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Binge, Ronald (b Derby, 1910; d Ringwood, Hants, 1979). Eng. composer of light orch. works such as Elizabethan Serenade, Spitfire, Thames Rhapsody, also alto sax. conc. and film mus. Began career as cinema organist. Became arr. in 1935 for Mantovani, whose post–1945 ‘singing strings’ style was his creation.