October 21, 2014

Directors

William Alwyn (1905-1985) b. Northampton, England.

William Alwyn

As well as being Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music with a number of symphonic works to his credit, William Alwyn scored more British films than any other composer. He began film composition as part of the British Documentary Movement and worked particularly with Paul Rotha and Humphrey Jennings, for whom he scored Fires Were Started (1943). After the war, he composed scores for around eighty feature films, forming particular associations with Carol Reed, and with Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat.



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