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Raphael Ravenscroft (1954–2014)

Raphael Ravenscroft was born on June 4, 1954 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England as Raphael Griffin Revenscroft. He was a composer, known for Double X: The Name of the Game (1992), William & Kate: A Royal Engagement (2010) and The Diamond Queen (2012). He died on October 19, 2014 in Exeter, Devon, England. See full bio »

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  The Diamond Queen (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 2012) (lead composer - 2 episodes, 2012)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (lead composer)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... (lead composer)
- Episode #1.1 (2012)
 2010 William & Kate: A Royal Engagement (TV Short documentary) (segment composer)
 1992 Double X: The Name of the Game (as Raf Ravenscroft)
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 1992 Double X: The Name of the Game (writer: "I've Been Waiting" - as Ref Ravenscroft) / (writer: "Iggy's Place", "Give It Your Best", "Symphony in S Minor", "Brief Liaison" - as Raf Ravenscroft)
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 1985 Willie and the Poor Boys (Video) (as Raf Ravenscroft)
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 2010 William & Kate: A Royal Engagement (TV Short documentary) (composer: stock music)

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Other Works:

Played the famous saxophone solo on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street"

Alternate Names:

Raf Ravenscroft

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Personal Quote:

I'm irritated because it's out of tune. Yeah, it's flat. By enough of a degree that it irritates me at best. [remarking on his iconic sax solos in "Baker Street", in a 2011 radio interview]


In 1990 he published a successful instruction book, "The Complete Saxophone Player". He was a music tutor at York College. See more »


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