British films, especially from the 1950s, had many of their scores written by U.K. composers who've had careers in both the concert world and the film industry.
The likes of Alwyn, Arnold and Frankel vacillated between commissions for film productions and the concert hall.
Select your favorite British composers, if any, in the multiple choice above.
Please be aware that the entries are not comprehensive. I've limited this poll to those names who've had at least 35 film scores to their credit and have had compilation albums/re-recordings of their film scores surface on labels such as Chandos, Naxos or CPO, etc.
Higher profile names such as Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton have been intentionally omitted because they scored about a dozen films each (significantly less than 35). While John Barry had scored around 95 titles, he is also absent from the poll because Barry is much more the tunesmith than the symphonist.
My favourites are 1) Richard Rodney Bennett, 2) Benjamin Frankel & 3) Malcolm Arnold. I voted for "other" as well because I think the soundtracks by John Scott are consistently orchestral in conception and Scott deserves a special mention for this even though he doesn't have a body of "absolute" music (not any that I'm aware of, anyway).
While Michael Nyman could be a satisfactory "other" for some TC members, guys such as George Fenton or Stephen Warbeck, for example, I consider to be ineligible overall since either one doesn't have a "dual" career (as such) and neither impresses as being a contemporary composer like a James MacMillan or a George Benjamin or Mark-Anthony Turnage...