I have been lucky enough to enjoy close relationships with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna (through Cinema Ritrovato festival) and many of my resulting orchestral scores are available for hire.
SILENT FILMS WITH LIVE SCORES
Please note that the films would have to be booked separately with BFI Bookings.
Hitchcock's silent masterpiece.
My score was commissioned by Cinema Rotrovato, orchestrated and conducted by Timothy Brock and subsequently performed in London at the Barbican and the British Museum, Auckland, Midnight Sun Festival, Lumiere Festival, Lyon, Odessa (to an audience of 25,000) and this autumn in the US.Full orchestral score - 2+ Picc.2.2+Altosax.2., 188.8.131.52. Timps. 3Perc. Hp. Strs - percussion specifically playing Celeste, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Tubular bells, Tam Tam, Cymbals, Crash cymbal, Side Drum and Concert Bass Drum. The string make-up is 184.108.40.206.8. 18 piece-orchestral version, flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, bsn, 2 horns, piano/celeste, 2 perc (incl timps), 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 vc, bass - the percussion, specifically, is Timpani (3-4), Xylophone, Tubular Bells, Glockenspiel, Grancassa, Snare drum, Tambourine, Sus. cymbal, Large cymbals (piatti), Tam-tam, Triangle, Ice Bell (Boxing bell)
Anthony Asquith's great silent feature
My score was commissioned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Barbican Concert Hall and premiered in 2011, subsequently being released on BFI DVD/Blu-Ray.
Full orchestra - 2+ Picc.2+Cor Anglais.2.2., 220.127.116.11. Timps. 4Perc. Hp. Pno. Strs -18.104.22.168.8.
CHARLIE CHAPLIN - EASY STREET
Commissioned for the DVD/Blu-Ray release of Chaplin's Mutual comedies, this has been very well received and is written in the style of Chaplin himself. 18-piece version - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, 2 Horns, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, strings 22.214.171.124 Full orchestral version also available.
CONCERTS FOR ACTORS AND ORCHESTRA
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and 4 and performed by the BBCSO live with full cast for radio broadcast, these are perfect live concert material. Adapted by Neil, the score fits exactly to the scenes that the actors read and the music is played as continuous underscore.
WIND IN THE WILLOWS
- full orchestra, four singers plus cast of ten. Click here for more about the radio adaption.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
- full orchestra, twenty-four singers plus cast of ten. Click here for more about the radio adaption.
For information about show extracts or to find out more about each complete show, please email Neil Brand.