Muir Mathieson

Muir Mathieson

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Muir Mathieson, born 1911, was a composer and conductor who conducted hundreds of films scores and was an influential figure in the history of British film music.

After graduating from the Royal College of Music, Mathieson became head of the music department at Denham Film Studios. He went on to establish the London Symphony Orchestra’s reputation as a film orchestra and also influenced renowned contemporary composers to write film scores.

During World War Two, he became the musical adviser to the Ministry of Information and British Council amongst others, and frequently appears as ‘Musical Director’ throughout the British Council Film Collection. He also made a brief foray into directing with Steps of the Ballet (1948).

After the war, he continued to be a prolific composer and conductor until his death in 1975.

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