Derek Williams

Derek Williams

Real Name:
Derek Williams
Profile:
Derek Williams (born 20 September 1952, Gisborne, New Zealand) is a British resident composer, orchestrator, conductor and record producer with 27 award winning film/tv credits and 33 recording credits.

As commissioned arranger, orchestrator, conductor and musician for international artists Caroline O'Connor, Sir Robert Helpmann, Torvill and Dean, Grace Knight, Frank Bennett, Debbie Newsome, Sir Howard Morrison and prominent Australian screen composers Martin Armiger, Guy Gross and Antony Partos, Derek Williams is also known for his innovative reorchestration techniques on tracks from hit records as exemplified in Cash Landing (Frank Bennett). His commissions have been performed in the Royal Albert Hall, Garrick Theatre and Kings Place (London), at the Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia, and at the Montreux Jazz Festival; as a chorister, he has performed at The White House, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Westminster Abbey, and King's College Chapel, Cambridge.

He was the orchestrator and conductor of the Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra for Guy Gross's score for Stephan Elliott's Frauds, starring Phil Collins and Hugo Weaving, and his Oscar winning film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and for Martin Armiger's score for The Crossing, starring Russell Crowe. He was orchestrator for Antony Partos's score for Crush, winner of Best Film Score at New Zealand Film and TV Awards, and was arranger and conductor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation multi-platinum album Vince Jones & Grace Knight ‎– Come In Spinner from the ABC miniseries Come In Spinner for record producer Martin Armiger. His most recent film score was for Ruaridh M Turner's The Beast in the Storm, which won Order of Merit in the Indie Fest and Best Action/Thriller/SciFi - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.

Williams is currently resident in Scotland where he is on the Associated Staff of the University of Edinburgh as tutor and lecturer, in addition to his ongoing work as composer, arranger, conductor and producer.
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Artist

Derek Williams Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

835 591-1 Jonathan Biggins, Terry Brady, Tina Bursill, Daryl Emmerson, Michele Fawdon, Geoffrey Jenkins, Ivar Kants, John McTernan, Linda Nagle, Helen Noonan, Ingrid Silveus, Greg Stone, Carmen Tanti, Kate Turner, Jenny Vuletic, Ross Williams Jonathan Biggins, Terry Brady, Tina Bursill, Daryl Emmerson, Michele Fawdon, Geoffrey Jenkins, Ivar Kants, John McTernan, Linda Nagle, Helen Noonan, Ingrid Silveus, Greg Stone, Carmen Tanti, Kate Turner, Jenny Vuletic, Ross Williams - Manning Clark's History of Australia: The Musical(LP) Polydor Records Australia 835 591-1 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
HAM 196 Torvill & Dean (2) Torvill & Dean (2) - Here We Stand(LP, Album) Hammard HAM 196 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
3218422, CDP 3218422 Various Love Letters Various - The Crossing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 3218422, CDP 3218422 UK 1990 Sell This Version
514 463-2 Paul Kelly (2), Renee Geyer, Vika Bull, Deborah Conway Paul Kelly (2), Renee Geyer, Vika Bull, Deborah Conway - Seven Deadly Sins - Music from the ABC TV Series(CD, Album) ABC Records (3) 514 463-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
514 436-2 Vika Bull, Deborah Conway, Renee Geyer, Paul Kelly (2) Vika Bull, Deborah Conway, Renee Geyer, Paul Kelly (2) - Seven Deadly Sins (Music From The ABC TV Series)(CD, Album) ABC Music 514 436-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
AU Caroline O'Connor Caroline O'Connor - A Tribute to Garland(CD, Album) Artists Unlimited AU Australia 2005 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

HOS-101 Eaton Magoon, Jr., Robert Helpman Eaton Magoon, Jr., Robert Helpman - Aloha! A Spectacular New Musical, The Original Cast(LP) Hawaiian HOS-101 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
835 591-1 Jonathan Biggins, Terry Brady, Tina Bursill, Daryl Emmerson, Michele Fawdon, Geoffrey Jenkins, Ivar Kants, John McTernan, Linda Nagle, Helen Noonan, Ingrid Silveus, Greg Stone, Carmen Tanti, Kate Turner, Jenny Vuletic, Ross Williams Jonathan Biggins, Terry Brady, Tina Bursill, Daryl Emmerson, Michele Fawdon, Geoffrey Jenkins, Ivar Kants, John McTernan, Linda Nagle, Helen Noonan, Ingrid Silveus, Greg Stone, Carmen Tanti, Kate Turner, Jenny Vuletic, Ross Williams - Manning Clark's History of Australia: The Musical(LP) Polydor Records Australia 835 591-1 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
HAM 196 Torvill & Dean (2) Torvill & Dean (2) - Here We Stand(LP, Album) Hammard HAM 196 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
3218422, CDP 3218422 Various Various - The Crossing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 3218422, CDP 3218422 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Vince Jones & Grace Knight Don't Know Much About Love and 3 more… Vince Jones & Grace Knight - Come In Spinner (Album) ABC Records (3) Australia 1990 Sell This Version
PTR003 Guy Gross (2) Roland's Bedroom and 17 more… Guy Gross (2) - Frauds (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Picture This PTR003 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
514 436-2 Vika Bull, Deborah Conway, Renee Geyer, Paul Kelly (2) Vika Bull, Deborah Conway, Renee Geyer, Paul Kelly (2) - Seven Deadly Sins (Music From The ABC TV Series)(CD, Album) ABC Music 514 436-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
514 463-2 Paul Kelly (2), Renee Geyer, Vika Bull, Deborah Conway Paul Kelly (2), Renee Geyer, Vika Bull, Deborah Conway - Seven Deadly Sins - Music from the ABC TV Series(CD, Album) ABC Records (3) 514 463-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
5271152 Guy Gross (2) Bernie's Walk and 8 more… Guy Gross (2) - The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The Priscilla Companion: Dialogue from the film & Original Music Score by Guy Gross(CD, Album) Polydor 5271152 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 86610 2 7 Frank Bennett (2) Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) (Radio Edit) Frank Bennett (2) - Opportunities(CD, Single) Virgin 7243 8 86610 2 7 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
7243 4 98085 2 2 Frank Bennett (2) Money Changes Everything and 6 more… Frank Bennett (2) - Cash Landing(CD) EMI Australia 7243 4 98085 2 2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
AU Caroline O'Connor Caroline O'Connor - A Tribute to Garland(CD, Album) Artists Unlimited AU Australia 2005 Sell This Version
D4403 Béla Bartók, Murray Perahia, Georg Solti, Evelyn Glennie, David Corkhill Béla Bartók, Murray Perahia, Georg Solti, Evelyn Glennie, David Corkhill - Bartok's Sonata For Two Pianos and Percussion(DVD-V, NTSC, All) Kultur D4403 US 2008 Sell This Version
2009 Encounters Edinburgh String Quartet, Loré Lixenberg, Andrew Johnston (8) 'Reel' (from 'Caledonian Quartet') Edinburgh String Quartet, Loré Lixenberg, Andrew Johnston (8) - Encounters - New Works from Edinburgh University(2xCD, Comp) Edinburgh University 2009 Encounters UK 2009 Sell This Version

Conducting & Leading

HOS-101 Eaton Magoon, Jr., Robert Helpman Eaton Magoon, Jr., Robert Helpman - Aloha! A Spectacular New Musical, The Original Cast(LP) Hawaiian HOS-101 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
Vince Jones & Grace Knight Don't Know Much About Love and 3 more… Vince Jones & Grace Knight - Come In Spinner (Album) ABC Records (3) Australia 1990 Sell This Version
3218422, CDP 3218422 Various Nature Boy and 4 more… Various - The Crossing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 3218422, CDP 3218422 UK 1990 Sell This Version
512306-2 Various The Crossing (Love Theme) Various - More Great Australian Film & TV Themes(CD, Album) ABC Music 512306-2 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
PTR003 Guy Gross (2) Roland's Bedroom and 17 more… Guy Gross (2) - Frauds (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Picture This PTR003 Australia 1992 Sell This Version