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Latter-day Saint
Film Composers

Leigh Harline * Robert F. Brunner * Sam Cardon * Merrill B. Jenson * Alan Williams
Lex de Azevedo * Thomas C. Baggaley * Kurt Bestor * Chance Thomas * more

This page lists Latter-day Saint composers and the films they have scored. Latter-day Saint songwriters for films are listed as well. Films listed include primarily feature films, but also made-for-television movies (listed in this color) and videos (identified with a "V").

Most of the films listed are mainstream productions, but films and videos made for the Latter-day Saint market, as well as Church-commissioned films and videos, are listed as well.

Television series credits are listed in purple.

This is not a complete list, but it has all of the information we have at this time.

Leigh Harline:
[Born in Salt Lake City on 26 March 1907. He was the last of 13 children in his family. Died 10 December 1969. Took music lessons from J. Spencer Cornwall, the conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Graduated from the University of Utah. Harline worked for various radio stations before joining the Walt Disney studios in 1932 as arranger and scorer. He left Disney in 1941 and free-lanced for various studios. In 1964 Harline collaborated with Crawford Gates to create music for a New York World's Fair film. Harline was commissioned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to write an orchestral work the 1947 centennial of the settlement of Utah. Harline also wrote the musical scores for two Church films: "Man's Search for Happiness" and "In This Holy Place."]

Pinocchio (1940; two Academy Awards: Best Score and Best Song - "When You Wish Upon a Star")
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937; Academy Award nomination for Best Music)
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962; Academy Award nomination for Best Music)
Johnny Come Lately (1943; Academy Award nomination for Best Music)
The Sky's the Limit (1943; Academy Award nomination for Best Music)
You Were Never Lovelier (1942; Academy Award nomination for Best Music)
The Pride of the Yankees (1942; Academy Award nomination for Best Music)
Man's Search for Happiness (V; LDS)
In This Holy Place (V; LDS)
Strange Bedfellows (1964)
Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
The Honeymoon Machine (1961)
The Facts of Life (1960)
Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
Holiday for Lovers (1959)
Warlock (1959)
These Thousand Hills (1959)
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)
Man of the West (1958)
Ten North Frederick (1958)
The Enemy Below (1957)
No Down Payment (1957)
The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
The Wayward Bus (1957)
Teenage Rebel (1956)
23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)
House of Bamboo (1955)
The Last Frontier (1955)
Black Widow (1954)
Broken Lance (1954)
Susan Slept Here (1954)
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953)
Money from Home (1953)
Taxi (1953)
Vicki (1953)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
The Desert Rats (1953)
My Pal Gus (1952)
My Wife's Best Friend (1952)
Monkey Business (1952)
The Las Vegas Story (1952)
Behave Yourself! (1951)
China Corsair (1951)
I Want You (1951)
On the Loose (1951)
Double Dynamite (1951)
That's My Boy (1951)
His Kind of Woman (1951)
The Guy Who Came Back (1951)
Call Me Mister (1951)
The Company She Keeps (1950)
Perfect Strangers (1950)
Traveling Saleswoman (1950)
The Happy Years (1950)
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
The Big Steal (1949)
Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949)
Blondie's Big Deal (1949)
I Married a Communist (1949)
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
The Judge Steps Out (1949)
They Live by Night (1949)
Blondie's Reward (1948)
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
Port Said (1948)
The Velvet Touch (1948)
The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
Station West (1948) (songs)
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
The Black Widow (1947)
Blondie's Anniversary (1947)
Blondie's Big Moment (1947)
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1947)
A Likely Story (1947)
Tycoon (1947)
Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
Honeymoon (1947)
The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Beat the Band (1947)
Blondie Knows Best (1946)
Child of Divorce (1946)
From This Day Forward (1946)
Lady Luck (1946)
Nocturne (1946)
The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946)
Till the End of Time (1946)
The Truth About Murder (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Crack-Up (1946)
Road to Utopia (1946)
Terror by Night (1946)
The Brighton Strangler (1945)
First Yank Into Tokyo (1945)
George White's Scandals (1945)
Having Wonderful Crime (1945)
Leave It To Blondie (1945)
Mama Loves Papa (1945)
Man Alive (1945)
Johnny Angel (1945)
Pursuit to Algiers (1945)
Isle of the Dead (1945)
China Sky (1945)
What a Blonde (1945)
The Girl in the Case (1944)
Heavenly Days (1944)
Music in Manhattan (1944)

Trigger Trail (1944)
A Night of Adventure (1944)
Follow the Boys (1944)
Action in Arabia (1944)
Nine Girls (1944)
Footlight Glamour (1943)
Government Girl (1943)
Margin for Error (1943)
The Nazis Strike (1943)
Tender Comrade (1943)
Prelude to War (1943)
The More the Merrier (1943)
They Got Me Covered (1943)
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1942)
Wings for the Eagle (1942)
The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)
Careful, Soft Shoulders (1942)
Blondie for Victory (1942)
Henry and Dizzy (1942)
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1941)
Mystery Ship (1941)
Secrets of the Lone Wolf (1941)
The Son of Davy Crockett (1941)
They Dare Not Love (1941)
Two in a Taxi (1941)
Hoppity Goes to Town (1941)
Blondie in Society (1941)
Before I Hang (1940)
Military Academy (1940)
Blondie Plays Cupid (1940)
So You Won't Talk (1940)
Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940)
Blondie on a Budget (1940)
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)
Beware Spooks! (1939)
Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)
There's That Woman Again (1939)
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)
Blondie (1938)
The Old Mill (1937)
On Ice (1935)
Pluto's Judgement Day (1935)
Now and Forever (1934)
Guns of Diablo (1964)

Daniel Boone (1964; TV series)
Ben Casey (1961; TV series)

Robert F. Brunner:
(Emmy nominee)
Amy (1981)
The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)
Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979; s)
The Small One (1978; s)
Gus (1976)
The Strongest Man in the World (1975)
The Castaway Cowboy (1974)
The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)
Snowball Express (1972)
Chandar, the Black Leopard of Ceylon (1972)
The Barefoot Executive (1971)
The Wild Country (1971)
The Boatniks (1970)
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
Smith! (1969)
Never a Dull Moment (1968)
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)
Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966)
Il Pianeta errante (1965; aka "Mission Wandering Planet")
That Darn Cat! (1965)
Smoke (1970)
The Young Runaways (1978)
The Mouseketeers at Walt Disney World (1977)
The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton (1974)
Smoke (1970)
For the Love of Willadean (1964)

Gallegher Goes West (1966; TV series)
The Further Adventures of Gallegher (1965; TV series)
Kilroy (1965; TV series)
Disneyland (1961; TV series)

Sam Cardon:
The Work and the Glory (2004)
Mystic India (2004; IMAX)
Texas: The Big Picture (2003; IMAX)
Journey to Harmony (2002; sv)
Someone Was Watching (2002; V)
Little Secrets (2002)
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (2002; IMAX)
The Light of the World (2002; V)
The Princess and the Pea (2001; 7-min. live action IMAX)
Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2001; IMAX)
Brigham City (2001)
Return to the Secret Garden (2000)
Mysteries of Egypt (1998; IMAX)
Follow Your Heart (1998; sv)
Whales: An Unforgettable Journey (1997; IMAX)
San Francisco: The Movie (1995; IMAX)
Hearst Castle: Building the Dream (1996; IMAX)
Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods (1996; IMAX)
Friendship's Field (1995; V)
Fedora (1994; sv)
Rigoletto (1993; V; songs)
The Seventh Brother (1991; V)
On Our Own (1988; V)
The Call of Story (2002; PBS)
Sacred Stone: Temple on the Mississippi (2002; PBS)
American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story (1999; PBS)
Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail (1997; PBS)
Nora's Christmas Gift (1989)

Innovators (2000)
ABC Sunday Night at the Movies (1987 and 1990 themes)
Good Morning America
1988 Winter Olympic Games

Merrill B. Jenson:
Out of Step (2002)
Horse Crazy (2001; V)
Bug Off! (2001; V)
Waiting on Sound: The Making of BUG OFF! (2001; sv)
Water with Food Coloring (2001; s)
The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000)
Alyson's Closet (1998; s)
The Witness (1999; IMAX)
Second Chance (1996; V)
The Seventh Brother (1991; V)
Polynesian Odyssey (1990; IMAX)
Legacy (1990)
The Prodigal Son (1990; V)
Lion's Quest (1990; V)
Labor of Love (1990; V)
Alamo: The Price Of Freedom (1988; IMAX)
Set Straight on Bullies (1988; V)
The Pump (1988; sv)
On Our Own (1988; V)
How Rare a Possession (1987; V)
Together Forever (1987; V)
Our Heavenly Father's Plan (1986; V)
Salt Lake Saga (1986)
The Red Fury (1984)
It's a Miracle (1984; V)
Solo (1984)
Harry's War (1981)
Windwalker (1980)
The Emmett Smith Story (1979; sv)
The Great Brain (1978)
Uncle Ben (1978; sv)
Take Down (1978)
Three Warriors (1977)
The Mailbox (1977; sv)
The Phone Call (1977; sv)
Cry to the Wind (1977)
Great American Indian (1976; d)
John Baker's Last Race (1976; sv)
The First Vision (1976; V LDS)
Sacred Stone: Temple on the Mississippi (2002)
Saints at War (PBS; 2001)
American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story (1999; PBS)
Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail (PBS; 1997)
Who's Teaching the Kids (1990)
Nora's Christmas Gift (1989)
The Other Wiseman (1988)

     Large Scale Multi-Media/Film Productions:
Froboland (1995; water screen projection, Shanghi, China)
The True and Living God (1993, main film for LDS Church visitor's centers)
Remembering Nauvoo (1989, Nauvoo Illinois Visitor's Center)
Carthage Jail (1989, Carthage Visitor's Center)
Mormon Battalion (1986, San Diego Visitors Center)
Grand Circle (1985, Zion Canyon National Park)
Three Degrees of Glory (1985, Mexican LDS Temple Visitor's Center)
Washington, D.C. Visitor's Center (1984)
Go for the Gold (1984; Summer Olympics)
Osmonds Spectacular (1984, 4th of July Freedom Festival)
[Many other commercials and institutional films, particularly for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Has received Two Emmys, 3 Pearl Awards, the CLIO award and Seven CINE Golden Eagle Awards]

Alan Williams:
Disconnect (2005)
Suits on the Loose (2005)
Crab Orchard (2004)
The Adventures of Space Baby and Mental Man (2004; s)
The Forgotten Attic (2002)
Kilimanjaro: Mountain of Many Faces (2002; IMAX)
Soul Assassin (2001)
The Princess and the Pea (2001)
The Adventures of Space Baby and Mental Man (2000)
Dangers of the Ice Age (2000)
Mountain Lion: An American Hunter (2000)
Who Gets the House? (1999)
Kim: Vertically Challenged (V)
Island of the Sharks (1999)
Mark Twain's America (1998; IMAX 3-D)
Amazon (1997; IMAX)
The Robin Hood Gang (1997; V)
Cadillac (1997)
Tiny Heroes (1997)
Asylum (1996)
Clubhouse Detectives (1996)
Chronos 5.0 (1993)
The Ice Hotel (2004)
Realm of the Reindeer (2003)
Secret Santa (2003)
Miss Lettie and Me (2002)
The Last Editor (2002; d)
In Search of Lewis and Clark (2002; d)
Conquering the Arctic Tundra (2001; Discovery)
Closing the Arctic Circle (2001; Discovery)
The Haunted Desert: Archaelogy and the Dead Sea Scrolls (2001; Discovery)
The Jennie Project (2001)
This Side of Heaven (2000; CBS)
The Last Dance (2000)
Going Home (2000)
Santa and Pete (1999)
Silk Hope (1999)
The Christmas Wish (1998)
Cab to Canada (1998)
Dead Sea Scrolls: Unraveling the Mystery (PBS; 1998)

The Living Century (2001)
High Tide (1994; TV series)

Lex de Azevedo, composer:
Living Scriptures video series (scored over 50 animated home videos: Old & New Testaments; Book of Mormon; Hero Classics)
In Search of Ancient Cumorah (2001; dv)
The Swan Princess (1994) - Golden Globe nomination
The Swan Princess II (1997)
The Swan Princess III (1998)
The Dream Machine (1990)
Saturday's Warrior (1989; V)
A Time to Love (1987; V)
My Turn on Earth (1986; V)
It's My Life! (V)
Rivals (1979)
Baker's Hawk (1976)
Against a Crooked Sky (1975)
The Lost Manuscript (1974; V)
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Rancho del miedo (1971)
Gloria: The Life of Christ (2000; PBS)

Thomas C. Baggaley:
The Land of Nephi (2005?; sdv)
Mariah's Prayer (2004; sv)
The Book of Mormon Movie, Volume 1: The Journey (2003; co-orchestrator only)
Unfolding (2002; sv)
Nasty's World (2002; d) - documentary about BMX biking
Dreamland (2000; s)
Limericks (1992; V)
Utah Storybook (1995; TV series; episode: "The Dixie Cotton Mission")

Kurt Bestor:
The Animated Passion (2004; V)
The Book of Mormon Movie, Volume 1: The Journey (2003; co-orchestrator only)
The Light of the World (2002; V)
The Penny Promise (2001; V)
The Scarecrow (2000; V)
Christmas Mission (1999; V)
Mysteries of Egypt (1998; IMAX; orchestra conductor)
The Great American West (1997; IMAX)
The Ghosts of Dickens' Past (1988; V)
Behind the Waterfall (1995; V)
Rigoletto (1993; V)
Secret of Treasure Mountain (1993; V)
Split Infinity (1992; V)
The Seventh Brother (1991; V)
In Your Wildest Dreams (1991; V)
Calgary Winter Olympics TV theme (1988) - Emmy Award
Salt Lake Olympic closing ceremonies (2002)
NBC's Barcelona Summer Olympics coverage (1992)
A More Perfect Union: American Becomes A Nation (1989; PBS)
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989)
The Witching of Ben Wagner (1987)

Innovators (2000)
Good Morning America
NFL Monday Night Football
ABC Sunday Night at the Movie

Chance Thomas, composer:
Robota: Reign of Machines (2004; film trailers on
The Hobbit (2003; VG)
War of the Ring (2003; VG)
Earth and Beyond (2003; VG)
The ChubbChubbs (2002; s) - Best Animated Short Film Academy Award Winner
Warcraft III (2002; theatrical trailer)
Unreal II (2001; VG)
The Two Towers (2001; VG)
Home Front (2000; commercials)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2000; VG)
Bunny Luv (1999; VG)
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire (1998; VG)
SWAT 2 (1997; VG)
The Realm (1996; VG)
Rigoletto (1993; V; song)

Aaron Merrill, composer:
The Book of Mormon Movie, Volume 1: The Journey (2003; co-orchestrator only)
Jack Weyland's Charly (2002)
The Touch (1997; sv)

J Bateman:
Love Surreal (2004?)
Saints and Soldiers (2004)

Christopher Brady:
Moving In (2004)
Scrambled (2003)
Welcome to the Neighborhood (2003)
Who Wants to Be a Playboy Centerfold? (2002; V)
Pressure (2002)
Dodgeball (2001)
Our Lips Are Sealed (2000; V)
Passport to Paris (1999; V)
Chasing Daylight (2004)
Going to the Mat (2004)
Full Court Miracle (2003)
Real World 10th Anniversary (2001)
The Poof Point (2001)
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Motocrossed (2001)
Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)
Passport to Paris (1999)
Catch Me If You Can (1998)

Phil of the Future (2004)
MTV Real World: Las Vegas (2003)
America's Best Beaches (2002)
World's Best Beaches (2002)
Under One Roof (2002; UPN series)
Love Cruise (2001; TV series)
Fox Sports NBA Basketball theme (2002)
Fox Sports NCAA Basketball theme (2002)

Scott L. Reinwand, composer:
[Has also scored commercials, incl. Dodge Ram; Acura; Boeing; Starz/Encore; Kava Shampoo; Novell. Scored movie trailers for: Signs; Everybody's Famous]
Freedom on the Water (2002; sv)
The Wrong Brother (2000; sv)
Little Voices: Celebrating the Family (2000; V)
The Last Good War (1999; sv)
AHRA (s)
Crossfire (CNN)
The Last Word with Jim Rome (Fox Sports)
Dingsda (primetime gameshow on Kabel 1 Germany)
Seattle Supersonics Theme Song (Arena and Broadcast)
Casey Jacobsen: Year in Review (ESPN Classics)
Little Leage World Series (ABC, 2002, with Bryan Adams)
Rucksack (Germany)

Michael McLean, songwriter:
Songs for many Church videos.
The Best Two Years (2004)
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1975) - wrote score along with 5 others
Rigoletto (1993; V; songs)
What Is Real? (V)
Our Heavenly Father's Plan (V)
Together Forever (V)
The Prodigal Son (V)
Labor of Love (V)
Nora's Christmas Gift (1989)
Mr. Krueger's Christmas (1980)

Glen A. Larson, composer of main or title themes for TV series:
Knight Rider (1982)
The Fall Guy (1981)
Galactica 1980 (1980)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
BJ and the Bear (1978)
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
The Hardy Boys Mysteries (1977)
Quincy (1976)
Switch (1975)
McCloud (1971)

Crawford Gates, composer:
And Should We Die (1966)
Windows of Heaven (1963)
The Search for Truth (1962)
A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns (1994; PBS) - 1 song

Ralph Geddes, composer:
Ozarks: Legacy & Legend (1995; IMAX)
To Die, to Sleep (1992)
Land of No Return (1975)

Gaye Beeson, composer:
Star Child (1999; V)

Robert Cundick, composer:
Woman, the Pioneer (V)
Song of Nephi (1996; PBS)
A Celebration of Christmas (1991; PBS) - 1 song

Arlen Card, composer:
Lehi's Land of First Inheritance (2002; dv)
The Long Road Home (1999; V)
Barefoot to Zion (1997; CD)
Heaven Sent (1994)
Wind Dancer (1993)
Mountain of the Lord (1993; V)

Chris Kubie, composer:
Bobby Kennedy: In His Own Words (1990; HBO)
The People's Palace: Secrets of the New York Public Library (PBS)
Radio City Music Hall: The Story Behind The Showplace (AMC)
Justice Files (Discovery)
Moments of Courage (Discovery)
Secret Weapons (Discovery)
True Heroes (TLC)
Human Experience
Only Human

Farming America (V)
The Living Earth (V)
Our Quaker Heritage (V)

Maui Dalvanius Prime:
Te Rua (1991)
Haremai (mv)
Haka (d)
Carmen (d)
Alcohol Liquor Advisory Councils Alcohol with Moderation (V) - International Film & Television Awards: Best Soundtrack

Michael Ballam:
A Walk Through the Holy Land (V)
Backstage with Michael Ballam (V)
Developing Divine Power (V)
Majesty of Music (V)

Cody Hale, composer:
The Home Teachers (2004)
The R.M. (2003)
The Singles Ward (2002)

Greg Duckwitz, composer:
Baptists at Our Barbecue (2004)
Day of Defense (2003) - parts of the score
The Redemption (2002; s)
various TV commercials

Ben Carson, composer:
Pride and Prejudice (2003)
A Dog's Tale (1999; V) - song "Such a Long, Long Way to Go"

John Munoa, composer:
The Korean Saints (2000; PBS)
Black Dawn (1997; aka Good Cop, Bad Cop)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (Disney's director's cut) (1995)
Cobra Golf national and international TV spots (1994-1997)

Ron Saltmarsh, composer:
The Grand Ole Orpy: An American Tradition (A&E)
The Real McCoy's Reunion (TNN)
Midnight in Savannah (A&E)
History Channel: Haunted Baltimore; Haunted Hawaii; Enforcers: The DEA; Haunted Edinburgh; Plantations of Savannah; Plantations of Virginia; Ghosts of Chicago; Ghosts of Music City

Biography (A&E)
Yesterday & Today (TNN)
Life & Times (TNN)

Noctropolis (1994; VG)

Jeff Jewkes, composer:
Y2K, A Comedy (2000)

Rick Reeve, composer:
Day of Defense (2003)

Larry Bastian, composer:
Goldy 2: The Saga of the Golden Bear (1986)
Toklat (1971)

Peter Breinholt, composer:
Day of Defense (2003) - songs
We Didn't (1997)
["Welcome to Brigham" CD: "When August Comes"]

Jim Anglesey, composer:
Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath (1996; V)
The Mystic of Masada

Roger C. Hoffman, composer:
The Faith of an Observer: Conversations with Hugh Nibley (1985; dv)

Marshall McDonald, composer:
Because Sunday Is Special (2001; V)

C. Michael Perry, composer/lyricist:
Cinderabbit (1978; PBS) - Emmy

Marvin Payne, composer:
The Butterchurn (1995; sv)
A Truce with Death (1993; sv)
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974; songwriter only)

David Thompson, composer:
Upon You My Fellow Servants (2002; V)
Our Promises Made at Baptism (2001; V)

David M. Madden (Dave Madden), composer:
[BYU student Madden, who also scored BYU's theatrical production "Rashomon", is NOT the same-named actor of "Alice" and "Partridge Family" fame.]
"Letting God Have His Way": A Conversation about C.S. Lewis (1999; PBS)
Get (2001; s)
Warplay (2000; s)
Happy Go Lucky (2000; s)

Kelly Crabb, composer:
All My Friends Are Cowboys (1998; PBS)

Sam Payne, composer:
He Took My Licking (2001; sv)

Kenneth Cope, composer:
The Light of the World (2002; V)
The Goodman Family: Fortress of Love (2000; V)

Cameron Rose, composer:
Crystal Sky (1998)

Aaron Edson, composer:
Liken The Scriptures: I Will Go and Do (2003; V)

Marden Pond, composer:
The Shadow of Light (2002; V)

Dennis Lisonbee, composer:
The Great Dinosaur Discovery
Spirit of '47

Vincent Brown II, composer:
Kirtland Temple: House of the Lord (2001; V)

Jerry Williams, composer:
Wildest Dreams (1986; sv)

Lincoln Highway, composer:
The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah (2002; d)

Jonny Taylor, composer:
In the Service of God (2003; sv)
The Field is White (2002; V)

Brian Taylor; John Lyde, composers:
In the Service of God (2003; sv)

Adam Elliott, composer:
Quietus (2002; s)
The Ivy Exchange (2003; s)

David Wood, composer:
Attack of the Flesh Devouring Space Worms From Outer Space (1998; V)

Michael L. Hicks, composer:
The Eleventh Hour Laborers (2003?; d)

Eric Hanson, composer:
A Candle Burning (2001; s)

R. Steve Call, composer

Brian T. Burnham, composer:
A Peculiar People (2000; s)

Tyler Castleton; Stacy Peters; Dave Zabriskie, composers:
Light of the World (2002; V)

Robert C. Bowden, composer:
The Book of Mormon Movie, Volume 1: The Journey (2003)
Christmas World (TV) - Emmy

Mike Allred, composer:
Eyes to Heaven (2000; V)
Astroesque (1996; V)

James Stevens:
Me Nsu Bio (2002; sd)

Wayne Musgrave

Greg Hansen, orchestration:
Polly (1993; V)

Brian Blosil:
[Blosil is best known as a music producer of records and television]
Saturday's Warrior (1989; V, music director)
Wildest Dreams (1986, sv, wrote 1 song)

Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker (of Low), songs:
The Mothman Prophecies (2001)

Douglas C. Stewart (Doug Stewart), writer/lyricist:
Star Child (1999; V)
Saturday's Warrior (1989; V)

Carol Lynn Pearson, lyrics:
John the Baptist (1990; sv)
The Miracles of Jesus (1989; sv)
My Turn on Earth (1986; V)

Donny Osmond, songwriter:
The Great Brain (1978)

Alan Osmond, songwriter:
On Our Own (1988; V)
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)

Alan, Wayne and Merrill Osmond, and Marvin Payne, songwriters:
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974; link)

Cherie Call, songwriter:
Jack Weyland's Charly (2003)
The Last Game of One on One (2001; d)
Please (2001; s)
True Fans (1999; d)
["God's Army" CD (2000) bonus track: "Restless Soul"]
["Welcome to Brigham" CD (2001): "Two Roses"]

Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband, songs:
Brigham City (2001)
God's Army (2000)
True Fans (1999; d)
See You In My Dreams (2000)

Julie De Azevedo, songs:
God's Army (2000) - "Seven Wonders" co-writer; "Living in Oz" bonus track writer/performer
He is Risen (1988; sv) - song lyrics
["Welcome to Brigham" CD: "I Can't Count The Stars"]

Clive Romney, songs:
The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain (1997)
The Swan Princess III and the Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure (1998; V)

Alex Boye, song:
Jack Weyland's Charly (2002)
Out of Step (2002)

Brian Tibbets, Russell Dixon, songs:
Colors: Up Close & Personal (1999; dv)

Ryan Merrill, songs:
Colors: Up Close & Personal (1999; dv)
Image of an Assassination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film (1998; d; TV) - production sound

Rob Honey, singer/songwriter:
Brigham City (2002) - "These Two Hands"

Brett Raymond, songs:
Jack Weyland's Charly (2002)

Jeremy Elliott, songs:
Jack Weyland's Charly (2003)
Out of Step (2002)

John McVey, song:
Out of Step (2002)

Janice Kapp Perry, songwriter:
It's a Miracle (1984; V; music and lyrics)
The Singles Ward (2002; 1 song)
Rat Race (2001; 1 song)

Orrin Hatch, songwriter:
Rat Race (2001; "America Rocks")
Joshua (2001; "Everyday Heroes")
Extra track on soundtrack album for "Stuart Little 2" (2002): "Little Angel of Mine"

Maren Ord, singer/songwriter:
The R.M. (2003)
The Singles Ward (2002)
crazy/beautiful (2001; "Perfect")
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000) - Ord sings (but did not write) title song: "Shining Time"
Alias (TV series)
Felicity (TV series)

["Welcome to Brigham" CD: "Perfect"]

Greg Simpson, songwriter:
God's Army (2001)
["Welcome to Brigham" CD: "Growing Young"]

Justin Utley, songwriter:
Day of Defense (2003)
The Shadow of Light (2002; V)

Cassey Golie, songs:
Jack Weyland's Charly (2002)

Alexander E. Jenkins, songs:
Jack Weyland's Charly (2002)

Rodney Strong, songs:
Jack Weyland's Charly (2002)

John Schmidt, songwriter:
Day of Defense (2003)

Bonnie Jae Egbert, song:
Amidst the Gateway (2002)

Joy Saunders Lundberg, lyrics:
It's a Miracle (1984; V; music and lyrics)

Peggy de Azevedo, musical supervisor/producer:
The Swan Princess II (1997)
The Swan Princess III (1998)
Living Scriptures animated Bible videos
Gloria: The Life of Christ (2000; PBS)

Animated Hero Classics (HBO; also lyricist)

Steven Kapp Perry, lyricist:
Polly (1992; V)

Randy Bachman, songwriter:
A Knight's Tale (2001; "Takin' Care of Business")
American Beauty (1999; "American Woman")
Last Night (1998; "Takin' Care of Business")
The Cable Guy (1996; "American Woman")
G String Divas (2000; he wrote the theme song: "American Woman")

Dean F. H. Macy:
Sesame Street

Kem Kraft, composer: *
The Creator's Game (1999)
Seasons of the Heart (1993; V)
Enduring Legacy: The History of Firearms (1992; svd)
Willy the Sparrow (1989; V)
The Touch of the Master's Hand (1988; sv)
American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story (1991; PBS)
Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story (PBS; 1996)
American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story (PBS; 1991)

The Princess and the Pea Chronicles (2003)

Rex Flinner, music: *
Joe Hill (2000; PBS)
The Atomic Stampede (1993; PBS)
Utah: The Struggle for Statehood (1996; PBS)
Brigham Young (1997; PBS)
The Frontier Photographers (1998; PBS)
On the Road With J. Golden Kimball (PBS)
Gathered in Time (1997; PBS)

Portia Nelson: *
[Born in Brigham City, Utah in 1920. Relig. affil. unknown/not mentioned in bio.]
Montana Belle (1952)
Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children (1969)

The Carol Burnett Show

Warren Zevon, composer, songwriter: 1
Warren Zevon (1982; V)
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) - title song
Love at Large (1990) - end title song "Searching For A Heart"
The Color of Money (1986) - song "Werewolves of London"
FM (1978) - song "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me"
Two-Fisted Tales (1991; TV) - segment

Action (1999)
TekWar (1994-1995) - theme
Route 66 (1993)
Tales from the Crypt (1989) - episode "King of the Road"

J.A.C. Redford, composer: 1
George of the Jungle 2 (2003; V)
Enemy at the Gates (2001; orchestrator)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000; orchestrator)
The Perfect Storm (2000; orchestrator)
The Joyriders (1999)
Deep Impact (1998; orchestrator)
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
Bye Bye, Love (1995)
Heavyweights (1995)
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Newsies (1992)
Cry from the Mountain (1986)
Extremities (1986)
Oliver & Company (1988)
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Christmas Snows, Christmas Winds (1978; sv)
Stingray (1978)
The Color of Love: Jacey's Story (2000)
The Promise (1999)
My Last Love (1999)
Grace and Glorie (1998)
Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Chance of a Lifetime (1998)
What the Deaf Man Heard (1997)
Two Voices (1997)
For the Children: The Irvine Fertility Scandal (1996)
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (1995)
Is There Life Out There? (1994)
And Then There Was One (1994)
One More Mountain (1994)
For Their Own Good (1993)
Kiss of a Killer (1993)
Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (1992)
Conagher (1991)
Stop at Nothing (1991)
Capital News (1990)
Web of Deceit (1990)
A Son's Promise (1990)
Breaking Point (1989)
Save the Dog! (1988)
The Long Journey Home (1987)
Stamp of a Killer (1987)
Independence (1987)
Easy Prey (1986)
Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)
Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985)
The Key to Rebecca (1985)
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Happy Endings (1983)
Honeyboy (1982)
Bret Maverick (1981)
The Long Summer of George Adams (1982)

     Redford was also the conductor for the following films:
A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)
Black Beauty (1994)
Heart and Souls (1993)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas(1993)
Benny & Joon (1993)
Billy Bathgate (1991)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
     TV series:
7th Heaven (1996)
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996)
The Road Home (1994)
Delta (1992)
Home Fires (1992)
Capitol Critters (1992)
Princesses (1991)
Capital News (1990)
Coach (1989)
Annie McGuire (1988-1989)
Coming of Age (1988-1989)
The Twilight Zone (1986)
Murder, She Wrote (1994)
Cover Up (1984)
Hawaiian Heat (1984)
Automan (1984)
Whiz Kids (1984)
Cutter to Houston (1983)
Trauma Center (1983)
King's Crossing (1982)
St. Elsewhere (1982-1988)
Tucker's Witch (1982)
Voyagers! (1983)
Family Ties (1989)
Fame (1982)
Bret Maverick (1981-1982)
American Dream (1981)
Knots Landing (1982)
240-Robert (1979)
James at 15 (1977)
Starsky and Hutch (1975)

Mormon film and television composer J.A.C. Redford was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and remained an active member during much of his career. He is still a practicing Christian, and now attends an Evangelical church, as mentioned in his 1997 autobiography.

Michelle Shocked 1
Bush's Brain (2004; d)

La Monte Young 1
Eat (1963)
Haircut (1963)
Kiss (1963)
Sleep (1963)

Rob Spragg ("Larry Love" of Alabama 3), theme song: 1
Sopranos (1999-2003; HBO series)

Greatest Latter-day Saint Composers

The best known list of top Latter-day Saint classical composers (regardless of whether they composed for film or not) was produced in 1968 by Lowell Durham. In Merrill Bradshaw's article, "Music Composition in the Church or Handsprings before the Lord" (1995), he explains:
About 27 years ago in the summer of 1968 Lowell Durham published an article in Dialogue Magazine about music in the Church, and especially about the composers in the Church. He polled some 50 people to arrive at a list of composers. He asked them to name the most important composers in the 138 years of the History of the Church to that time. He wanted to name the top 10, but there was a tie for number ten so he actually listed eleven. His listing also included nine additional composers who were mentioned, but did not make the top 11.

1. LeRoy Robertson
2. Crawford Gates
3. George Careless
4. Arthur Shepherd
5. Evan Stevens
6. B. Cecil Gates
7. Robert Cundick
8. Alexander Schreiner
9. John Tullidge
10. (tie) Leon Dallin and Merrill Bradshaw

Other Latter-day Saint classical composers mentioned by those surveyed were: Ebenezer Beesley, Joseph J. Daynes, George H. Durham, Alfred Durham, Gaylen Hatton, Leigh Harline, Cyril Jenkins, Rowan Taylor, and Jay Welch.

Greatest American Film Composers

The greatest American film composers in history (regardless of religious affiliation) include the six composers honored by the U.S. Postal Service in 1999 as part of the American Music Legends series, plus Rozsa (who had not been dead long enough to be commemorated with a stamp):

The greatest composers in world history are J.S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner.

"God's Army" Soundtrack CD

Original score by composer Miriam Cutler (who is Jewish), with songs by various LDS artists.

Tracks on the "Welcome to Brigham" CD
featuring music inspired by the film

Related Pages
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Mormon film composers / LDS film composers web page created 10 July 2001, when this information was separated from the Latter-day Saint filmmakers main page. Last modified 13 May 2005.

All composers listed here are practicing Latter-day Saints, unless otherwise noted.

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