Piece of Cake Theme in MP3: Toronto Mike Helps

GoogleI just received the following email from Ajax Mike.

I have a challenge for your Google-Fu. Back in 1990 or thereabouts there was a British miniseries (originally on ITV) that ran on Masterpiece Theatre over here. 'Piece of Cake' was about a squadron of Spitfire pilots in the months before and during the Battle of Britain. What I'm looking for, is the theme song. I'm getting tons of false positives due to the common phrase that's used for the title. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. :)

I've never heard of "Piece of Cake", but a visit to IMDB.com paints a pretty picture. It sounds like a series I would have enjoyed.

The message boards for the series are full of people, like Ajax Mike, looking for the theme song. I quickly learnt the music was composed and conducted by Peter Martin with The London Philharmonic Orchestra, but nobody seemed able to score an MP3. Neither was I.

If anyone out there comes across this entry looking for a digital copy of the squadron song from "Piece of Cake" and then scores it elsewhere, send it my way and I'll hook up Ajax Mike.

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Not the orchestrated version from the series, but there's a really pretty and tasteful mandolin version available in Mp3 from Amazon by Audey Ratliff. Wish I could find the soundtrack myself.

August 13, 2011 @ 1:04 AM

David Jefferies

It has, alas, never been released. The best you can do is buy the DVD. And record both the excellent theme and also the incidental music - mainly variations on the theme. I particularly like the music that accompanies the attempts at flying a spit under the bridge.

June 28, 2014 @ 4:16 PM

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