Nigel Brooks

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Nigel Brooks (born 1936) is an English composer, arranger and conductor. He was born in Barnstaple and spent most of his childhood in Ilfracombe, North Devon.[1] He attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. For much of his career he was an orchestral arranger, particularly for the BBC and also conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra.[2] He formed his own musical ensemble "The Nigel Brooks Singers" which appeared on Friday Night is Music Night and earned three gold discs, and two silver.[3]

He has written three ballets for Sadler's Wells (Barnstaple Fair, Seven Cameos for Combe and The Water Babies), and an opera based on Daphne du Maurier's novel Jamaica Inn. He was married to Jean, whose death was commemorated by his adagio for strings To My Love.[1]

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  1. ^ a b English Music for Strings (Chamber Ensemble of London)
  2. ^ Young performers join West End stars, North Devon Journal
  3. ^ Profile, Rotary Club of Barnstaple