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Alexander Faris

11 June 1921 to 28 September 2015

A British composer whose career began as a comductor for the stage, Faris began composing soundtracks in the 1960s for films including He Who Rides a Tiger (1965). His best known work was undoubtedly The Edwardians, which served as the theme tune for Upstairs, Downstairs (1971-1975).

Read Alexander Faris' Guardian obituary here