David Butterworth is an experienced orchestral arranger who offers a wide range of services for composers and producers of 'commercial music'.
His credits include award-winning musical scores for a diverse range of film and television productions including GRAVITY (Steven Price), THE WORLD'S END (Steven Price), SHAME (Harry Escott), BEDTIME STORIES (Rupert Gregson-Williams), MR BEAN'S HOLIDAY (Howard Goodall), THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (John Powell) and the BBC's ROBIN HOOD (Andy Price).
He also arranges music for live performance and recent projects include THE WAR OF THE WORLDS NEW GENERATION TOUR 2012/13 (Jeff Wayne), TIM MINCHIN TOUR 2010/11 and PLANET EARTH LIVE TOUR 2010 (George Fenton). In 2012 he worked with Howard Goodall, Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra on Rowan Atkinson's MR BEAN/CHARIOTS OF FIRE sketch for the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Educated at the University of Salford (BA Hons) and Bristol University (MA) he was privileged to study composition and arranging with Robin Dewhurst, Martin Kiszko and Adrian Beaumont. Initially, he gained industry experience working as a music copyist in Bristol. He moved to London and, after recording his own orchestral music with the City of Prague Philharmonic in 2001, was asked to orchestrate the score for the feature film PHOENIX BLUE (Stephen Parsons & Francis Haines). Since then his career has gone from strength to strength.