Neil Richardson
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1930-02-05
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Neil Richardson

Neil Richardson Biography (Wikipedia)

Neil Grant Richardson (5 February 1930 – 8 October 2010) was an English composer and conductor. As a composer, he is perhaps best known for "Approaching Menace" (the Mastermind theme tune) and "The Riviera Affair". During the 1960s–1990s, he was an arranger and conductor of various BBC Radio Orchestras, working on programmes such as String Sound and The Radio Orchestra Show. He was a prolific composer of library music for companies such as KPM, and his music has been used in numerous TV, film and radio productions.

The son of a Worcestershire clergyman, Neil Richardson was born in Stourport-on-Severn, and grew up in the village of Hartlebury. Aged eight, he went to become a chorister at Westminster Abbey. After leaving the Abbey school, he became a music scholar at Lancing College, Sussex, and continued his musical studies at the Royal College of Music, studying clarinet, piano and composition with professor William Lloyd Webber. During his National Service, he played solo clarinet with the band of the Royal Air Force at Cranwell. After completing his national service, he began a career as an arranger, writing and conducting for the BBC, particularly the then-numerous BBC Radio and concert orchestras. He was instrumental in creating the BBC Northern Radio Orchestra in 1975 and was its conductor for many years. He died, aged 80, in Nerja, Spain.

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Approaching Menace [Mastermind theme]
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Approaching Menace [Mastermind theme]
James Bernard, Philharmonia Orchestra & Neil Richardson
Dracula (1958)
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Dracula (1958)
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Approaching Menace
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Approaching Menace
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Mastermind
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Mastermind
Clive Anstee, Tristan Fry, Erich Gruenberg, Charles Taylor, Kenneth Essex, Allen Walley, Jerome Kern, Neville Taweel, John Wilson, Christopher Taylor, Barry Tuckwell, Stephen Shingles, Vivian Joseph, Derek Wickens, Neil Richardson, Chris Karan, Skaila Kanga, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett & Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Very warm for May - musical play, All the things you are arr. Bennett
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Very warm for May - musical play, All the things you are arr. Bennett
Neil Richardson
U.X.B (Live In Session)
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U.X.B (Live In Session)
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Better Than The Blues (Live In Session)
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Better Than The Blues (Live In Session)
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Dracula- Suite from Horror of Dracula
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Dracula- Suite from Horror of Dracula
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Rainbows
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Rainbows
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Mastermind Theme (Approaching Menace)
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Mastermind Theme (Approaching Menace)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1989: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1989-07-29T11:54:05
29
Jul
1989

Proms 1989: Prom 10

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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