Christopher Palmer

Arranger. Born 9 September 1946. Died 22 January 1995
Christopher Palmer
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1946-09-09
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Christopher Palmer

Christopher Palmer Biography (Wikipedia)

Christopher Francis Palmer (9 September 1946 – 22 January 1995) was an English composer, arranger and orchestrator; biographer of composers, champion of lesser-known composers and writer on film music and other musical subjects; record producer; and lecturer. He was involved in a very wide range of projects and his output was prodigious. He came to be regarded as one of the finest symphonic orchestrators of his generation. He was dedicated to the conservation, recording and promotion of classic film scores by composers such as Bernard Herrmann, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Miklós Rózsa, Elmer Bernstein and others. He wrote full biographies as well as sleeve notes, radio scripts, reviews and articles, on composers such as Benjamin Britten, Frederick Delius, Karol Szymanowski, Arthur Bliss, George Dyson, Herbert Howells, Maurice Ravel, Nikolai Tcherepnin and others.

He arranged music from the film scores and other music of William Walton, Malcolm Arnold, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ernest Bloch. Artists who have performed his work include José Carreras, James Galway, Julian Lloyd Webber, and Jill Gomez. Outside the area of music, he put together anthologies of the prose of Arthur Machen and James Farrar. He died of an AIDS-related disease at the age of 48.

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Ernest Bloch
Prayer (From Jewish Life)
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Prayer (From Jewish Life)
Malcolm Arnold
Hobson's Choice (1954) - Wedding Night
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Hobson's Choice (1954) - Wedding Night
Ernest Bloch
Prayer (From Jewish Life)
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Prayer (From Jewish Life)
Vittorio Monti
Czardas
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Czardas
Sergei Prokofiev
Fanfare and Polonaise (War and Peace Suite arr Palmer)
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Fanfare and Polonaise (War and Peace Suite arr Palmer)
Malcolm Arnold
The River Kwai March (Bridge on the River Kwai)
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The River Kwai March (Bridge on the River Kwai)
Ernest Bloch
From Jewish Life (Prayer)
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From Jewish Life (Prayer)
Franz Waxman
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941) - Suite
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941) - Suite
Franz Waxman
Captains Courageous (1937) - Suite
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Captains Courageous (1937) - Suite
Malcolm Arnold
Fantasy on Christmas Carols (from the film "The Holly and the Ivy")
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Fantasy on Christmas Carols (from the film "The Holly and the Ivy")
Malcolm Arnold
Exploits for Orchestra (Comedy Suite from The Belles of St Trinian's)
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Exploits for Orchestra (Comedy Suite from The Belles of St Trinian's)

Exploits for Orchestra (Comedy Suite from The Belles of St Trinian's)

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Paul Janes
Music Arranger
Orchestra
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor
William Alwyn
Odd Man Out (1946) - Nemesis and Finale
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Odd Man Out (1946) - Nemesis and Finale
William Alwyn
Odd Man Out (1946) - Delirium and Lullaby
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Odd Man Out (1946) - Delirium and Lullaby
William Alwyn
The History of Mr Polly (1949) - Prelude
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The History of Mr Polly (1949) - Prelude
Malcolm Arnold
Hobson's Choice (music for the film); Finale
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Hobson's Choice (music for the film); Finale
Malcolm Arnold
Hobson's Choice (music for the film); Overture and Shoe Ballet
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Hobson's Choice (music for the film); Overture and Shoe Ballet
William Walton
The Lovers from Troilus and Cressida Symphonic Suite
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The Lovers from Troilus and Cressida Symphonic Suite
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Flight of the Bumblebee
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Flight of the Bumblebee
Dimitri Tiomkin
Dial 'M' for Murder; Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock Suite)
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Dial 'M' for Murder; Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock Suite)
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