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Events In Film Score History
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March 1: Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score for The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit (1956)
Jose Nieto born (1942)
Leo Brouwer born (1939)
Lucio Dalla died (2012)
Nino Oliviero died (1980)
March 2: Alfred Newman wins Oscar for Song of Bernadette score (1944)
Andrzej Korzynski born (1940)
Basil Poledouris begins recording his score to Big Wednesday (1978)
Goffredo Petrassi died (2003)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Larry Carlton born (1948)
Malcolm Williamson died (2003)
Marc Blitzstein born (1905)
Recording sessions begin on Toru Takemitsu’s score for Rising Sun (1993)
Richard Hazard born (1921)
Serge Gainsbourg died (1991)
Steven Price wins Oscar for Gravity score (2014)
March 3: Arthur Kempel died (2004)
Jeff Rona born (1957)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the "Time Out" segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Lee Holdridge born (1944)
Leonard Rosenman begins recording his unused score for The Last Hard Men (1976)
Peter Ivers died (1983)
March 4: Erich Wolfgang Korngold's score for Anthony Adverse wins the Oscar; however, as per Academy policy, the score is awarded to the head of the studio's music department, Leo Forbstein (1937)
Leonard Rosenman died (2008)
Lucio Dalla born (1943)
Max Steiner wins score Oscar for Now Voyager (1943)
March 5: Bruce Smeaton born (1938)
Graham Reynolds born (1971)
Gustavo Santaolalla wins his first Oscar, for the Brokeback Mountain score (2006)
Harry Lubin born (1906)
Heitor Villa-Lobos born (1887)
John Williams begins recording his score to Star Wars (1977)
Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Max Steiner's score for The Informer wins the Oscar; Academy policy at the time awards to the score to the head of the studio's music branch -- who, in this case, is Max Steiner (1936)
Michael Gore born (1951)
Robert Folk born (1949)
Sergei Prokofiev died (1953)
Theodore Shapiro being recording his score for Idiocracy (2005)
March 6: Erik Nordgren died (1992)
Richard Hageman died (1966)
Robert B. Sherman died (2012)
Stephen Schwartz born (1948)
March 7: Gordon Parks died (2006)
King Kong premieres in New York (1933)
Michael Giacchino wins his first Oscar for Up (2010)
Miklos Rozsa wins first Oscar for Spellbound score (1946)
Recording sessions begin for John Ottman’s score for X2 (2003)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Allegiance" (1990)
March 8: Alex North begins recording his unused score for Sounder (1972)
Bruce Broughton born (1945)
Dick Hyman born (1927)
James Newton Howard begins recording his score for Dave (1993)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording orchestral cues for Logan's Run score (1976)
Jerry Goldsmith records his pilot score for Dr. Kildare (1961)
William Walton died (1983)
March 9: Arlon Ober born (1943)
Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score for Psycho (1960)
Bill Conti begins recording his score for Wrongfully Accused (1998)
Deborah Lurie born (1974)
Jane Antonia Cornish born (1975)
John Cale born (1940)
Mark Mancina born (1957)
Richard Stone died (2001)
March 10: Angela Morley/Wally Stott born (1924)
Arthur Honegger born (1892)
Brad Fiedel born (1951)
Charles Previn, head of the Universal Music Department, wins the Score Oscar for One Hundred Men and a Girl, for which no composer is credited (1938)
Lost Horizon premieres in Los Angeles (1937)
Marc Donahue born (1953)
Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen born (1960)
March 11: Astor Piazzolla born (1921)
David Newman born (1954)
Gottfried Huppertz born (1887)
Paul Dunlap died (2010)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to Lili (1952)
Rob Simonsen born (1978)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Heart of Glory" (1988)
March 12: Aldemaro Romero born (1928)
Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz born (1980)
David Shire begins recording his score for Short Circuit (1986)
Georges Delerue born (1925)
Leonard Rosenman begins recording his score for Prophecy (1979)
March 13: Carl Davis begins recording his score to The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Hugo Friedhofer wins his only Oscar for The Best Years of Our Lives score (1947)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Joe Kidd (1972)
Lionel Newman, Cyril Mockridge and Leigh Harline begin recording their score for River of No Return (1954)
Terence Blanchard born (1962)
Ustad Vilayat Khan died (2004)
March 14: Les Baxter born (1922)
Quincy Jones born (1933)
Roy Budd born (1947)
March 15: Arnold Schwarzwald died (1997)
Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Jerry Fielding records his score for the series pilot for Shirts/Skins (1974)
Jurgen Knieper born (1941)
Max Steiner wins Oscar for Since You Went Away score (1945)
Recording sessions begin for Danny Elfman’s score for Restless (2010)
Ry Cooder born (1947)
Stomu Yamashta born (1947)
March 16: Alesandro Alessandroni born (1925)
Henry Mancini begins recording his score for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
John Addison born (1920)
Marcus Trumpp born (1974)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco died (1968)
Michiru Oshima born (1961)
Nancy Wilson born (1954)
Recording sessions begin for Hugo Friehdofer’s score to Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1949)
Recording sessions begin for Leonard Rosenman’s score to Cross Creek (1983)
March 17: Alfred Newman born (1901)
Benjamin Bartlett born (1965)
Billy Corgan born (1967)
Chris Bacon born (1977)
Ernest Gold died (1999)
Georges Delerue begins recording his score for Memories of Me (1988)
John Sebastian born (1944)
Karl-Heinz Schafer born (1932)
Tadashi Hattori born (1908)
March 18: Clinton Shorter born (1971)
Dominic Frontiere begins recording his score for Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
Frank Ilfman born (1970)
Guillaume Roussel born (1980)
John Kander born (1927)
John Phillips died (2001)
William Lava born (1911)
Yoko Kanno born (1964)
March 19: Anthony Marinelli born (1959)
Dimitri Tiomkin wins Oscars for High Noon score and song (1953)
George Garvarentz died (1993)
Jean Weiner born (1896)
Jeff Alexander begins recording his score to Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
March 20: Amit Poznansky born (1974)
Bruno Alexiu born (1965)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for The Tin Star (1957)
Franz Waxman wins his second consecutive Best Score Oscar, for A Place in the Sun (1952)
Georges Delerue died (1992)
John Cameron born (1944)
Johnny Pearson died (2011)
Michel Magne born (1930)
Miklos Rozsa wins second Oscar for A Double Life score (1948)
Ray Cook died (1989)
March 21: Alex North begins recording his score for Spartacus (1960)
Alfred Newman wins his seventh Oscar, his second for Score, for Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1956)
Antony Hopkins born (1921)
Gary Hughes born (1922)
John Williams wins his fifth Oscar, for his Schindler's List score (1994)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to The Green Berets (1968)
Mort Lindsey born (1923)
Nicola Piovani wins his first Oscar, for Life is Beautiful; Stephen Warbeck wins the final Comedy or Musical Score Oscar for Shakespeare in Love (1999)
March 22: Andrew Lloyd Webber born (1948)
Angelo Badalamenti born (1937)
Bebo Valdes died (2013)
Goran Bregovic born (1950)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Time After Time (1979)
Stephen Sondheim born (1930)
Wally Badarou born (1955)
Zeltia Montes born (1979)
March 23: Aaron Copland wins his only Oscar, for The Heiress score (1950)
Alan Blaikley born (1940)
Damon Albarn born (1968)
David Grisman born (1945)
Elliot Goldenthal wins his first Oscar, for the Frida score (2003)
Hal Mooney died (1995)
James Horner wins his first and last Oscars, for Titanic's score and song; Anne Dudley wins the third Comedy or Musical Score Oscar, for The Full Monty (1998)
Lionel Newman re-records pre-existing Jerry Goldsmith cues for The Last Hard Men’s replacement score (1976)
Michael Linn died (1995)
Michael Nyman born (1944)
Philip Judd born (1953)
Trevor Jones born (1949)
March 24: Alberto Colombo died (1954)
Alex North wins an Honorary Oscar, “in recognition of his brilliant artistry in the creation of memorable music for a host of distinguished motion pictures;” John Barry wins his fourth Oscar, for the Out of Africa score (1986)
Arthur B. Rubnstein begins recording his score for WarGames (1983)
Brian Easdale wins only Oscar, for The Red Shoes score (1949)
Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" is recorded (1967)
Gabriel Yared wins Dramatic Score Oscar for The English Patient; Rachel Portman wins the second Comedy or Musical Score Oscar, for Emma (1997)
John Barry begins recording his score for The Deep (1977)
John Barry wins his fifth Oscar, for the Dances With Wolves score; Stephen Sondheim wins first Oscar, for the song "Sooner or Later" from Dick Tracy (1991)
Michael Masser born (1941)
March 25: Bronislau Kaper wins his only Oscar, for the Lili score (1954)
Elton John born (1947)
Henry Mancini begins recording his score for 99 & 44/100 % Dead (1974)
John Massari born (1957)
Ken Thorne begins recording his score for Superman II (1980)
Luis Bacalov wins his first Oscar, for Il Postino; Alan Menken wins the first Comedy or Musical Score Oscar, for Pocahontas
Maurice Jarre wins his third Oscar, for the A Passage to India score (1985)
Recording sessions begin for Frederick Hollander’s score for The Great McGinty (1940)
Riz Ortolani born (1926)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Royale" (1989)
Tan Dun wins his first score Oscar, for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)
March 26: Alan Menken wins Oscars for The Little Mermaid score and its song "Under the Sea" (1990)
Alan Silvestri born (1950)
Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score for White Witch Doctor (1953)
Charles Dumont born (1929)
Fred Karlin died (2004)
Harry Rabinowitz born (1916)
John Corigliano wins his first Oscar, for The Red Violin score (2000)
Larry Morey born (1905)
Leigh Harline born (1907)
Louis Silvers died (1954)
Malcolm Arnold wins his only Oscar, for The Bridge on the River Kwai score (1958)
Noel Coward died (1973)
The Fall of the Roman Empire opens in New York (1964)
March 27: Charlie Chaplin et al win score Oscar for Limelight (1973)
Dave Pollecutt born (1942)
Dudley Moore died (2002)
Ferde Grofe born (1892)
Hans Zimmer wins his first Oscar, for The Lion King score (1995)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Gremlins (1984)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Winter Kill (1974)
John Williams begins recording his score for SpaceCamp (1986)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Coogan’s Bluff (1968)
Recording sessions begin for Nathan Barr's score to Hostel Part II (2007)
Tony Banks born (1950)
Victor Young wins posthumous Best Score Oscar for Around the World in 80 Days (1957)
March 28: Alf Clausen born (1941)
Arthur Bliss died (1975)
Carmen Dragon died (1984)
Jay Livingston born (1915)
Waldo de los Rios died (1977)
March 29: Alan Menken wins his fifth and sixth Oscars, for the Aladdin score and its song "A Whole New World” (1993)
Dave Grusin wins his first Oscar, for The Milagro Beanfield War score (1989)
Franz Waxman wins his first of two consecutive score Oscars, for Sunset Blvd. (1951)
James Horner begins recording his score for In Country (1989)
Jerry Goldsmith wins his only Oscar, for The Omen score; the film music community presumably exclaims “Finally!” (1977)
John Williams wins his second Oscar and his first for Original Score, for Jaws (1976)
John Williams wins his third Oscar, for the Star Wars score (1978)
Maurice Jarre died (2009)
Richard Rodney Bennett born (1936)
Tito Arevalo born (1911)
Ulpio Minucci died (2007)
Vangelis born (1943)
Vangelis wins his first Oscar, for the Chariots of Fire score (1981)
William Walton born (1902)
March 30: Alan Menken wins his third and fourth Oscars, for Beauty and the Beast's score and title song (1992)
Dimitri Tiomkin wins Oscar for High and the Mighty score (1955)
Ennio Morricone, inexplicably, doesn't win the Best Score Oscar for The Mission, which was pretty much the only score album anyone in Hollywood listened to during the late '80s; Herbie Hancock wins Oscar for Round Midnight score instead (1987)
Eric Clapton born (1945)
Georges Delerue begins recording his score for Rapture (1965)
Kan Ishii born (1921)
Luis Bacalov born (1933)
March 31: Alejandro Amenabar born (1972)
Arthur B. Rubinstein born (1938)
Cliff Eidelman begins recording his score for The Meteor Man (1993)
Michael Gore wins his first two Oscars for Fame's score and title song (1981)
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