LMO record music for Mongolian Horse Stage Play with Klaus Badelt

1 smallLMO recently recorded music for strings and brass with Klaus Badelt for a stage play production, soon to be premiered in China.

The play celebrates the importance of the Mongolian Horse in the daily and national life of the Mongolian people. With over 3 million animals, the equine population outnumbers the country’s human population and it is traditionally said that “A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without
wings’’.

LMO numbered 18 violins, 6 violas, 6 celli and 4 double basses, over 3 recording sessions with LMO principal Philippa Davies (wooden and bamboo flutes) joining the strings for the last session. A 9 piece brass group comprising 3 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba doubling cimbasso, completed the recordings.

LMO was led by Janice Graham and conducted by Andy Brown and the sessions were engineered by Jake Jackson.

Developing story with Alan Broadbent and LMO is released

1 smallAlan Broadbent’s new album Developing story, recorded with LMO at Abbey Road studio 1, has recently been released on the Eden River Records label.

Broadbent is a 2 time Grammy award winning jazz pianist, composer and arranger. During a hugely successful career, he has collaborated with many leading artists including Woody Herman, Chet Baker,
Natalie Cole, Diana Krall and Sir Paul McCartney.

2 smalAlan Broadbent (piano) recorded the album with his trio – Harvie S Bass and Peter Erskine Drums with LMO comprising 28 violins, 8 violas, 6 celli and 5 double basses, 10 woodwind, 11 brass, harp, 2 percussion and timps.

LMO was led by David Juritz and conducted by Alan Broadbent and the sessions were produced by Alan Broadbent and Ralf Kemper.

LMO record with Pablo Lopez

1 2LMO strings recently recorded with Pablo Lopez for his new album at Abbey Road studio 2.

Andy Brown conducted LMO which comprised 10 violins, 6 violas, 4 celli and 2 double basses, led by Janice Graham.

During the session, live versions were also recorded with Pablo Lopez on vocals and keyboard.

x6ymGS-H 2The sessions were produced by Kim Fanlo and the album will be released soon on the Universal label.

Project Cars 2

1 smallLMO recently recorded Stephen Baysted’s score for the new Project Cars 2 video game.

Stephen 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.

Slightly Mad Studios will release Project Cars 2 on September 22.

LMO record The Hitman’s Bodyguard with Atli Örvarsson

1 2LMO recently recorded Atli Örvarsson’s score for The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek and Gary Oldman star in the story of the World’s leading bodyguard who is hired by a hitman who must give testimony imminently, at the International Court of Justice.

1 2Atli Örvarsson scored for a 34 piece string section and also conducted the sessions, with Janice Graham leading LMO.

Julian Kershaw was the orchestrator and the sessions took place at Abbey Road studio 1. The sessions were produced by Atli Orvarsson and Steve McLaughlin.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s screenplay was written by Tom O’Connor and the film is directed by Patrick Hughes.

The Production Company is Millennium Films and The Hitman’s Bodyguard is slated for Worldwide release in August 2017.

LMO record Ghost Stories with Frank Ilfman

1 smallLMO recently recorded Frank Ilfman’s beautiful score for Ghost Stories. Martin Freeman stars as Professor Philip Goodman who, by chance uncovers a long lost file containing information on 3 cases of inexplicable hauntings, with terror filled consequences.

Frank Ilfman wrote for music was written for a 39 piece string section, flute (doubling alto flute), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet) and harp.
Rita Manning led LMO and also contributed violin solos.
2 smallMatthew Slater orchestrated and conducted the sessions which took place at Air Lyndhurst Hall, London.

Ghost Stories is written and directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman and will be distributed by Lionsgate early in 2018.

LMO perform Ilan Eshkeri’s Narcissus and Echo at Sadlers Wells for Project Polunin

2 smallLMO recently recorded and premiered Narcissus and Echo - a specially commissioned ballet by Ilan Eshkeri for Project Polunin at Sadlers Wells Theatre, London.

Ilan Eshkeri used a string section of 15 with flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, tenor and bass trombone, timps/percussion and 2 keyboards. The recording was made at Abbey Road studio 1.
David Juritz led LMO which was conducted by Andy Brown and the
sessions were engineered and co-produced by Steve Mclaughlin and
Ilan Eshkeri.

narcbw35 smallThe World Premiere and subsequent run of 5 further sold out performances took place at Sadler’s Wells Theatre with Sergei Polunin and a unique group of leading ballet dancers.

The soundtrack for Narcissus and Echo will be released on the Universal label on June 30.

LMO record strings for alt-J’s Relaxer album

Alt J photo smallLMO strings recently recorded tracks for alt-J’s new album – Relaxer at Abbey Road studio 2.

Kirsty Mangan wrote the string arrangements assisted by Jessica Dannheiser and also led LMO which comprised 16 violins, 6 violas, 4 celli and 2 double basses. Later a further session featured tenor sax, trumpet 2 tenor trombones and 1 bass trombone.

Relaxer 2The sessions were produced by Charlie Andrew and Andy Brown was the music director on alt-J’s Relaxer album. The album was released on June 2.

LMO record Nureyev with Alex Baranowski

1 smallLMO recently recorded Alex Baranowski’s beautiful score for a stunning documentary of the life of Rudolph Nureyev, told solely through never before seen archive footage and newly commissioned choreography.

Alex Baranowski’s music was written for a 9 piece string section which was then overlaid by solo violin (David Juritz) and solo cello (Richard Harwood). Further overdubs involved solo oboe and 2 horns. 2 smallLMO was conducted by Andy Brown and the recordings took place at Abbey Road studio 1.

Nureyev is written and directed by Jacqui Morris and David Morris and will be released by Frith Street Films later this year.

LMO record Robin with Frank Ilfman

1 smallLMO recently recorded Frank Ilfman’s score for Robin at Rak studio 1.

Robin is a Danish thriller written and directed by Antonio Tublen and starring Jesper Christensen, Maibritt Saerens and Rosalind Mynster.

Frank Ilfman composed for a string octet and double bass and the score was orchestrated by Matthew Slater.

2 smallLMO was led by Rita Manning and conducted by Matthew Slater.

Robin will be released in 2017.