Sir Malcolm Arnold DiesThe British oscar winning composer Sir Malcom Arnold has died after a brief illness at the age of 84. Arnold's output included over 131 film scores, including The Bridge Over the River Kwai for which he won the oscar, seven ballets and nine symphonies.
Arnold was also a trumpeter, having studied at London's Royal College of Music, and for some years held the principal trumpet seat of the London Philharmonic. During the war Arnold was exempted from military service after shooting himself in the foot! Following the war he concentrated mainly on composing and hoped to be remembered as 'an honest composer'.
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