David Bedford

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David Vickerman Bedford (4 August 1937 – 1 October 2011) was an English composer and musician. He wrote and played both popular and classical music. He was the brother of the conductor Steuart Bedford and the grandson of the composer, painter and author Herbert Bedford and the composer Liza Lehmann.

From 1969 to 1981, Bedford was Composer in Residence at Queen's College, London. From 1968 to 1980, he taught music in a number of London secondary schools. In 1996 he was appointed Composer in Association with the English Sinfonia. In 2001 he was appointed Chairman of the Performing Right Society, having previously been Deputy chairman.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Luytens: Suddenly It's Evening / Bedford: Music For Albion Moonlight Elisabeth Lutyens, David Bedford 5 1
1972 Nurses Song With Elephants David Bedford 2
1974 Star's End David Bedford 2
1975 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner David Bedford 2
1976 The Odyssey David Bedford 2 2
1977 Instructions for Angels David Bedford 2
2002 Cardew: The Great Learning / Bedford: Two Poems Cornelius Cardew & David Bedford 1
Variations on a Rhythm of Mike Oldfield David Bedford 1

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