James Bond Suite

Beginning with John Barry‘s classic arrangement of »The James Bond Theme«, the suite moves into a selection from his score for »From Russia With Love«, followed by the swaggering »Thunderball« and the brilliantly conceived – and now equally iconic – percussive musical sting for »007«.  »You Only Live Twice« saw Barry introduce another recognisable melodic line from the canon, the romantic and exotic descending string motif first heard in the score’s cue »Mountains and Sunsets«, while »On Her Majesty’s Secret Service« sees a bristling muted-brass main theme. Finally »Diamonds Are Forever« rounds off the classic selection with what is an instantly recognisable theme, often cast in a liltingly romantic mould in the original score.