Malcolm Arnold

Composer. Born 21 October 1921. Died 23 September 2006
Malcolm Arnold
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1921-10-21
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Malcolm Arnold

Malcolm Arnold Biography (BBC)

Sir Malcolm Arnold hailed from Northampton. Following studies at the Royal College of Music, he joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra, becoming principal trumpet in 1942. But from 1948 he dedicated himself to composition, easily and successfully straddling the twin pursuits of writing concert works and film scores. While Arnold himself would probably choose to be judged by his nine symphonies, his many concertos, or even his operas, the massive popularity accorded his various sets of symphonic dances, his works for wind band and his many film compositions cast him as a ‘populist’ composer of the first order.

His prolific output spans over 140 published concert works and over 90 film scores, even though he declined film commissions since 1969. Many of his film scores were for very notable productions – including The Sound Barrier, Hobson’s Choice, The Bridge on the River Kwai (for which he won an Oscar), The Inn of the Sixth Happiness and Whistle Down the Wind. He was knighted in 1993.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai - music from the film
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The Bridge on the River Kwai - music from the film
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Working on the Bridge (Bridge on the River Kwai)
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Working on the Bridge (Bridge on the River Kwai)
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Sunset (Bridge on the River Kwai)
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Sunset (Bridge on the River Kwai)
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Colonel Bogey March
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Colonel Bogey March
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The River Kwai March (Colonel Bogey March)
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The River Kwai March (Colonel Bogey March)
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4 Shanties, Op 4
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4 Shanties, Op 4
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Four Scottish Dances (Scottish Waltz)
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Four Scottish Dances (Scottish Waltz)
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The Belles of St. Trinians - suite
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The Belles of St. Trinians - suite
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Four Scottish Dances
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Four Scottish Dances
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Four Cornish Dances for orchestra, Op 91 (No 3)
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Four Cornish Dances for orchestra, Op 91 (No 3)
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Tam O'Shanter, Op 51
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Tam O'Shanter, Op 51
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Symphony No.3, Op.63 (1st mvt)
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Symphony No.3, Op.63 (1st mvt)
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March from Little Suite No 1, Op 53
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March from Little Suite No 1, Op 53
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Four English Dances, Set 1, Op 27
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Four English Dances, Set 1, Op 27
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Little suite for orchestra No 2 (Overture)
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Little suite for orchestra No 2 (Overture)
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4 Scottish dances (Op.59), no.2; Reel (Vivace)
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4 Scottish dances (Op.59), no.2; Reel (Vivace)
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Symphony no 5 II. Andante con moto - Adagio
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Symphony no 5 II. Andante con moto - Adagio
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Trio for flute, bassoon and viola, Op 6 (3rd mvt)
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Trio for flute, bassoon and viola, Op 6 (3rd mvt)
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Little Suite for Brass Band No.1, Op 80
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Little Suite for Brass Band No.1, Op 80

Little Suite for Brass Band No.1, Op 80

Music Arranger
John P.Paynter
Ensemble
Edmonton Wind Ensemble
Conductor
Harry Pinchin
Malcolm Arnold
Vivace
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Vivace
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Tam O'Shanter
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Tam O'Shanter
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Exploits for Orchestra (Comedy Suite from The Belles of St Trinians)
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Exploits for Orchestra (Comedy Suite from The Belles of St Trinians)
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A Grand, Grand Overture, Op 57
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A Grand, Grand Overture, Op 57
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Symphony No 6 (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 6 (1st mvt)
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Peterloo Overture, Op 97
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Peterloo Overture, Op 97
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Serenade for Small Orchestra - III Allegro Vivace
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Serenade for Small Orchestra - III Allegro Vivace
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Dance of the Insects (Homage to the Queen)
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Dance of the Insects (Homage to the Queen)
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Symphony no. 4 Op.71
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Symphony no. 4 Op.71
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Scherzetto, arr. C. Palmer [from the film You know what sailors are]
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Scherzetto, arr. C. Palmer [from the film You know what sailors are]
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Clarinet Concerto No 2: Allegro Vivace
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Clarinet Concerto No 2: Allegro Vivace
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Duo for flute and viola, Op 10
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Duo for flute and viola, Op 10
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Arnold: Quintet for Brass Op 73, Allego vivace
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Arnold: Quintet for Brass Op 73, Allego vivace
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Postcard from the Med (The Captain's Paradise)
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Postcard from the Med (The Captain's Paradise)
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Four Scottish Dances
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Four Scottish Dances
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Three Shanties for wind quintet (Op.4)
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Three Shanties for wind quintet (Op.4)

Three Shanties for wind quintet (Op.4)

Ensemble
Ariart Woodwind Quintet
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A Flourish for Orchestra, Op 112
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A Flourish for Orchestra, Op 112
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Hobson's Choice (1954) - Wedding Night
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Hobson's Choice (1954) - Wedding Night
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Peterloo Overture
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Peterloo Overture
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A Sussex Overture
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A Sussex Overture
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Peterloo Op.97
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Peterloo Op.97
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Film: David Copperfield - David's Resolution and Finale (The Three Musketeers: Buckingham and Anne)
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Film: David Copperfield - David's Resolution and Finale (The Three Musketeers: Buckingham and Anne)
Malcolm Arnold
March: HRH The Duke of Cambridge (The Three Musketeers: All for One)
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March: HRH The Duke of Cambridge (The Three Musketeers: All for One)
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Four Scottish Dances (No 4, Highland Fling)
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Four Scottish Dances (No 4, Highland Fling)
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Concertino for oboe and strings
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Concertino for oboe and strings
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1971: Prom 51
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-09-14T18:37:40
14
Sep
1971

Proms 1971: Prom 51

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1970: Prom 21
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e9g9rz
Royal Albert Hall
1970-08-08T18:37:40
8
Aug
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 21

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1969: Prom 26
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e45d4f
Royal Albert Hall
1969-08-16T18:37:40
16
Aug
1969

Proms 1969: Prom 26

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1968: Prom 15
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Royal Albert Hall
1968-08-03T18:37:40
3
Aug
1968

Proms 1968: Prom 15

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1966: Prom 19
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Royal Albert Hall
1966-08-13T18:37:40
13
Aug
1966

Proms 1966: Prom 19

Royal Albert Hall

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