SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #63 : CRAIG ARMSTRONG

Craig Armstrong is a Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1981, and has since written music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.

Armstrong’s score for William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet earned him a BAFTA for Achievement in Film Music and an Ivor Novello. His composition for Baz Luhrmann’s musical Moulin Rouge! earned him the 2001 American Film Institute’s composer of the Year award, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and a BAFTA. Armstrong was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Original Score in 2004 for the biopic Ray. His other feature film scoring credits include Love Actually, Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The Incredible Hulk.
(lifted from wiki)

His work has also seen him utlise the talents of many pop/rock musicians and vocalists, and it is in this regard that I have one of his works in the collection, a single from 1997 that was bought on a whim:-

mp3 : Craig Armstrong featuring Elizabeth Fraser – This Love

Probably the clearest vocal delivery that Liz has ever delivered and she fits perfectly into the lush arrangment this lengthy ballad (six and a half minutes all told) is given.

Enjoy.

2 thoughts on “SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #63 : CRAIG ARMSTRONG

  1. Better still is his work with Massive Attack on Protection. He has such a huge body of work that most people wouldn’t know he has done/been involved in. Discogs is the best way to find out.

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