"Hard Times" (1991), an opera based on the Charles Dickens novel.
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Being asked to write music for Doctor Who
(1963) came out of the blue and as a complete surprise. I had previously written only two scores for television, but it was the second of these that attracted director Douglas Camfield
. It was a ghost story, the music of which was scored for a small and unusual group of instruments, plus two countertenors. The supernatural quality of the score appealed to...
Despite his numerous highly-regarded compositions for TV programs and film, his main focus was concert music.