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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Died in Bromley, Kent, England, UK  (natural causes)
Birth NameRichard Anthony Sayer Arnell

Family (1)

Spouse Lois Ross (1947 - 1951)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Charlotte Cronin-Lowe (? - ?)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Colette Bradley (? - ?)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Ann Georgina Tillotson (? - ?)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Maxine Leah (de Sellice) (? - ?)  (divorced)
Charlotte Jennings (? - ?)  (divorced)
Audrey Millar Paul (? - ?)  (divorced)
Joan Cynthia Nita Heycock (? - 2004)  (her death)

Trivia (8)

Music Consultant, BBC North American Service, 1943-1946.
Professor of Composition, Trinity College of Music 1948-1987.
Lecturer, Royal Ballet School, 1958-1959.
Editor, 'The Composer', 1961-1964.
Chairman, Composers Guild of Great Britain, 1964, 1974-1975, Vice President, 1992-.
Visiting Fulbright Professor, Bowdoin College, Maine, 1967-1968, Hofstra University, New York, 1968-1970.
Music Director, London International Film School, 1975-1988.
Studied at the Royal College of Music in London from 1935 to 1939 under John Ireland. In New York during World War II, he conducted and worked as a consultant for the BBC. He established a reputation as a serious composer for ballet, often associated with leading choreographers such as George Balanchine.

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