Somme100 FILMSomme live (silent film)


100 years ago your uncle, brother, dad were signing up to be a part of something big.

Together they joined forces in their Pals battalions to fight for their country.

100 years on, we want to remember them and what they did through this international project.

In 2016 we are planning 100 Orchestral performances of the iconic 1916 film: The Battle of the Somme.

battle of the somme 2016 centenary

Orchestras worldwide will be performing Laura Rossi’s score live with film.

We are also running an education project alongside this, working with music hubs and school children.

Be part of the First World War Centenary Commemorations in 2016

Join up today!

If you or your orchestra (amateur or professional) are interested in being part of this – please get in touch.



Laura Rossi – Composer


Laura Rossi has written music extensively for film and television, including the critically acclaimed London to Brighton, The Eichmann Show, starring Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia and Song for Marion, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp.

She has also scored many silent films including the British Film Institute’s Silent Shakespeare and Jane Shore, and the famous IWM 1916 film The Battle of the Somme and The Battle of the Ancre.

Laura’s music has been recorded and performed by the Philharmonia, the London Musici Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Her works have been performed at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Laura is also lecturer for film music at the London Film Academy.


“Extremely accomplished music”Song For Marion Pic (home) copy
The Independent.

“a new music score by Laura Rossi, brilliantly effective”
The Times.

“A terrific young composer”
Simon Bates, Classic FM

“You cannot deny the power of this score; Laura Rossi very adeptly creates an emotional picture through impressive orchestral writing which is at once colourful, honourable, celebratory and moving.”  Michael Beek, Music from the Movies