Ennio Morricone
The Sound of Music [Original Broadway Cast]
Danny Elfman
John Williams

Stage & Screen

The incidental music in films are often written off as mere background music, yet any aficianado of movie music knows that that is not the case. At their best, film composers are among the most important contemporary instrumental composers in modern music, and even at its worst -- many critics dismiss the sweeter, melodic work as saccharine and commercial -- film music can be pleasant mood music that is as soothing as easy listening. Film music is either released as complete scores or as collections spotlighting individual composers, such as Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone or Nina Rota.

Stage & Screen Artists Highlights grid list

Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
John Williams
John Williams
Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
Tim Rice
Tim Rice
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
Carl Stalling
Carl Stalling
Bernard Herrmann
Bernard Herrmann
Bill Conti
Bill Conti
Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
Mark Mothersbaugh
Mark Mothersbaugh
Jonny Greenwood
Jonny Greenwood
Clint Mansell
Clint Mansell
Howard Shore
Howard Shore
John Carpenter
John Carpenter
Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
John Barry
John Barry
Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
Alfred Newman
Alfred Newman
Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
Carter Burwell
Carter Burwell
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
Jerry Goldsmith
Jerry Goldsmith
Mike Post
Mike Post
Nino Rota
Nino Rota
Randy Newman
Randy Newman
Mark Isham
Mark Isham
Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht
Michael Nyman
Michael Nyman
Angelo Badalamenti
Angelo Badalamenti
Jerome Kern
Jerome Kern
Tangerine Dream
Tangerine Dream
George Gershwin
George Gershwin
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
June Christy
June Christy
Dick Hyman
Dick Hyman
Boston Pops Orchestra
Boston Pops Orchestra
Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee
Michel Legrand
Michel Legrand
Philip Glass
Philip Glass
Mel Tormé
Mel Tormé
Lalo Schifrin
Lalo Schifrin
Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield

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