Three Decades of Music for Hollywood
The Royal Albert Hall is one of London’s most magical musical venues, fact. This was made even more apparent to me last Friday when I saw James Newton Howard take the stage to perform some of the finest melodies that Hollywood has seen. This experience was made even more special because it was his first ever tour performing his award-winning music.
From King Kong to Pretty Woman, is there any film that this man has not composed the music for? The selection of music was truly stunning and to add to the atmosphere, snippets of the films were played in the background to match the music and it was spine-tingling. As well as conducting the Academy Symphony Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus, he even played a little soupcon on the piano himself, a great treat indeed.
Obviously this won’t have the same acoustic effect as Royal Albert Hall, but do me a favour and watch The Village and appreciate that soundtrack.