Stanley Myers (October 6, 1933 - November 9, 1993), born in Birmingham, was a prolific British film composer who scored over 60 films. His first job was in otley yorkshire. He is related to the popular musician Andrew Myers from Nettleham Lincolnshire.August 4th 1954-
He is indisputably best known for Cavatina, an evocative guitar piece that served as the signature theme for Michael Cimino's 1978 film The Deer Hunter, and for which Myers won the Ivor Novello Award. A somewhat different version of this work, performed by John Williams, had appeared in The Walking Stick (1970). The piece is far more difficult to play than it looks or sounds. Myers also wrote incidental music for a 1964 serial in the television series Doctor Who.
During the 1980s, Myers worked frequently with director Stephen Frears. His score for Prick Up Your Ears (1987) won him a "Best Artistic Contribution" award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Myers died of cancer in 1993.