Howard Blake - S.O.S. Titanic

S.O.S. Titanic

Howard Blake

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 30 tracks £8.99
Download Album (flac) 30 tracks £7.99
Download Album (mp3) 30 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

Howard Blake - S.O.S. Titanic

The original TV soundtrack to arguably the most intelligent and authentic version of the Titanic tragedy. The score includes Howard Blake’s symphonic score and a tapestry of historically-correct music that was played on the ship in the last hours.

Premiered by ABC on September 23rd 1979, S.O.S Titanic ran for three hours and was the costliest television film ever made. A huge star cast included David Janssen, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, David Warner, Harry Andrews and Cloris Leachman. The brilliantly-researched script by James Costigan was based on a first-hand account by passenger-survivor Lawrence Beesley.

US-based producer Roger Gimbel wanted to use an English composer and had been much impressed by Howard Blake’s score for Ridley Scott’s 'The Duellists'. Apart from the composition of a serious symphonic score there was also the intention to create a tapestry of historically-correct music such as that which would have been heard on the ship. An innovation in the story-telling portrayed the differences between 1st, 2nd and 3rd class passengers and this was also to be reflected in the music - with, for instance, Irish music from the 3rd, songs with piano from the 2nd and a sophisticated orchestra in the 1st.

Howard Blake is one of the most popular and prolific living English composers, perhaps best known for his timeless TV score for the animated Channel 4 TV film 'The Snowman' (1982). An instant classic, the song 'Walking in the Air' was perfectly captured by then boy soprano Aled Jones. Blake’s successes include scores which he wrote for films such as 'The Duellists' and 'A Month in the Country', both of which won prizes. He was also Princess Diana’s favourite composer and she commissioned him to write a piano concerto for her 30th Birthday.

In 1994 Howard Blake received the O.B.E. for services to music and is Fellow and Visiting Professor of Composition at The Royal Academy of Music.

Tracklisting

CD Album (SILCD1387)
  1. Howard Blake - S.O.S.Titanic Main Theme
  2. Howard Blake - Hearts of Oak / Men of Harlech
  3. Howard Blake - Waltz from Eugene Onegin
  4. Howard Blake - Rule Britannia
  5. Howard Blake - Queenstown Harbour (Jig)
  6. Howard Blake - She Moved Through the Fair
  7. Howard Blake - Roses from the South
  8. Howard Blake - Madame Bonaparte (Jig)
  9. Howard Blake - Mr Moon-Man Turn Off the Light
  10. Howard Blake - Elite Syncopations (Rag)
  11. Howard Blake - I'm Bidding You a Long Farewell
  12. Howard Blake - Connemara Waltz
  13. Howard Blake - Every Little Movement
  14. Howard Blake - I’m Falling in Love with Someone
  15. Howard Blake - Isn’t It Grand, Boys?
  16. Howard Blake - Titanic Waltz
  17. Howard Blake - The Hit
  18. Howard Blake - S.O.S. to The Carpathia
  19. Howard Blake - S.O.S. Come Quickly!
  20. Howard Blake - Abandon Ship
  21. Howard Blake - Bethena (Rag)
  22. Howard Blake - Beesley's Jump
  23. Howard Blake - Day of Judgement
  24. Howard Blake - God of Mercy (Autumn)
  25. Howard Blake - The Sinking of the Titanic
  26. Howard Blake - Survivors
  27. Howard Blake - Desolation
  28. Howard Blake - ‘There Is No God’ (Boarding the Carpathia)
  29. Howard Blake - SOS Titanic End Titles
  30. Howard Blake - Bethena (Bonus Track)
Download Album (SILED1387)
  1. Howard Blake - S.O.S.Titanic Main Theme
  2. Howard Blake - Hearts of Oak / Men of Harlech
  3. Howard Blake - Waltz from Eugene Onegin
  4. Howard Blake - Rule Britannia
  5. Howard Blake - Queenstown Harbour (Jig)
  6. Howard Blake - She Moved through the Fair
  7. Howard Blake - Roses from the South
  8. Howard Blake - Madame Bonaparte (Jig)
  9. Howard Blake - Mr Moon-Man Turn off the Light
  10. Howard Blake - Elite Syncopations (Rag)
  11. Howard Blake - I'm Bidding You A Long Farewell
  12. Howard Blake - Connemara Waltz
  13. Howard Blake - Every Little Movement
  14. Howard Blake - I’m Falling In Love With Someone
  15. Howard Blake - Isn’t It Grand, Boys?
  16. Howard Blake - Titanic Waltz
  17. Howard Blake - The Hit
  18. Howard Blake - S.O.S. to The Carpathia
  19. Howard Blake - S.O.S. Come Quickly!
  20. Howard Blake - Abandon Ship
  21. Howard Blake - Bethena (Rag)
  22. Howard Blake - Beesley's Jump
  23. Howard Blake - Day of Judgement
  24. Howard Blake - God Of Mercy [Autumn]
  25. Howard Blake - The Sinking of the Titanic
  26. Howard Blake - Survivors
  27. Howard Blake - Desolation
  28. Howard Blake - ‘There is no God’ (Boarding the Carpathia)
  29. Howard Blake - SOS Titanic End Titles
  30. Howard Blake - Bethena (Bonus Track)

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 S.O.S.Titanic Main Theme £0.79
2 Hearts of Oak / Men of Harlech £0.79
3 Waltz from Eugene Onegin £0.79
4 Rule Britannia £0.79
5 Queenstown Harbour (Jig) £0.79
6 She Moved through the Fair £0.79
7 Roses from the South £0.79
8 Madame Bonaparte (Jig) £0.79
9 Mr Moon-Man Turn off the Light £0.79
10 Elite Syncopations (Rag) £0.79
11 I'm Bidding You A Long Farewell £0.79
12 Connemara Waltz £0.79
13 Every Little Movement £0.79
14 I’m Falling In Love With Someone £0.79
15 Isn’t It Grand, Boys? £0.79
16 Titanic Waltz £0.79
17 The Hit £0.79
18 S.O.S. to The Carpathia £0.79
19 S.O.S. Come Quickly! £0.79
20 Abandon Ship £0.79
21 Bethena (Rag) £0.79
22 Beesley's Jump £0.79
23 Day of Judgement £0.79
24 God Of Mercy [Autumn] £0.79
25 The Sinking of the Titanic £0.79
26 Survivors £0.79
27 Desolation £0.79
28 ‘There is no God’ (Boarding the Carpathia) £0.79
29 SOS Titanic End Titles £0.79
30 Bethena (Bonus Track) £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (30 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 S.O.S.Titanic Main Theme £0.79
2 Hearts of Oak / Men of Harlech £0.79
3 Waltz from Eugene Onegin £0.79
4 Rule Britannia £0.79
5 Queenstown Harbour (Jig) £0.79
6 She Moved through the Fair £0.79
7 Roses from the South £0.79
8 Madame Bonaparte (Jig) £0.79
9 Mr Moon-Man Turn off the Light £0.79
10 Elite Syncopations (Rag) £0.79
11 I'm Bidding You A Long Farewell £0.79
12 Connemara Waltz £0.79
13 Every Little Movement £0.79
14 I’m Falling In Love With Someone £0.79
15 Isn’t It Grand, Boys? £0.79
16 Titanic Waltz £0.79
17 The Hit £0.79
18 S.O.S. to The Carpathia £0.79
19 S.O.S. Come Quickly! £0.79
20 Abandon Ship £0.79
21 Bethena (Rag) £0.79
22 Beesley's Jump £0.79
23 Day of Judgement £0.79
24 God Of Mercy [Autumn] £0.79
25 The Sinking of the Titanic £0.79
26 Survivors £0.79
27 Desolation £0.79
28 ‘There is no God’ (Boarding the Carpathia) £0.79
29 SOS Titanic End Titles £0.79
30 Bethena (Bonus Track) £0.79
Entire FLAC Download Album (30 tracks) £7.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section