Born on 21st of October 1921
Died on 23rd of September 2006
Born 1921 - English composer.
After studying composition at the Royal College of Music (1938-40), he was principal trumpet player with the London Philharmonic Orchestra until 1948. He has composed 10 symphonies, 18 concertos, 6 ballets, two one-act operas, and vocal, choral and chamber music. Of his film scores, Bridge over the River Kwai earned him an Academy award in 1957. Awarded the CBE in 1970, he was knighted in 1993.
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