WILLIAM ALWYN (1905-1985): Film Music, Vol. 4 - Suite from The Black Tent, On Approval, The Master of Ballantrae, Shake Hands with the Devil and They Flew Alone, Preludes from Fortune is a Woman and Saturday Island, Mermaid’s Song from Miranda (Charlotte Trepass [soprano]), Main titles from The Ship That Died of Shame, Manchester Suite from A City Speaks.

Catalogue Number: 02S014

Label: Chandos

Reference: CHAN 10930

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: This latest volume brings music from the prolific decades of the 40s and 50s, during which Alwyn scored a number of famous films. These scores show to perfection Alwyn’s supreme skill in providing music totally attuned to the subject matter, which ranges from the dramatic to the exotic, from comedy to the factual. Much of the music recorded here had to be reconstructed by Philip Lane from the soundtracks, as written scores had not survived. BBC Philharmonic; Rumon Gamba.

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