From Orchestrator to Composer

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This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, examples in music of movie orchestrators who made the leap to composers, including Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson- Williams, Trevor Rabin, Klaus Badely, Geoff Zenelli and James Newton Howard.

Music highlighted in this episode

End Credits from E.T. The Extra Tessetrial

John Williams

original soundtrack recording

MCA Records 088 112 819-2

1982

For the First Time in Forever from Frozen

Kirsten Anderson-Lopez/Robert Lopez

original soundtrack recording

Walt Disney Records D001906102

2013

Father & Daughter/Nita's Transformation from Brother Bear 2

Dave Metzger

original soundtrack recording

Walt Disney Records

2006

End Titles from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Danny Elfman

original soundtrack recording

Walt Disney Records 61636-7

1993

The Greatest Miracle Prelude from The Greatest Miracle (El Gran Milagro)

Mark McKenzie

original soundtrack recording

BSX Records BSXCD-8894

2011

The Legend of Navarone/Exit Music from The Guns of Navarone

Dimitri Tiomkin

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Tadlow Music Tadlow 001

1961

Escape/Chase/Saying Goodbye from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

John Williams

original soundtrack recording

MCA Records 088 112 819-2

1982

Kevin, Stuart and Bob from Minions

Heitor Pereira

original soundtrack recording

Back Lot Music BLM0607

2015

Your Hands Are Cold from Pride & Prejudice

Dario Marianelli

English Chamber Orchestra

London B0005620-02

2005

Mogadishu Blues from Black Hawk Down

Hans Zimmer

original soundtrack recording

Decca 440 017 012-2

2001

Universal Fanfare/Minions Victory from Minions

Pharrell Williams/Heitor Pereira

original soundtrack recording

Back Lot Music BLM0607

2015

The Dominoes Fall from V For Vendetta

Dario Marianelli

original soundtrack recording

Warner Bros ASW 58414

2005

Every 27 Years from IT

Benjamin Wallfisch

original soundtrack recording

WaterTower Music/New Line Records WTM 39926

2017

Drink Up Me Hearties from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Hans Zimmer

original soundtrack recording

Walt Disney Records D000037102

2007

The Map from Muppet Treasure Island

Hans Zimmer

original soundtrack recording

Angel 7243 8 37159 2 3

1996

Only the Beginning of the Adventure from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Harry Gregson-Williams

The Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra

Walt Disney Records 61374-7

2005

2 Responses to “From Orchestrator to Composer”

  1. Carrie Eisner

    Your beautiful show and interviews cover one of the most important aspects of filmmaking. Thank you for acknowledging the talents of so many and for supporting film music, increasing its visibility for filmgoing audiences! You’re the best!

    Reply
  2. pj

    Wonderful show as always. Nice to hear about those on this side of the glass: arrangers, copyists, engineers, etc.
    Thanks for shedding some light on the rest of us!

    Reply

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