Patric Standford
Feb 05 , 1939 - Apr 23 , 2014

Patric Standford was born in 1939 in Yorkshire and died on 22 April 2014. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music with Edmund Rubbra and Raymond Jones and played the violin and viola in the orchestras, learning conducting with Lawrence Leonard and Norman del Mar. He won the 1964 Mendelssohn Scholarship and extended his studies, first with a year in Italy with Gianfrancesco Malipiero and then in Poland with Witold Lutosławski. After gaining a Masters degree at London University, he became involved in commercial music writing and arranging for films, television and West End shows. During this time he made several recordings as a conductor of light music, created an album, Autumn Grass, for the exploratory instrumental pop group Continuum, and ghost wrote and directed ‘classical’ style pieces for, among others, Rod McKuen.

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Patric Standford was born in 1939 in Yorkshire and died on 22 April 2014. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music with Edmund Rubbra and Raymond Jones and played the violin and viola in the orchestras, learning conducting with Lawrence Leonard and Norman del Mar. He won the 1964 Mendelssohn Scholarship and extended his studies, first with a year in Italy with Gianfrancesco Malipiero and then in Poland with Witold Lutosławski. After gaining a Masters degree at London University, he became involved in commercial music writing and arranging for films, television and West End shows. During this time he made several recordings as a conductor of light music, created an album, Autumn Grass, for the exploratory instrumental pop group Continuum, and ghost wrote and directed ‘classical’ style pieces for, among others, Rod McKuen.

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