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Dedicated to the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and all the other people, both actors and technicians who helped them make those wonderful films.

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Music from the films

Availability on CD, LP or whatever
List produced by Günther Kögebehn with assistance from other members of the group.

See also list of published sheet music.

The Edge of the World (1937) - Frederick Delius

The Lion Has Wings (1939) - Richard Addinsell

Thief of Bagdad (1940) - Miklós Rózsa

49th Parallel (1941) - Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) - Allan Gray

The music used when Clive goes to the theatre to see "Ulysses" is used again in I Know Where I'm Going!

A Canterbury Tale (1944) - Allan Gray

I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) - Allan Gray

The musical flourish used for the "Castle of Sorne" establishing shot was previously used where Clive goes to the theatre to see "Ulysses" in The Life and Death of Colonel BLimp

A Matter of Life and Death (1946) - Allan Gray

Black Narcissus (1947) - Brian Easdale

The Red Shoes (1948) - Brian Easdale

Gone to Earth (1950) - Brian Easdale

Tales of Hoffmann (1951) - Jacques Offenbach

Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955) - Johann Strauß

The Battle of the River Plate (1956) - Brian Easdale

Miracle in Soho (1957) - Brian Easdale

Ill Met By Moonlight (1957) - Mikis Theodorakis

Luna de miel (1959) ...aka Honeymoon (1962) - Mikis Theodorakis

Peeping Tom (1960) - Brian Easdale

Behold a Pale Horse (1964) - Maurice Jarre

Operation Crossbow (1965) - Ron Goodwin

They're a Weird Mob (1966) - Laurence Leonard / Alan Boustead

Sebastian (1968) - Jerry Goldsmith

Age of Consent (1969) - Stanley Myers / Peter Sculthorpe

Other recordings
With music from more than one film

Other Notes:-

The Rank Film Music Collection:
Not commercially available. Was distributed to radio stations in the 1950's only. One known existing copy from the CBC. Often just taken from the soundtrack with effects.

For Columbia, Decca and Silva Screen Records
There often were/are different catalog numbers for UK, US & Canada

For those too young to remember vinyl :-
LP: 12", 33 1/3 rpm
45: a "single" (one track each side), 45 rpm
EP: large "single", usually 2 or 3 tracks on each side, 45 rpm

Those marked with a * are in Steve's library (in one form or another)

You can email me if you know of others & I'll add them here and in the IMDb if appropriate.

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