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AGATHA - ALBUM RELEASE OF THE 'LOST' SCORE HOLLYWOOD 2020, A NEW RELEASE OF AN ALBUM OF THE ORIGINAL FILM SCORE BY HOWARD BLAKE COMPOSED IN 1978 Howard Blake conducted The National Philharmonic Orchestra (leader Sidney Sax), for the score of the feature film made in 1978 starring Dustin Hoffmann and Vanessa Redgrave, This is the release of a complete soundtrack recording in 2020 under the title 'Agatha - music inspired by the motion picture.' The score was dubbed onto the film and given an enthusiastic reception at BAFTA. However, at the instigation of Vanessa Redgrave and a replacement producer, Jarvis Astaire, this large and opulent period-sounding score was scrapped and replaced by something much smaller and more contemporary.

24th July 2020

Warner Brothers/Sweetwall First Artists/Casablanca Productions

Producers Lord David Puttnam, Gaverick Losey

Director Michael Apted

Editor Jim Clarke

'Agatha' the feature film told the story of Agatha Christie's disappearance in 1927. Under a false name she had in fact escaped from public view to The Swan Hotel, Harrogate, where much of this film was shot, making much use of its splendid ballroom.There were two pre-production recordings of period incidental music for the ballroom scenes made on 22 Oct, 1978, 10-1 and 4-7, 1978. They featured a typical period piano trio - violin Sidney Sax, cello Reginald Kilbey, piano Howard Blake.   Existing period music included:

My wonderful one; I love the moon; I wonder where my baby is tonigh; Yessir that's my baby; They didn't believe me; 'Softly awakes my heart' from Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens; HMS Pinafore, Sullivan; Somewhere a voice is calling; Serenade -Heykens,  plus a theme tune for the film by Howard himself entitled 'Could it be you'.

A post-production recording of further incidental music took place 14th April 1978 10.00 --5.00

The main original music soundtrack score composed and conducted by Howard Blake was recorded at CTS Studio 1, Wembley: 19, 20, 21 October 1978. Recording engineer John Richards.

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