Marvellous Malcolm Arnold
was born in Northampton in 1921 and died in 2006. He was a composer,
conductor and trumpeter. Sir Malcolm Arnold was a very prolific
composer, writing for ballet, orchestra, choral groups, chamber
piano. He also wrote more than one hundred and thirty film
began his career as a second trumpet player with the London Philharmonic
Orchestra in 1941. He eventually became the principal player. By
the end of the 1940s, he began to focus more intensely on composing.
In 2006, Arnold received an Honorary Doctorate from the University
composer had a gift for melodic writing. Included among his most
notable works was his Guitar Concerto and his two sets of four English
Dances (Op. 27 and Op. 33).
Amazing Arnold Fact
you’ve ever watched the movie The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957) and wondered why the music was so catchy, you need not wonder
anymore. Malcolm Arnold wrote the music.