Neil Richardson

Born 5 February 1930. Died 8 October 2010
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 compositions, such as the "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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The Riviera Affair
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The Riviera Affair
Jerome Kern
All The Things You Are (Very Warm For May)
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All The Things You Are (Very Warm For May)
Jerome Kern
All The Things You Are
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All The Things You Are

All The Things You Are

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Barry Tuckwell, Richard Rodney Bennett, Christopher Taylor and ensemble
Neil Richardson
Approaching Menace
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Approaching Menace
James Bernard
Dracula has Risen from the Grave
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Dracula has Risen from the Grave
David Whitaker
Vampire Circus - Prologue
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Vampire Circus - Prologue
James Bernard, Philharmonia Orchestra & Neil Richardson
Dracula (1958)
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Dracula (1958)

Dracula (1958)

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James Bernard
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, Richard Rodney Bennett & Richard Rodney Bennett
All the things you are arr Bennett
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All the things you are arr Bennett

All the things you are arr Bennett

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Clive Anstee
Tristan Fry
Erich Gruenberg
Charles Taylor
Kenneth Essex
Neville Taweel
John Wilson
Christopher Taylor
Barry Tuckwell
Stephen Shingles
Vivian Joseph
Derek Wickens
Chris Karan
Skaila Kanga
Richard Rodney Bennett
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Neil Richardson
U.X.B (Live In Session)
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U.X.B (Live In Session)
Neil Richardson
Better Than The Blues (Live In Session)
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Better Than The Blues (Live In Session)
James Bernard
Dracula- Suite from Horror of Dracula
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Dracula- Suite from Horror of Dracula
Neil Richardson
Rainbows
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Rainbows
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1989: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1989-07-29T01:50:32
29
Jul
1989

Proms 1989: Prom 10

Royal Albert Hall

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