Malcolm Arnold biography
 

Malcolm Arnold

Artist: Malcolm Arnold 
Born:October 21, 1921, Northampton
Summary:Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold (born October 21, 1921) is an English composer.
 


Malcolm Arnold Biography


Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold (born October 21, 1921) is an English composer.

He was born in Northampton and studied at the Royal College of Music before joining the London Philharmonic Orchestra as a trumpeter (he eventually became principal trumpet). By the end of the 1940s he was concentrating entirely on composition. He was made a CBE in 1970, and was knighted in 1993.

Arnold is a relatively conservative composer of tonal works, but a prolific and popular one. He has acknowledged Hector Berlioz as an influence, and several commentators have drawn a comparison with Jean Sibelius. Arnold's most significant works are generally considered to be his nine symphonies. He has also written a number of concertos, including one for guitar for Julian Bream, and one for harmonica for Larry Adler. His sets of dances (two sets of English Dances, and one set each of Scottish Dances, Irish Dances, Welsh Dances and Cornish Dances) are in a lighter vein and also popular (one of the English Dances was used as the theme music for the British television programme What the Papers Say).

Arnold has also written a number of film scores, winning an Academy Award for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), and also providing music for The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) and Whistle Down the Wind (1961) among others. He conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the recording of Deep Purple's Concerto for Group and Orchestra, and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in the group's organist Jon Lord's Gemini Suite.

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Fantasy for Horn By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Horn. Brass - French Horn Solo; Masterworks; Part(s); Solo. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Advanced; Intermediate. Published by Faber Music

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Sonatina for clarinet and piano By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For clarinet and piano. Masterworks; Part(s); Solo; Woodwind - B-Flat Clarinet Solo. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Solo part and piano score. Duration 7.5 minutes. Published by Faber Music

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3 Shanties Op. 4 (Wind Quintet Set of Parts). By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Wind Quintet. Music Sales America. 20th Century. Instrument parts only. 20 pages. Music Sales #PAT60070SP. Published by Music Sales

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Quintet for Brass Op. 73 "By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Horn, 2 Trumpets, Trombone, Tuba (Score). Music Sales America. 20th Century. 32 pages. Paterson Ltd. #PAT60040SC. Published by Paterson Ltd."

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Quintet for Brass Op. 73 "By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Horn, 2 Trumpets, Trombone, Tuba. Music Sales America. 20th Century. 25 pages. Music Sales #PAT60040SP. Published by Music Sales"

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Fantasy for Tuba By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Tuba. Brass - Tuba Solo; Masterworks; Part(s); Solo. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Advanced. Published by Faber Music

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Fantasy for Trombone By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For trombone solo. Brass - Trombone Solo; Masterworks; Part(s); Solo. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Advanced; Intermediate. Part. Opus 101. Published by Faber Music

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"Divertimento for Wind Trio, Op. 37" "By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Flute, Oboe, Clarinet (Parts). Music Sales America. 20th Century. 12 pages. Music Sales #PAT60550SP. Published by Music Sales"

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Fantasy for Clarinet By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Clarinet. Masterworks; Part(s); Solo; Woodwind - B-Flat Clarinet Solo. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Published by Faber Music

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3 Shanties Op. 4 (Wind Quintet Score). By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Wind Quintet (Score). Music Sales America. 20th Century. Score only. 20 pages. Music Sales #PAT60070SC. Published by Music Sales

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Fantasy for Bassoon By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Bassoon. Masterworks; Part(s); Solo; Woodwind - Bassoon Solo. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Published by Faber Music

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"Prelude, Siciliano & Rondo" "(For Symphonic Band (Originally Composed As ""Little Suite for Brass, Op. 80"")). By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). Arranged by John P. Paynter. Concert Band. For Piccolo, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, English Horn, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet I

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"Flute Concerto No. 2, Op. 111" (Parts). By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Flute & Piano. Masterworks; Part(s); Solo; Woodwind - Flute Solo. Faber Edition. Form: Concerto. 20th Century; Masterwork. Published by Faber Music

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Clarinet Concerto No. 2 By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Clarinet & Piano. Masterworks; Part(s); Solo; Woodwind - B-Flat Clarinet Solo. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Published by Faber Music

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Fantasy for Trumpet By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Trumpet. Brass - B-Flat Cornet (Trumpet) Solo; Masterworks; Part(s); Solo. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Published by Faber Music

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"Duo for Flute and Viola, Op. 10" By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Flute & Viola. Duet or Duo; Masterworks; Mixed Instruments - Duet; Score. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Advanced. Published by Faber Music

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"Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo" "(For Symphonic Band (Originally Composed As ""Little Suite for Brass, Op. 80"")). By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). Arranged by John P. Paynter. Concert Band. For Piccolo, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, English Horn, Clarinet (in Eb), Clarinet I, Clari

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Malcolm Arnold: Serenade For Guitar And Strings (Guitar/Piano) "By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Guitar, Piano (Guitar). Music Sales America. 20th Century. 12 pages. Music Sales #PAT60000. Published by Music Sales"

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Four Scottish Dances "(For Concert Band). By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). Arranged by John P. Paynter. Concert Band. For Piccolo I, Piccolo II, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, English Horn, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Cla

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"Divertimento for Wind Trio, Op. 37" "By Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). For Flute, Oboe, Clarinet (Study Score). Music Sales America. 20th Century. 12 pages. Paterson Ltd. #PAT60550SC. Published by Paterson Ltd."

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