The Composers: Alan Silvestri

Alan Silvestri has a singular sound that announces his work as few can. His brassy fanfare punches are synonymous with the movies they appeared in, and his themes catch the spirit of the characters and propel the story like any other ...

The Composers: John Williams

Don’t think of an elephant. Now you see an elephant, don’t you?

Star Wars. Harry Potter. Jurassic Park. Jaws. Now you’re hearing the music of John Williams, aren’t you? Williams turns 79 today ...

The Composers: John Barry

John Barry Prendergast, shortened for the sake of having a more concise name for his career, already had a fairly good one before 1962. He had The John Barry Seven group and was a relied-upon arranger — EMI Records had him ...

The Composers: Jerry Goldsmith

Few movie score composers are as instantly recognizable in their style as Jerry Goldsmith was. His ability to swing from very traditional and sweeping scores like Legend and