portraits – Railway Museum

Leighton Lucas: Target for Tonight (arr. P. Lane)

Target for Tonight: March-Prelude (arr. P. Lane)

BBC Music Magazine

May 2012

***

“here's British film music for every occasion, with seven samples of Lucas (usually refined, sometimes limp) and a meatier trio by Benjamin.”

MusicWeb International

May 2012

“The strengths of the recording are immediately apparent - richly heraldic brass and secure warm strings”

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