Eldon Rathburn

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Eldon Davis Rathburn (21 April 1916 – 30 August 2008) was a composer from the community of Queenstown, in Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Called "the dean of Canadian film composers," Rathburn composed music for over 250 films during his 30-year tenure at the National Film Board of Canada. Rathburn was the subject of a 1995 NFB documentary Eldon Rathburn: They Shoot... He Scores. [1]

He died in Ottawa on 30 August 2008.[2]


  1. ^ NFB Web page
  2. ^ Enman, Charles (2008-09-03). "'Dean' of film composers spent 30 years at NFB". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 

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