Benjamin and Lucas Film Music

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The Film Music of Arthur Benjamin and Leighton Lucas BBCNOW/Gamba
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Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960)
premiere recording
Suite from ‘The Conquest of Everest’ (1953) 9:34
Reconstructed by Marcus A. Caratelli
Orchestrated by Marcus A. Caratelli and Christoph Schürmann
1 I Title Music – 1:50
2 II Walls that Surpass the Imagination – 0:46
3 III The Great Lift – 2:27
4 IV Top of the World and Final Bars 4:30

5 The Storm Clouds Cantata from ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ (1934) 7:44
Edited by Philip Lane
Abigail Sara mezzo-soprano
Rob Court organ
Côr Caerdydd
Adrian Partington guest chorus master
Gwawr Owen conductor

Waltz and Hyde Park Galop from ‘An Ideal Husband’ (1947) 7:11
6 I Waltz 5:30
7 II Hyde Park Galop 1:41

Leighton Lucas (1903-1982)
Portrait of the Amethyst from ‘Yangtse Incident’ (1957) 6:49
Reconstructed by Philip Lane
premiere recording
8 1 Theme – 1:12
Sarah-Jayne Porsmoguer cor anglais
premiere recording
9 2 Hornpipe 1:51
premiere recording in this version
10 3 The Amethyst March 3:45

premiere recording in this version
11 Dedication from ‘Portrait of Clare’ (1950) 3:38
Arrangement by Leighton Lucas of ‘Widmung’ from Myrthen, Op. 25 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

premiere recording in this version
12 Prelude and Dam Blast from ‘The Dam Busters’ (1954) 5:15
Reconstructed and arranged by Philip Lane

13 Stage Fright Rhapsody from ‘Stage Fright’ (1950) 4:54
Reconstructed by Philip Lane
Catherine Roe-Williams piano

Suite from ‘Ice Cold in Alex’ (1958) 9:19
Reconstructed by Philip Lane
premiere recording
14 1 Prelude 2:08
premiere recording
15 2 Love Scene 4:21
premiere recording in this version
16 3 March 2:48

premiere recording
This Is York (1953) 9:26
Edited by Malcolm Riley
17 Opening Titles – 1:47
18 Setting the Path – Diagram Lights – 1:51
19 Thornton-le-Dale – 1:30
20 Smoking Engine – Pan across York – Committee Room – Portraits – Railway Museum 4:17

premiere recording in this version
21 March-Prelude from ‘Target for Tonight’ (1941) 3:04
Reconstructed by Philip Lane