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New Films Scored by Stephen Warbeck

New Films Scored by Stephen Warbeck Two recently released films, On A Clear Day and The Oyster Farmer, have original scores by Faber's Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck. On A Clear Day, directed by Gaby Dellal and starring Peter Mullan and Brenda Blethyn, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Now out in the UK it is scheduled for US release by Focus Features later this year. The Oyster Farmer, written and directed by Anna Reeves, was released in Australia in July. A love story abou Read more

Jeremy Sams Wins Ivor Novello Award for Best Score

Jeremy Sams Wins Ivor Novello Award for Best Score We are proud to announce that Jeremy Sams’ score for the film Enduring Love has won the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Score for a Feature Film". This is the second year running that a Faber Music Media composer has picked up this prestigious award – Dan Jones having received the award in 2004 for his Max score. Jeremy’s score beat off tough competition from fellow nominees George Fenton and Harry Gregson-Williams. Based on the best-selling novel by Ian McEwan, the film tells the story of Read more

Carl Davis awarded CBE

Carl Davis awarded CBE Carl Davis has been awarded a CBE (Hon.) for his services to music. This is just recognition for a major talent who, although a US citizen, has lived in the UK since the 1960s. There can be few music-lovers in the UK who have not been touched by his music and personality, whether by the wealth of film and TV scores, the ballet music, or by the lively and varied concerts he conducts up and down the country. Read more

Simon Lacey Scores Life Before Birth for Channel 4

Simon Lacey Scores Life Before Birth for Channel 4 Simon Lacey has composed the music for Channel 4’s groundbreaking documentary film, Life Before Birth, which explores the journey from conception to birth. The film provides entirely new and astounding insights into the secrets of life in the womb and the crucial moments in life's evolution. Set to an original poem by Roger McGough, Life Before Birth offers an unforgettable journey using the latest 4D scanning techniques, groundbreaking photography and models created by the visual effects Read more

Simon Lacey Scores Twisted Tales for BBC3

Simon Lacey Scores Twisted Tales for BBC3 Simon Lacey has composed the music for 4 episodes of BBC3’s new dark comedy, Twisted Tales. With intense scripts written by a mix of established writers and upcoming talent, each story is a self-contained episode with a mysterious twist. The tales set out to spook the brain and tickle the funny bone, so be prepared to expect the unexpected. With titles such as The Irredeemable Brain of Dr Heinrich Hunsecker, The Patter of Tiny Feet and Whacked, Simon’s episodes promise to make compelling Read more

Jeremy Sams Scores Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love

Jeremy Sams Scores Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love Best known for the romantic comedy Notting Hill and the pulp thriller Changing Lanes, Enduring Love is a gripping psychological drama from director Roger Michell. Based on the best-seller novel by Ian McEwan, the film tells the story of a couple whose lives interlock with an obsessive stranger after witnessing a tragic accident. Enduring Love follows in the footsteps of last year’s equally provocative The Mother, also directed by Michell with a jazz-style score by Jeremy. After screenings at Read more

Motion’s ‘Chamber Music IV' used in ‘Transport for London’ commercial

Motion’s ‘Chamber Music IV' used in ‘Transport for London’ commercial David’s Chamber Music IV has been chosen as the soundtrack for Transport for London’s current advertising campaign. The commercial is currently being aired on TV and radio in the London region, and will be in cinemas from January. Chamber Music IV is taken from David’s album Neo-Classic, which is available to buy from Faber Music - to request a copy, please email media@fabermusic.com David recently collaborated with Evelyn Glennie on the score for ITV’s 8th series of Trial & Retribution, s Read more

John Lewis Partnership Commissions Carl Davis

John Lewis Partnership Commissions Carl Davis Carl Davis has recently completed a commission for unaccompanied SATB chorus from The John Lewis Partnership to mark the completion of the major development of the Peter Jones Department Store in Sloane Square, London. Read more

‘Napoléon’ on London’s South Bank

‘Napoléon’ on London’s South Bank London audiences will be able to enjoy one of the great film experiences when Carl Davis’s score to Abel Gance’s classic silent Napoléon is performed live with the film in London’s Royal Festival Hall on 4 and 5 December 2004. Davis will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Read more

ITV's latest series of Trial & Retribution - TX 11th & 12th October

ITV's latest series of Trial & Retribution - TX 11th & 12th October Evelyn Glennie, who created the music for the first six series of Lynda La Plante's ground-breaking drama 'Trial & Retribution' returns to score the eighth series with her new collaborator David Motion. Delving into the shadowy, seductive world of the wealthy elite, Trial & Retribution VIII is described as a twisted tale of murder and vice. Read more

Chaplin Films & Davis Scores on DVD

Chaplin Films & Davis Scores on DVD Charlie Chaplin’s series of 12 short films for The Mutual Film Company (known as “The Mutuals”) are widely regarded by film buffs as the pinnacle of his comic achievement. With the multi-talented genius as producer, director, screenplay writer and main star they launched him onto the world’s screens in such classics as The Immigrant, The Cure and The Adventurer. Read more

Dan Jones Wins Ivor Novello Award for Best Score

Dan Jones Wins Ivor Novello Award for Best Score We are proud to announce that Dan Jones' score for the film "Max" has won the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Score for a Feature Film".... "Max", starring John Cusack and Noah Taylor, is the controversial first feature from director Menno Meyjes. It was recently released on DVD by Pathe in the UK (it is already available in the US). Read more

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