Roy Webb was a Hollywood studio film composer, whose reputation as a dependable workhorse -- he scored in excess of 360 films and served as musical director on about 100 more -- has obscured the very fine qualities of his music. Born in New York, Webb was the younger brother of Kenneth Webb, a popular songwriter and silent film director. Roy Webb began his career as a songwriter and pit conductor for Broadway shows; along the way, it was Webb who gave instruction to the young Richard Rodgers in musical notation. Webb composed Columbia University's official football fight song, "Roar, Lion, Roar," in 1925, and a stint with Broadway producer Herbert Fields brought Webb into contact with composer Max Steiner, who would become an important collaborator and lifelong friend. With the advent of talkies, Webb departed for Hollywood to work for ...
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The Curse of the Cat People: The Film Music of Roy Webb 1995 The Curse of the Cat People: The Film Music of Roy Webb
 
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Cat People [Classic Music for Val Lewton Films] 2000 Cat People [Classic Music for Val Lewton Films]
 
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