Reade, Paul

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Born in Lancashire, Paul Reade studied at the Royal Academy of Music and worked at English National Opera as a repetiteur. Reade was active as a composer for television, with credits including the series “The Victorian Kitchen Garden” (published in various arrangements, this music continues to be played in recitals and music examinations) and The Flumps. He was also the co-composer of the theme music for the Antiques Roadshow.
Reade eventually turned to ballet; among the latter works he scored were Hobson’s Choice in 1989 (choreographed by David Bintley from the eponymous play), and 1996’s Far from the Madding Crowd (after the work by Thomas Hardy).