New Bond Film, SPECTRE, to Feature Andreas Scholl & Brandenburg Sydney Recording

When the new blockbuster James Bond film Spectre is premiered in Sydney tonight, the audiences will hear something 'home-grown' in the soundtrack.

The film uses a track from an all-Vivaldi album made in Sydney in 2000 by German superstar countertenor Andreas Scholl and the five-time ARIA Award winning Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, conducted by Paul Dyer, the orchestra's Artistic Director.

"This is thrilling for us and of course our dear friend Andreas", says Paul Dyer. "We are so proud of this album and to have it find new life and audience in one of the year's biggest cinematic releases is beyond exciting."

"And who isn't a fan of Daniel Craig and James Bond?"

The track used by producers in the film is the haunting 'Cumdederit' from Nisi Dominus (track 4 on the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's album).

Click here to hear the complete track.

"The film will be seen by millions of people worldwide and all those people will get to experience a little taste of Andreas' vocal gifts and also the talents of some of the world's most brilliant early music players, the musicians of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra."

By coincidence, Riccardo Minasi, Italian violinist guest director of the Brandenburg current series, has a connection with Spectre as well. Scenes filmed in Rome were shot over a number of days from the roof of his apartment block.

The Andreas Scholl Vivaldi album was recorded at the ABC Studios in Ultimo in 2000, and released by ABC Classics in Australia and on the DECCA label internationally.

The Brandenburg and Andreas then toured the album throughout Europe in 2001, giving performances in Austria, Germany, France, and finally a Royal Albert Hall performance at the London Proms.


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