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Oldfield, Mike 1953-

Overview
Works: 601 works in 1,756 publications in 6 languages and 5,894 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Music  Orchestral music  History  Popular music  New Age music  Progressive rock music  Fiction 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Instrumentalist, Singer, Director, Other, Producer, Lyricist, Creator, Interviewee, Narrator, Musician, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The killing fields by Roland Joffé ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's friendship with a Cambodian interpreter, Dith Pran, during the time of the 1975 Khmer Rouge revolution
Tubular bells by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
104 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arguably one of the best conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. The variety of instruments combine to create an exciting multitude of rhythms, pitches, tones, and harmonies
Pavarotti & friends by Luciano Pavarotti ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music of the spheres by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mike Oldfield has always been famed for his unconventional approach to music. Throughout his career he has consistently broken musical boundaries, and with Music of the Spheres he continues to do so. Taking influences from Holst and Rachmaninov as much as Steve Reich or William Orbit, this piece is classical in nature, but yet is also immediately identifiable as classic Mike Oldfield. Using a full concert orchestra and choir, and with solo parts from Mike himself on guitar, legendary soprano Hayley Westenra and renowned pianist Lang Lang, this is a work with huge emotional and musical scope. The title of the piece is a reference to something that Mike feels strongly: that all music should aim to represent the spriritual, or otherworldly elements of life: something beyond the mundane and everyday. In this he has clearly succeeded. Music of the Spheres is by turns epic, tender, mournful and triumphant. It is the work of a composer who above all can make beautiful and substantial music, regardless of genre or instrumentation
Tubular bells 2 by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voyager by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The songs of distant Earth by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tubular bells 2003 by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Tubular Bells 2003' follows Reading-born Oldfield's 2002 Ibiza-influenced 'Tres Lunas', and is a complete re-recording of his revered 1973 debut, 'Tubular Bells'. As different instruments are added to the collage of sound, they are introduced by John Cleese on this 30th Anniversary version
Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
49 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The orchestral Tubular bells by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
29 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
39 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isles of wonder Music for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relive unforgettable musical moments from the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony with this collection of performances
Islands by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
30 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man on the rocks by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
13 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The killing fields by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
26 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incantations by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isles of wonder music for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In January 2012 Danny Boyle, Artistic Director of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, revealed that the Ceremony theme had been inspired by The Tempest's 'Isles of Wonder' speech. This has followed into the title of this album, compiling music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Starring a cast of more than 10,000 performers, the theme of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was inspired by The Tempest, the dream of Caliban - 'Be not afeard the isle is full of noises'. 'The Isles of Wonder' featured newly-composed music by Underworld, but also choirs, orchestras, vocalists and musicians alongside the chimes of a specially-commissioned 23-ton bell. The largest harmonically tuned bell in the world
Five miles out by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
33 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crises by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of Mike Oldfield Elements by Mike Oldfield ( Recording )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
M. Oldfield
Michael Gordon Oldfield
Michael Oldfield
MIKE OLDFIELD
Oldfield
Oldfield, Michael
Oldfield, Michael 1953-
Oldfield, Michael Gordon
Oldfield, Michael Gordon 1953-
Languages
English (288)
German (30)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (4)
French (3)
Italian (1)
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