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Last Of The Summer Wine - Original Music From The TV Series - Orchestra Conducted By Ronnie Hazlehurst / RH Records Audio CD 1997 / 5020679112120

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Last Of The Summer Wine - Original Music From The TV Series - Orchestra Conducted By Ronnie Hazlehurst / RH Records Audio CD 1997

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Composer and conductor Ronnie Hazlehurst, who also produced themes for such series as Are You Being Served?, Yes Minister, and Only Fools and Horses, created the theme for the show. The BBC initially disliked Hazlehurst's theme, feeling it was not proper for a comedy programme to have such mellow music. He was asked to play the music faster for more comedic effect but eventually his original slower version was accepted. A jauntier, upbeat version was played by a brass band in the episode "Full Steam Behind".

The theme, an instrumental work, featured lyrics three times. The 1981 Christmas special, "Whoops", had two verses of lyrics written by Roy Clarke that were performed over the closing credits. The 1983 film, Getting Sam Home, used those two verses, with an additional two and played them over the opening credits. Another altered version was sung during Compo's funeral in the 2000 episode "Just a Small Funeral". Bill Owen also wrote a different version of the lyrics but this version was never used during an episode of the show.

Composing the score for each episode until his death in 2007, Hazlehurst spent an average of ten hours per episode watching scenes and making notes for music synchronisation. Hazlehurst then recorded the music using an orchestra consisting of a guitar, harmonica, two violins, a viola, cello, accordion, horn, bass, flute, and percussion. The distinctive harmonica was played by Harry Pitch, who had featured in the 1970 one-hit-wonder "Groovin With Mr Bloe".


Label: RH Records – 5020679112120
CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1997
Genre: Classical, Stage & Screen




1   Last Of The Summer Wine Theme And Variations  
2   Thrice Nicely 3:52
3   Rivers, Pools And Streams 4:04
4   Spanish Onion Gravy 3:04
5   Dozing Dewhirst 3:36
6   Woolly Welly Thoughts 2:08
7   Liebestraum 5:02
8   All In Good Faith 3:22
9   Stocking Filler 2:40
10   Coffee Quintet 3:09
11   Oh My - Eli! 1:19
12   Vistas Valleys And Vales 4:41
13   Freedom On Wheels 2:51
14   Strollin' Memory Lane 3:43
15   Edie In Triumph 2:51
16   Stampling Dream Acres 3:59
17   Scarborough Fair 2:35
18   Pratty Flowers 3:56
19   Seymour Utterthwaite R.I.P. 3:21
20   Military Matters 3:21
21   Nora, My Nora 4:00



  • Bass Guitar Dave Richmond
  • Cello Chris Green (4)
  • Composed By Ronnie Hazlehurst
  • Conductor [Orchestra Conducted By] Ronnie Hazlehurst
  • Executive-Producer [Executive In Charge Of Production] Mike Collier
  • Guitar Judd Procter
  • Harmonica Harry Pitch
  • Harp Skaila Kanga
  • Horn John Pigneguy
  • Liner Notes Alan J.W. Bell, Roy Clarke (3)
  • Lyrics By Bill Owen (2), Norman Newell, Roy Clarke (3)
  • Percussion Derek Price, John Dean (2)
  • Viol [Viole] George Ernlund, Ken Essex
  • Violin Belinda Bunt, Bernard Partridge, Celia Sheen, Homi Kanga, Roy Gillard
  • Violin [Leader] Jack Rothstein
  • Woodwind [1st Woodwind] Roy Willox
  • Woodwind [2nd Woodwind] Ray Swinfield






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