Composer Details

Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - 2012)



Richard Rodney Bennett is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s most versatile and influential musicians. He is equally at home in the worlds of jazz, film and classical music with a catalogue of over two hundred works for the concert hall and a string of collaborations with artists such as Marion Montgomery, Cleo Laine and Sir Paul McCartney, as well as with his ‘partner-incabaret’ singer Claire Martin. Having scored almost fifty films, including Murder on the Orient Express, Enchanted April and Four Weddings and a Funeral, he has established himself as one of the most consistently sought after film composers of his generation.

 

‘Bennett comes up with a huge range of striking colours and translucent

textures.’ The Independent on Sunday

 



Making 'Murder on the Orient Express' (2004), Gormenghast (2000 - BAFTA nomination), The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1998), Swann (1996), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994 - ASCAP winner), Enchanted April (1992), Strange Interlude (1998), The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988), Strange Interlude (1988), The Charmer (1987), Poor Little Rich Girl: the Barbara Hutton Story (1987), Knockback (1984), Murder With Mirrors (1985 - Emmy nomination), Tender is the Night (1985 - BAFTA nomination), The Ebony Tower (1984 - BAFTA nomination), The Return of the Soldier (1982), Yanks (1979 - BAFTA nomination), The Brink's Job (1978), The Accuser (1977), Equus (1977 - BAFTA nomination), Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976), Permission To Kill (1975), Murder on the Orient Express (1974 - Academy nomination, BAFTA winner, GRAMMY nomination), Voices (1973), Lady Caroline Lamb (1972 - BAFTA nomination), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971 - Academy nomination, GRAMMY nomination), Figures in a Landscape (1970 - BAFTA nomination), The Buttercup Chain (1970), Secret Ceremony (1968), Billion Dollar Brain (1967), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967 - Academy nomination), The Wednesday Play (1964-67), The Witches (1966), The Nanny (1965), One Way Pendulum (1964), Hamley at Elsinore (1964), Doctor Who (1964), Billy Liar (1963), Heavens Above! (1963), The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963), The Devil Never Sleeps (1962), Only Two Can Play (1962), The Mark (1961), Blind Date (1959), The Devil's Desciple (1959), The Angry Hills (1959), The Man Who Could Cheat Death  (1959), The Man Inside (1958), Indiscreet (1958), The Safecracker (1958), Face in the Night (1957), Interpol (1957), Song of the Clouds (1957)

Composer Showreel

Gormenghast - Celebration
Richard Rodney Bennett

Gormenghast - Celebration
Richard Rodney Bennett
Concerto For Stan Getz - Elegy
Richard Rodney Bennett
Enchanted April
Richard Rodney Bennett
Far From The Madding Crowd
Richard Rodney Bennett
Four Weddings And A Funeral
Richard Rodney Bennett
Murder On the Orient Express
Richard Rodney Bennett
Gormenghast - Song Of Titus
Richard Rodney Bennett
Tender Is The Night
Richard Rodney Bennett