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Carl Davis: Ben-Hur


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The Royal Liverpool Orchestra became identified with Carl Davis's score for the 1925 Ben-Hur after several performances in Liverpool and Cardiff in 1988. So well received were the shows that this recording was made in 1989.

In the Olympic year of 2012 the Philharmonia decided to screen the film, on the 9th June at the Royal Festival Hall, prompting this re-release, which has been re-mastered by K&A Productions. The album was previously available on the Silva Screen label.

The Score written by Carl Davis is based on a Straussian 'Natur Tema' and he also wanted to quote a well-known part of the liturgy choosing the simple phrase which is well known as The Dresden Amen.

The booklet comes with a short history on the making of the film, with stills from the film and Carl Davis explains how the music paints a picture showing how the story unfolds bringing the silent film to life.

The screening of the film will be widely advertised and an extensive PR campaign will run in tandem with the performance.
Facts
Item number CDC014
Barcode 845458000147
Release date 27/02/2012
Category Film & TV Music
Label Carl Davis Collection
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Davis, Carl
Conductors Davis, Carl
Orchestras Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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