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Franz Waxman - 69% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Drama Comedy War Action & Adventure Mystery / Thriller Westerns Horror Foreign Films Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Franz Wachsmann, 24 December 1906, Koenigshuette, Germany, d. 24 February 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA. An important composer, arranger, and conductor of background film music from the middle 30s until the 60s. Waxman studied music in Berlin and Dresden, and earned his living as a nightclub pianist. After composing the music for Fritz Lang’s film Liliom (1933), du Read more

Alfred Newman - 62% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Drama Action & Adventure Comedy Musicals & The Arts Westerns Soundtracks War Mystery / Thriller Silent Films Movies Theme Kids & Family
Decades Active: 2000s
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17 March 1901, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, d. 17 February 1970, Hollywood, California, USA. An important figure in the history of film music, Newman was a composer, conductor, arranger and musical director. A child prodigy on the piano, he went to New York before he was 10 years old, to study piano and harmony. At the age of 13 he was playing in several vaudeville shows a d Read more

Richard Rodney Bennett - 44% match to Carl Davis

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Dario Marianelli - 40% match to Carl Davis

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Ernest Gold - 39% match to Carl Davis

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Ernst Golder, 13 July 1921, Vienna, Austria, d. 17 March 1999, Santa Monica, California, USA. A composer, conductor and arranger for movies from the 40s through to the 80s, Gold was a child prodigy and wrote a full-length opera when he was only 13. After studying at the State Academy of Music in Vienna, he fled with his family to the USA in 1938 when the Nazis gained control Read more

Rachel Portman - 38% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Drama Comedy Soundtracks Kids & Family Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Musicals & The Arts Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal War Action & Adventure
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George Fenton - 37% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Drama Comedy Documentaries Television War Kids & Family Mystery / Thriller Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks Horror
Decades Active: 2000s
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George Howe, 19 October 1949, England. An important composer for the British theatre, films and television, from the 70s through to the 90s. After working on minor films in the 70s and early 80s, such as What Became Of Jack And Jill, You’re A Big Girl Now and Hussy, Fenton got his big break in 1982, when he collaborated with Ravi Shankar on the score for Richard Attenbo Read more

Victor Young - 37% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Drama Westerns Action & Adventure Comedy War Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Soundtracks Special Interest Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 August 1900, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 11 November 1956, Palm Springs, California, USA. A violinist, conductor, band leader, arranger and composer, Young is said to have been responsible for over 300 film scores and themes. He studied at the Warsaw Conservatory in 1910 before joining the Warsaw Philharmonic as a violinist, and touring Europe. He returned to the USA at the Read more

Alan Silvestri - 36% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Comedy Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks Kids & Family Horror Holiday & Seasonal Documentaries Mystery / Thriller Television Pop / Rock Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1990s
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New York, USA. A prolific composer of film music, from the 70s through to the 90s. Silvestri studied at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, before scoring some low-budget movies and working on the US television series Chips In the late 70s and early 80s he composed the music for Las Vegas Lady, The Amazing Dobermans (starring Fred Astaire in an off-beat r Read more

Alexandre Desplat - 34% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Drama Comedy Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks Foreign Films Kids & Family Action & Adventure Mystery / Thriller Documentaries Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat, 23 August 1961, Paris, France. Desplat’s parents, French father and Greek mother, met while students in California, USA. After their marriage they moved to France where he was born. At the age of five, he began playing piano and also became proficient on trumpet and flute. He studied with Claude Ballif and Iannis Xenakis in France Read more

John Scott - 34% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Drama Action & Adventure Horror Documentaries Sci-Fi / Fantasy Comedy Soundtracks Westerns Kids & Family Mystery / Thriller
Decades Active: 1990s
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Patrick John Michael O’Hara Scott, 1 November 1930, Bristol, England. After being very active in the 60s pop scene, Scott has developed into a respected film music composer, now living in London and Hollywood. During his early career he acted as staff arranger with the Ted Heath band, playing saxophone, clarinet, harp and flute; for many years he was regarded as one of Read more

Patrick Doyle - 34% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Action & Adventure Drama Kids & Family Soundtracks Comedy Sci-Fi / Fantasy Mystery / Thriller Horror Documentaries Musicals & The Arts World Music
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Gabriel Yared - 33% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Drama Foreign Films Horror Soundtracks Action & Adventure Comedy Documentaries Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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James Horner - 33% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Drama Action & Adventure Sci-Fi / Fantasy Kids & Family Soundtracks Comedy Horror War Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Westerns Holiday & Seasonal Classical
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

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek - 33% match to Carl Davis

Genres: Drama Soundtracks Comedy Action & Adventure Foreign Films Mystery / Thriller War
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