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Carl Davis, Composer Of ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ And More, Passes Away At 86

Composer and Conductor Carl Davis Has Died Aged 86

Renowned composer and conductor Carl Davis, known for his contributions to film scores and classical music, has sadly passed away at the age of 86 in Oxford, where he resided for many years. His extraordinary talent and creativity graced numerous iconic films, including “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” and “Pride and Prejudice.”

Composer of Iconic Scores and Silent Movie Pioneer, Carl Davis CBE: A Musical Maestro’s Journey

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Carl Davis, a renowned BAFTA-winning composer, leaves a profound musical legacy behind, with over 100 TV programs, silent movie scores, ballets, and concert works to his credit. He gained fame for his exceptional work on popular productions like “Pride & Prejudice,” “The French Lieutenant’s Woman,” and “Florence Foster Jenkins.”

Hailing from Brooklyn, Davis contributed his talents to iconic projects, including the BBC’s World at War and the FIFA World Cup theme. His contributions to silent film scores have left an indelible mark on cinema history, and his music remains cherished in various DVD releases.

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Carl Davis Dies Due To A Brain Haemorrhage: The Faber Music Family Honors Him

Carl Davis’ family, represented by his publisher Faber Music, shared the sad news of his passing due to a brain haemorrhage. Davis’s astounding talent extended to symphonic works and ballet compositions, making him a true musical genius. The Faber Music family is also devastated by the loss.

“The Faber Music family is devastated by this sad news. Carl was a central figure in our roster since his arrival in 1990, over half of the company’s existence. We are honoured and proud to have worked alongside such a compositional giant, and our thoughts are with Carl’s family at this time.”

Richard King (CEO of Faber Music)
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He married the actress Jean Boht in 1970, and together they have two daughters and three grandchildren.