John Addison Biography (1920-1998)

See index for CTFT sketch: Born March 16, 1920, in Cobham, Surrey, England; died of a stroke on December 7, 1998, in Bennington, VT. Composer. JohnAddison was known for his award winning musical compositions for movies andtelevision, including the music to Tom Jones. Addison studied music atthe college level, including the Royal College of Music in London. Early inhis career Addison taught for five years at the Royal College and focused primarily on composing chamber and symphonic music at that time. In the 1950s Addison turned his composing talent toward creating music for film, stage, andtelevision. Some of his award winning work during this period of his career included the music for the movie A Bridge Too Far and the theme music to the television series Murder, She Wrote. Addison relocated to the United States in the 1970s, when British film industry slowed. In his later years Addison relocated from California to Vermont and continued to compose music for chamber orchestra and symphony. His work Bassoon Concertina debuted in 1997, in Manchester, England.

Birth Details
April 16, 1920
Cobham, Surrey, England
Death Details
December 7, 1998
Bennington, Vermont, United States

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