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Robert Hartshorne

Music written, produced, arranged and recorded by Robert Hartshorne, and heard around the globe.

Composer for TV, Corporate, Commercials, Film, Theatre…and any other medium hitherto unmentioned. As well as a massive body of work and unending range of styles, Robert is known for being a good ‘tunesmith’…striking themes, chords, and sound beds that grab your attention and really add something to the images. Don’t believe it? Have a Look and see.

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Stronger As One

In 2012 Robert was commissioned by the Commonwealth to write a song to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. The Queen had specially requested that the Commonwealth be at the centre of the Jubilee celebrations, hence Stronger As One became very much part of this. Performed first at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, Stronger As One then reached Number 1 in the UK Charts, coupled with Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s song ‘Sing’. Here it is, performed by Laura Wright at the Royal Albert Hall and televised by the BBC. All stand, please.

Andrew Marr’s History of the World

An epic journey through the explosive events, changes, conflicts and triumphs that shaped 70,000 years of human history.

Episode 1 of 8 – BBC1, Sunday 23rd September, 9:00-10:00pm

Music by Robert & Peter Hartshorne

Thomas & Friends
Composer for the BAFTA nominated Thomas the Tank Engine, or Thomas & Friends as those younger visitors to the site will point out, Robert is currently working on his 8th series.

The Making of Modern Britain
Music for the BBC’s BAFTA winning landmark series (co-composed with son, Peter Hartshorne…nepotism rearing its ugly head again)

Tropic of Cancer
Third and final journey by Simon Reeve around the globe for the BBC…with music by Robert Hartshorne.

1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets
Score for the multi award winning film featuring Sir Ben Kingsley.

Corporate composer for over 100 corporate productions each year. Winner of the IVCA award for Best Music six times since 1990, loads of Silver and Bronze on six other occasions. Best Music at the New York Festival 2005 and 2008. Gold at the US Film Festival 2010, Silver Screen in 1995. Music composed for over 100 award winning productions.

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