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Purcell Quartet

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The Purcell Quartet is becoming recognized as among the leading chamber groups in the realm of Baroque music performance. As its name suggests, the group offers devoted much work to championing the chamber functions of Henry Purcell, playing and documenting plenty of his result, notably the entire three- and four-part sonatas and the entire pavans. However the group’s huge repertory also contains functions by J.S. Bach, Corelli, Handel, Vivaldi, Schütz, and several additional Baroque composers. Furthermore, — and why is the Purcell players exclusive — they will have staged operas, such as for example Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and also have presented huge choral functions in concert by Bach, including cantatas and people. They have produced over 50 recordings, mainly for the Chandos label. The Purcell Quartet was founded in London in 1983, but didn’t provide its debut concert until Feb 14, the next season, at London’s St. John’s, Smith Square. The group’s associates then had been Robert Woolley (key pad), Catherine Mackintosh (violin), Elizabeth Wallfisch (second violin), and Richard Boothby (cello; viola da gamba). Only 1 change in workers provides taken place over time: violinist Catherine Weiss changed Wallfisch. The group acquired immediate success after its triumphant 1984 debut concert, and within 3 years proved six recordings for the Hyperion label, each specialized in an alternative Baroque composer: Vivaldi, Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, C.P.E. Bach, Geminiani, and Marais. In 1987 the ensemble started saving for Chandos Information and has created a lot more than 40 Compact disc titles for this Uk label. By the first ’90s, the Purcell Quartet is at great demand, both in the home and overseas. Numerous concert travels had taken the quartet not merely through the entire U.K., but across European countries, the U.S., SOUTH USA, and elements of the center East. In 1998 the group journeyed to Japan to stage shows of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. 3 years afterwards it came back for another essential tour, that one featuring a extremely effective staging of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo starring Tag Padmore. Other leading vocalists possess typically appeared on the Purcell Quartet’s opera and concert productions over time, including Emma Kirkby, Nancy Argenta, Michael Possibility, and Peter Harvey. The Purcell Quartet proclaimed its 20th wedding anniversary within an acclaimed Feb 2004 concert at Wigmore Hall. The ensemble provides remained very mixed up in recording studio room, and among its recordings may be the 2006 Chandos Compact disc of Couperin’s Les Countries, Vol. 2.

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Full Name The Purcell Quartet
Music Songs Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor "La Folia", III. Allegro, II. Larghetto, …denn meine Augen haben deinen Heiland gesehen, I., I. Adagio, I. Vivace, II. Allegro ma non troppo, Gloria, II. Adagio, III. Vivace, Sonata a 3 No. 2 in B flat major, Z. 791, II., II. Andante, IV. Presto, I. Andante, IV. Allegro, II. Allemanda, Trumpet Tune in C major, Z. 678, "Cibell", Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, I. Adagio - Vivace, V. Sarabande —, Sonata a 3 No. 5 in A minor, Z. 794, II. Vivace, III. Largo, III. Un poc' Allegro, II. Adagio e dolce, IV. Balletto, I. Grave: Staccato, Kyrie, I. Sonata: Grave - Allegro, Quemadmodum desiderat cervus, BuxWV 92
Albums Corelli: Sonatas for Strings, Biber: Harmonia Artificiosa-Ariosa, ‘La Folia’ and other sonatas, Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri, Vivaldi: Sonatas For Strings, Vol.1, Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa, Sonatas for Strings, Volume 3 (from opp. 3 & 4), Lutheran Masses, Volume 1, Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1, Biber: Sonatas Appropriate To the Altar or the Court (Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes), Corelli: Sonatas for Strings, Opp. 3-4, Vol. 4, Harpsichord Concertos, Vol.4, Sacred Cantatas, Volume 1 (The Purcell Quartet feat. soprano: Emma Kirkby, Suzie LeBlanc, bass: Peter Harvey, violin: Clare Salaman), Early Cantatas, Volume 2 : Weimar (The Purcell Quartet feat. soprano: Emma Kirkby, couter-tenor: Michael Chance, tenor: Charles Daniels, bass: Peter Harvey), Sonatas for Strings, Vol. II, La Folia and Other Concertos and Sonatas (The Purcell Quartet & Band), Early Cantatas, Volume 1 (The Purcell Quartet feat. soprano: Emma Kirkby, couter-tenor: Michael Chance, tenor: Charles Daniels, bass: Peter Harvey), La Folia, Leclair: Sonates for Strings, Op. 4, Sonatas for Strings, Volume I, Sonatas, Vol.1, Leclair: Ouvertures Et Sonates En Trio, Op. 13, Bach, J.S.: Trio Sonatas, Bwv 525-530, Mensa sonora, seu Musica instrumentalis / Sonata in A major, Sacred Cantatas, Volume 2 (The Purcell Quartet feat. soprano: Emma Kirkby, couter-tenor: Michael Chance, tenor: Charles Daniels, bass: Peter Harvey, violin: Clare Salaman), Lawes: Fantasia Suites, Variations on "La folia" and Other Sonatas, Sonatas, Vol.3, Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 2, Buxtehude: Sonatas, Op. 2, Capriccio Stravagante, Volume 2, Sonnatas, Volume 3, Lutheran Masses, Volume 2, Trio Sonatas


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1 Was nominated for Film Composer of the Year in 2005 and 2007 by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA).
2 Studied at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in England.
3 Invited to join the AMPAS in 2006.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 composer filming
Ali and Nino 2015 composer post-production
Everest 2015 composer completed
Hippie Hippie Shake completed
Wild Card 2015
The Boxtrolls 2014
A Long Way Down 2014
Trecias zmogus 2013
Redemption 2013/I
Quartet 2012
Anna Karenina 2012/I
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 2011
Jane Eyre 2011
Tick Tock Tale 2010 Short
Eat Pray Love 2010
Everybody's Fine 2009
Agora 2009
The Soloist 2009
My World 2008/I Short
Trancity 2008 Short
Uneternal City 2008 Documentary segment composer
The Brave One 2007
Far North 2007
Atonement 2007
Shrooms 2007
The Color of Freedom 2007
We Are Together (Thina Simunye) 2006 Documentary
The Return 2006/I
9/11: The Falling Man 2006 TV Movie documentary
Opal Dream 2006
V for Vendetta 2005
Sauf le respect que je vous dois 2005
Beyond the Gates 2005
The Brothers Grimm 2005
Pride & Prejudice 2005
Passer By 2004 TV Movie
Cheeky 2003
The Bypass 2003 Short
September 2003
This Little Life 2003 TV Movie
I Capture the Castle 2003
In This World 2002
Blood Strangers 2002 TV Movie
Into the Great Pyramid 2002 TV Movie documentary
The Visitor 2002/IV Short
The Warrior 2001
Happy Now 2001
Private Lives of the Pharaohs 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary 3 episodes
Pandaemonium 2000
Being Considered 2000
The Funeral of the Last Gypsy King 1999 Short
Southpaw 1999 Documentary
Preserve 1999 TV Short
The Sheep Thief 1997 Short as Dario Marionelli
I Went Down 1997
I Don't 1996 Short
The Long Way Home 1995
Ailsa 1994
Models Required 1994 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Long Way Down 2014 composer: original score
Quartet 2012 musician: solo piano
Anna Karenina 2012/I musician: solo piano / orchestrator
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 2011 orchestrator
Jane Eyre 2011 orchestrator / score producer
Everybody's Fine 2009 musician: piano
Agora 2009 orchestrator
The Brave One 2007 orchestrator
Far North 2007 conductor / orchestrator
Atonement 2007 orchestrator
The Color of Freedom 2007 conductor / orchestrator
The Return 2006/I music conductor / orchestrator
Opal Dream 2006 conductor / music producer
Sauf le respect que je vous dois 2005 conductor / orchestrator
Beyond the Gates 2005 conductor / orchestrator
I Capture the Castle 2003 conductor / orchestrator
In This World 2002 conductor / orchestrator
The Warrior 2001 conductor / orchestrator
Happy Now 2001 conductor
Silent Witness 1999 TV Series orchestrator - 3 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Boxtrolls 2014 lyrics: "Quattro Sabatinos" / music: "Quattro Sabatinos"
Quartet 2012 arranger: "Bella figlia dell'amore"
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 2011 performer: "Prologue", "Machinations", "Scotland", "Inspirational Sheikh", "Dreams", "A Turn for the Worse", "To the Yemen", "The Threat", "It's In Your DNA!", "Salmon Fishing", "Big Projects", "Rob Returns", "Disaster", "Goodbye Hello", "Happy Ending", "Bonus Bach" / writer: "Prologue", "Machinations", "Scotland", "Inspirational Sheikh", "Dreams", "A Turn for the Worse", "To the Yemen", "The Threat", "It's In Your DNA!", "Salmon Fishing", "Big Projects", "Rob Returns", "Disaster", "Goodbye Hell
Jane Eyre 2011 performer: "Piano Sonata No. 4 In E Flat Major, Op.7, First Movement: 'Allegro Molto E Con Brio'" 1796, "Piano Sonata No. 11 In A Major, K.331, Third Movement: 'Alla Turca'" C. 1783
Capitalism: A Love Story 2009 Documentary performer: "Two Figures By A Fountain" / writer: "Two Figures By A Fountain"
The Soloist 2009 "Symphony No. 3 Eroica, Op. 55, Mvmt. I, II and III", "String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132, Mvmt. III", "Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op. 102, No. 1, Mvmt. I", "String Quartet No. 12, Op. 1127, Mvmt. II", "String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131, Mvmt. I", "String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132, Mvmt. I and II", "Triple Concerto, Op. 56, Mvmt. II"
A Very British Gangster 2007 Documentary performer: "Karadites Lament", "Farewell", "Ghosts from the Past" - as Dario Marionelli / writer: "Karadites Lament", "Farewell", "Ghosts from the Past" - as Dario Marionelli
Pride and Prejudice Revisited 2005 TV Movie documentary "Dawn", "Georgiana"
Pride & Prejudice 2005 writer: "Dawn", "Meryton Townhall", "The Militia Marches In", "Arrival To Netherfield", "Another Dance", "Letter to Henry Purcell", "Can't Slow Down", "Stars and Butterflies", "Leaving Netherfield", "The Secret Life of Daydreams", "Your Hands Are Cold", "Darcy's Letter", "Liz on Top of the World", "The Living Sculptures of Pemberley", "Georgiana", "Mrs Darcy" - uncredited
Code 46 2003 music: "Tehran" / publisher: "Tehran"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L'arc-en-ciel 2009 TV Short thank you to

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary 2015 Documentary filming Himself
The Oscars 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Score

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Original Score Anna Karenina (2012)
2008 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Atonement (2007)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Atonement (2007)
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Score Atonement (2007)
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Atonement (2007)
2008 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Original Score Atonement (2007)
2008 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Soundtrack of the Year Atonement (2007)
2007 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Score Atonement (2007)
2007 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Music Composition of the Year Atonement (2007)
2007 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Score of the Year Atonement (2007)
2007 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Drama Film Atonement (2007)
2007 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Atonement (2007)
2006 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Original Score Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 HMMA Award Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Best Original Score - Animated Film The Boxtrolls (2014)
2014 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Animated Feature Film The Boxtrolls (2014)
2013 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Anna Karenina (2012)
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Anna Karenina (2012)
2013 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards Anna Karenina (2012)
2013 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Anna Karenina (2012)
2013 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Original Score Anna Karenina (2012)
2013 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora) Anna Karenina (2012)
2013 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Film Score of the Year Anna Karenina (2012)
2012 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Drama Film Anna Karenina (2012)
2012 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Comedy Film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score Anna Karenina (2012)
2011 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Drama Film Jane Eyre (2011)
2010 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Score (Mejor Música) Agora (2009)
2010 Goya Goya Awards Best Original Score (Mejor Música Original) Agora (2009)
2009 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Drama Film Agora (2009)
2009 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Original Score Atonement (2007)
2008 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards Atonement (2007)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Composer Atonement (2007)
2008 European Film Award European Film Awards European Composer Atonement (2007)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Score Atonement (2007)
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Score Atonement (2007)
2008 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Soundtrack Composer of the Year Atonement (2007)
2007 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Score Atonement (2007)
2007 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Composer of the Year
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score Atonement (2007)
2007 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Score Atonement (2007)
2006 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 European Film Award European Film Awards European Composer Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Music Composition of the Year V for Vendetta (2005)
2006 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Soundtrack Composer of the Year Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Soundtrack of the Year Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2005 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Composer of the Year
2005 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Drama Film Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2005 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film The Brothers Grimm (2005)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Score Atonement (2007)


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