Favorite Composers

by godumbledork | created - 12 Jan 2017 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

1. The Beatles

Soundtrack | The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas...

2. Scott Bradley

Soundtrack | Outbreak

In an 1977 interview with Mike Barrier and Milt Gray, Scott Bradley told them that in 1934 Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising were looking for a composer for their new cartoon: "they had a picture they wanted to do at Paramount Studios, and they were looking for someone to do the music. Frank Marsales ...

3. Kristopher Carter

Composer | Yesterday Was a Lie

Kristopher Carter began his career as one of the youngest composers to work for Warner Bros, scoring his first episode of "Batman: The Animated Series (1992)" at the age of 22. He received an Emmy Award for "Batman Beyond (1999)", as well as seven other Emmy nominations and two Annie Award ...

4. Michael Giacchino

Composer | Star Trek

Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games.

Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles (2004), Star Trek (2009), Up (2009), ...

5. Justin Hurwitz

Soundtrack | La La Land

Justin Hurwitz was born on January 22, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Justin Gabriel Hurwitz. He is a writer, known for La La Land (2016), First Man (2018) and Whiplash (2014).

6. John Kander

Soundtrack | Chicago

John Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as John Harold Kander. He has been married to Albert Stephenson since 2010.

7. Koji Kondo

Soundtrack | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Koji Kondo was born on August 13, 1961 in Nagoya, Japan. He is known for his work on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018).

8. Kevin MacLeod

Soundtrack | Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden

Kevin MacLeod is known for his work on Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden (2009), Hugo (2011) and Tengo algo que EnsayArte (2017).

9. Michael McCuistion

Music_department | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Michael McCuistion is an Emmy Award-winning composer who has been working in film and television for over 15 years. Nominated for ten Emmy Awards and two Annie Awards, he has also composed and conducted the music for the Oscar-winning short film My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York (...

10. Freddie Mercury

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...

11. Alan Menken

Soundtrack | Beauty and the Beast

New York-songwriter and film composer, Alan Menken is best known for his unforgettable music for Disney movies like Calypso music of The Little Mermaid (1989), the tale as old as time of Beauty and the Beast (1991), the Arabian tale Aladdin (1992) or the beloved song Colors of the Wind from ...

12. Guy Moon

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Guy Moon was born as Guy Vernon Moon. He is known for his work on Minority Report (2002), Black Knight (2001) and Fight Club (1999).

13. Ennio Morricone

Composer | The Hateful Eight

A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first ...

14. Paul Oakenfold

Soundtrack | Swordfish

Paul Oakenfold was born on August 30, 1963 in London, England.

15. Richard O'Brien

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Born in Cheltenham, England, Richard Smith's family moved to Tauranga, New Zealand, in 1951 when his father, an accountant, decided to become a sheep farmer. Watching horror and science-fiction double features in nearby Hamilton, Smith added an interest in acting to his love of rock and roll. He ...

16. Lolita Ritmanis

Composer | Batman: The Killing Joke

Lolita Ritmanis is a 10-time Emmy Award-nominated composer, having won this award in 2002 for her work on Batman Beyond. Lolita's concert works, as well as four original musicals have been performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Taiwan and Australia. Her music has been performed at Carnegie ...

17. Howard Shore

Music_department | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Howard Shore is a Canadian composer, born in Toronto. He was born in a Jewish family. He started studying music when 8-years-old, and played as a member of bands by the time he was 13-years-old. He was interested in a professional career in music as a teenager. He studied music at the Berklee ...

18. Paul Simon

Music_department | The Graduate

Born on October 13, 1941 in Newark New Jersey, Paul Simon is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever. In 1957, he and high school pal, Art Garfunkel, wrote and recorded the single, "Hey Schoolgirl", under the name "Tom and Jerry". After some failures, they broke up. Simon still wrote and ...

19. Carl W. Stalling

Soundtrack | Super 8

Carl Stalling is the most famous unknown composer of the 20th century, almost solely based on his work composing musical scores for animated cartoons. Stalling's first work in music was as house organist in Newman Theatre in Kansas City, where he would accompany the latest silent film with his ...

20. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Pyotr (Peter) Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, in Votkinsk, Vyatka region, Russia. He was the second of six children (five brothers and one sister). His father, named Ilya Chaikovsky, was a mining business executive in Votkinsk. His father's ancestors were from Ukraine and Poland. His ...

21. Shirley Walker

Music_department | Dick Tracy

Shirley Walker was born in Napa, California in 1945. She was educated at Pleasant Hill High School; attended San Francisco State College on piano scholarship; studied composition with Dr. Roger Nixon; and piano with Harald Logan of Berkeley, California. She was soloist with San Francisco Symphony ...

22. Roger Waters

Soundtrack | Pink Floyd: The Wall

Roger Waters was born on September 6, 1943 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as George Roger Waters. He was previously married to Laurie Durning, Pricilla Phillips, Carolyn Christie and Judy Trim.

23. John Williams

Composer | Star Wars

As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar ...

24. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to ...



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