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Carl Davis: A Musical Polymath at 80

It’s hard to believe it from his boundless on-stage energy – or from his prolific output and creative zeal – but in October Carl Davis will celebrate his 80th birthday. Read more

Carl Davis' Sheet Music Goes Digital

A selection of Carl Davis' most popular works have been specially re-formatted as digital sheet music, which may be downloaded and printed instantly wherever you are! Read more

Carl Davis: New Oratorio Confirmed

Carl Davis is now at work on an important commission from the Hallé Concerts Society for a 45-minute work for orchestra, children’s choir, speaking chorus and two actors. Read more

Carl Davis Music for Cranford

Based on three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, the five-part Cranford, starring Dame Judi Dench, was the highlight of the BBC's Autumn schedule. This five-part drama was broadcast on BBC One. Carl Davis's music is a typical tour-de-force. The piano score for Carl's superb theme is available for download here, through Faber Music's Express Print Music site. Read more

Carl Davis Theme for BBC World Cup Coverage

Carl Davis has created an arrangement of Handel's "See the Conquering Hero Comes", recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers, which will be used as the theme tune for the BBC's World Cup coverage this summer. The arrangement can be heard on http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2006/4932268.stm Read more

Carl Davis awarded CBE

Carl Davis has been awarded a CBE (Hon.) for his services to music. This is just recognition for a major talent who, although a US citizen, has lived in the UK since the 1960s. There can be few music-lovers in the UK who have not been touched by his music and personality, whether by the wealth of film and TV scores, the ballet music, or by the lively and varied concerts he conducts up and down the country. Read more

John Lewis Partnership Commissions Carl Davis

Carl Davis has recently completed a commission for unaccompanied SATB chorus from The John Lewis Partnership to mark the completion of the major development of the Peter Jones Department Store in Sloane Square, London. Read more

‘Napoléon’ on London’s South Bank

London audiences will be able to enjoy one of the great film experiences when Carl Davis’s score to Abel Gance’s classic silent Napoléon is performed live with the film in London’s Royal Festival Hall on 4 and 5 December 2004. Davis will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Read more

Chaplin Films & Davis Scores on DVD

Charlie Chaplin’s series of 12 short films for The Mutual Film Company (known as “The Mutuals”) are widely regarded by film buffs as the pinnacle of his comic achievement. With the multi-talented genius as producer, director, screenplay writer and main star they launched him onto the world’s screens in such classics as The Immigrant, The Cure and The Adventurer. Read more

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