Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by James McFadyen, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    After listening to many many Orchestral arrangments of pop tunes by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, I have came to the conclusion that the LSO stuff is far superior, in my opinion. Much classier and intellegent arrangments!

    Just wondered if anyone else has heard these two famous orchestra's attempts at 'Orchestral Rock' - which ones did you like and which ones would you recommend.
  2. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    Sorry I forgot Orchestra's have French Horns! I forgot how horrible they are and how much they damage the colour of a piece of music ;)

    Silly me!

    :wink: :wink:
  3. supersplit

    supersplit Member

    Oh come on! LSO every time. MORRIS MURPHY!!! Need I say more? :lol:
  4. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    Indeed! :lol:
  5. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    I think his brother, Maurice, is much better! ;)
  6. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    I agree. LSO without a shadow of a doubt.

    Their Classic Rock series was absolute quality.

    What made them so good were the stunning arrangements. One name that sticks in my mind that did a lot of the arrangements was Andrew Pryce Jackman. Anybody know what else he's done - if anything??!?

    I saw every concert of the Classic Rock series and have every 'album'. Never tire of listening to them. Would highly recommend these - although I'm not sure you can still get them.

  7. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    I don't know the answer to your question, but you might find some insight into the subject in the new book by Richard Morrison about the LSO. It might even shed some light into Howard Snell's chairmanship too.
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Didn't he have his own band once - Maurice Motors :?: :wink: :lol:

    His name recently cropped up as having arranged the music for the recordings Peter Skellern made with Grimethorpe.

    I too prefer the LSO recordings - they seem to have more strength in depth, and certainly a fuller brass sound throughout.
  9. Big Fella

    Big Fella Member

    Definately LSO....
    What an amazing brass section...
  10. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    are we talking about who's arrangements are better or which orchestra is better? cos rpo arn't in the same league as lso... maybe better debating two orchestras of a more similar standing ie. bbc phil and halle...
  11. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    I was actually hopeing for a debate on who's arrangments are better :)
  12. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Wasn't it the RPO who teamed up with Louis Clark for that lamentable (sorry, just a personal opinion) Hooked on Classics?
  13. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    His son is quite nifty too - Morris Minor! :lol:

  14. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Think you're right. It seems that for some time, in the absence of a proper base or development policy, they have had to take on anything that will generate income without much thought to quality control or artistic merit.
  15. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    God, that sounds like a critique for Victoria Beckham! ;-)

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