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2015 sees the centenary of UK’s Film Distributors’ Association and there will be a Philharmonia Concert on 4th June 2015 at Royal Festival Hall to celebrate British Film music from Carry On to Harry Potter...

2015 sees a year of festivities for the UK’s Film Distributors’ Association as it celebrates 100 years of organised feature film releasing in the UK & Ireland. On 4th June, as part of the celebrations, the FDA in association with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra will present an evening of film music celebrating Britain's outstanding contribution to cinema, at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Conducted by Nicholas Dodd, whose film music credits include Avatar and Quantum of Solace, the orchestra will perform instantly recognisable UK movie music including: Chariots of Fire, The Dambusters and Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. Full playlist is listed below. Tickets available to buy here.

President of the FDA, Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE commented:

I am delighted that this concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra celebrates 100 years of UK film distribution – the essential process of releasing films and connecting them with audiences. But I’m all the more thrilled because so many of the movies that enthralled me as a child were musicals whose inspiration played a vital role in my subsequent career as a producer.

Close your eyes and think of what ‘Britishness’ means to you and I've little doubt you’ll soon start humming one or two movie themes. This evening’s concert offers a variety of ever-fresh tracks which, long after they were written, still seem to define an essential aspect of our culture.

The Official Chart company’s chart of movie soundtrack sales from the last 21 years shows British movies lead the way in sales, with Mamma Mia topping the chart.  Full chart listing with release date of the top 30 selling movie soundtracks since 1994 (when records began)

1 MAMMA MIA – Original Soundtrack 06-Jul-08
2 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 14-Mar-06
3 BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY 16-Apr-01
4 ULTIMATE DIRTY DANCING 15-Mar-04
5 DIRTY DANCING 09-Oct-87
6 GREASE 25-Jan-91
7 FROZEN 02-Dec-13
8 TITANIC - OST 17-Nov-97
9 TRAINSPOTTING 19-Feb-96
10 PULP FICTION 26-Sep-94

11 THE FULL MONTY 18-Aug-97
12 LOVE ACTUALLY 17-Nov-03
13 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 13-Aug-07
14 EVITA - OST 28-Oct-96
15 8 MILE 28-Oct-02
16 BRIDGET JONES - THE EDGE OF REASON 08-Nov-04
17 THE COMMITMENTS - OST 14-Oct-91
18 ROMEO & JULIET 10-Mar-97
19 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 - SENIOR YEAR 19-Oct-08
20 THE BODYGUARD 16-Nov-92

21 MOULIN ROUGE 14-May-01
22 LES MISERABLES 11-Jan-13
23 NOTTING HILL 17-May-99
24 RESERVOIR DOGS 04-Jan-93
25 TOP GUN 03-Sep-90
26 MAMMA MIA – Cast recording 01-Nov-99
27 O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU 04-Sep-00
28 THE BLUES BROTHERS 31-Dec-93
29 LOCK STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS 31-Aug-98
30 IRON MAN 2 - OST 19-Apr-10

Full concert playlist is as follows:

ERIC COATES The Dambusters March
JOHN BARRY Zulu
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 (from The King's Speech)
ERIC ROGERS Carry On... Up the Khyber
JULIAN NOTT Wallace and Gromit
CRAIG ARMSTRONG Love Actually
ALBERTO IGLESIAS Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
JOHN BARRY James Bond

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ELMER BERNSTEIN The Great Escape
GEORGE FENTON Shadowlands
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park
MAURICE JARRE Doctor Zhivago
MAURICE JARRE Lawrence of Arabia
ENNIO MORRICONE The Mission
VANGELIS Chariots of Fire
JOHN WILLIAMS Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Image - Philarmonia.co.uk