Thomas Hewitt Jones

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Thomas Hewitt Jones (born 1984) is a British composer of contemporary classical and commercial music.

Thomas Hewitt Jones was born in 1984[1] in Dulwich, South London, into a musical family; his parents were both musicians and his paternal grandparents were both composers. Educated at Dulwich College, he went on to be the organ scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.[2] He was the winner of the 2003 BBC Young Composer of the Year competition, and in 2009 received a BBC Music Magazine "Premiere Album" award for producing an album of the music of Imogen Holst.[3]

On 11 July 2016, outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron was recorded humming four notes of an unidentified tune, which created an internet furore; on the following day, Thomas Hewitt Jones released the sheet music for a Fantasy on David Cameron: arranged for high/low solo instrunent(s) and piano, which he made available for download from the Classic FM website.[4][5]

On 26 July 2017, his Worcester Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from Worcester Cathedral.

Key Works[edit]

  • 2008 - The Forbidden Kingdom soundtrack (assistant to composer David Buckley)[6]
  • 2008 - Under Milk Wood (for Ballet Cymru)
  • 2008 - What Child is This?
  • 2009 - How Green was my Valley (for Ballet Cymru)
  • 2009 - Child of the Stable’s Secret Birth
  • 2009 - Romance for viola and piano
  • 2010 - Lady of the Lake (for Ballet Cymru)
  • 2012 - London 2012 / LOCOG Mascot Animated Films (soundtracks)[3]
  • 2013 - Incarnation: A Suite of Songs for Christmas
  • 2014 - Wildflower Meadows (for Arts for Rutland)
  • 2015 - Panathenaia (for the British Museum)[7]
  • 2016 - Christmas Party (Christmas Violin Concerto)[8]
  • 2017 - Worcester Service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Hewitt Jones". editionpeters.com. Peters Edition Ltd. 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  2. ^ Coffey, David (8 April 2011). "Life of a Dulwich Composer". Dulwich OnView. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "About Thomas Hewitt Jones". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  4. ^ Ross, Daniel (13 July 2016). "Now you can play David Cameron's humming tune yourself". Classic FM. This is Global Ltd. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  5. ^ Perlman, Elizabeth (12 July 2016). "DAVID CAMERON'S DOWNING STREET HUM PROVES ONLINE HIT WITH MUSICIANS". Newsweek. Newsweek Ltd. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  6. ^ "The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) - Full Cast & Crew". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Thomas Hewitt Jones - Biography". Thomas Hewitt Jones / Metronome Music Ltd. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Christmas Party". Signum Records. Thomas Hewitt Jones / Signum Records Ltd. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Choral Evensong from the Three Choirs Festival".