Henry Mancini

I have always been a great admirer of Henry Mancini’s music. His romanticism and his keen sense of musical humor are qualities rarely to be found in the world of film music. He is neither a strictly symphonic writer nor a lightweight tunesmith. Goldsmith fans and those who love full-blooded orchestral music are not likely to be that much affected by Mancini ...

Henry Mancini on Scoring Lifeforce

While the name of Henry Mancini is most often linked with the light pop-jazz music he composed for films such as CHARADE, HATARI (remember the Baby Elephant Walk?) and the PINK PANTHER films, he has recently emerged with a pair of strong symphonic scores which demonstrate effectively that Mancini is no slouch when it comes to the thunderous...