Tom Smail

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Tom Smail is a jazz drummer-turned-composer of orchestral, chamber and choral music. His works include the 'Requiem for the Routemaster', written to commemorate the decommissioning of the Routemaster bus, and the five 'Fairy Tales' for orchestra and narrator, with words by Emma House. Two of these were toured nationally by English Touring Opera and recorded narrators include Michael Gambon and Harry Enfield. Smail has frequently worked with Douglas Boyd, Richard Hosford, Marieke Blankestijn, Synergy Vocals and The Gaudier Ensemble. His String Quartet No 1 (‘For Alba’) was recently performed by the Allegri Quartet and his most recent symphonic work, 'Music in the Marble', was premiered last year by City of London Sinfonia (video footage on his website). He has also written extensively for film and television.

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