English light music composer Ernest Tomlinson, known for orchestral pieces including An English Overture, Little Serenade, Cantilena and Woodicock, has died aged 90.
Tomlinson was Chairman of the Light Music Society from 1966 to 2009 and subsequently President.
'Ernest Tomlinson will be warmly remembered as long as people enjoy listening to melodic music,' said soprano and broadcaster Catherine Bott. 'Light music is all about melody and enjoyment, always beautifully crafted and full of colour. Ernest was among the very best of British light music composers, his exceptional technical skills allied to a rare gift for melody.'
An obituary will follow in due course.
Very sad to hear of the loss of this great man of melody
Deepest sympathy and condolences to his family
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