Remembering Michael Kamen

His name may not conjure the recognition of Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, or Metallica, but without Michael Kamen and his insightful orchestration and inventive arrangements, these artists wouldn't have garnered the success and popularity that they continue to enjoy to this day.  A graduate of New York's prestigious Julliard music school,  Kamen began scoring films in the mid-70's, and became a premiere action composer for 80's films like DIE HARD and LETHAL WEAPON.  His versatility shown through, however, and he found himself writing music for the 1991 swashbuckler, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, followed by THE THREE MUSKETEERS in 1993.  His heartfelt and awe-inspiring music for MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS inspired a charitable organization of the same name, and his music for the small screen, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON and BAND OF BROTHERS received critical acclaim.  Although he passed away in November of 2003, Michael Kamen's music continues to touch listeners around the globe.

His name may not conjure the recognition of Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, or Metallica, but without Michael Kamen and his insightful orchestration and inventive arrangements, these artists wouldn’t have garnered the success and popularity that they continue to enjoy to this day.  A graduate of New York’s prestigious Julliard music school,  Kamen began scoring films in the mid-70’s, and became a premiere action composer for 80’s films like DIE HARD and LETHAL WEAPON.  His versatility shown through, however, and he found himself writing music for the 1991 swashbuckler, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, followed by THE THREE MUSKETEERS in 1993.  His heartfelt and awe-inspiring music for MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS inspired a charitable organization of the same name, and his music for the small screen, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON and BAND OF BROTHERS received critical acclaim.  Although he passed away in November of 2003, Michael Kamen’s music continues to touch listeners around the globe. Click on Michael’s Picture or download here.

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