William Morris - Composer


William Morris is a composer who embraces many genres.  He is equally comfortable writing in styles as diverse as classical concert music through to film, theatre and popular styles.

His classical works have been widely performed in venues such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, the Royal Ballet School and Covent Garden.  The BHA Choir which he founded in 2009 to perform his original secular compositions and arrangements has been seen on the Bloomsbury stage supporting the likes of Robin Ince and Tim Minchin and has been featured on BBC Radio and BBC London news.

His music for media has been heard on Radio 3, More4, BBC4, Channel 4, at international film festivals and the Linbury Theatre of the Royal Opera House.  He wrote the music for the critically acclaimed documentary On That Day by film makers Barney Broomfield and Marc Hoeferlin which was critic’s choice in Time Out, Radio Times, the Observer and was featured in The Times.  More recently his work has been heard on the BBC4 documentaruy series Harlots, Housewives and Heroines featuring the historian Dr Lucy Worsley and the Channel 4 documentary Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons.  He is currently working with singer songwriter Marsha Swanson on songs which explore emotional literacy in children.

William combines his composing work with being Director of Music at Shrewsbury House School in Surbiton. 



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Recording at Universal Music Publishing.  Shrewsbury House School.  Publicity for a Channel 4 documentary.  Publicity for a BBC4 documentary series.