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LADIES IN LAVENDER – Nigel Hess

April 29, 2005 Leave a comment

ladiesinlavenderOriginal Review by Jonathan Broxton

Nigel Hess is a composer who doesn’t get  enough press. An extremely talented composer who has written music for dozens of British TV series over the last 20 or so years, he is one of those people who music is immediately familiar (his themes for “Maigret”, “Wycliffe”, “Campion”, “Dangerfield” and “Hetty Wainthrop Investigates” are classics), but who is almost never recognized by the public at large. I would wager that the vast majority of the people reading this have never heard of him before, and do not own any of his earlier CDs. Bearing that in mind, the fact that he was hand-picked by actor/director Charles Dance to score his debut film, Ladies in Lavender, gives me a great deal of satisfaction. Hess has a talent which begs to be discovered by the wider world. Read more…

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