Things To Come - Sir Arthur Bliss

Things to Come (also known in promotional material as H. G. Wells' Things to Come) is a 1936 British black-and-white science fiction film from United Artists, produced by Alexander Korda, directed by William Cameron Menzies, and written by H. G. Wells. Score composed by Arthur Bliss. The film stars Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Pearl Argyle, and Margaretta Scott. Things to Come sets out a future history from 1940 to 2036. In the screenplay, or "treatment" that H G Wells published in 1935, before the film was released, the story ends in the year "A.D. 2054". They originally wanted the music to be recorded in advance, and have the film constructed around the music, but this was considered too radical and so the score, by Arthur Bliss, was fitted to the film afterwards in a more conventional way. A concert suite drawn from the film has remained popular and there are numerous recordings of it in print. WIKIPEDIA

VIDEO: This suite is derived from the music which Bliss wrote for the film of the same name. There are six movements: 1. Ballet 2. Attack 3. Pestilence 4. Reconstruction 5. Machines 6. March Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer, Arthur Bliss.


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