This music night will have recalled favourite films, but much of the music was worth listening to in its own right, like the hauntingly beautiful “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone, from “The Mission”.
It included the theme from some of the Harry Potter films, by John Williams, the lively march from “The Great Escape”, by Elmer Bernstein, and the same composer’s unforgettable “The Magnificent Seven” theme.
Klaus Badelt supplied rollicking music for “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and Ron Goodwin an exciting, jagged theme for “633 Squadron”. There were also dreamy themes, such as Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, and Max Steiner’s reminiscent music for “A Summer Place”.
The concert concluded with a “Mary Poppins” medley (Shermann brothers, arranged by Fones), followed by John Williams again, with some of his “Star Wars” music. The audience were transported.