We have been informed of the death of Larry Ashmore, unsung orchestrator/composer of Gosford Park, Bridget Jones’s Diary and much else. He also worked as an arranger on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and was uncredited on many other films.
Larry was always based in London, worked with London orchestras (especially the LSO) and wrote suites for them. He suffered a stroke yesterday. May he rest in peace.
Here is some more biographical information. And here is his gorgeous arrangement of Gerald Finzi’s Five Bagatelles.