Here's to the Heroes

Here's to the Heroes

by The Ten Tenors

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Aussie sensations the Ten Tenors reconvene for their most ambitious outing yet on Here's to the Heroes, a stirring collection of movie music adapted for the classically trained singers. The project is the brainchild of prolific film composer John Barry -- whose credits include numerous James Bond movies,…  See more details below


Aussie sensations the Ten Tenors reconvene for their most ambitious outing yet on Here's to the Heroes, a stirring collection of movie music adapted for the classically trained singers. The project is the brainchild of prolific film composer John Barry -- whose credits include numerous James Bond movies, as well as such epics as Out of Africa, The Cotton Club, and Dances with Wolves -- and his soaring themes take wing in the tenors' hands. Their combined voices add a potent emotional heft to the title track, along with several other grandly scaled numbers like "Who Wants to Live Forever?" Other more sensitive songs, such as "Les Choristes" (taken from the charming French film of the same name), serve to lighten the mood and set the more exhilarating tracks in relief. Also on board the project's team is lyricist Don Black, a longtime Barry collaborator on several James Bond theme songs (versions of two of them are included here), while conductor and arranger Nicholas Dodd provides still another Bond connection. With all that cinematic talent, it would be surprising if this album didn't deliver the expressive goods, and it certainly does, often thrillingly so, with the mighty London Symphony Orchestra supplying a grand instrumental backing. (The hard-working French horn section almost deserves a starring credit of its own.) It all adds up to some inspirational listening from the popular dectet, a rousing reworking of Barry's most memorable music for the silver screen.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Warner Bros Uk


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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ten Tenors   Primary Artist,Vocal Ensemble
Derek Watkins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tony Lewis   Cello
Nicholas Dodd   Conductor
Paul Archibald   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Craig Atkinson   Tenor (Vocal)
John Barclay   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Pete Beachill   Trombone
Mark Berrow   Violin
John Bradbury   Violin
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Nick Cooper   Cello
Malcolm Creese   Bass
Andy Findon   Alto,Flute
Tristan Fry   Timpani
Simon Gardner   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Roger Garland   Violin
Wilfred Gibson   Violin
Rusen Gunes   Viola
John Heley   Cello
Tony Hinnigan   Cello
Garfield Jackson   Viola
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Paul Kegg   Cello
Gary Kettel   Percussion,taiko
David Kidd   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Greg Knowles   Percussion
Chris Laurence   Bass
Martin Loveday   Cello
Pauline Lowbury   Violin
Dominic Miller   Guitar
Peter Oxer   Violin
Chris Pitsillides   Viola
Maciej Rakowski   Violin
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
George Robertson   Viola
Sonia Slany   Violin
Jonathan Strange   Violin
Stephen Tees   Viola
Allen Walley   Bass
Fenella Barton   Violin
Dermot Crehan   Violin
Gillian Findlay   Violin
Clare Finnimore   Viola
David Johnson   Bass
Steve McManus   Bass
Maurice Murphy   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
James Potter   Cello
Mary Scully   Bass
Gillian Thoday   Cello
Helen Tunstall   Harp
Dave Keary   Guitar
Bill Hawkes   Viola
Peter Lale   Viola
Julian Tear   Violin
Paul Willey   Violin
Steve Anstee   Cello
Harriet Davies   Violin
Philippa Ibbotson   Violin
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Frank Schaefer   Cello
Jackie Shave   Violin
Moray Welsh   Cello
Bruce White   Viola
Martin Owen   Horn
David Ogden   Violin
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
Rolf Wilson   Violin
Andrew Crowley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Peter Davies   Trombone
Cathy Giles   Cello
Paul Gardham   Horn
Lynda Houghton   Bass
Julian Leaper   Violin
Stephen Maw   Bassoon
Julia Singleton   Violin
Edward Vanderspar   Viola
Richard Watkins   Horn
Everton Nelson   Violin
Nigel Black   Horn
Shannon Brown   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Musical Direction
Jonathan Tunnell   Cello
Clive Lander   Violin
Gareth Hulse   Oboe,Cor anglais
Roger Argente   Bass Trombone
Steven Baker   Piano
Lorraine McAslan   Violin
Jim Rattigan   Horn
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Warren Zielinski   Violin
David Pyatt   Horn
David Ayre   Bass
Dominic Black   Bass
Paddy Lannigan   Bass
Stewart Morris   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Nick Barr   Viola
Stacey Watton   Bass
Nina Robertson   Alto,Flute
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Clive Dobbins   Violin
Owen Slade   Tuba
Manon Derome   Violin
Drew Graham   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Matthew Hickey   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Julian Farrell   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Helen Paterson   Violin
Zoe Martlew   Cello
Mike Lovatt   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Simon Masterton Smith   Violin
Gordon Buchan   Violin
Christopher Clad   Violin
Morgan Goff   Viola
John Anderson   Oboe,Cor anglais
Simon Baggs   Violin
Laurence Davies   Horn
Beatrix Lovejoy   Violin
Stephen Orton   Cello
Craig Hendry   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Christopher Bevan   Violin
Michael Manicus   Piano
Richard Cookson   Viola
Melissa Phelps   Cello
Martin Burgess   Violin
Mike "Brotha Jinx" Thompson   Horn
Rachel Roberts   Viola
Richard Milone   Violin
Liam McLachlan   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Sharon Beale   Cello
Thomas Bowes   Violin
Kathy Burgess   Viola
Nicholas Rodwell   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Steven Baker   Piano
Julie Andrews   Bassoon
Ten Tenors Orchestral Ensemble   Performing Ensemble
David Woodcock   Violin
Gabrielle Lester   Violin
Caroline Dearnley   Cello
Vinnie Calaiuta   Drums
Jonathan Williams   Cello
Craig Atkinson   Tenor (Vocal)
Katherine Gowers   Violin
Peter Hanson   Violin
Richard Berry   Horn
Steve Morris   Violin

Technical Credits

Brian May   Composer
Nicholas Dodd   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
John Barry   Lyricist,Executive Producer
Don Black   Composer,Lyricist
Leslie Bricusse   Lyricist
Hal David   Lyricist
Simon Franglen   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Lisa Gerrard   Lyricist
Nicola Piovani   Composer
Hans Zimmer   Composer
Simon Rhodes   Engineer
Bruno Coulais   Composer,Lyricist
Gavin Greenaway   Lyricist
Shannon Brown   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Darren Clark   Management
Steven Baker   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Hal Fitzgerald   Engineer
Klaus Badelt   Lyricist
Ric Salmon   Executive Producer
Drew Graham   Vocal Producer
Matthew Hickey   Executive Producer,Artistic Director
Christophe Barratier   Composer,Lyricist
Craig Hendry   Arranger,Programming,Vocal Arrangements,Production Support
Geoff McGahan   Engineer
Michael Manicus   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Geoff McGahon   Engineer
Jon Bailey   Engineer
Raphael Serrano   Engineer
Anne Kowald   Accounting
Wendy Irwin   Logistics
Vincenzo Cerami   Lyricist
D-J Wendt   Management

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