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Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) was an English composer.

Arnold was born in Northampton, and studied at the Royal College of Music. He became principal trumpet with The London Philharmonic Orchestra, but went on to concentrate solely on composition. He is known as a composer of conservative tonal works, acknowledging Hector Berlioz as an influence and being compared to Jean Sibelius.

His works include symphonies,…

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  • I'm loving "Suite Bourgeoise." A very compact and pretty 12 mins.
  • Tam O'Shanter overture by '' Sir Malcolm Arnold '' - http://youtu.be/ceWSd1-udgM
  • Come along and join the group [url=http://www.last.fm/group/Orchestral+Composer+of+the+Week.]Orchestral Composer of the Week[/url]. Nominate your 5 favourite composers each week and see who gets into the Hall of Fame.
  • Whistle Down the Wind is what makes the 20,000 plays severely underrated. That was a truly magical score.
  • Nice, I was completely off-base with that previous comment :D It has quite a few British hallmarks, although not through being written in a derivative style - it's just little snippets of traditional dances, pop music, etc that find their way into the melody at times. An excellent symphony.
  • The River Kwai, Colonel Bogey March!! epic
  • The 7th symphony is remarkable. Very melodic, kind of daring, and doesn't sound English at all.
  • 5389 scrobbles. Is that all? He's a great composer - severely under-rated
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