Here’s a release to look out for in November – a newly recorded disc of music composed by the late Sir George Martin.
Called The Film Scores and Original Music of George Martin this gathers together a cross-section of works illustrating his musical genius – some for the very first time: The music is performed by The Berlin Music Ensemble, under the baton of US-born producer, composer and arranger, Craig Leon who is the driving force behind the project.
“When I was going through it, I was just struck by the elegance of the composition and how much they fit the era that I grew up in music, and again made me think how much I wouldn’t have even had the life I had if George Martin hadn’t done what he did,” Leon said. “He bridged the gap between an interpretive producer and a creative producer, which was the thing that I wanted to do.”
The recording will be out on November 10 on CD and digital download on the Atlas Realisations label. Then, in January 2018 to celebrate George Martin’s birthday, a 2LP vinyl edition will also be released.
The track listing:
- 1-5 The Pepperland Suite (Original music written for the film Yellow Submarine)
- 6-9 Live and Let Die Suite (Original music written for the film Live And Let Die)
- 10-12 Three American Sketches for Violin & Chamber Orchestra
- 13 Judy’s Theme
- 14-16 Under Milk Wood Overture (Incidental music to Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas)
- 17 Belle Etoile (* First recording)
- 18 Waltz in D Minor for Flute & Chamber Orchestra
- 19 Prelude for Strings
- 20-29 The Mission Chorales (* First recording of the original sketches written for the film The Mission)
And here’s a short background video featuring Craig Leon talking about how the project evolved:
We love the music of George Martin. See also:
Produced by George Martin – New DVD/Blu-Ray