John Lunn is a British composer, known for his soundtrack work for television. He was formerly a member of "systems music" band Man Jumping. His work includes the theme tunes for the television series Hamish Macbeth, Lorna Doone, North Square and Downton Abbey. His music for Sky TV's Going Postal was winner of Best TV score in the 2010 RTS Awards and he was nominated for a BAFTA and a Ivor Novello award. He has written several operas. Two, Misper (1997) and Zoë (2000) that was shown by Channel 4 were written for Glyndebourne. Another, Mathematics of a Kiss, was written for the English National Opera. He wrote the 2006 operetta Tangier Tattoo, with librettist Stephen Plaice, again for Glyndebourne. His violin concerto was premiered by Clio Gould and the London Sinfonietta at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Composition timpani and percussion requirements
Timpani + 5 percussion
I) marimba, 5 octave marimba, 2 shakers, tom tom, bongos, clash cymbals, Chinese cymbal 2) xylophone, triangle, 2 shakers, orchestral bass drum 3) mark tree, 2 shakers, temple blocks, tom toms, snare drum orchestral bass drum, ride cym, hi-hat, Chinese cymbal, 4) glockenspiel, 2 shakers, temple blocks, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, 5) tubular bells, mark tree, tom tom, 4 gongs
Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, 2 suspended cymbals, orchestral bass drum, bell tree, congas, bongos, claves, drum kit