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Malcolm Arnold: Rogue Genius (A. Meredith & P. Harris/ElkinISBN 090341354X.)

David Mellor writes of Tony Meredith and Paul Harris' new biography Malcolm Arnold: Rogue Genius.

'This is both a serious study of an important and much misunderstood composer and a most entertaining book, which, once started, is hard to put down. It seems to me to achieve precisely what Malcolm Arnold himself set out to achieve in his music: to be inclusive, embracing the very broadest appeal possible and determinedly leaping over artificial boundaries of dull categorisation.
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The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold: The Brilliant and the Dark  (P.W.R. Jackson/Ashgate. ISBN 1859283810)

The Brilliant and the Dark - interweaving biographical details with close analyses of Sir Malcolm's major works, particularly the nine symphonies, and drawing on sketch materials never previously examined, Paul Jackson's new biography provides fascinating insights into the composer's compositional process.

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Malcolm Arnold - A Composer of Real Music: Symphonic Writing, Style and Aesthetics (R. Thoene/Entercom Saurus. ISBN 978-3937748061)

"As the first substantial published academic study of Arnold's symphonic works, Malcolm Arnold: A Composer of Real Music is to be warmly welcomed. There are cogent discussions of Arnold's orchestration technique, composition process and evolving style, all backed up by carefully chosen musical examples.
...the copious well-chosen musical examples are a definite bonus and there is a very comprehensive and pleasingly wide-ranging bibliography, reflecting the broad scope of this ambitious, largely persuasive and worthwhile study". Paul Conway, Tempo Magazine, 2009

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Composers on the 9 (Queen’s Temple Publications. ISBN 978-0-9552473-5-4)
Ten composers share their impressions of Malcolm Arnold nine symphonies: Timothy Bowers, Jude Carlton, Edward Gregson, Kenneth Hesketh, Nigel Hess, Jon Lord, David Matthews, John McCabe, Matthew Taylor, and John Woolwich.

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Malcolm Arnold in Words (Queen’s Temple Publications. ISBN 978-0-9552473-4-7
Editor Paul Harris
Foreword by Katherine Arnold.
Malcolm Arnold, composer of one of the greatest British symphonic cycles as well as music for countless iconic films (including Bridge on the River Kwai, Whistle Down the Wind and St Trinian's) was as direct in his words as he was in his music. This collection of his writings and interviews presents a fascinating insight into his complex mind.

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Malcolm Arnold: A Life in Pictures (Queen’s Temple Publications. ISBN 978-0-9552473-3-0)
Editor: Paul Harris
Compiled: Rupert Burchett
6 pages, containing scores of photos of Sir Malcolm, his family and many other well-known figures, covering his whole lifetime. Many previously unseen images.

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Strings, Winds, Pipes, Pianos & Food (Queen’s Temple Publications. ISBN 978-0-9552473-6-1)
Author: Dr Timothy Bowers
Foreword by John Wallace
Malcolm Arnold wrote upwards of twenty concertos. Each for a special and distinguished friend or occasion. Following his masterly account of the Nine Symphonies, in 'Composers on the Nine' Timothy Bowers has produced a thoroughly readable and deeply insightful narrative of the entire collection of works by Arnold in concerto form.

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