Theatre & Media Music

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photo: Darren Haynes, BASCA

jubilee operaDavid writes and produces production music (orchestral, chamber and electronic) for several publishers including Music Sales (Bosworth), Studio G, Sound Stage/Amphonic, Noise Pump/Atlas Production Music and Standard Music.  Some recent tracks, together with new specially composed material, are now being remixed and made available as new collections of Music for Listeners for download or streaming; these include LAST BUS HOME, PHAETON and MUSIC FOR LOST FILMS.  David’s library music is regularly used in television and film all over the world.

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David’s work for the theatre includes productions of AS YOU LIKE IT and HENRY VIII (the Royal Shakespeare Company) IF I WERE LIFTED UP FROM EARTH (A&BC) and GULLIVER (the Masque Youth Theatre).   David co-wrote the music and songs for TELLER OF TALES, the musical about TotRobert Louis Stevenson which played in Edinburgh, Scotland and Monterey, California.  His opera FALSE RELATIONS was commissioned for the UK Year of Opera and Musical Theatre. Recent children’s musicals include CUCKOO ROCK, which is now presented as a Songbook with a story text for simple primary school performance.  DICK OTTINGTON,  a primary school pantomime,  is co-written with Michael Hinton and available for schools; the book includes comprehensive general notes on putting on performances in a primary school. David’s latest large scale work for children is the opera THE DRUMMER BOY OF WATERLOO, co-written with Megg Nicol.  For news about a new project by Megg and David, click here.

For his theatre work, David is represented by Jean Diamond of Diamond Management.  He recently completed a new show inspired by the great standard songs of the mid-20th Century.

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