LMO record a new film for Endeavour with Barrington Pheloung

1 smallLMO recently recorded another film for the new Endeavour series 5 with composer Barrington Pheloung.

This film is produced by Neil Duncan and directed by Robert Quinn.

Barrington Pheloung scored for a 19 piece string section with flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, harp, piano, guitar and accordion. LMO was led by Rita Manning.

2 smallMatthew Slater assisted Barrington with orchestration and score preparation for the session which took place at Abbey Road studio 2, and was engineered by Paul Golding.

The new series of Endeavour starts broadcasting in January 2018.

Endeavour – Passanger from Andy Brown on Vimeo.

LMO record Legend of the Demon Cat with Klaus Badelt

AndyKlaus smallLMO recently recorded Klaus Badelt’s score for Legend of the Demon Cat.

This story is set in China during the Tang Dynasty (618–907). A demon cat appears and breaks the peace of the capital, Chang’an City, causing a series of strange events..

Klaus Badelt scored for a 40 piece string section with single woodwind (all with doubles). Brass lined up as 3 horns, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba. Janice Graham led LMO and the sessions were conducted by Andy Brown. Orchestrations were by Bob Elhai and the recordings took place at Abbey Road studio 1 with Jake Jackson as engineer.

Legend of the Demon Cat, directed by Chen Kaige and distributed by Emperor Motion Pictures Moonstone Entertainment was recently released in China and Japan.

Legend of the Demon Cat from Andy Brown on Vimeo.

LMO record a new film for Endeavour series 5 with Matthew Slater

1 smallLMO recently recorded Matthew Slater’s score for a new film in the fifth series of the hugely popular ITV Drama series Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans.

Matthew Slater scored for a 42 piece string section with clarinet (doubling bass clarinet) contra bassoon, 2 horns, bass trombone, harp, piano and guitar. LMO was led by Rita Manning who also contributed violin solos
after the orchestral session and conducted by the composer. The session was engineered by Paul Golding at Abbey Road Studio 1.

Endeavour series 5 is produced by Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece for ITV and started broadcasting in February 2018.

Endeavour – Cartouche from Andy Brown on Vimeo.

Endeavour Series 5: Muse from Andy Brown on Vimeo.

LMO record Fast and Furious Live with James Brett

1 smallLMO recently recorded James Brett’s score for Fast and Furious Live.

Fast and Furious is known as the franchise built on speed and is one of the most popular film series of all time with 8 films so far.

The adrenaline-fueled, two-hour show is set to be the most spectacular live arena production ever produced, featuring precision performance driving and newly created physics-defying stunts.

Fast and Furious live smallJames Brett wrote for 50 piece string section for 2 sessions and a 60 piece for another 2 sessions. Brass were involved in 3 sessions and comprised 6 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones and tuba.There were also solo sessions for electric and acoustic guitars and timps. Janice Graham led LMO and orchestrations were by Adam Langston. James Brett also conducted the sessions which took place at Abbey Road studio 1 and were engineered by Andy Dudman.

Produced by Universal Brand Development, Fast Live Productions and Live Nation Entertainment, Fast & Furious Live premiered at The O2, London on Friday 19 January 2018.

Fast and Furious Live from Andy Brown on Vimeo.

LMO record Patrick with Michael Price

Patrick smallLMO recently recorded Michael Price’s score for Patrick.

Ed Skrein, Jennifer Saunders, Emilia Jones and Beattie Edmondson star in the story of a teacher who is bequeathed a ‘small beast’ by her grandmother – a cute but naughty pug dog called Patrick..

Michael Price scored for a 22 piece string section with flute (doubling alto flute), clarinet, 3 horns and trumpet. Janice Graham led LMO and the sessions were conducted by the composer. The recordings took place at Abbey Road studio 2 with Joe Rubel as engineer.

The screenplay for Patrick was written by Vanessa Davies, Paul de Vos and Mandie Fletcher, who also directed the film.

The Production Company is Wagging Tail Productions and Patrick will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures with the UK release scheduled for June 29th 2018.

Endeavour series 5

Barry and Andy smallLMO recently recorded another film for the new Endeavour series 5 with composer Barrington Pheloung at Abbey Road studio 2.

This film is produced by John Philips and directed by Jim Field – Smith.

Barrington Pheloung scored for a 19 piece string section with flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, harp and guitar. LMO was led by Rita Manning.

2 smallMatthew Slater assisted Barrington with orchestration and score preparation for the session which was engineered by Paul Golding.

The new series of Endeavour starts broadcasting in January 2018.

LMO record Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times with Sophie Mojsiejenka

DSCF1984 smallLMO recently recorded Sophie Mojsiejenka’s Score for a new film directed by Marcus Markou – Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times.

Sophie’s score was written for Piano and String Quartet and was recorded by LMO principals Rita Manning and Kirsten Klingels (violins) Katie Wilkinson (viola) Nicholas Cooper (cello) and Simon Chamberlain (piano).

DSCF1929 smallThe session was convened at Angel Studio 1 and engineered  by Jeremy Murphy.

Project Cars 2

1 smallProject Cars 2 has recently been released!

Stephen Baysted scored for a 40 piece string section which was recorded over 2 sessions, after which a large 18 piece brass section completed the days recording at Air Lyndhurst Hall. Simon Whiteside orchestrated the music, and Andy Brown conducted LMO which was lead by David Juritz.

Timps and percussion were subsequently recorded at Air studio 1 and
the recordings were completed with vocals and piano recorded by
Susan Legg. PC2 smallThe sessions were produced by Stephen Baysted and recorded by Jake Jackson.

LMO record with Pablo Lopez

IMG_0136 smallLMO strings recently completed recordings with Pablo Lopez for his new album at Abbey Road studio 2.

Andy Brown conducted LMO which comprised 8 violins, 6 violas, 6 celli and 2 double basses, led by Janice Graham.
During the session, live versions were also recorded with Pablo Lopez on vocals and keyboard.

The sessions were produced by Kim Fanlo and the album was released in November 2017 on the Universal label.

Listen to the album here!

LMO perform Sandstorm by Dana Al Fardan

Dana Al Fardan Concert - 17th September 2017 - Theatre Royal HaymarketLMO, conducted by Music Director Andy Brown recently performed Sandstorm by Dana Al Fardan at the iconic Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London.

Dana is Qatar’s preeminent composer and CEO and founder of Qatar’s only record label, DNA Records.

Dana Al Fardan Concert - 17th September 2017 - Theatre Royal HaymarketThe concert was orchestrated and arranged by renowned London-based arranger and composer, Dave Arch, in a rare showcase of Dana’s interpretation of world music to an international audience.

Read a review of the performance here