Hollywood Theme - from the Thames TV Series


by Carl Davis

Full Orchestra
3.3(III=ca).2.bcl.2.cbsn – 4331 – timp – perc(3): susp.cym/glsp/cyms/BD – 2 harp(II=ad lib) – pno(=cel) –strings
First Performance
**.6.80, Fairfield Halls, Croydon: Wren Orchestra/Carl Davis

Score 0-571-57097-6 (fp) on sale, parts for hire

Programme Notes
Carl Davis - Hollywood Theme for orchestra (1980/83) The first concert performance of Hollywood was given by the Wren Orchestra conducted by the composer in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon in June 1980 Duration: 4 minutes Hollywood is recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer on Carl Davis: The World at War, Pride and Prejudice and other Great Themes, Tring International TRP099 (CD). Composer's Note This theme was composed for the Thames Television series 'Hollywood', a thirteen-part history of the silent film directed by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. The series was first broadcast in 1980 and was subsequently shown in nearly fifty countries. I decided to write a warm and sentimental melody in waltz time, to reflect the early film producers' desire to appeal to family audiences. It starts modestly with a piano solo which soon develops into the full symphony orchestra, culminating in a triumphant fanfare - the unstoppable rise of Hollywood! Carl Davis April 1999

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