The Best of British Film Scores – Sun 4 December

The Best of British Film Scores

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Sunday 4 December, 2.45pm


Brighton Dome Concert Hall


Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra


Richard Balcombe (conductor)


The Brighton Phil’s season at Brighton Dome continues on Sunday 4 December with a concert celebrating the work of some of Britain’s greatest film composers – The Best of British Film Scores.


Britain has provided the world with some of the most iconic films ever made, many now considered classics, and part of what makes these wonderful films so powerful is some of the best film music ever written.

Guys and Dolls rehearsal, 18-22 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7PA Richard Balcombe (Music Director)Guest conductor Richard Balcombe explains why the audience is in for a feast of memorable tunes and powerful orchestral writing: “Orchestral film music is some of the most dynamic and exciting you’ll hear as it has an immediacy in creating mood and sentiment that has to hit the ear without any delay – sometimes the mood has to be created almost fleetingly as cues can be very short. Our programme is packed with pieces that will bring emotion to the surface, both in the strength of something like 633 Squadron and in the romance of Ladies in Lavender.

Many composers specialise in writing for film and television (Ron Goodwin, Patrick Doyle and Nigel Hess for example) but we’re also featuring pieces by composers from the great English classical tradition – William Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir Arthur Bliss and John Ireland.

Whilst there are doubtless some popular favourites in the programme (The Dam Busters and Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines for example) we have also delved deeper to find beautiful compositions like Coastal Command (Vaughan Williams) and The Overlanders (John Ireland).

We should be immensely proud of a long line of British composers contributing amazing scores for the world of film and it’s very exciting to be able to celebrate in this way.”

Full programme details available at:

Tickets (from £12-£37) available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office in person, by telephone (01273) 709709 & online:

Under 18s & students half price, Family ticket: up to 2 children @ £1 each with adult ticket purchase

Discounted parking (just £6) available at NCP Church Street Car Park between 1-6pm

Join Peter Back in conversation with Richard Balcombe for a Pre-Concert Interview on stage at 1.45pm – Tickets £3.75

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