In November Atlas Réalisations (distributed by [PIAS] Classics) releases a new CD with the participation of Compofactur – Matthias Spindler.
Without a doubt Sir George Henry Martin, CBE (1926–2016) as a producer can be considered a giant of the recording history. However, Martin also gained a reputation as composer for film, TV and concert stage. The new album The Film Scores and Original Orchestral Music of George Martin portrays the composer with a range of orchestral pieces, of which several are world premiere recordings including a several-movement work for choir and orchestra originally intended for the film The Mission. Moreover, there are suites from the films Yellow Submarine and Live and Let Die as well as from the radio play Under Milk Wood written by Dylan Thomas. Furthermore, the well-known Three American Sketches in a new version for violin and string orchestra.
The recordings were made in July 2017 at Emil Berliner Studios and at Meistersaal in Berlin with the Berlin Music Ensemble under the direction of Craig Leon, who also produced the album in co-production with Matthias Spindler. Recording Engineer was Philip Krause, who also was responsible for the editing and mastering of the album.
Many people and organisations were a key factor in the success of these great recordings. Special thanks (in alphabetical order) go to Aired Ltd., Bene Aperdannier, Wolfgang Bender, Berlin Music Ensemble, Aaron Dan, Thomas Höhl, Olga Holdorff, Tim Jäkel, Cornelius Katzer, Philip Krause, Daniel Kuhn, Felix M. Lehrmann, Craig Leon, Adam Lynk, Arto Mäkelä, Rainer Maillard (Emil Berliner Studios), Sidney Meyer, Sven Nelke, Martin Netter, Serge Poulain, Wieland Reissmann, Burkhard Scheibe, Adam Sharp, Daniel Steiner, Thomas Stieger, The Martin Family, and Cassell Webb Leon.
The Film Scores and Original Orchestral Music of George Martin
Composers: G.H. Martin · J.S. Bach
Arranger: George Henry Martin
Adaptation: Craig Leon · Wieland Reissmann · Matthias Spindler
Transcription: Thomas Höhl · Tim Jäckl
Tracks: The Pepperland Suite · Live and Let Die Suite · Three American Sketches · Judy’s Theme · Under Milk Wood Overture · Belle Étoile · Waltz in D minor · Prelude for Strings · The Mission Chorales
Flute: Aaron Dan
Violin: Cornelius Katzer
Fender Rhodes, Piano & Keyboards: Bene Aperdannier
eGuitar: Arto Mäkelä
eBass: Thomas Stieger
Drums: Felix M. Lehrmann
Choir: Berlin Music Ensemble Choir
Orchestra: Berlin Music Ensemble
Concertmasters: Wolfgang Bender · Cornelius Katzer
Conductor: Craig Leon
2017 Atlas Réalisations
1CD |D|D|D| ARCD008
Int. Release Date: 11/2017
N.B.: Co-Producer · Recording CoOrdinator · Team Player (Music Copyist · Music Preparation)