Project Cars 2

1 smallProject Cars 2 has recently been released!

LMO recorded Stephen Baysted’s score at Air Lyndhurst Hall.

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.

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 will be released in November on the Universal label.

LMO to perform Sandstorm by Dana Al Fardan

s 2LMO conducted by Music Director Andy Brown are very much looking forward to performing Sandstorm by Dana Al Fardan on 17th September 2017, 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.

The concert programme will be 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.

Endeavour series 5

Endeavour 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.

This film is directed by Andy Wilson and Matt Slater scored for a 34 piece string section with oboe, 2 horns, trumpet, harp and piano. LMO was led by Rita Manning and conducted by the composer.  020 endeavour aug 14th 2018 smallThe session
was engineered by Paul Golding at Abbey Road Studio 1.

Endeavour series 5 is produced by Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece
for ITV and will start broadcasting in January 2018.

alt-J’s Relaxer makes Mercury Music Prize shortlist

alt-J’s 2 album Relaxer is on the Mercury Music prize shortlist – the winner will be announced on September 14.

LMO recorded strings for the album earlier this year at Abbey Road studios.

Read a blog post about Relaxer

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.

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.

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

1 smallJulian 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 was released in August 2017.

The Hitman's Bodyguard from Andy Brown on Vimeo.

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.