On Saturday 11 February – BBC Radio 3 commencing at 3pm. ‘The Sound of Cinema’ programme presented by Matthew Sweet will focus on the film music of William Alwyn which will include an interview with arranger and composer Philip Lane who has reconstructed so many of Alwyn’s films scores for recording.


As part of the 24th Chichester Film Festival, which runs from the 13th to 30th August 2015 at Chichester Cinema, New Park, Alwyn will be represented by nine of his films plus some chamber works performed ‘live’ by young musicians who are Park Lane award winners. The screening of Odd Man Out will be preceded by a performance of the String Quartet No. 3 performed by the Alke String Quartet; The Fallen Idol by String Quartet No. 2 (Spring Waters) performed by the Gildas Quartet; The Magic Box by Divertimento for Solo Flute, Crepuscule for Solo Harp and Naiades for Flute and Harp performed by Rosana Ter-Berg (Flute) and Anne Denholm (Harp); The Card by the Sonata Impromptu for Violin and Viola and the String Trio performed by the Elbana String Trio. Five further films without musical introductions will be Green for Danger, The History of Mr Polly, The Naked Edge, Our Country, and The Winslow Boy. Andrew Palmer will be giving an illustrated talk on Alwyn’s film music on Saturday 15th August commencing at 13.15pm. Further details can be found at


Doreen Carwithen – Concerto for Piano and Strings coupled with works by Gordon Jacob and Malcolm Williamson
Mark Bebbington – Piano, Innovation Chamber Ensemble conducted by Richard Jenkinson

SOMM Recordings – SOMMCD 254
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Piano Music by William Alwyn and Doreen Carwithen performed by Mark Bebbington containing the following works:

Alwyn: Fantasy Waltzes; Sonata allla Toccata; Funeral Rites for the Death of an Artist (WP); Bicycle Ride (WP); Piece for Piano (WP); The Weather Vane (WP)

Carwithen: Sonatina for Piano Solo (WP)

Mark Bebbington (Piano)

Somm Records (SOMMCD 0133)

WP indicates a world premiere recording.