David Butterworth is an experienced orchestral arranger, possessing nearly two decades of experience, who offers a wide range of services for composers and producers of commercial music.
In the capacity of supervising orchestrator his credits include OSCAR, BAFTA and EMMY award-winning scores for a diverse range of film and television productions including: WONDER PARK, OPHELIA, AMERICAN ASSASSIN, BABY DRIVER, SUICIDE SQUAD, THE HUNT, FURY and GRAVITY (Steven Price); EARLY MAN and PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN (Tom Howe); History’s KNIGHTFALL & the BBC’s ROBIN HOOD (Andy Price); and INTO THE STORM and MR BEAN’S HOLIDAY (Howard Goodall).
As a contributing orchestrator he has worked on scores written by other leading composers including Harry Gregson-Williams, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Joseph Trapanese and Geoff Zanelli. Recent credits include EARLY MAN, WONDER WOMAN and ROBIN HOOD (2018).
He also arranges music for live performance and projects include: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS – DOMINION THEATRE 2016 (Jeff Wayne), GRAVITY: SUITE FOR ORCHESTRA (Steven Price) as performed at the inaugural 2014 Oscar Concert, and TIM MINCHIN TOUR 2010/11. 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 before moving to London where he was fortunate to be given the opportunity to assist Geoff Alexander with the orchestration of Trevor Jones’ later film scores, including THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN and AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. Since then his career has gone from strength to strength and he has established himself as a dependable professional, sought after for his proven ability to deliver work of the highest quality.
David lives in the village of Wendens Ambo just outside of London with his wife and two children.