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Acclaim for Howard Goodall's Eternal Light

Acclaim for Howard Goodall's Eternal Light The EMI Classics recording of Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem – a 40-minute work for soloists, chorus, keyboards and strings – has proved a firm favourite with UK listeners, following its nationwide release on 22 September. Read more

Marc Sylvan Music for ‘The Kids are All Right’

Marc Sylvan Music for ‘The Kids are All Right’ Marc Sylvan has composed the music for BBC1’s new Saturday night quiz-show, The Kids are All Right. Hosted by John Barrowman, the show pits a team of adults against a group of super-smart, super-fast ‘Superkids’. Thousands of pounds are at stake as the kids try to prove that they really are ‘All Right’. The Kids are All Right is produced by Initial (an Endemol company) and starts to air weekly from Saturday 12th April, at 6:05pm on BBC1. Read more

Carl Davis Music for Cranford

Carl Davis Music for Cranford Based on three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, the five-part Cranford, starring Dame Judi Dench, was the highlight of the BBC's Autumn schedule. This five-part drama was broadcast on BBC One. Carl Davis's music is a typical tour-de-force. The piano score for Carl's superb theme is available for download here, through Faber Music's Express Print Music site. Read more

Faber Music Congratulates Dame Evelyn Glennie

We warmly congratulate Evelyn Glennie on her elevation, in the New Year Honours List, to Dame Companion of the Order of the British Empire. This richly deserved honour recognises her outstanding contribution to music. Evelyn's most recent composition credit is her collaboration with Simon Rogers on music for Jon Blair's documentary film for More 4, "South Africa: Murder Most Foul", presented by Antony Sher. Evelyn previously worked with Jon Blair on his series "The Age of Terror". Read more

Marc Sylvan Scores BBC Scotland News Theme

Marc Sylvan Scores BBC Scotland News Theme We are very proud to announce that Marc Sylvan has been commissioned to write the theme for the BBC's Reporting Scotland. This is BBC Scotland's flagship television news programme, providing in-depth coverage of stories from around Scotland plus sport and weather Monday-Friday. The programme is currently being relaunched, with a new title sequence complemented by Marc's contemporary theme and sound design beds throughout the show. This relaunch coincides with BBC Scotland's move of their hea Read more

Lacey's Theme for ‘British Film Forever’ and ‘Good’

Lacey's Theme for ‘British Film Forever’ and ‘Good’ Simon Lacey composed the theme for the BBC's British Film Forever, a seven-part primetime series for BBC Two. The series was made with the support of the British Film Institute and the UK Film Council. British Film Forever forms the centrepiece of the BBC's Summer Of British Film season, an unique television event celebrating the rich heritage of British film. Jessica Hynes (Spaced, Shaun Of The Dead) guides us through the series examining British film by genre, with highlights from over 200 Read more

Carl Davis Theme for BBC World Cup Coverage

Carl Davis Theme for BBC World Cup Coverage Carl Davis has created an arrangement of Handel's "See the Conquering Hero Comes", recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers, which will be used as the theme tune for the BBC's World Cup coverage this summer. The arrangement can be heard on http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2006/4932268.stm Read more

Lacey scores Pickles – The Dog That Won The World Cup

Simon Lacey has scored ITV's film about Pickles the dog, who uncovered the World Cup when it was stolen in 1966. This is a CGI animation/live action film made by Impossible Pictures, the team behind BBC1's Walking With Dinosaurs. Harry Enfield provides the voice of the animatronic dog with Paul Kaye as its owner. Directed by Gavin Millar and Produced by Keith Thompson, the film will be broadcast at 4pm on Saturday 3rd June 2006, on ITV1. Read more

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

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