qatsi (qatsi) wrote,

RIP Malcolm Arnold

I would hardly have thought he was a household name, but the airwaves were full of the news of the death of Sir Malcolm Arnold this morning. I note that like many great composers he has left the magic number of nine symphonies to the world. I shall have to investigate them, as my knowledge of his music is limited to the Cornish Dances, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and of course, The Belles of St Trinian's. Musical comedy is a very difficult thing to achieve, but the send-up of the Eton Boating Song that forms the basis for that film score is very clever indeed.
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