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LMO record Grace Series 2 Film 1 ’Not Dead Enough’

LMO record Grace Series 2 at The Tech ParkITV’s Grace will return early this year for a second series, commencing with Film 1: Not Dead Enough directed by Henrik Georgsson. The series will see John Simm continue as DS Roy Grace, and Richie Campbell as DS Glenn Branson. LMO recently completed the music recordings, with composer Matt Slater also conducting LMO which comprised 44 strings led by Janice Graham, 4 solo celli and 4 horns. The recordings were made at The Tech Park, Chichester University, engineered by Paul Golding who also mixed the score with Matt Slater.

LMO record Grace Series 2 at The Tech Park

LMO record Coca Cola’s Christmas 2021 Advert

LMO record Coca Cola's Christmas 2021 advertLMO recently recorded Coca Cola’s new Christmas 2021 ad campaign at Abbey Road Studio 1. Produced by SIREN, the score is an orchestral re-working of “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from Mary Poppins by composer Chris White.

Andy Brown, music director of LMO conducted a 55 piece group comprising 40 strings, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and harp. The session took place at Abbey Road Studio 1 and was engineered / mixed by Paul Golding. Prior to the orchestral session, 4 LMO LMO record Coca Cola's Christmas 2021 advertwoodwind principals recorded solos remotely.

Coca Cola’s Christmas advert was released on November 9. The two and a half minute film will also be shown as a series of shorter versions around the world in the run up to Christmas 2021.

You can watch a preview of the ad here.

LMO record The Chelsea Detective with Ian Arber

LMO record The Chelsea Detective at Empire StudiosLMO recently recorded Ian Arber’s score for the latest British crime series The Chelsea Detective. Created by Peter Fincham, commissioner of the hit ITV series Downtown Abbey, the series stars Adrian Scarborough and is set in affluent Chelsea, London. Production began on the four feature-length episodes in April 2021.

Ian Arber used a 13 piece LMO string section led by Janice Graham for the recordings, which were made over a 2 day period at British Grove Studios and Empire Studios, London.

BBC Studios will be distributing the series internationally later in 2021.LMO record The Chelsea Detective at Empire Studios

LMO record Endeavour Series 8 Film 3 soundtrack ‘Terminus’

Endeavour Season 8 will commence with Film 3: Terminus on Sunday 19 September on ITV at 8pm, the last in the series. LMO completed the music recordings, with composer Matt Slater also conducting the 50 piece LMO orchestra. All the recordings were made at The Tech Park, Chichester University, with Paul Golding engineering all sessions.

LMO record Endeavour Series 8, Film 2: ‘Scherzo’

Endeavour Season 8 will commence with Film 2: Scherzo on Sunday 19 September on ITV at 8pm. Endeavour will see Shaun Evans returning as DS Endeavour Morse, alongside Roger Allam as DCI Fred Thursday. LMO recently completed the music recordings, with composer Matt Slater also conducting the 50 piece LMO orchestra. All the recordings were made at The Tech Park, Chichester University, with Paul Golding engineering all sessions.

Endeavour Series 8 broadcasts Film 1 ‘Striker’

Endeavour Season 8 will commence with Film 1: Striker on Sunday 12 September on ITV at 8pm. Endeavour will see Shaun Evans returning as DS Endeavour Morse, alongside Roger Allam as DCI Fred Thursday. LMO recently completed the music recordings, with composer Matt Slater also conducting the 50 piece LMO orchestra. All the recordings were made at The Tech Park, Chichester University, with Paul Golding engineering all sessions.

Inspector Morse voted the No 1 TV theme song of all time

unnamedLMO are delighted that Barrington Pheloung‘s Inspector Morse has been voted the nation’s favourite TV tune!

Inspector Morse has been voted the No 1 TV theme song of all time, in a poll by more than 20,000 Classic FM listeners and Radio Times.

LMO’s first engagement in 1986 was to record this theme at Lansdowne studios, London. LMO featured a small string group for this recording with Barrington himself playing the solo classical guitar. Inspector Morse, which starred John Thaw as the detective, aired _108141585_41800ed8-c7bb-4713-8a1f-3b3740529a0ffrom 1987 to 2000 and LMO recorded all the music for this hugely successful series which is still broadcasting Worldwide.

LMO record David Attenborough’s ‘A Perfect Planet’ with Ilan Eshkeri

vca-32LMO recorded Ilan Eshkeri’s scored album for the new BBC Earth docu-series A Perfect Planet at British Grove studios earlier this year.

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the new series explores how forces of nature – volcanoes, sunlight, weather and oceans – drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of wildlife.

The soundtrack was released on Sony Classical last January 8, 2021, together with a first single released on January 1.

A Perfect Planet is currently broadcasting in the UK, on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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The London Metropolitan Orchestra is London's finest multimedia orchestra and has been engaged by all the major Hollywood studios and worldwide record companies since its formation in 1994. Andy Brown, Music Director of LMO, has directed the orchestra in numerous studio recordings, live performances and TV broadcasts.

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Fast and Furious Crossroads is the latest of PS4’s epic Fast & Furious franchise, a racing game featuring high-speed heists and cinematic action-role play. LMO recorded composer Stephen Baysted’s score at The Tech Park University of Chichester, an amazing new recording facility. Check out the video!