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Last Valley finally on CD

Sunday, 24 June 2007 14:28

(info from Intrada website)

The Last Valley - CDLabel: Intrada Special Collection Volume 46
Dates: 1970
Tracks: 15
Time = 37:29

World premiere CD release of actual John Barry soundtrack for James Clavell epic set in 1637 Germany during Thirty Years' War, starring Omar Sharif, Michael Caine.

John Barry anchors with not one but two distinct ideas: First heard is propulsive, dynamic theme for brass, large chorus. Second is rich, sweeping valley theme for strings, woodwinds. Adding further contrast are dark ideas for plague sequences, rhythmic action cues for battle scenes.

CD offers masterful original 1970 Dunhill LP presentation from original master tapes stored in UMG vaults. Companion to same composer's THE LION IN WINTER balances intense excitement with rich serenity.

John Barry conducts.
Special Collection limited release of 3000 copies.

01. Main Title Theme (3:07)
02. The Last Valley (2:50)
03. The Shrine (1:45)
04. An Evening Song (1:57)
05. The Plague Pit (2:24)
06. The Village Attack (2:52)
07. A Children's Song (1:46)
08. Attack at Rheinfelden (1:11)
09. Main Title Theme - Part 2 (3:37)
10. The Last Valley - Part 2 (2:38)
11. A Christmas Song (2:24)
12. Witch Burning (1:40)
13. An Offertory Chant (2:38)
14. Vogel Leaves the Valley (1:20)
15. Death of the Captain/End Title (4:52)
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The Bridgewater Hall - Music of John Barry November 2018

The Music of John Barry

Saturday 10 November 7.30pm
The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3WS

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Nicholas Dodd conductor
Andrew Collins presenter
Manchester Camerata

John Barry created some of the most memorable and recognisable film scores of the 20th century, such as Midnight Cowboy, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves, Zulu and of course much of the music from the James Bond series; his versatility and originality were peerless. His death in 2011 deprived cinema of a true musical great. This concert pays tribute to his life and music with a carefully selected programme, conducted by Nicholas Dodd, who collaborated closely with the composer on his later films. Nicholas Dodd is regarded as one of the leading conductors and orchestrators of Hollywood film music and is a noted expert on, and performer of John Barry’s music. In fact, every James Bond movie from the last 10 years bears his signature.