Friday, January 14, 2022

RIP Marc Wilkinson


Composer, conductor, arranger Marc Wilkinson died in Orsay, France on January 8, 2022. He was 92. Wilkinson was born in Paris, France on July 27, 1929 and was best known for his film scores, including “The Blood on Satan's Claw”, and incidental music for the theatre, most notably for Peter Shaffer's “The Royal Hunt of the Sun”. His compositional approach combined traditional techniques with elements of the avant-garde. For most of his life he resided resident in the UK, he retired from composition and lived in France until his passing. Wilkinson was the composer and conductor for the 1979 Euro-western “Eagle’s Wing” starring Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston and Harvey Keitel.

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