Bruce Broughton (born
March 8, 1945in Los Angeles, California, U.S.) is an American composer, who writes music in every medium, from theatricalreleases and television feature filmsto concert tours and computer games. He is one of the most versatile composers working today.
His first major film score, for the
Lawrence KasdanWestern "Silverado", brought him an Oscar nomination. His very next project, a classically styled score for Barry Levinson's " Young Sherlock Holmes", earned a Grammy nomination for the soundtrack album.
With more than twenty Emmy nominations, Broughton has received a record 10, most recently for
HBO's " Warm Springs". He's also won Emmys for " Eloise at Christmastime"; " Eloise at The Plaza"; "Glory & Honor"; "O Pioneers!"; " Tiny Toon Adventures" Theme Song; "The First Olympics, Athens 1896", Part I; "Dallas": "Ewing Blues"; "Dallas": "The Letter"; and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century": "The Satyr".
Major motion picture credits include "Lost in Space"; "Tombstone"; "
Miracle on 34th Street"; "Silverado"; " Carried Away"; " Baby's Day Out"; " The Presidio"; "Narrow Margin"; "All I Want for Christmas"; " The Monster Squad"; " Harry and the Hendersons"; " Krippendorf's Tribe"; " Honey, I Blew Up The Kid"; " The Boy Who Could Fly"; the Disneyanimated features, " The Rescuers Down Under" and " Bambi II", and the two " Homeward Bound" adventures. He conducted and supervised the recording of Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" for Fantasia 2000.
Numerous TV credits include the main titles for "
JAG", " Tiny Toon Adventures", and "Dinosaurs", as well as scores for " Amazing Stories", "Quincy", and "How the West Was Won". Movies for television include " Lucy", " Bobbie's Girl", and " O Pioneers!"; and the miniseries " Roughing It", "The Blue and the Gray", and the Emmy-nominated " True Women".
His score for "Heart of Darkness" was the first orchestral score composed for a video game.
He has also penned many scores for Disney attractions such as:
The Timekeeper, Canada, Ellen's Energy Adventure, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, and Spaceship Earth.
An accomplished composer of concert music, Broughton has conducted and recorded numerous original works, including "Mixed Elements," commissioned by and premiered at the Sunflower Music Festival, "Modular Music", composed for the
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; "The Magic Horn", commissioned jointly by the Chicago, Seattle and National Symphonies for the Magic Circle Mime Company; "Excursions", commissioned and premiered by The United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C.; "Fanfares, Marches, Hymns and Finale", commissioned by The Bay Brass; "English Music" for Horn and Strings; "And on the Sixth Day" for oboe and orchestra; "Tyvek Wood", commissioned by the Debussy Trio; a piccolo concerto; a tuba concerto; several solo works for winds; numerous chamber works, and the list goes on.
As a conductor, his recordings of
Miklós Rózsa's scores for "Ivanhoe" and "Julius Caesar" for Intrada records, performed by the Sinfonia of Londonshortly before the composer's death, have received rave reviews, as has his recording of Bernard Herrmann's riveting score for " Jason and the Argonauts".
Broughton is a board member of
ASCAP, a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a former governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and past president of The Society of Composers and Lyricists. He has taught film composition in the Advanced Film Music Studies program at USC and is a frequent lecturer at UCLA.
Reprinted with permission from [http://www.brucebroughton.com/bio/ Bruce Broughton's official website]
*"Eloise at Christmastime"
*"Eloise at the Plaza"
*"Glory and Honor"
*"Tiny Toon Adventures" Theme song
*"The First Olympics, Athens 1896", Part I
*"Dallas": Ewing Blues
*"Dallas": The Letter
*"Buck Rogers": The Satyr
*"The Dive from Clausen's Pier"
*"First Monday" Main title theme
*"Jag" Main title theme
*"Tiny Toon Adventures" Theme song
*"The Old Man and the Sea"
*"Dallas": The Lost Child
*"Dallas": The Search
*"The Blue and the Gray", Part Two
*"Quincy": Quincy's Wedding Part Two
Academy Award Nomination
* "Young Sherlock Holmes"
* "Young Sherlock Holmes"
References and External links
* [http://www.brucebroughton.com Bruce Broughton's official website]
* "Sound and Vision" by Jon Burlingame, Billboard Books, 2000, p. 49
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