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: DISTANT, LAST NIGHT IN SOHO, EARTHSHOT, OVER THE MOON, THE AERONAUTS, OUR PLANET, BABY DRIVER, SUICIDE SQUAD, FURY, GRAVITY, THE WORLD’S END and ATTACK THE BLOCK (Steven Price); THE MATING GAME, SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMEGEDDON, EARLY MAN, PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN and HATE FROM A DISTANCE (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 (he makes a mean Yorkshire Pudding) and flavouring home-made gin (current variety: Big Fat Davey Santa's Xmas Winter Warmer - The Disappointing Blackberry.

Andy Price


Howard Goodall
Joe Trapanese