Muir Mathieson: A Life in Film Music
Scottish Cultural Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Conductors (Music) - 288 pages
More than any other person, Muir Mathieson was responsible for the transformation and development of British film music from the mid-1930s onwards. For too long he has gone unrecognised; this book addresses that oversight and gives Mathieson the recognition he so richly deserves.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Foreword by Miguel Mera
Analysis of Selected Film Scores
List of Film Credits
1 other sections not shown
49th Parallel accompaniment Alwyn arpeggios audience beginning brass British film camera cellos chords chromatic chromaticism cinema clarinet Claudius composer concert conductor contrast Dangerous Moonlight David Lean Denham diatonic diegetic discord dramatic effect fanfare feel film music film score Film Unit film-making film's flashback flat glissando Grierson Hamlet harmonic harp Hermione Herrmann Hollywood images instruments John Ken Cameron Korda Laura leitmotif London love theme Madeleine Madeleine's theme major key melody minor key modulation montage sequence motif move movie Muir Mathieson Muir's Muirne Musical Director musical silence musicians narrative non-diegetic octave Oliver's once opening title orchestra organised ostinato passage pastoral pedal piano playing produced providing Rachmaninov recording rhythm Richard Addinsell Rozsa scene Scottie Scottie's Scottish screen semitone sense shot solo sound Stefan Stirling strings and woodwind studio timpani tonality tremolo tremolo strings triplets Vaughan Williams vertigo violins Walton William Alwyn William Walton woodwind writing