For 37 years, Guy Woolfenden was director of music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, composing 150 scores of intermezzi and incidental music. His music was indispensable to Peter Hall’s series, The Wars of the Roses.
Guy has died, aged 79.
As a boy, he sang at the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip. He played horn in the Sadlers Wells orchestra and conducted here and there, including three productions at Scottish Opera, one of which was the UK premiere of Nielsen’s Saul and David.
In 1995, he founded the English Music Festival.