Death of an English film composer, 96

Death of an English film composer, 96


norman lebrecht

December 13, 2020

The composer Kenneth V Jones, a professor at the Royal College of Music and founder of the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra, has died at a great age. Between the 1950s and the 1970s he was a mainstay of the struggling British film industry.

You can read his filmography here.



  • Paul Carlile says:

    In my early teens, our next-door neybore’s lodger was a student of KV Jones at the RCM. He persuode me to accompany him toothy local Odium Sinema cos his prof had written the musical score. I have no recollection of the film, or the music, but it made cinephiles of us both, as the following weeks screening was a comedy and we were hooked thereon. Thank you KVJ and RIP.

    • Philip Lane says:

      I have an interest in Kenneth’s Rhapsody for piano and orchestra. Do you have an email address for his estate. Obviously I would leave some time after his sad demise to make contact.