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Don Harper

vn, vl, 1921-1999 AU
Musician / Composer of Classical

Don Harper (born 1921 in Melbourne, Australia; died May 30, 1999 in Australia) was a jazz violinist, violist and composer. He spent parts of his life in London, England where he wrote and composed music for several BBC television shows, including Dr. Who, Champion House, Sexton Blake and The Inside Man. He was the Music Director of "World of Sport" for 15 years. From 1983 to 1990 he held the position of Head of Jazz Studies at the Wollongong University's School of Creative Arts. He also conducted master classes at Trinity College, London, and at the Conservatorium in Brisbane.

        
Instruments
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Saxophone
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
The Awakening - From "Rivers of Light" on The Music from Rivers of Light & Tree of Life Awakenings Shows at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park by Various Artists
Quest on Kpm 1000 Series: Electrosonic by Brian Hodgson, Delia Derbyshire & Don Harper
Act 2: Parade of the Animal Spirit Guides - From "Rivers of Light" on The Music from Rivers of Light & Tree of Life Awakenings Shows at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park by Various Artists
Act 4: We Are One - From "Rivers of Light" on The Music from Rivers of Light & Tree of Life Awakenings Shows at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park by Various Artists
Act 3: Dance of the Lotus - From "Rivers of Light" on The Music from Rivers of Light & Tree of Life Awakenings Shows at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park by Various Artists
Act 5: Rivers of Light - From "Rivers of Light" on The Music from Rivers of Light & Tree of Life Awakenings Shows at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park by Various Artists
Frontier of Knowledge on Kpm 1000 Series: Electrosonic by Brian Hodgson, Delia Derbyshire & Don Harper
World of Sport on The Sixties by Various Artists
Doctor Who (new opening theme 1967) on Doctor Who - The Invasion by Don Harper
Liquid Energy on Kpm 1000 Series: Electrosonic by Brian Hodgson, Delia Derbyshire & Don Harper

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Doctor Who: The Invasion (Original Television Soundtrack)Don Harper, Brian Hodgson And The BBC Radiophonic Workshop2018Album
Cold WorldsDon Harper2014Album
Music Of The 20s, 30s And 40sAlan Moorhouse, Don Harper, Roger Nichols1989Compil.
This Sporting LifeDon Harper1984Album
A Little Night Music / Hot ClubDavid Snell / Don Harper / Denny Wright1982Album
The Don Harper & Denny Wright Quartet With Guest Star Al CohnDon Harper, Denny Wright, Al Cohn1980Album
Sonic BrassDon Harper1979Album
Combo: Duo, Trio, Quartet, SextetDon Harper And Denny Wright1978Album
Songs From AliceLewis Carroll, Don Harper, Joanne Brown, Leslie Fyson1978Album
Jazz Of The TwentiesKeith Nichols / Don Harper1975Album
On The FiddleDon Harper1975Album
Live - Neutral - EarthDon Harper1974Album
Homo ElectronicusDon Harper1974Album
Be-Jazzed / Make RhythmAlbert Mayer / Don Harper1973Album
World Of SportDon Harper1973Single
ElectrosonicDon Harper / Li De La Russe / Nikki St. George1972Album
Strings Go Pop / Brass & String BagDon Harper1971Album
Champion House ThemeDon Harper1967Single
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