Tag Archives: John Barry

James Bond music at the Krakow Film Music Festival

By Ray Bennett Spanish conductor Diego Navarro brought his “The Best of James Bond” concert programme to the Krakow Film Music Festival Friday night as he led the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and a roster of mostly Polish singers through songs … Continue reading

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Extraordinary how potent film music is

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The shower sequence in “Psycho” is one of the most famous in film history with its combination of 75 camera set-ups and some of the most indelible film music ever written. It’s impossible to think … Continue reading

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Don Black, sitting at home writing songs

By Ray Bennett London’s leafy Green Park means many things to many people, but to lyricist Don Black it will always be the place where he wrote the hit song “Tell Me on a Sunday” to the music of Andrew … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: John Barry and Don Black’s ‘Brighton Rock’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Composer John Barry and lyricist Don Black have laboured long and hard to make a musical out of Graham Greene’s 1938 crime novel “Brighton Rock,” but the challenge has turned out to be beyond them. … Continue reading

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