NIC RAINE  Arranger/ Orchestrator

As a specialist film music conductor Nic Raine has performed with the English Chamber, Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras of London, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Chamber Orchestra of London, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra of the City of Granada, the New Millenium Orchestra de Gijon, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Radio-Philharmonie Hannover NDR, the SWDR Orchestra of Kaiserslautern, the Staaskapelle Orchestra of Weimar, Hof Symphoniker, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Klassik Radio Pops Orchestra and the Orchestra of the City of Quebec. He has also conducted more than 100 recordings of film music for Silva Screen records with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and his re-recordings of classic film scores for Tadlow Music have won numerous awards. In 2011, in Chile, he conducted the combined forces of the City of Prague Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of Santiago, with 100 strong chorus, and the world class soloist Itzhak Perlman in two film music concerts, each before an audience of more than 10,000 people. In January 2013 he undertook a successful concert tour of China.

He is also accustomed to working with silent movies, having orchestrated many scores including The General, Safety Last, The Kid Brother, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Wings and the Phantom of the Opera. Nic also reconstructed Chaplin’s score for City Lights and Hugo Riesenfelds score for Sunrise. He has also conducted live performances of James Bernard’s silent movie score for Nosferatu at the Royal Festival Hall and performances of The General at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

Nic Raine is in the unique position of being a practitioner of the film music genre (as composer and arranger) on a daily basis and brings that experience to the concert hall. Having worked with some of the greatest composers he has a unique insight into the medium. He also moderates and has many amusing anecdotes about composers, their working and private lives, and the ‘hazards’ of music recording.




The playing by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra is just right and does a stellar job under Nic Raine's sensitive direction.

Roger Hall American Music Preservation

Together with Nic Raine’s monumental rerecording of Miklos Rozsa's EL CID, this is the finest re-recording I own of music in any genre. I cannot recommend this recording heartily and highly enough.

M. van Hasselt about the re-recording of Basil Poledouris’ Conan the Barbarian score

Thank you very much for everything. The performance which you drew from the orchestra is superb. Words cannot express how much this means to me. Now it exists in a definite edition for all time. I know father would be thrilled too.

John Waxman about the re-recording of Franz Waxman’s score Taras Bulba

Lovely, thank you. Congratulations to Nic Raine. I have the feeling the  orchestra's playing better under his direction.

Stephane Mucha on the performance of his Das Leben der anderer score

Many thanks, - beautiful playing, and a distinct improvement on the previous version.

Nigel Hess on the performance of his ‘Ladies in Lavender’ theme

Thank you for sending the albums to me.  Please tell Nic Raine that he did an absolutely lovely job and that I have enjoyed watching his career through the years.

Elmer Bernstein on hearing a collection of film music recordings

I've been meaning to write for a while to tell you how wonderful the new Cardinal recording is and what a great job you did.  I've listened to it many times and love it more and more.

Susanna Moross on the re-recording of her father Jerome Moross’ music

I think Nic Raine has caught the genuine John Barry sound almost perfectly. I listened to this CD twice this weekend and, once again, I have to say I am VERY impressed.

May I say that the orchestra and Nic Raine have done a superb job. Excellent. I keep playing it over and over


Nic Raine did an excellent job, Thanks a lot, Mr.Raine, I am a very pleased customer of yours.

I believe this to be a MASTERFUL piece of work. Raine's

interpretation of the End Titles  starts me crying.

John Barry forum members on the re-recording of various scores.

Nic Raine is Silva Screen’s premiere interpreter of John Barry, and his handling of the diverse material represented here is worthy of note.

Randall D. Larson on re-recordings of John Barry’s music

Credit conductor Nic Raine with doing the impossible. He has found Barry’s signature. Understanding this is vital. Raine conducts with "over-the-top" results that are far more interesting to listen to than clinically accurate playing.

Doug Fake –Intrada records on James Bond music re-recording

The audience applauded enthusiastically at the end and could have taken a third encore.

Peter Greenhill, concert with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Concert reviews Prague, November 2012

Music and songs from James Bond movies: The performance of The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Raine was immensely bond-ish. And the performance of the singers was wonderful.
The final concert at Rudolfinum was absolutely amazing. I have attended many film music concerts across Europe (John Williams with LSO in London, Jerry Goldsmith with LSO in London, Ennio Morricone in Verona and Vienna, Joe Hisaishi in Krakow, Concert for CARE in London, Hollywood in Vienna concerts, concerts in Ghent, etc.) but the final concert of Film Music Prague 2012 festival was one of the best concerts I have ever attended, heard and seen.
The performance of The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and choir under the direction of Nic Raine was simply amazing. Really one of the best film music concerts in my life!
Robert Richter

Nic Raine's talent was shining out over the orchestra and truly created a musical treat.                                    Hilary Saltzman,  director  Vue sur Bond, Quebec

As conductor, the Hofer Symphoniker, invited a real expert. His passion for film music transferred to the orchestra from the first note.                           Frankenpost

At the conductor’s rostrum was one of the best known conductors and arrangers of film music, Nic Raine. His presence guaranteed an authentic interpretation. Oberpfalznetz

Nic Raine has done a masterful job conducting this recording as he has done in the past.  His ability to capture the nuances of the various scores has made him one of my favorite people in the field.  Quo Vadis is a powerful recording and Mr. Raine deserves a standing ovation from lovers of film scores, and good music in general.

Eric Jamborsky  ‘Cinemaventure’.

Some of the better score re-performances in recent years have been done under the baton of Nic Raine, whose work with Tadlow Music has given vibrant new symphonic life to the likes of Maurice Jarre’s Lawrence of Arabia, Dmitri Tiomkin’s Fall of the Roman Empire and Franz Waxman’s Taras Bulba.

Daniel Schweiger film music