KIT TURNBULL

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After a short spell as a keyboard player in a rock band, Kit joined Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band Service in 1991 as a bassoonist.

 

From 1997 He studied composition with Martin Ellerby at the London College of Music where He subsequently became Assistant Head of Composition until September 2005. He is currently Composition and Arranging tutor to the Royal Air Force Music Services, a post held since 2002.

 

A recipient of the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 1998, Kit has worked extensively as a composer, with numerous commissions performed all over the world.

 

In 1999, a brief foray into the world of film and television led to working as an orchestrator for several TV projects, and culminated in co-writing the score to the final instalment of the Blackadder saga, "Blackadder Back And Forth" (BBC/SKY production). Since then, Kit has worked periodically in TV, most recently providing the music for SKY TV’s 2016 comedy series, “Rovers”.

 

As an Orchestrator / Arranger, Kit arranged music for the opening of The Millennium Dome (New Year's Eve 1999), working with soloists Willard White, Ruby Turner and Rosemary Joshua, as well as the English National Opera Orchestra, Jools Holland's Big Band, and a choir of 700. Further commissions followed, including arranging the music for the opening of prestigious art events at Tate Modern and The National Gallery.

 

Many of Kit’s original works have been broadcast on radio and television in countries around the world, including, USA, Japan, South Korea, Holland, Estonia and The UK. A large number of works have also been commercially recorded and are available on the Naxos, Polyphonic, Innova, Harlequin and Doyen labels. 

 

Since 2001 Kit has worked as a freelance CD producer for Polyphonic Reproductions and Naxos, working with the RNCM Wind Orchestra, RAF Central Band, Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Fodens Band.