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Craig Armstrong , OBE born 29 April  is a Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. His composition for Baz Luhrmann 's musical Moulin Rouge! Armstrong was born in Shettleston , Glasgow , Scotland  .
He studied musical composition , violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music from to ,  where he was awarded the Charles Lucas prize and the Harvey Lohr scholarship for composition.
Upon completing his studies, Armstrong served as music and dance specialist at the Strathclyde Regional Council in He sees no difference in credibility between popular and classical forms  and this respect for the pop genre was cemented in with a one-off collaboration with the Bristol band Massive Attack on their album Protection ,  after which the band formed their Melankolic vanity record label releasing his first two solo albums.
In he wrote the meditative piece Visconti , commissioned by Barbican Centre Elektronika festival for the London Sinfonietta. Armstrong has had many collaborations including recording and performing the album Dolls with the Berlin laptop artist AGF and Vladislav Delay. He has worked with a wide variety of more well-known musical artists, including U2 , Tina Turner , Madonna , Texas , and Luciano Pavarotti.
In Armstrong's first opera was premiered as part of the Scottish Opera, titled ' — Opera's made in Scotland', a 15min opera with a libretto by Ian Rankin. It was released in and includes a violin concerto "Immer" for Clio Gould. Rosebud was released from a new co written and co produced project of Craig Armstrong and Scott Fraser — Winona.
Armstrong lists the songs which Top Gear has used on his web site. It has also been used as entrance music for the England rugby union team at Twickenham stadium , Premiership rugby union team Leeds Carnegie before home games, and Kent County Cricket Club in Twenty20 matches.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Craig Armstrong. EMI Classics. Archived from the original on 31 December Retrieved 24 July Virgin Books. Retrieved 16 April The London Gazette Supplement. BBC News. Retrieved 31 December Here, all the elements of the score are drawn together — the epic choir, the orchestra, and the driving electronic beat". Awards for Craig Armstrong. Rahman Up — Michael Giacchino Satellite Award for Best Original Score. Categories : births 20th-century classical composers 20th-century Scottish musicians 21st-century classical composers Academics of the Royal Academy of Music Astralwerks artists BAFTA winners people British film score composers British male classical composers EMI Classics and Virgin Classics artists Grammy Award winners Living people Male film score composers Male opera composers Musicians from Glasgow Officers of the Order of the British Empire Scottish classical composers Scottish opera composers Virgin Records artists 20th-century British composers 20th-century British male musicians 21st-century British male musicians.
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Craig Armstrong , OBE born 29 April  is a Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. His composition for Baz Luhrmann 's musical Moulin Rouge! Armstrong was born in Shettleston , Glasgow , Scotland  . He studied musical composition , violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music from to ,  where he was awarded the Charles Lucas prize and the Harvey Lohr scholarship for composition. Upon completing his studies, Armstrong served as music and dance specialist at the Strathclyde Regional Council in
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Armstrong has a next-level ability to evoke complex and subtle emotions with sound and his work is a reminder of how powerful music can be. Here are ten of his most popular tracks and some stories behind their creation. And that goes back to my early days, when I was doing theatre in Glasgow. I quite often used voice. And the only way of getting good at that is just to do it a lot. So by the time I got a chance to do a big score, I actually had quite a lot of practise.
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