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b. 21 August 1910, London, Britain, d. 1994, Majorca, Spain. Prolific author of light orchestral music, whose ‘Puffin’ Billy’ can be immediately recognisable in Britain and the united states through its make use of as a personal tune – in the united kingdom for the BBC’s Kids’s Favourites, and in america for Captain Kangaroo. The tune’s association with one of these popular kids’s programmes provides ensured it remains popular by television marketers today. Light was an all natural musician, generally self-taught, whose early profession (as Teddy Light) discovered him variously on violin, alto saxophone and clarinet with leading London dance rings, specifically Lou Preager. Being a composer he attained early achievement with ‘Desert Superstar’ because of a Jack port Harris 1939 record for HMV Information. When RAF responsibilities permitted, he continuing broadcasting during Globe Battle II. By the finish from the 40s his profession as an orchestra head and composer was tightly set up, with regular work with the BBC and web publishers’ disposition music libraries. Charles Williams documented his ‘Runaway Rocking Equine’ in 1946, as well as other successes quickly implemented, such as for example ‘Caprice For Strings’, ‘Clockwork Clown’, ‘Effervescence’, Cabana’, ‘Fairy AROUND THE Fiddles’, ‘Idle Jack port’, ‘White colored Wedding ceremony’, ‘Yodelling Strings’, ‘Leading Woman’, ‘Paris Interlude’ and ‘The Roundabout’. In 1961 the 1st stereo 45 solitary released in Britain presented The Audio Of Ed White colored playing his compositions ‘Coral Reef’ and ‘Tropical Blue’ (Pye 7NSR 15320). White colored’s best-known piece ‘Puffin’ Billy’ (1954) was just one of several short functions he made up for London web publishers Chappells. It had been inspired by way of a visit to the Isle of Wight, from the south coastline of Britain, where he noticed some antiquated vapor engines, among which experienced ‘Puffin’ Billy’ on leading. ‘Puffin Billy’ was lately used because the starting theme towards the Comic Pieces’ two parodies of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five activities. He was wedded to vocalist Janie Marden, who pre-deceased him.

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Full Name Edward Higgins White
Date Of Birth November 14, 1930
Died January 27, 1967, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States
Profession Astronaut, Aeronautical Engineer
Education University of Michigan, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, United States Military Academy Preparatory School
Nationality American
Spouse Patricia E. Finegan
Children Bonnie Lynn White, Edward Higgins White III
Parents Edward Higgins White Sr., Mary Rosina White
Music Songs Short Fanfare, Puffin' Billy, Runaway Rocking Horse, The, Dangerous Borders, Typewriter Tune, Paris Interlude, Reunion & Loss, Breezing Around, Cannes Couture, Salute To Sport, Fairy And The Fiddlers, The, The Scape Goat, Panorama - Main Title, Cutey Calypso, Sitcom Sid, Cabana, The Roundabout, Panorama - End Title, Joie De Vivre, Coconut Beach Bounce, Banners of Light, Haven of the Shrines, The Seeker, The Wayfarer, Puffin Billy "Children's Favourites", Elegance - End Title, Action Gay - Main Title, Path of Crime, Lotus Temple, Morning Fields, Finding Jimmy, A Lonely Tear
Albums The Wayfarer Soundtrack Album
Movies Natural Born Killers


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dress Rehearsal 2014 Short completed
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive 2015-2016 TV Series 12 episodes
Cats v Dogs: Which Is Best? 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary 2 episodes
Railroad Alaska 2013-2016 TV Series 25 episodes
Real Time Disaster 2016 TV Series documentary 4 episodes
Surgery 2015 Short
Leepu and Pitbull 2015 TV Series 6 episodes
Bear Me Witness 2014 Short
All You Need Is Love 2014 Documentary
Killswitch 2014 Documentary
Listening 2014
The Seventeenth Kind 2014 Short
Secrets of the Dead 2014 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Little Stars of Bethlehem 2014 Documentary co-composer
Agent 88 2013 Short
Imagine 2013 TV Series documentary 1 episode
A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary 3 episodes
Agent 88 2013 TV Short
Dance of the Steel Bars 2013 composed by
The Sky in Bloom 2013
The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution 2013 TV Movie
Mankind Decoded 2013 TV Series 8 episodes
Mankind the Story of All of Us 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary
Adrift: 47 Days with Sharks 2012 TV Movie
Codebreaker 2011 TV Movie documentary original music by
The Morning After 2011/I Short original music by
Rogue Sharks 2011 TV Movie documentary
The Lighter 2011 Short
Thirty-Six Views of a London Tower: A Homage to Hokusai 2011 Short
Knock Off 2011 Short
Beautiful Wave 2011
Earth Meets Wind 2011 Documentary composed by
Terror Is Me 2009
The Moving Finger 2008 Short
In Search of David Jones: Artist, Soldier, Poet 2008 Documentary
Gone Fishing 2007 Short
The Census Taker 2005 Short
Containment 2005 Short
Nine Lives 2002 Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dress Rehearsal 2014 Short music supervisor completed
Railroad Alaska TV Series original music - 2 episodes, 2014 composer - 2 episodes, 2014
Listening 2014 orchestrator
Beautiful Wave 2011 composer: theme music / guitarist

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dress Rehearsal 2014 Short sound editor completed
Danse Macabre or the Anxieties of Abigail Jones 2016 Short sound effects editor
Surgery 2015 Short sound mixer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Velvet 2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gone Fishing 2007 Short The Man In Red

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Golden Reel Award Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Best Sound Editing - Direct to Video - Live Action Listening (2014) · David Barber (supervising sound editor, sound effects editor)
· David Kitchens (supervising sound editor, foley artist)
· Steve Urban (sound designer)
· Gonzalo Espinoza (supervising foley editor, supervising adr editor)
· Ben Zarai (supervising dialogue editor)
· Sean Gray (sound effects editor, dialogue/adr editor)


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