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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, dances, and film scores; he worked with Deep Purple, conducting a performance of their Concerto for… read more

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  • Avatar for Ntagfoo
    Playing his stuff is fun. Good guy, good music.
  • Avatar for Retinend
    I'm loving "Suite Bourgeoise." A very compact and pretty 12 mins.
  • Avatar for relax2music
    Tam O'Shanter overture by '' Sir Malcolm Arnold '' -
  • Avatar for Biscuit1978
    Come along and join the group [url=]Orchestral Composer of the Week[/url]. Nominate your 5 favourite composers each week and see who gets into the Hall of Fame.
  • Avatar for blackbook668
    Whistle Down the Wind is what makes the 20,000 plays severely underrated. That was a truly magical score.
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    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.
  • Avatar for Dani_Gabarrot
    The River Kwai, Colonel Bogey March!! epic
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    The 7th symphony is remarkable. Very melodic, kind of daring, and doesn't sound English at all.
  • Avatar for rutty
    5389 scrobbles. Is that all? He's a great composer - severely under-rated
  • Avatar for flakezz
    крутой мужик

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