Composers Famous Composers from Scotland

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List of notable or famous composers from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Scotland and even some popular composers who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Scotland is included when available.

People here include everything from Donovan Leitch to Craig Armstrong.

This historic composers from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Scotland?" These prominent composers of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish composers.

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Bryan Larkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Scotland
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Age: 45

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

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Craig Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Scotland
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Craig Armstrong, OBE is a Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1981, and has since written music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. Armstrong's score for William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet earned him a BAFTA for Achievement in Film Music and an Ivor Novello. His composition for Baz Luhrmann's musical Moulin Rouge! earned him the 2001 American Film Institute's composer of the Year award, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and a BAFTA. Armstrong was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Original Score in 2004 for the biopic Ray. His other ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

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Dick Gaughan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Scotland
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Richard Peter Gaughan usually known as Dick Gaughan is a Scottish musician, singer, and songwriter, particularly of folk and social protest songs. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Glasgow, + more

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Donovan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Scotland
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Donovan is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music. He has lived in Scotland, London and California, and, since at least 2008, in County Cork, Ireland, with his family. Emerging from the British folk scene, Donovan reached fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with live performances on the pop TV series, Ready Steady Go!. Having signed with Pye Records in 1965, he recorded singles and two albums in the folk vein, but after a new contract with US CBS/Epic Records his popularity spread to other countries. After extricating himself from his original management contract, he began a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: United Kingdom

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