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Pino Donaggio - 58% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Jerry Goldsmith - 55% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jerrald Goldsmith, 10 February 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 July 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A prolific composer for films and television, from the late 50s through to the new millennium. Besides studying music at the University of South Carolina (under Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa), Goldsmith also took lessons in office practice and secured a job a Read more

John Barry - 53% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Barry Prendergast, 3 November 1933, York, England. Renowned as one of the leading composers of film soundtrack music, Barry began his career leading the John Barry Seven. This rousing instrumental unit enjoyed several notable UK hits between 1960 and 1962, the best known of which were ‘Hit And Miss’ and a version of the Ventures’ Walk Don’t Run&# Read more

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Nino Rota - 49% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 December 1911, Milan, Italy, d. 10 April 1979, Rome, Italy. Rota was a prolific composer for films from the early 30s to the late 70s. A child prodigy, he wrote an oratorio and an opera before he was aged 15. He studied at the Milan Conservatory, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, and, later, at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, eventually becoming its director from 1950-78. Read more

Bernard Herrmann - 45% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 June 1911, New York, USA, d. 24 December 1975, Los Angeles, USA. One of the most highly regarded composers and arrangers of background music for films, from the early 40s through to the 70s. Herrmann studied at New York University and the Juilliard School of Music, before joining CBS broadcasting in 1933. While serving as a composer conductor for radio documentaries and d Read more

Lalo Schifrin - 38% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boris Schifrin, 21 June 1932, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schifrin was taught classical piano from the age of six but later studied sociology and law at university. He won a scholarship to the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Olivier Messiaen. In 1955 he represented Argentina in the Third International Jazz Festival in Paris. He met Dizzy Gillespie first in 1956 when t Read more

Piero Piccioni - 36% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 December 1921, Turin, Italy, d. 23 July 2004, Rome, Italy. Also known as Peter Piccioni and Piero Morgan. Piccioni studied law in Florence but was more interested in music. He first played piano professionally in the late 30s and over the next few years played in a jazz band. In the post-war years, using the name Piero Morgan, he led an orchestra on radio from Rome. Soon, Read more

Basil Poledouris - 35% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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James Horner - 35% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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14 August 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA. A prolific composer, arranger and conductor for films from the late 70s through to the new millennium, Horner studied at the Royal College Of Music in London, at USC Los Angeles, and UCLA. In the late 70s he worked on several films for Roger Corman’s New World production company, including Up From The Depths, The Lady In Red Read more

John Williams - 35% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Towner Williams, 8 February 1932, Flushing, Long Island, New York, USA. A composer, arranger, and conductor for film background music from the early 60s to the present. As a boy, Williams learned to play several instruments, and studied composition and arranging in Los Angeles after moving there with his family in 1948. Later, he studied piano at the Juilliard School Of Read more

Goblin - 34% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Maurice Jarre - 34% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1924, Lyons, France. An important composer for films for over 40 years, as a youngster Jarre intended to become an electrical engineer, but changed his mind and studied music at the Paris Conservatoire in 1944. He joined the orchestra of the Jean Louise Barrault Theatre, and in 1951, composed the music for Kleist’sLe Prince De Homburg. Soon afterwards he mo Read more

Vangelis - 33% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Classical Dance Electronic & Ambient Instrumental Jazz New Age Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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b Evanghelos Odyssey Papathanassiou, 29 March 1943, Volos, Greece. A child prodigy, Vangelis gave his first public performance on the piano at the age of six, and later studied classical music, painting and film direction at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens. In the early 60s he co-founded the formulaic beat outfit Forminx, who went on to become possibly Greece’s most pop Read more

Piero Umiliani - 31% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Elmer Bernstein - 30% match to Ennio Morricone

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 18 August 2004, Ojai, California, USA. An important and prolific arranger/conductor and composer of over 200 film scores. Bernstein was hailed as a ‘musical genius’ in the classical field at the age of 12. Despite being a talented actor, dancer and painter, he devoted himself to becoming a concert pianist and toured na Read more


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