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Christopher Gunning

Born in 1944 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Christopher Gunning attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where his tutors included Brian Trowell, James Gibb, Edmund Rubbra and Richard Rodney Bennett. His works for the concert hall include concertos for piano, soprano saxophone, clarinet, and oboe, The Lobster for speaker and chamber group, a string quartet, four symphonies, and several extended pieces developed from his music for film and television. For his screen work he has won four BAFTA awards (for La Vie en rose, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Middlemarch, and Porterhouse Blue) and three Ivor Novello awards (for Rebecca, Under Suspicion, and Firelight). His scores for The Big Battalions, Wild Africa, Cold Lazarus, and When the Whales Came also received nominations for BAFTA and Ivor Novello awards.

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