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    Composer and orchestrator Roy Douglas celebrates his 100th birthday today. He retired from the film industry in 1946, his last work being orchestrating the theme music for David Lean's Great Expectations. He had composed the music for Dick Turpin (1933), The Bells Go Down (1943) and Candlelight in Algeria (1944). After his film career, he continued to work with Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton. He had arranged the music for 24 Richard Addinsell film scores.

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    Roy celebrated his 104th birthday yesterday!

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    Happy birthday yesterday, Roy!

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    104! What an age to reach! I hope he is in good health and still able to enjoy life.

    (My Dad would have been 100 the day before. Sadly, he died at 47).

    I still have my Dad's old shellac 12" 78 rpm record of the Warsaw Concerto, arguably Richard Addinsell's most famous piece, orchestrated by Roy Douglas for the 1941 movie Dangerous Moonlight.

    Some lovely themes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8q0JD0_VEg

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    Happy 104th Birthday Roy! I love David Lean's "Great Expectations."

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