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David Butterworth is an experienced orchestrator & arranger 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: THE SWIMMERS, MY POLICEMAN, LAST NIGHT IN SOHO, OUR PLANET, BABY DRIVER, SUICIDE SQUAD, FURY, GRAVITY and ATTACK THE BLOCK (Steven Price); POLITE SOCIETY, THE AMAZING MAURICE, SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMEGEDDON, EARLY MAN (Tom Howe); History’s KNIGHTFALL, BBC’s ROBIN HOOD and C4’s ELIZABETH (Andy Price).

As a contributing orchestrator he has worked on scores written by other leading composers including Chris Egan, Harry Gregson-Williams, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Joseph Trapanese and Geoff Zanelli. Credits include FIREHEART, LADY AND THE TRAMP, ROBIN HOOD (2018), WONDER WOMAN, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, THE MARTIAN, MORTDECAI, A NEW YORK WINTER’S TALE and TOTAL RECALL.

He also arranges music for live performance and projects include: OUR PLANET LIVE (WWF, Silverback Productions & Steven Price), 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.

Tom Howe
Chris Egan

In his spare time he enjoys cooking traditional British grub for his family and flavouring home-made gin (current variety: Big Fat Davey Santa's Xmas Winter Warmer - The Disappointing Blackberry).

Andy Price


Howard Goodall
Joe Trapanese
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