TOP 10 Best Composers.

For me,the best composers in the world.
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1.
John Williams
As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins)...
“ Jurassic Park theme...outstanding! Saving Private Ryan...magnificent!
STAR WARS...obviously, Schindler's List, Indiana Jones WOW! Jaws, etc,etc,etc :) ” - impossibleisfaby
 
2.
Hans Zimmer
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
“ This is the best composer in the world. period. after John williams xD ” - impossibleisfaby
 
3.
“ Medal of Honor Series, UP and LOST ” - impossibleisfaby
 
4.
“ Transformers saga and The Island ;) ” - impossibleisfaby
 
5.
Alan Silvestri
Composer, Forrest Gump
In over thirty years as a film composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. Born in Manhattan in 1950, Alan was first drawn to music at an early age. Beginning as a drummer, his love for instruments quickly grew to include the bassoon...
“ wow! Forrest Gump, Predator, The Delta Force, Back to the future, etc. ” - impossibleisfaby
 
6.
John Barry
Music Department, Juke Box Jury
John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic environment...
“ Out of Africa, James Bond, Dances with wolves. ” - impossibleisfaby
 
7.
Jerry Goldsmith
Music Department, Total Recall
Born on February 10, 1929, Jerry Goldsmith studied piano with Jakob Gimpel and composition, theory, and counterpoint with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He also attended classes in film composition given by Miklós Rózsa at the Univeristy of Southern California. In 1950, he was employed as a clerk typist in the music department at CBS...
“ The Mummy, Air Force One, Star Trek, etc. ” - impossibleisfaby
 
8.
James Horner
Music Department, Titanic
James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He later completed his Ph.D...
“ Titanic, Braveheart, Avatar, Troy, etc. ” - impossibleisfaby
 
9.
David Arnold
Music Department, Stargate SG-1
“ Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Independence Day. ” - impossibleisfaby
 
10.
“ Eagle Eye, Children of Dune, AVP , Constantine, etc. ” - impossibleisfaby
 
11.
Ennio Morricone
A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first film scores were relatively undistinguished...
“ BONUS: ¬¬ Just "The good,the bad and the ugly" and "The Mission" that's all ” - impossibleisfaby