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John Harle

John Harle was born on September 20, 1956 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. He is known for his work on Silent Witness (1996), The Piano (1993) and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989). See full bio »

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Known For

Silent Witness Music Department
The Piano Music Department
A Quiet Passion Soundtrack


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  Silent Witness (TV Series) (composer - 74 episodes, 1998 - 2018) (theme music - 32 episodes, 2014 - 2018)
- Family: Part 2 (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- Family: Part 1 (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- One Day: Part 2 (2018) ... (theme music)
- A Special Relationship: Part 2 (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Special Relationship: Part 1 (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
 2009 A Short Stay in Switzerland (TV Movie) (composer: theme - uncredited)
 2002 Capone's Boys (musician: saxophone) / (orchestrator)
 2000 A History of Britain (TV Series documentary) (musician - 2 episodes)
- Conquest! (2000) ... (musician: saxophone)
- Beginnings (2000) ... (musician: saxophone)
 1999 The End of the Affair (musician: soprano and alto saxophone - uncredited)
 1997 The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie) (composer: additional score)
 1996 The Ogre (musician: soprano saxophone and alto saxophone)
 1995 Innocent Lies (musician: soprano saxophone solo)
 1994 Six Days, Six Nights (musician: soprano and alto sax)
 1993 The Piano (musician: saxophone)
 1992 The Michael Nyman Songbook (Documentary) (musician: soprano and alto saxophone)
 1991 Prospero's Books (musician: soprano and alto saxophone)
 1991 Voyager (orchestrator)
 1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (musician: soprano/alto sax)
 1988 Drowning by Numbers (musician: soprano and alto sax)
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1983 The Oresteia (musician)
 1982 The Draughtsman's Contract (musician)
 1924 Greed (musician: saxophone - 1986 alternate version)
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Studied at London College of Music and Paris Conservatoire formed his own rock/jazz group, The John Harle Band in 1991, for which he plays keyboards and various saxophones, while continuing to be a member of The Michael Nyman Band has had saxophone music written specifically for him by such composers as 'Luciano Berio', 'Dominic Moldowney', 'Harrison Birtwistle', 'Richard Rodney Bennett', and '... See more »



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