Oliver Twist (1948)
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Great British Composers on Film
11. Oliver Twist (1948)
Master of the King's Music Arnold Bax was not a fan of Dickens' book and had tremendous difficulty writing the score for David Lean's movie adaptation. The music became very popular however thanks to a ‘Suite’ extracted by Muir Mathieson, the conductor on the film, for concert performance. Check out Fagin's Romp for magnificent orchestral fun.