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Stephen Oliver (1950-1992) was an English composer, best known for his operas. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan. ...


Oliver was educated at Ardingly College and subsequently read music at Worcester College, Oxford, where he was taught by Kenneth Leighton and Robert Sherlaw Johnson. His first opera, The Duchess of Malfi (1971), was staged while he was still at Oxford. Later works include incidental music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, a musical, Blondel (1983; with Tim Rice), and over forty operas, including Tom Jones (1975), Beauty and the Beast (1984) and Timon of Athens (1991). Oliver also wrote music for television, and some chamber and instrumental music. Ardingly College, as viewed from the headmasters garden Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school, in the village of Ardingly near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England with approximately 460 pupils[citation needed], the majority of whom are boarders[citation needed]. A Woodard school, founded in... crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Worcester College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Kenneth Leighton ( Wakefield, October 2, 1929 Edinburgh, August 24, 1988) was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire. ... Robert Sherlaw Johnson (born May 21, 1932, in Sunderland, UK, died November 3, 2000), was a composer, pianist, music scholar, teacher and liturgist. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company is a British theatre company. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Tim Rice & Andrew Llyod Webber in the 70s. ...


He also composed the score for the 13-hour radio dramatization of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981. The work had an attractive and memorable main theme and many effective effective sub-themes, all composed within the English pastoral tradition. The music embodied the spirit of Tolkien's work very well. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ...


Stephen Oliver was a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4's light discussion programme Stop the Week. He died of AIDS-related complications on April 29, 1992. BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ...


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Stephen Oliver (419 words)
Stephen Oliver was one of the foremost British composers of opera and music theatre of his generation.
For most of his life Stephen Oliver was able to live as a full-time composer, creating a vast catalogue of works, including incidental music for over fifteen productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the West End musical Blondel (1983), to a libretto by Sir Tim Rice, and well over forty operas.
Theatre is at the heart of Stephen Oliver's thinking and opera central to a view of his work.
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