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Thomas Newman

February 19th, 2015

Born:
Thomas Newman

Genre:
Soundtrack

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Thomas Newman

Biography

A second-generation member of Hollywood's preeminent musical dynasty, composer Thomas Newman carried on his family's legacy through a series of Academy Award-nominated film scores. He was born in Los Angeles on October 20, 1955, the son of Alfred Newman and the nephew of Lionel and Emil Newman, all three renowned composers and conductors from Hollywood's golden age. (Thomas' brother David also followed in the family business, as did their cousin, the sardonic singer/songwriter Randy Newman.) Thomas studied piano and violin as a child, following a two-year stay at the University of Southern California by earning a master's degree in music from Yale. Although his early musical theater project Three Mean Fairy Tales was championed by Stephen Sondheim, Newman spent the better part of the late '70s playing keyboards in the rock band the Innocents and the improvisational combo Tokyo 77. In 1983, he broke into the film industry by orchestrating a John Williams cue from Return of the Jedi, composing his first full score, Reckless, the following year.

Top Albums


1. The Help (Or..

2. Skyfall (Ori..

3. Finding Nemo..

4. Little Women..

5. The Best Exo..

6. Jarhead (Ori..

7. Lemony Snick..

8. Cinderella M..

9. Revolutionar..

10. Pay It Forwa..

11. American Bea..

12. Saving Mr. B..

13. The Adjustme..

14. Saving Mr. B..

15. The Help (Or..

16. Angels In Am..

17. In the Bedro..

18. Side Effects..

19. The Good Ger..

20. The Iron Lad..

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Name Album Time Price
1.

Any Other Name Café del Mar, Vol. 8 4:08 $1.29
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Main Title: Nemo Egg Finding Nemo 1:16 $1.29
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Orchard House (Main Title) [Instrume.. Little Women (Original Moti.. 3:25 $0.99
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Define Dancing WALL•E (Soundtrack from t.. 2:23 $1.29
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Road to Perdition Road to Perdition 3:55 $1.29
6.

Whisper of a Thrill Meet Joe Black (Original Mo.. 5:42 $0.99
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Walkaway Meet Joe Black (Original Mo.. 1:52 $0.99
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Celtic Soul Saving Mr. Banks (Original .. 1:20 $0.99
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Revolutionary Road Revolutionary Road (Origina.. 4:54 $0.99
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Great Work Begins (End Title) Angels In America 3:57 $0.99
11.

Garden of the Soul Angels In America 4:03 $0.99
12.

Angels In America (Main Title) Angels In America 2:17 $0.99
13.

Field Trip Finding Nemo 0:57 $1.29
14.

Wow Finding Nemo 2:31 $1.29
15.

What a Wonderful World Meet Joe Black (Original Mo.. 3:29 $0.99
16.

Shawshank Redemption Hollywood '94 4:34 $1.29
17.

Ain't You Tired (End Title) Help (Original Motion Pictu.. 6:29 $1.29
18.

Green Mile Green Mile Soundtrack (Musi.. 3:38 $0.99
19.

2815 A.D. WALL•E (Soundtrack from t.. 3:28 $1.29
20.

Valley of the Shadow (Instrumental) Little Women (Original Moti.. 2:09 $0.99
21.

Tropopause Angels In America 2:55 $0.99
22.

Mauve Antarctica Angels In America 4:47 $0.99
23.

Ellis Island Angels In America 2:06 $0.99
24.

Letter That Never Came Lemony Snicket's A Seri.. 4:13 $0.99
25.

Baudelaire Orphans Lemony Snicket's A Seri.. 2:32 $0.99

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