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1. Malcolm Arnold was born on 21st October 1921, in which English county town?
2. Some of Malcolm Arnold's most popular works are his suites of dances inspired by different regions of the British Isles. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
3. Another of Malcolm Arnold's most popular works is an overture based on a poem by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. What is the name of this poem?
4. During the 1950s and 60s, Malcolm Arnold wrote the scores for many British films, working with some of the finest directors of the time. For which film, directed by David Lean, did Arnold win an Oscar?
5. Malcolm Arnold wrote the music for a number of ballets. One of these was based on the story of a notorious murderer who was later to be the subject of a musical by Stephen Sondheim. What was the name of this character?
6. Malcolm Arnold has written nine symphonies, the seventh of which is dedicated "To Katherine, Robert and Edward". Who are these dedicatees?
7. Malcolm Arnold wrote a number of concertos, often inspired by the particular musical talents of the dedicatee. His "Second Horn Concerto" was dedicated to, and given its first performance by, which famous English horn player?
8. Malcolm Arnold also wrote a number of important works for that peculiarly English ensemble, the brass band. One of these was written for the inauguration of the lifeboat station at which Cornish seaside town, the name of which is included in the title of the piece?
9. Which British political organisation commissioned Arnold's "Peterloo Overture" in 1968?
10. One of Malcolm Arnold's most popular works - and the inspiration for the title of this quiz - is his "Grand, Grand Overture". This is scored for a traditional symphony orchestra, but with parts for which unusual items, not normally known for their musical qualities?
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