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Scottish Ensemble: Silver Screen Sounds
Soundtracks and scores for strings
Friday 15 September, 7.30pm (pre-concert talk at 6.45pm)
Our hand-picked showcase of music from films really celebrates the power of sound – sound with the power to provoke the simplest to the most subtle of emotions.
This pick-and-mix selection includes works either written for, or featured in, films from the dawn of cinema to today. Barber’s famous Adagio and rousing works by Schubert and Copland nestle amongst the now-legendary western soundtracks of Ennio Morricone, as well as others from comedies, horrors and thrillers. Each stands alone as an alternately enthralling, haunting, thought-provoking, moving, powerful or entertaining piece of music.
Barber Adagio for Strings (from Platoon)
Copland Hoedown (from Rodeo)
Janáček String Quartet No.2 (from The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
And extracts from
Craig Armstrong The Great Gatsby
Philip Glass Dracula
Bernard Hermann Psycho
Ennio Morricone Once Upon A Time In The West and more
This event includes an SE BLETHER – an informal 30-minute pre-concert talk in Tramway 1 6.45pm. Go to www.scottishensemble.co.uk for more details on what to expect.