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DAVID BEDFORD - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: HUGO RIGNOLD, KENNETH BOWEN, ROGER STASMAN, LIOIAS REID, GERARD SCHURMANN - HFSID 112234

DAVID BEDFORD, HUGO RIGNOLD, GERARD SCHURMANN, KENNETH BOWEN, ROGER STRASMAN and LIOIAS REID Blue album leaf signed by composers David Bedford and Gerard Schurmann, conductor Hugo Rignold and tenor David Bowen Signatures:

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DAVID BEDFORD, HUGO RIGNOLD, GERARD SCHURMANN, KENNETH BOWEN, ROGER STRASMAN and LIOIAS REID
Blue album leaf signed by composers David Bedford and Gerard Schurmann, conductor Hugo Rignold and tenor David Bowen
Signatures: "Hugo Rignold", "Lioias Reid", "Roger Stasman" and "Lioias Reid" and, on verso, "Gerard Schurmann" and "Best wishes David Bedford" in blue and black inks. 5¾x4 album leaf. British composer and conductor BEDFORD, born in 1937, has made contributions to the genres of rock and avant garde classical music. He's been a conductor and composer for numerous pop, rock and prog-rock projects, including Ken Ayers's Joy of a Toy (1969) and Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells (1973), as well as Elvis Costello, Roy Harper, A-ha, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Madness and Billy Bragg, among others. Bedford also composed avante garde classical works like Star Clusters, Nebulae and Places in Devon (1971) and the audience participation piece With 100 Kazoos (1971) and began recording his own music in the early 1970s, including orchestral pieces like Star's End (1974) and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1975), that became popular hits. Bedford was also Composer in Residence at Queen's College in London, England from 1969 to 1981 and has provided music for TV and movies, including The Killing Fields (1984) and Absolute Beginners (1986). British conductor and violinist RIGNOLD (1905-1976) got his start playing violin in jazz and dance bands in the 1920s and 1930s (his recordings include Oh Lady, Be Good and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, both in 1926, with the Jack Hylton Orchestra), but is best known as the Musical Director of the Royal Ballet (1957-1960) and conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He made the jump from jazz to classical music in 1944, when he got a chance to conduct the Palestine Orchestra, now the Israel Philharmonic. His other posts include staff conductor at the Covent Garden (1947-1948) and the Liverpool Philharmonic (now the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic) in the 1940s and 1950s. Composer, conductor and pianist SCHURMAN, born in 1924, lived in Great Britain for most of his life before settling in the U. S. in 1981. His works include orchestral works like Six Studies of Francis Bacon (1968), Variants (1970) and The Gardens of Exile (1989-1990); the opera-cantata Piers Plowman (1979-80); the choral cantata, The Double Heart (1976); the orchestral song-cycle Chuench'l (1967); and Nine Slovak Songs (1988) for tenor, sorpano and orchestra. He has composed and orchestrated music for movies, including Exodus (1960), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and The Bedford Incident (1965). English tenor BOWEN can be heard on many classical recordings, including BBC symphony Handel's Messiah. He became a Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music in 1967, was Head of Vocal Studies there from 1987 to 1991. Some signatures touch. Neatly torn from album at left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.

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