English Academy awarded composer and conductor, born 21 October 1921 in Northampton, England, UK and died 23 September 2006 in Norfolk, England, UK.
He first was trumpet soloist for The London Philharmonic Orchestra and later for the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In the age of 37, he decided to leave the orchestra and to focus solely on composition. Additionally to his classical compositions, he wrote more than 80 scores and soundtracks, the best known of them being the score of The Bridge On The River Kwai.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland