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 is due for release this June 9.

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.

LMO record another Endeavour film for series 4

Endeavour 1 smallLMO recently recorded Matthew Slater’s score for the third film in the fourth series of the hugely popular ITV Drama series Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans and Roger Allam.

This film is directed by Börkur Sigþórsson and Matthew Slater scored for a 34 piece string section with flute, clarinet, 2 horns, harp and acoustic guitar. LMO was led by David Juritz and conducted by the
composer. Endeavour 2 smallOrchestrations were by led by Tristan Noon and Simon Whiteside and the session was engineered by Paul Golding at Abbey Road Studio 1.

Endeavour series 4, produced by Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece for ITVstarted broadcasting in January 2017.

Endeavour Series 4 Film 3: Lazaretto from Andy Brown on Vimeo.

LMO record a new Endeavour film with Matt Slater

Endeavour 1 smallLMO recently recorded Matthew Slater’s score for the first film in the fourth series of the hugely popular ITV Drama series Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans and Roger Allam.

This film is directed by Ashley Pearce and Matt Slater scored for a 34 piece string section with clarinet, 2 horns and harp. LMO was led by Rita Manning and conducted by Matt. Orchestrations were by Simon
Whiteside and Tristan Noon and the session was engineered by Paul
Golding at Abbey Road Studio 1. Endeavour 2 smallThe film and score feature the unusual instrumentation of two Cristal baschets.


Endeavour series 4, produced by Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece for ITV, started broadcasting in January 2017.

LMO Record Unforgotten

Unforgotten 1 smallLMO recently recorded the first 2 episodes of Michael Price’s score for Unforgotten  – a new 6 part series for ITV.

Unforgotten was created and written by Chris Lang, and stars Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Michael Price scored for a 17 piece string section which was led by Tom Kemp and conducted by the composer at Abbey Road studio 2.

Unforgotten 2 smallUnforgotten will start broadcasting soon on ITV and will also be distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.

LMO record 6 part series for the BBC

1 smallLMO recently recorded Natalie Holt’s score for a new 6 part series for BBC1.

The series (as yet without a title) was created by Dominic Treadwell-Collins and produced by Vicky Wharton. It is based on Eastenders characters Kat Moon (played by Jessie Wallace) and Alfie Moon (played by Shane Richie).

2 smallNatalie Holt scored for synths, guitar and a 12 piece string section which was led by Thom Gould, and conducted by Andy Brown.

Jessica Danheisser assisted Natalie with score preparation and the sessions was engineered by Toby Hulbert at Air-edel studios.

Filming took place on location in Dublin and Dunmore East, and it is scheduled for broadcast on BBC1 in early 2017.