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Howard Goodall

Howard Goodall CBE is a composer of musicals, TV and film scores, orchestral and choral music, and a music historian and broadcaster.

His TV and film work include Mr Bean, Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Q.I., Johnny English, and The Vicar of Dibley.
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Contacts

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Howard's TV and film work include Mr Bean, Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Q.I., Johnny English, and The Vicar of Dibley. His score for the HBO film Into the Storm won him a Primetime EMMY award for Original Dramatic Score in 2009.

His music has been commissioned to mark many national ceremonies and memorials and his choral works The Lord is my Shepherd and Love divine are amongst the most performed of all sacred music, featuring on several platinum-selling CDs. His Eternal Light: A Requiem has had over 700 live performances throughout the world since its première in 2008 and won him a Classical BRIT Award for Composer of the Year. His 2009 Enchanted Voices, a setting of the Beatitudes, was no.1 in the Specialist Classical CD chart for 6 months, winning him a Gramophone award. In June 2012 his Rigaudon formed part of the New Water Music that accompanied Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee Regatta and he was musically responsible for Rowan Atkinson’s memorable performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. On 4th August 2014 his choral work Sure of the Sky-Des Himmels sicher, specially commissioned for the occasion, was performed by an Anglo-German choir at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery to mark the start of the First World War. Other large scale choral works include Every Purpose Under the Heaven: The King James Bible Oratorio (2011), Invictus: A Passion (2017), Never to Forget (2020-1), for the London Symphony Chorus, paying tribute to health and social care workers who have died in the covid-19 pandemic, and Unconditional Love: A Cantata of Gratitude & Remembrance (2021), which received its world première in Houston, Texas in November 2021 and its UK & European première by the BBC Singers on 13th February 2022, both conducted by the composer.

In the past 20 years Howard has written and presented his own TV documentary series on the theory and history of music. For these he has been honoured with a BAFTA award, an RTS Judges’ Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Education in Broadcasting and over a dozen other international broadcast awards. In recent years he has been England’s first ever National Ambassador for Singing and Classic FM’s Composer-in-Residence.

Television

Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall
Presenter
BBC 2 / Huge Films2017
Howard Goodall's Story of Music
Presenter
BBC 2 / Tiger Aspect Productions2013
Young Musician of the Year
Presenter
BBC2006
BBC Proms
Various
BBC2005
Q.I.
Guest
BBC22003
Operatunity
Presenter
Channel 42003
Sainsbury's Choir of the Year
Presenter
BBC1998 — 2005
Four Goes to Glyndebourne
Composer
Channel 41996 — 2000

Theatre and Live Performance

Bend it like Beckham
Composer
Phoenix Theatre2015
Love Story
Composer
Minerva, Chichester2010
Agnus Dei
Choral Works
For Aled Jones' CD New Horizons2009
King Cotton
Composer
The Lowry, Salford2007
Two Cities
Composer
Salisbury Playhouse2006
A Winter's Tale
Composer
The Sage Gateshead2005
The Kissing-Dance
Composer
The Brighton Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and ROH Covent Garden Linbury Studio1998 — 2000
Dover Beach
Choral Works
For Cantamus Girls' Choir1996
Silas Marner
Composer
The Salisbury Festival, Revived by the City of Birmingham Touring Opera & The London College of Music1993
The Oxford Stage Company - The Tempest
Globe Theatre, Tokyo1991
Days of Hope
Composer
Oxford Stage Company and Hampstead Theatre, UK Tour, Revival at The King's Head Theatre1990 — 2007
Girlfriends
Composer
Oldham Coliseum, The Playhouse Theatre, London, The Arts Theatre London, Rockville Maryland, Arlington Virginia1986 — 2004
The Hired Man
Composer
Nuffield Theatre Southampton, Leicester Haymarket, Astoria Theatre London, Theatre Royal Northampton, 42nd Street Theatre New York, Walnut Street Theater Philadelphia, Wexford Opera House, National Ballet of Flanders (tour), Salisbury Playhouse1984 — 2003

Awards

Composer of the Year
Classical Brits 2009
2009
TMA Awards
Winner
Best Musical - The Hired Man2006 — 2010
Royal Television Society Award for Education, nominated for a BAFTA & International Rose d'Or.
Howard Goodall's 20th Century Greats
2004
nominated for a 2003 BAFTA award (Best Original Music)
Howard's score for the BBC/HBO film The Gathering Storm
2003
nominated in the Arts category of the Montreux Television Festival and the UK's Indie TV awards
Howard Goodall's Great Dates
2002
BAFTA
Winner
Howard Goodall's Big Bangs2001
PEABODY Award for Journalism & Mass Communication in the USA
Winner
Howard Goodall's Big Bangs2001
British Television Advertising Craft Award for Best Original Music
Timebank/BBC Turned Tables' Advertisement.
2001
Waterford International Festival of Light Opera in the Republic of Ireland
Winner
Best Overall Production - The Hired Man2001

Books

Howard Goodall's Big Bangs
Writer
Chatto & Windus & Vantage2000 — 2001

Commercials

Tesco
Composer
Tesco1995 — 2005
Dime Bar
Composer
Dime Bar1995 — 2005
Cadbury's Time Out
Composer
1995 — 2005
Pot Noodle
Composer
Pot Noodle1995 — 2005
Sony Discman
Composer
Sony Discman1995 — 2005
Tetley Bitter
Composer
Tetley Bitter1995 — 2005
Fuji Quicksnap
Composer
Fuji Quicksnap1995 — 2005
Walker's Crisps
Composer
Walker's Crisps1995 — 2005
Timebank/BBC 'Turned Tables'
Composer
BBC1995 — 2005
Nintendo Game Boy
Composer
Nintendo Game Boy1995 — 2005
Barclaycard
Composer
Featuring Rowan Atkinson1995 — 2005

Composing

Pinky Malinky
Composer
Netflix2018 — 2019
Johnny English Strikes Again
Composer
Universal Pictures2018
Mr Bean's Holiday
Composer
Steve Bendelack2007
12 Books that changed the world
Composer
ITV2006
Winter Lullabies
Choral Works
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford & Harp2006
The Catherine Tate Show
Composer
TAP/BBC2005
Our Daughter Holly
Composer
ITV12004
Q.I.
Composer
Talkback/BBC2003 — 2018
Johnny English (theme)
Composer
Universal Pictures2003
Mr Bean Animated Series (52 Episodes)
Composer
ITV12003
We are God's Labourers
Choral Works
Christ Church, Oxford2003
A Country Parish/A Seaside Parish/An Island Parish
Composer
TAP/BBC2003
To See Another Sun
Choral Works
Patronal Festival, St Mary's, Barnes2003
O Lord God of Time and Eternity
Choral Works
Commissioned by the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral London2003
The Gathering Storm
Composer
HBO/BBC2002 — 2003
The Adventure of English
Composer
ITV12002
I Am Not I
Choral Works
For the 1885 Singers, All Saint's Church, Putney2002
Festival Jubilate Deo
Choral Works
For the Choir of St. David's Cathedral,2002
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)
Choral Works
Theme from 'The Vicar of Dibley'2002
All The Queen's Horses
Choral Works
For the BBC Proms 2002: The 'Orianna Project'2002
I Believe In The Sun
Choral Works
National Holocaust Memorial Day Anthem2001
The Dreaming
Composer
The Linbury Studio at Covent Garden Royal Opera House and UK tour2001 — 2006
Salisbury Canticles
Choral Works
2000
We are the burning fire
Choral Works
2000
Blackadder Back And Forth
Composer
BBC/NMEC - Skyscape2000
Romance Of The Angels
Choral Works
For the BBC Singers2000
Remember Bethlehem
Choral Works
ASV Records, Metronome2000
Love Divine
Choral Works
The Choir Schools' Association Millennium Commission2000
Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie
Composer
Tiger Aspect/Working Title/Universal Pictures1997
The Thin Blue Line
Composer
BBC1995
Marlborough Canticles
Choral Works
1995
In Memoriam Anne Frank
Choral Works
For the Voices Foundation,1995
One Step Away
Choral Works
VE Day Commemoration Heads of State Ceremony, Hyde Park1995
The Vicar of Dibley
Composer
TAP/BBC1994 — 2007
Missa Aedis Christi
Choral Works
For the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford1993
The Borrowers
Composer
BBC/Working Title1992
2.4 Children
Composer
BBC1991
Mr Bean (TV series)
Composer
ITV1990
Red Drawf
Composer
1988 — 2017
Blackadder
Composer
BBC1983 — 2000

DVD & Video

'New Horizons' (Aled Jones) - Agnus Dei
Composer
2009
Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Faber NewChoral Works - The Marlborough Canticles Faber
Composer
Music, FM 192009
'What sweeter music' - Romance of the Epiphany
Composer
2006
Bryn Terfel - Song Featured: Psalm 23, Deutsche Grammophon
Composer
2003
Illuminare: Carols for a New Millennium
Composer
BBC Worldwide2000
The King's Singers, Annie Laurie: Folksongs Of The British Isles - Scarborough Fair
Composer
EMI Classics1991
The King's Singers, Watching The White Wheat: Folksongs Of The British Isles - Star Of The County Down
Composer
EMI Records1990

Radio

Young Choristers of the Year
Presenter
BBC Radio 22003
Howard Goodall - Saturday Classics
Presenter
Classic FM1995 — 2015

Writing

How Music Works
Presenter / Writer
2006
Howard Goodall's 20th Century Greats
Presenter / Writer
2004
South Bank Show: Musical Nation
Presenter / Writer
ITV12004
Howard Goodall's Classical Connections (3 series)
Presenter / Writer
BBC Radio 22003
Howard Goodall's Great Dates
Presenter / Writer
2002
Howard Goodall's Big Bangs
Presenter / Writer
2000
Howard Goodall's Organ Works
Presenter / Writer
1997

News

Tickets now on sale for Howard Goodall's 'GIRLFRIENDS'

2nd November 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Howard Goodall's 'GIRLFRIENDS' Taking place at the Great Hall Bishopsgate Insitiute from 2- 3 November 2018 Howard’s second musical, Girlfriends, was first performed at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre, in May 1986

Olivier Awards 2016 - Nominations

29th February 2016

FULL NOMINATIONS LIST FOR THE OLIVIER AWARDS 2016 WITH MASTERCARD Best Revival Hamlet at Barbican Theatre Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Donmar Warehouse Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at National Theatre, Lyttelton The Winter's Tale at Garrick Theatre Best New Comedy A Christmas Carol at Noël Coward Theatre Hand To God at Vaudeville Theatre Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo Theatre Best Costume Design Gregg Barnes for Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre Hugh Durrant for Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli And The King at Duke of York's Theatre Katrina Lindsay for Bend It Like Beckham at Phoenix Theatre Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design Hildegard Bechtler for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre Es Devlin for Hamlet at Barbican Theatre Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli And The King at Duke of York's Theatre Anna Fleischle for Hangmen at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court & Wyndham's Theatre White Light Award for Best Lighting Design Neil Austin for The Winter's Tale at Garrick Theatre Natasha Chivers for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre James Farncombe for People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman Mark Henderson for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre Best Sound Design George Dennis for The Homecoming at Trafalgar Studios 1 Tom Gibbons for People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman Christopher Shutt for The Father at Wyndham's Theatre Christopher Shutt for Hamlet at Barbican Theatre Best New Opera Production Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci at Royal Opera House The Force Of Destiny at London Coliseum Morgen Und Abend at Royal Opera House Outstanding Achievement in Opera English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra for The Force Of Destiny, Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk and The Queen Of Spades at London Coliseum Felicity Palmer for The Queen Of Spades at London Coliseum Sir Antonio Pappano for his conducting of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Guillaume Tell and Król Roger at Royal Opera House Tamara Wilson for The Force Of Destiny at London Coliseum Best Actor in a Supporting Role Mark Gatiss for Three Days In The Country at National Theatre, Lyttelton Michael Pennington for The Winter's Tale at Garrick Theatre Tom Sturridge for American Buffalo at Wyndham's Theatre David Suchet for The Importance Of Being Earnest at Vaudeville Theatre Best Actress in a Supporting Role Judi Dench for The Winter's Tale at Garrick Theatre Michele Dotrice for Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre Melody Grove for Farinelli And The King at Duke of York's Theatre Catherine Steadman for Oppenheimer at Vaudeville Theatre Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre Barbarians at The Clare, Young Vic Phil Dunster for his role in Pink Mist at Bush Theatre Pat Kinevane and Fishamble for Silent at Soho Theatre Violence And Son at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Virgin Atlantic Best New Play Farinelli And The King at Duke of York's Theatre The Father at Wyndham's Theatre Hangmen at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court & Wyndham's Theatre People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman Best Actor Kenneth Branagh for The Winter's Tale at Garrick Theatre Kenneth Cranham for The Father at Wyndham's Theatre Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet at Barbican Theatre Adrian Lester for Red Velvet at Garrick Theatre Mark Rylance for Farinelli And The King at Duke of York's Theatre Best Actress Gemma Arterton for Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre Denise Gough for People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman Nicole Kidman for Photograph 51 at Noël Coward Theatre Janet McTeer for Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Donmar Warehouse Lia Williams for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre Best Entertainment and Family Alice's Adventures Underground at The Vaults Dr

Emmy WIN for Howard Goodall - INTO THE STORM

21st July 2009

HBO Films' "Into The Storm" score (by Howard Goodall) has won an Emmy

Podcast Guest Appearances

Desert Island Discs: Howard Goodall
Kirsty Youngs castaway this week is the composer Howard Goodall. Hes a man of eclectic musical tastes and talents creating choral works, popular TV show themes like Black Adder and The Vicar of Dibley and movie scores and musicals. His enthusiasm and deep-rooted commitment to his lifes work has regularly propelled him away from the score and onto our television screens where hes presented award winning documentaries like How Music Works. In January 2007 he was appointed as Englands first ever National Ambassador for Singing, leading a £40 million scheme to improve group singing in primary schools.