Biography

Paul Mottram

Paul is an experienced classical and jazz composer and has worked extensively in film and television. His compositional credits include music for the BBC2 comedy series People Like Us and BBC Radio 4 comedy/dramas In the Red, Babblewick Hall, In the Balance, House of the Spirit Levels and Rigor Mortis. His music has also featured in Doctor Who (BBC1), The Lenny Henry Show (BBC1), Horizon: Parallel Universes (BBC2), Flying Through Time (ITV), Ray Mears Bushcraft (BBC2), Bremner, Bird and Fortune (C4), QI (BBC2) and the series Britain’s Finest (C5). He has also written music for numerous television commercials including those for Rover, Pizza Hut, Hitachi, Daihatsu, JVC, Faberge, Sure and Greene King.
His music was widely featured on the BBC and the Mall during the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton and during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Orchestration credits range from feature films Chaplin, Rain Man, Shirley Valentine, Castaway and High Spirits to BBC drama Born To Run and the RSC production of Bartholomew Fair. He has also been heavily involved in the restoration and re-recording of William Walton and Malcolm Arnold’s ‘lost’ film scores of the ’40s and ’50s.

Paul is also engaged as a music consultant to Audio Network and was one of the founding shareholders in the company. If this website goes wrong, it is quite likely to be his fault.

Paul recently recorded Positive Orchestral at Abbey Road Studios with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Check out this video below to find out more.

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A selection of my tracks

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    Oaf 1016/13 1 mixes Paul Mottram
    Plodding, cumbersome, elephantine double bass and piano
    1:22
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    On Tiptoe 1016/12 1 mixes Paul Mottram
    Stealthy mock serious solo double bass
    0:30
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    Prelude 1016/6 1 mixes Paul Mottram
    Measured solo cello arpeggios in the style of J S Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites
    2:32
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    Serenity 1016/2 3 mixes Paul Mottram
    Light piano arpeggios under languid, passionate, cello melody
    2:09
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    Tea At Four 1016/3 1 mixes Paul Mottram
    Pretty, formal, Palm Court piano trio (Piano, violin and cello)
    1:00
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    Polish Waltz 1016/4 1 mixes Paul Mottram
    Sprightly piano trio (piano, cello and violin) Viennese waltz with a Slavic flavour
    2:01
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    Gypsy Air (60) 1015/1 8 mixes Paul Mottram
    Soulful, passionate gypsy violin with piano accompaniment
    1:00
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    Klezmer Dance (60) 1015/2 16 mixes Paul Mottram
    Vivacious Jewish/Eastern European piece for solo violin & piano
    1:00
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    Desolation 1015/8 6 mixes Paul Mottram
    Simple Celtic influenced violin melody over piano - gradual build throughout
    2:52
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    Bach to Basics 1015/3 1 mixes Paul Mottram
    Solo Violin arpeggios in the style of a Bach Partita
    3:12
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