John Lunn

John Lunn

John Lunn
Born 1956
Occupation Composer

John Lunn (born 1956) is a British composer, known for his soundtrack work for television. He was formerly a member of "systems music" band Man Jumping.

His work includes the theme tune for Downton Abbey and music for Hotel Babylon and Hamish Macbeth.

His music for Sky TV's Going Postal was winner of Best TV score in the 2010 RTS Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA and a Ivor Novello award and that for adaptation of Dickens' Little Dorrit was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Original Score.

He has written several operas. Two, Misper (1997) and Zoë (2000) (shown by Channel 4) were written for Glyndebourne. Another, Mathematics of a Kiss, was written for the English National Opera. He wrote the 2006 operetta Tangier Tattoo, with librettist Stephen Plaice, again for Glyndebourne.

His violin concerto was premiered by Clio Gould and the London Sinfonietta at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.


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