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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Malcolm Arnold Tracks

Malcolm Arnold
Severn Bridge Variations for orchestra
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Severn Bridge Variations for orchestra

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Solitaire (Polka)
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Solitaire (Polka)
Malcolm Arnold
Four Scottish Dances
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Four Scottish Dances
Malcolm Arnold
Clarinet Concerto No.2 - 3rd mvt: Allegro non troppo (The Pre-Goodman Rag)
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Clarinet Concerto No.2 - 3rd mvt: Allegro non troppo (The Pre-Goodman Rag)
Malcolm Arnold
Four Cornish Dances for orchestra, Op 91
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Four Cornish Dances for orchestra, Op 91
Malcolm Arnold
Clarinet Concerto No 2, Op 115
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Clarinet Concerto No 2, Op 115
Malcolm Arnold
Sonatina for flute and piano, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
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Sonatina for flute and piano, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
Malcolm Arnold
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)

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Ariart Woodwind Quintet
Malcolm Arnold
Little Suite for Brass Band No 1
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Little Suite for Brass Band No 1
Malcolm Arnold
Postcard from the Med (The Captain's Paradise)
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Postcard from the Med (The Captain's Paradise)
Malcolm Arnold
A Flourish for Orchestra, Op 112
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A Flourish for Orchestra, Op 112
Malcolm Arnold
Little suite for orchestra No 1 (Dance)
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Little suite for orchestra No 1 (Dance)
Malcolm Arnold
Three Shanties for wind quartet (No 1)
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Three Shanties for wind quartet (No 1)
Malcolm Arnold
4 Irish Dances, Op.126
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4 Irish Dances, Op.126
Malcolm Arnold
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
4 Scottish Dances, Op.59 (Scottish Waltz)
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4 Scottish Dances, Op.59 (Scottish Waltz)
Malcolm Arnold
Little suite for orchestra No 2
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Little suite for orchestra No 2
Malcolm Arnold
The Padstow Lifeboat
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The Padstow Lifeboat
Jonathan Kelly, Claire Briggs, Susanna Cohen, Emma Johnson, Sir Malcolm Arnold & Jaime Martin
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)

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Jonathan Kelly, Claire Briggs, Susanna Cohen, Emma Johnson, Sir Malcolm Arnold & Jaime Martin
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Malcolm Arnold
Overture 'Peterloo'
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Overture 'Peterloo'
Malcolm Arnold
Cornish Dance No. 1
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Cornish Dance No. 1

Cornish Dance No. 1

Performer
Philharmonia, Bryden Thomson (conductor)
Malcolm Arnold
The Padstow Lifeboat
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The Padstow Lifeboat
Malcolm Arnold
Four Scottish Dances (Scottish Waltz)
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Four Scottish Dances (Scottish Waltz)
Malcolm Arnold
Serenade Op.26 for small orchestra
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Serenade Op.26 for small orchestra
Malcolm Arnold
Four Scottish Dances, Op 59 (No 2)
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Four Scottish Dances, Op 59 (No 2)
Malcolm Arnold
Little Suite for Brass Band No 1 (Siciliano)
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Little Suite for Brass Band No 1 (Siciliano)
Malcolm Arnold
3 Shanties Op.4
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3 Shanties Op.4
Malcolm Arnold
Four Cornish Dances for orchestra, Op 91 (No 4)
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Four Cornish Dances for orchestra, Op 91 (No 4)
Malcolm Arnold
Fantasy Op.107 - Arietta, March & Postlude
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Fantasy Op.107 - Arietta, March & Postlude
Malcolm Arnold
Fantasy, Op 88
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Fantasy, Op 88
Malcolm Arnold
Brass Quintet no.1, Op 73 (1st mvt)
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Brass Quintet no.1, Op 73 (1st mvt)
Malcolm Arnold
Beckus the Dandipratt
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Beckus the Dandipratt
Malcolm Arnold
Four Scottish Dances
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Four Scottish Dances
Malcolm Arnold
Scottish Waltz from 4 Scottish dances (Op.59)
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Scottish Waltz from 4 Scottish dances (Op.59)
Malcolm Arnold
Flourish for a Birthday (Op.44)
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Flourish for a Birthday (Op.44)

Flourish for a Birthday (Op.44)

Performer
Unknown
Music Arranger
John Wallace
Ensemble
Royal Academy of Music Brass Soloists
Malcolm Arnold
Concerto for 2 Violins and Orchestra, Op. 77: I. Allegro risoluto
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Concerto for 2 Violins and Orchestra, Op. 77: I. Allegro risoluto
Malcolm Arnold
Sarabande
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Sarabande
Malcolm Arnold
Bridge Over The River Kwai - Prelude and Colonel Bogey
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Bridge Over The River Kwai - Prelude and Colonel Bogey
Malcolm Arnold
Bridge Over The River Kwai - Prelude and Colonel Bogey
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Bridge Over The River Kwai - Prelude and Colonel Bogey
Malcolm Arnold
Hobson's Choice (1954) - Overture & Shoe Ballet
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Hobson's Choice (1954) - Overture & Shoe Ballet
Malcolm Arnold
SOUND BARRIER(1952): Rhapsody for Orchestra
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SOUND BARRIER(1952): Rhapsody for Orchestra
Malcolm Arnold
Severn Bridge Variations (Theme and Variation 1)
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Severn Bridge Variations (Theme and Variation 1)
Malcolm Arnold
Bridge on the River Kwai
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Bridge on the River Kwai
Malcolm Arnold
The Padstow lifeboat - march Op.94 for brass band
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The Padstow lifeboat - march Op.94 for brass band
Malcolm Arnold
4 Cornish Dances
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4 Cornish Dances
Malcolm Arnold
English Dances Op. 33 no. 3
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English Dances Op. 33 no. 3
Malcolm Arnold
Brass Quintet No.1, Op.73
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Brass Quintet No.1, Op.73
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1971: Prom 51
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-09-14T17:10:43
14
Sep
1971

Proms 1971: Prom 51

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1970: Prom 21
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-08-08T17:10:43
8
Aug
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 21

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1969: Prom 26
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Royal Albert Hall
1969-08-16T17:10:43
16
Aug
1969

Proms 1969: Prom 26

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1968: Prom 15
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Royal Albert Hall
1968-08-03T17:10:43
3
Aug
1968

Proms 1968: Prom 15

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1966: Prom 19
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Royal Albert Hall
1966-08-13T17:10:43
13
Aug
1966

Proms 1966: Prom 19

Royal Albert Hall

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