Monday, May 31, 2010

EMI Classics is announcing the release of Howard Goodall’s original soundtrack to the upcoming four-part natural history series on ITV1 ‘The Seasons’ with Alan Titchmarsh (probably best known to American audiences from Ground Force). Goodall’s The Seasons was released on CD and digitally on May 17, 2010 to coincide with the ITV broadcasts. Last year, Goodall, an award-winning composer, acclaimed broadcaster and Classic FM radio Composer-in-Residence was named Classical BRIT Composer of the Year for his best-selling Eternal Light: A Requiem, released by EMI in 2008.

Describing the background to his new composition, Goodall says, “Several composers over the centuries have responded musically to the idea of the changing seasons, most notably Vivaldi. Haydn, Spohr, Verdi, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky, but I believe I am the first composer to create my Seasons suite over the period of a year in the respective seasons themselves. I would like to take credit for this approach, but in all honesty the season-by-season time scale was dictated by the filming schedule of the ITV series ‘The Seasons’ with Alan Titchmarsh, for which the suite provides a soundtrack.” In this brand new four part series for ITV1, everyone’s favourite gardener, Alan Titchmarsh goes back to his roots to find out how our changing seasons affect everything around us. The series reveals the profound and far-reaching impact that each season has on our wildlife and landscape, and how they shape the way we all live.

You can pre-order The Seasons now at Amazon and watch a clip about the album here!

Thanks to Natalie at HeadStreamPR I have 2 copies of this great new CD to give away! To enter, please leave a comment letting me know what your favorite season is. The competition is open to entrants in the US and Canada. The contest will end on Wednesday, June 8 after which I will choose the two winners at The winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email, or else I will have to choose new winners. Please make sure your email address is in your comment or on your profile. Good luck to all!

Disclaimer: I received 2 copies of the CD to give away, but I received no compensation for holding this giveaway


Runs With Words said...

My favorite season? Autumn, because of the combined beauty and sadness, but always with an underlying current of hope.

I would love to hear this new music!


abfantom said...

I like the fall the best. The temperatures are moderate and I love the colors!

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Mine has got to be spring!

contestcrow said...

I like the fall the best. The temperatures are moderate and I love the colors!

sinhead83 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Summer is my favorite season!

Melissa B. said...

My favorite season is Winter, because I love to see the snow. I would love to win because I enjoyed the music on Red Dwarf, which Howard composed.

Pamcakes said...

I love summer and spending my days at the pool!

Hotsnotty2 said...

I love spring the best, cool nights, warm days! Thanks!

/\Heather/\ said...

I like the fall. I am ready by that time for cool breezes and bright colors in the trees. Thanks!

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