Friday Night Classics

On Friday 6th March, my parents, boyfriend and I enjoyed an evening of classical music courtesy of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). This wasn’t an evening of Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky or Bach, though. Instead, it was an evening of Williams, Zimmer and A R Rahman. CBSO Friday Night Classics: 21st Century Blockbusters Among the classical... Continue Reading →

Part 3: Celebrating Music in the Movies

Whether it’s the ‘duuuun-dun, duuuun-dun, duuuun-dun…’ chords from Jaws or the marching theme of Star Wars, there are certain pieces of film music that are just as well-known or even more well-known than the film they’re featured in. This got me thinking: what’s the most popular piece of film music and what’s the most recognisable?... Continue Reading →

Part 2: Celebrating Music in the Movies

Industry greats Many award ceremonies recognise the importance of film scores, with the Academy Awards awarding for the best Original Score and Original Song. At this year’s Academy Awards, Alexandre Desplat claimed his first Oscar for best Original Score for The Grand Budapest Hotel. He also claimed this year's Bafta. Looking at the Academy Awards’ statistics database, it’s no... Continue Reading →

Part 1: Celebrating Music in the Movies

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." – Plato Plato’s description is certainly romanticised, but I do agree with it, particularly in relation to film scores. The right music can enhance a scene, adding another level of emotion – be it love, anger or... Continue Reading →

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