English Modern period composer Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960) was born in Australia but studied at the Royal College of Music and spent most of his life in England. One of his most popular pieces is the Jamaican Rumba of 1938. He also wrote the scores for over a dozen movies between 1934 and 1958. Included were The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel, as well as two versions of The Man Who Knew too Much and The Naked Earth.
Biographical background, list of movies scored by him or using his music, and supplemental film material from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Biography and list of works and recordings.
Brief biography and caricature with summary of orchestral music and Naxos discography.
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Biographical essay and music study are part of this CD review by Rob Barnett for Music on the Web(UK). Includes quotes, noted works, and related composers.
(1893-1960) Picture, biography, work list, discography, and sound samples.
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