Harvey Brough - Musician, Composer and Musical Director

Harvey Brough started his musical life as a chorister in Coventry Cathedral, and was singing Bach Cantatas and recording Benjamin Britten by the time he was 13. He had great success with his band; Harvey and the Wallbangers who toured the UK and Europe extensively in the late 80's, recording four albums plus one called Jazz on EMI with Simon Rattle. Since then he has worked in many areas in the music business :
Writing and producing film music (Eyes Wide Shut, Merchant of Venice)  String Arranging (Soul II Soul, D Influence) Writing material for and producing singers and musicians (Liane Carroll, Jacqui Dankworth, Jocelyn Pook). In 1999 Harvey won the first Andrew Milne prize (Arts Council UK) and wrote Requiem in Blue a piece for two choirs of all ages and his own ensemble made up of musicians he has admired and worked with extensively. Requiem in Blue has been performed some 24 times all over the UK and in Europe. In 2004 Harvey was commissioned to write a piece for three choirs and the London Mozart players to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Dday. Valete in Pace was performed twice, once in Normandy (France) and once in Portsmouth (UK), conducted by Andrew Parrott. Last September it was workshopped for a week, then performed, as part of the Lund International Choral festival (Sweden).

At the moment he is working with fabulous Catalan singer Clara Sanabras on a disc and doing live dates in the UK. Recently Harvey wrote the music for the first staging of Watership Down, which was at the Lyric Hammersmith London as their Christmas Show . This year he is writing an Opera for Opera Genesis at Royal Opera House II – Stumbling over Infinity - libretto by Roswitha Gerlitz, a piece for 100 performers for the Henley Festival and is touring the world with Natacha Atlas in a new acoustic band as MD.

Harvey Brough - List of Works
Requiem in Blue 1999 (SATB Choir, Children’s Choir + 8 piece band)
Adieu, Farewell Earthe’s blisse 2001 Words by Thomas Nash and from the book of Common Prayer (SSAATTBB and small band)
A Garden Suite 2002 (SSA choir, Guitar and wind trio)
The Prophet 2002 (SSSSAA + SATB Choir + small band)
A Song of Love - Song Cycle 2002 (Mezzo, Tenor, guitar and String Quartet)
The Triumph of Harmony 2003 (SATB choir and big band)
I carry your heart 2004 Setting of ee cummings poem (SSAATTBB)
Pie Jesu 2004 Additional movement for Requiem in Blue Words by Lee Hall and from the Book of Revelation
The Don – Radio Play 2004 Songs for Clara Sanabras and Bill Nighy Music for guitars
Valete in Pace 2004 (3 SATB Choirs and Orchestra)
Folk song arrangements 2005 Sweet Lovely Joan (Choir and Guitar) I love my love (solo T+B + Guitar) The Trees they do grow high
The City in the Sea 2006 Setting of Edgar Allen Poe poem (Sop, Tenor + early music ensemble)
Suite for Viola da Gamba 2006 Solo Viola da Gamba
Watership Down 2006 Music for Christmas Show and Nationwide tour - the Lyric Hammersmith
Film and TV and Radio composition credits
Film Someone Else (dir. Colin Spector) 2006 Composition, performance and arranging of all music
Merchant of Venice (dir. Michael Radford) with Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons 2004 Playing, singing, arranging, conducting and production of Jocelyn Pooks’ music + production of soundtrack Album
Eyes Wide Shut (dir. Stanley Kubrick) 1999
Cowriting with Jocelyn Pook , playing and production of soundtrack and soundtrack CD Arranging and conducting String Orchestra
In a Land of Plenty 2001 BBC 2 - 10 part drama series All music cowritten with Jocelyn Pook Orchestral arranging and conducting Playing, singing and production of soundtrack and soundtrack CD
Paris 2001
Channel 4 6 part comedy series with Alexei Sayle All music written arranged and conducted
Hildegard Omnibus Film BBC1 All incidental music composed, performed and arranged
Fire of London  2001
Channel 4 film (dir. James Runcie) Composition, arranging, singing, playing  and production of all music Living Science 6 part BBC series 2001
All incidental music composed and performed
The Real Alan Clark – Channel 4 2001
All incidental music composed, performed and arranged
Red Chapters – 6 part series about commuism for S4C1999
All music co written with Jocelyn Pook
Performing, singing, arranging and production of all music
The Most Beautiful Dress in the world
Bookmark BBC2
All incidental music composed, performed and arranged
The Gist - BBC 4 2002
Composition, arranging  and performance of theme tune and incidental music
Henry Moore - BBC 1  Documentary 1998
All incidental music composed, performed and arranged
The World about us
Film BBC1
All incidental music composed, performed and arranged
Theme tune for Citizens Soap Opera BBC Radio 4
The Don (written with Jeff Young) (dir. Kate Rowland) with Bill Nighy 2004
Composition of all music + arrangements and performance
Rake’s progress - BBC Radio 4 2002
Composer + Musical director
Bayeux Tapestry – BBC Radio 4 morning drama series 2001
(Simon Armitage Jeff Young)
Composition of all music + arrangements and performance
Shakespeare’s fools 2001
BBC Radio 3 programme
Composer + Musical director
As you like it - BBC Radio 3 2000
with David Morrissey, Helena Bonham Carter
Composition of all music + arrangements and performance
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