American composer James Newton Howard (1951-) had a pop music career as keyboard artist before moving to near full-time work as a film composer in 1985. Among the bands and artists with whom he worked, TOTO and Elton John remain among his high points.
Filmography listing over one hundred films and television programs scored or using his music plus additional credits, including orchestration, as well as biographical material, awards, and related topics. From the Internet Movie Database.
Overview of his contributions to cinematic music paying special attention to his ability to develop a special sound for each score and not carry a recognizable style from frilm to film. From Filmtracks.
Collection of varied information focusing on his film work. Includes sound samples in RAM audio format, use of his works in commercials and other films, links, articles, and reviews.
Overview of his film work, biographical material, and note of his election to replace the deceased Elmer Bernstein (one of his major influences) on the board of directors of ASCAP.
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