I have just received news of the death of the English composer David Bedford. He was 74.
His biggest impact was with the Mike Oldfield album that launched the Virgin label in 1973. Bedford orchestrated and conducted the richer-sounding album that followed two years later.
He also worked with Elvis Costello, Keith Moon and Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
But he was an assiduous composer of modernist and post-modern works, many of them underappreciated.