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John Barry and the James Bond sound

Haworth, Catherine (2008) John Barry and the James Bond sound. Programme note for 'James Bond: Shaken, not stirred' concert, Leeds Town Hall International Concert Season.

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    Abstract

    The James Bond films rely heavily on music to provide both continuity and
    innovation: John Barry‟s early Bond scores set a template for subsequent films with
    their combination of repeated musical elements that remain consistent across the
    series, and original material written specifically to reflect the narrative of each film.
    Barry‟s involvement in the James Bond series began with the first film in the series,
    Dr No, where he was engaged to orchestrate and record Monty Norman‟s „James
    Bond Theme‟. Barry was subsequently hired to write the score a further eleven Bond
    films, making him by far the most influential composer behind the distinctive Bond
    „sound‟.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
    Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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    Depositing User: Catherine Haworth
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 12:13
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2011 12:13
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/11886

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