Music from the Movies

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Join Ben England, award-winning conductor and educator for a day exploring the origins of film music, presented in 3D and glorious technicolor!

The day will include the following sessions:

The Silent Era: how classical music directly influenced the very first music to accompany the films of the silent era, from the first pianists in the Nickleodeons of the early 20th century to the mighty Wurlitzer rising up from the floor!

Talkies and the first soundtracks: discussing the very first composed soundtracks and how the debut of talkies changed the shape of live music forever.

The Golden Age: Exploring some of the soundtracks by the true masters of movie music, including Max Steiner, Alfred Newman and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

British Cinema and Light Music: Discussing some of the key advancements in cinema on this side of the pond, and how (and why!) the Light programme started on British Radio.

Soundtracks referenced will include: Gone With The Wind, Robin Hood and His Merry Men, The Devil’s Galop, The 47th Parallel by Vaughan-Williams, the Twentieth Century Fox Theme and many, many more.  Book your cinema seat today for a musical movie encounter you will never forget.

Course Details

This course finished on 30 September 2023