Born in Northampton on 21st October 1921, Malcolm Arnold studied composition with Gordon Jacob and trumpet with Ernest Hall at the Royal College of Music. In 1941 he joined the trumpet section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, becoming principal by 1943. After two years of war service and one season...See full bio »
1946This Modern Age
(segment 22 "Women in Our Time" / segment 23 "Cotton: Lancashire's Time for Adventure" / segment 25 "Struggle for Oil" / segment 30 "Fight for a Fuller Life" / segment 32 "Trieste, Problem City" / segment 33 "When You Went Away" / segment 35 "The Riddle of Japan" / segment 36 "Where Britain Stands")
As a favor to long-time friend William Walton, Arnold agreed to orchestrate Walton's score for
Battle of Britain. When Walton found difficulty composing under the schedule at his age, Arnold secretly helped compose several cues. Ultimately, however, the score was rejected and replaced with one by Ron Goodwin...
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