THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (USA version) op.320A (January 1983)

Score for a feature film starring David Keith and directed by Frank Roddam - an alternative 'all-American' score recorded in Hollywood
Published by: Famous Music/Famous Chappell
Commissioned by: Paramount Films
Instrumentation: Orchestra
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Duration: 30 mins
First Performance: Recording at Evergreen Studios, Hollywood 3-4 Jan 1983 Carl Fortina Orchestra conducted by Howard Blake. Sound engineer Rick Riccio
Recordings Available
DVD,Video of 'Lords of Discipline'



Film starring David Keith, directed by Frank Roddam, produced by Herb Jaffe

Howard Blake's note: The film was supposed to be set in the military college The Citadel, S.Carolina, but they were not too keen to be the location, which moved to Sandhurst, England. I was musical director on the film and involved with organizing an American-style marching band at Kneller Hall for which I wrote and recorded band arrangements of 'Dipsy-Doodle' and 'Bonnie Blue Flag'. I collaborated with Lloyd Fonville on 'Carolina keep us faithful' as the school song, and made a setting of Kipling's 'Recessional' for a choir practice. After I had recorded the score Frank Roddam, editor Mike Bradsell and I were summoned to Hollywood and asked by Jeff Katzenberg to make a new ending and a new 'all-American' score. A new score was commissioned for the film which I composed in Chateau Marmont over Christmas.

Related Works

'THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE(UK VERSION)' op.320 (November 1982)
Score for a feature film starring David Keith and directed by Frank Roddam, recorded in London

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