Christopher Ritchie

Malcolm Arnold

While on a 10-day visit to Scotland as Composer-in-residence at the Perth Festival of the Arts, Malcolm Arnold talked to me about his work as a composer of film music. Between 1948 and 1969 he wrote the music for over 70 feature films as well as many short documentaries and some television programs. One must…

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Ron Goodwin

During a brief visit to Scotland to conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a concert of film and popular music, Ron Goodwin very kindly gave me an hour and a half of his time to discuss his career writing music for 60 films since 1958. The conversation took place at the Royal George Hotel,…

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