Sacha Puttnam brings his unique blend of skills in classical music, pop arrangements and film soundtracks to this beautiful reworking of First of May by The Bee Gees, released by Ulysses Arts on 1st May 2020. It is also a teaser for Sacha's full album of classic soundtracks arranged for orchestra and piano, which we are releasing this summer.
Sacha's arrangement will delight Bee Gees fans, capturing the original song's gentle nostalgia in instrumental form. 2020 is fifty years since the making of David Puttnam's cult film Melody, written by Alan Parker - the team behind Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Mississippi Burning - which features First of May.
Sacha has scored more than 30 films, working with directors including John Pilger, Robert Le Page, Andrea Arnold and John Dryden, numerous radio dramas and podcasts.