Maurice Murphy

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Maurice Murphy was a British musician and a trumpet player in the London Symphony Orchestra. He was one of the most talented and well-known members of the LSO. He can be heard playing many of the themes in all of the Star Wars films, Superman: The Movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gangs of New York, Johnny English, Reign of Fire, a solo in Mr. Holland’s Opus, Philadelphia, Batman, the Alien movies, Frankenstein, Gladiator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, We Were Soldiers and many more.


Murphy was born in Hammersmith, United Kingdom in 1935. As he grew up, he played in brass bands in Yorkshire. He was notably Principal Cornet of the world famous Black Dyke Mills Band from 1951 to 1956. He held the position of Principal Trumpet with the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (now the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra) in 1961. In 1977 he became Principal Trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra. He held this position for thirty years until he retired in 2007. He died on 28th October, 2010.

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The Phantom Menace · Attack of the Clones · Revenge of the Sith
A New Hope · The Empire Strikes Back · Return of the Jedi
The Force Awakens · Rogue One: A Star Wars Story · Ewoks · The Clone Wars · The Clone Wars Seasons 1–6
Shadows of the Empire · Republic Commando · Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic II · Forces of Corruption · The Force Unleashed
The Force Unleashed II · The Old Republic
Original Soundtrack Anthology · Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection
Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Edition · Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection
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City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra · Maurice Murphy · Royal Scottish National Orchestra
New London Children's Choir · Seattle Sinfonia Orchestra
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The Phantom Menace · Attack of the Clones · Revenge of the Sith
Music from the Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition · Selections from Star Wars
Star Wars: A Musical Journey: Episodes I-VI · Star Wars Episodes I, II & III Instrumental Solos
Star Wars for Beginning Piano Solo
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"Lapti Nek" The Music Video from Jabba's Palace · The Duel of the Fates · A Hero Falls
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