Discography

 

A Room with a View, 1986

Soundtrack album of the Merchant Ivory film. Composer: Richard Robbins, orchestrated by Francis Shaw & Barrie Guard. RTE Orchestra, Dublin. UP Art 86003CD

The Music of Charlie Chaplin, 1989

Arranged for orchestra. Munich SO, conducted by Francis Shaw. Pulse Records PLS CD 275. Orchestral scores & parts for hire from Francis Shaw. Digital download of the album available.

Merlin of the Crystal Cave, 1991

Soundtrack album of the BBC TV series. Munich Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Francis Shaw. SilvaScreen records. Digital download of the album available.

Flowering Passions, 1991

Soundtrack album of the Channel 4 series. SilvaScreen Records film CD 116

Held in Trust. 1994

Soundtrack album of the TV series celebrating the centenary of the National Trust. Moscow Festival Orchestra, conducted by Francis Shaw . SilvaScreen records 1995. Digital download of the album available.

Vendetta. 1995

Soundtrack album of the Swedish film. Moscow Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Francis Shaw. Stockholm Records (STOCD 1520/527 271-2) Digital download of the album available.

New Age Rhapsody 1998

 Orchestrations of Zulfu Livaneli’s songs. London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Francis Shaw. IDA Muzik Orchestral scores & parts for hire from Francis Shaw. Digital download of the album available.

Orchestral scores & parts for hire.

Bright Phoenix. 1998

Choral music recorded by the choir of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, directed by Jonathan Rees-Williams, Roger Judd, organ. Mall Records. Album for sale.

 

To be issued in 2015:-

Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2. Martin Jones, piano

Slovak National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Francis Shaw

Orchestral scores & parts for hire from Francis Shaw.

A Secret Creativity

Song cycle for mezzo soprano & piano. Sally Bradshaw, mezzo- soprano, Francis Shaw piano. Poems by John White.

era competition, 1971. pub. Chester Music) & THE TIN KNIGHT. 4 Concertos: 2 for piano & orchestra, a Harpsichord concertino and a Viola concerto: Solo Piano music, Chamber & Choral music, several song cycles and music for children.

Orchestral arrangements include music by CHAPLIN, VANGELIS, The BEATLES (Sgt. Pepper. pub. Novello) & the Turkish songwriter ZULFU LIVANELI. Piano duet arrangements of light piano solos by BILLY MAYERL, ZEZ CONFREY, JAMES SCOTT and others (pub. Novello).  

His music for film includes THE COUNTRY GIRLS (1983): A ROOM WITH A VIEW (additional music & orchestrations,1985):  A NIGHTINGALE SANG (1989): VENDETTA (1994): EVIL [Ondskan] (2004, Ivor Novello award for Best Film score 2006).

TV music includes the BBC series IRELAND-A TELEVISION HISTORY (1980), SHACKLETON (1982), JAMAICA INN (1983), several Theatre Night TV productions of classic novels and plays including CRIME & PUNISHMENT (1978): THE MASTER BUILDER (1987) and A DINNER OF HERBS (1988). He has composed more than 80 documentary & factual TV scores. 

A complete list of his Film & TV music can be found on the IMDB website.

In 2006 his anthem for the Queen’s 80th birthday, BIRTHDAY PRAYER, was performed in her presence at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.

Francis has composed Production Library music for EMI (KPM), de Wolfe Music & The Scoring House (West One Music).