Malcolm Arnold’s symphonies, works into which the composer poured his most serious and compelling musical statements, not to mention some of his most personal and emotional music, have for too long been unjustly overlooked. Arnold might be commonly associated with light-hearted melodies and jaunty rhythms, but the symphonies show him to be a composer worthy of comparison with the likes of Shostakovich, Sibelius and Vaughan Williams. A specially commissioned film (by director Kriss Russman) on Malcolm Arnold’s dark 7th Symphony explores these very issues.