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James Newton Howard (1951)

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James Newton Howard is an American composer best known for his scores to motion pictures. He is one of the most popular and respected composers for cinema, and has scored over 100 films. The recipient of eight Academy Award nominations, some of Howard's best known film scores include The Prince of Tides , The Fugitive , Dinosaur , King Kong , I Am Legend , and, most recently Green Lantern . He is also known for his collaboration with director M. Night Shyamalan, having scored all his films since The Sixth Sense .

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Howard was born in Los Angeles, California. Throughout his career as a composer/musician/songwriter, he has scored films of all scales and genres, earning multiple award nominations for his work. Howard began studying music as a child and went on to attend the Thacher School in Ojai, California, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, and then majored in piano performance at the University of Southern California.

After Howard left college, he toured with Elton John as a keyboardist during the late 1970s and early 1980s . Howard also arranged strings for several of Elton's songs during this period including on the hits "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word", as well as playing additional keyboards and synthesizers on several of Elton's studio albums, including "Rock of The Westies" , "Blue Moves" , "21 At 33" , and "The Fox" .

After his tenure with John, Howard toured briefly with Crosby, Stills and Nash before moving into film music in the mid-1980s. Howard did, however, return for a brief collaboration with Elton John on his Tour De Force of Australia at the fall of 1986. Howard conducted both his own and Paul Buckmaster's arrangements during second half of the set, which focused on orchestrated performances of selected songs from John's catalog. (Interestingly, most of Howard's film scores are conducted by others.)

Twenty-five years after the death of his father, Howard learned from his grandfather that the paternal side of his family was of Jewish heritage

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Name Duration Released
Prologue 02:43 2010
Hall of Avatars 03:40 2010
Journey to the Northern Water Tribe 04:01 2010
The Four Elements Test 05:30 2010
Flow Like Water 06:32 2010
The Avatar Has Returned 04:42 2010
We Are Now the Gods 05:46 2010
Earthbenders 05:53 2010
We Could Be Friends 04:08 2010
Airbender Suite 11:16 2010
The Spirit World 05:18 2010
The Blue Spirit 07:17 2010
I'm Not the Guy You Kill 06:57 2007
Angus Feeds Crusoe 01:59 2007
Run Angus 01:19 2007
There's No Monster 02:00 2007
Drive to the Field 01:35 2007
Mr. Verne 02:28 2007
The Water Horse Main Title 01:08 2007
Driving to the Loch 01:59 2007
Angus Sent to His Room 02:25 2007
Chinatown 02:27 2007
Times Square 03:38 2007
Back Where You Belong 04:26 2007
Bathtub 02:22 2007
The Dinner Party 03:01 2007
Arthur & Henry 02:11 2007
Ann 01:27 2007
The Children Laugh 02:58 2007
U North 01:49 2007
Churchill 01:21 2007
Swimming 06:33 2007
The Water Horse Suite 08:08 2007
Naming Crusoe 03:46 2007
Angus in Training 02:52 2007
End of the Story 03:03 2007
Looking for Arthur 01:41 2007
The Workshop 02:34 2007
The Fishermen 01:37 2007
The Jump 01:40 2007
Meeting Karen 02:46 2007
Horses 02:13 2007
You Didn't Even Get Wet 02:56 2007
Lewis Discovers Crusoe 04:24 2007
The Net 04:22 2007
Just Another Day 02:20 2007
A Night With Lulu 01:21 16/01/1996
The Cabinet Of Curiosities 02:54 16/01/1996
The Right Knowledge 02:06 16/01/1996
Your Child I Believe 01:13 16/01/1996
Frost Dance In C 01:34 16/01/1996
Arrival In Bidnold 01:08 16/01/1996
Muzette 1 In A Minor 02:56 16/01/1996
Allegro From Sinfonia 01:19 16/01/1996
Main Titles 02:57 16/01/1996
Hornpipe In D Minor 01:26 16/01/1996
Taking Bidnold Back 01:35 16/01/1996
Listening To Celia's Heart 01:39 16/01/1996
If Love's A Sweet Passion 01:31 16/01/1996
The Wedding 01:39 16/01/1996
Katharine Sleeps 03:23 16/01/1996
Doctor Merivel 01:50 16/01/1996
Overture In D 01:26 16/01/1996
Merivel Woos Celia 02:26 16/01/1996
Hospital 02:54 16/01/1996
A Creature Of The New Age 01:09 16/01/1996
A New Ground 00:52 16/01/1996
Night Sweats 03:03 16/01/1996
Here The Deities Approve 02:28 16/01/1996
The Lie 01:19 16/01/1996
Katharine's Death 04:37 16/01/1996
Minuet In G 00:53 16/01/1996
The Land Of Mar 01:11 16/01/1996
The Plague 02:09 16/01/1996
Newcastle 00:38 16/01/1996
The Healers 00:00 1996
Loves Labor Lost 00:00 1996
Hell and High Water 00:00 1996
The Gift 00:00 1996
Fever of Unknown Origin 00:00 1996

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