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 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 will be released in November on the Universal label.

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

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.