Ocean’s Kingdom, A 2011 Ballet Score by Paul McCartney, Co-Arranged and Conducted by John Wilson

I prefer the second movement but the entire piece is worthwhile.

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Just so you don’t think I’m always down on my darling lad, here’s John’s orchestration, written in 2002 when he was 30, of Howard Goodall’s score for the TV movie The Gathering Storm, a bit Eric Coatesish. And here’s the orchestration he wrote in 2000 when he was 28, of Richard Rodney Bennett’s music for the TV mini-series fantasy Gormenghast.

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