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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.

Tribute to Charlie Watts

It was so sad to hear the news of Charlie Watts – a fine musician and a charming man. 

Back in the day LMO had the pleasure of working on Charlie’s jazz album – Long Ago and Far Away, was a collection of classical songs from the 1930’s. Fond memories of making great music.

 

LMO record with UK band Don Broco

IMG_0929Don Broco are a 4 piece rock band consisting of lead singer Rob Damiani, guitarist Simon Delaney, bassist Tom Doyle and drummer Matt Donnelly. Formed in Bedfordshire in 2008, the band have released 3 studio albums and played a number of UK festivals.

LMO recorded 2 songs with Don Broco, involving an 18 piece string section led by Janice Graham, 8 piece brass and also celeste, harp, timps, vibes and glockenspiel.

IMG_0934Paul Prichard engineered the sessions, which were conducted by LMO music director Andy Brown at Abbey Road studio 2. The recordings were also filmed for future broadcast.

LMO record Royal Blood’s ‘Limbo’

LMO record Royal Blood's 'Limbo'LMO recorded Royal Blood’s orchestral version of their song ‘Limbo’. The original version of the song featured on the duo’s recent album ‘Typhoons’, their third consecutive UK Number One album.

LMO comprised 17 strings which were led by Janice Graham. The recording and filming were accomplished over 2 sessions in March 2021.

Speaking of the recording, the group said: ‘To play with an orchestra of amazing musicians felt like real life magic, and to do it in Abbey Road Studio 2 – we couldn’t have asked for anything better.’

The band’s performance the new version of ‘Limbo’ is now available to watch on YouTube.

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!