The Godfather – Orchestral Suite
Composed by Nino Rota
Melodica: Jakob Weber
Mandolin: Mads Kjølby
Solo violin: Christina Åstrand
In January 2018, The Danish Broadcast Corporation (DR) aired a concert called “The Morricone Duel” performed by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra /DR SymfoniOrkestret, The Danish National Concert Choir with various soloists conducted by Sarah Hicks. The score is available on all regular Streaming-Platforms.
The music performed was titles from a wide range of western movies and mafia movies reflecting different perspectives on an Italian-American movie and film music style.
Featured composers were Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann, Nino Rota and Sonny Bono with music from films by Sergio Leone, Quentin Tarantino, Brian DePalma and Francis Ford Coppola.
Set design design: Nikolaj Trap
Light design: Mikael Sylvest
Arranged and orchestrated by Martin Nygaard & Nicolai Abrahamsen
Director of photography: Karsten Andersen
Executive Producer, idea and concept: Nicolai Abrahamsen
Performed and recorded in DR Koncerthuset 2018.
(Sources : YouTube / DR Koncerthuset)