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Malcolm Henry Arnold

Malcolm Henry Arnold (1921-2006)

Composer

Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold, CBE (21 October 1921 – 23 September 2006) was an English composer.

He began his career as a professional trumpeter, but by the time he was thirty he was composing full-time, being bracketed with Britten and Walton as one of the most sought-after composers in Britain. His natural melodic gift earned him a reputation as a composer of light music in works such as the sets of Welsh, English, Scottish, Irish and Cornish Dances, and the scores to the St Trinian's films and Hobson's Choice.

However, Arnold's most significant works are generally considered to be his nine symphonies. He also wrote a number of concertos, including one for Julian Bream, one for Benny Goodman and one for Larry Adler.

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