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Paul Fincham (b. 1959) is a British composer of choral and orchestral music for stage and screen.

Fincham read music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Whilst at Cambridge, he was music director of the Cambridge Footlights.

Gonville and Caius Tree Court

Gonville and Caius Tree Court

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In February 2017, Fincham's first feature film score for A Reason to Leave won Best Original Score at the London International Filmmakers Festival. The film, written and directed by Norman Gregory, also won Best Film at the same awards.

Later that year, Fincham was commissioned by the London Philharmonic Choir to write a new Christmas carol. On 20 December 2017, "Ring the Bells" was premiered at the Royal Albert Hall at the choir's concerts.

The Happy Princess (commissioned by Garsington Opera)

The Happy Princess, a youth opera to a libretto by Jessica Duchen (after Oscar Wilde), was commissioned by Garsington Opera and premiered at Wormsley Park in 2019. The review by Susan Elkin for Opera magazine hailed it a mini-masterpiece:

This year, Fincham brings this opera to the Three Choirs Festival, featuring players from the Philharmonia orchestra and performers from Gloucester Cathedral choirs and local schools.