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Leo Arnaud (1904–1991)


He composed the theme music which was used for the Olympics, "Olympic Fanfare." In 1958, conductor Felix Slatkin commissioned him to compose a piece for Slatkin's 1958 album, "Charge!" As a result of this commission, he composed "The Charge Suite," which includes "Bugler's Dream." In 1968, representatives from ABC heard "Bugler's Dream," and they ... See more trivia »

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown
The Unsinkable Molly Brown Music Department
Balls of Fury
Balls of Fury Soundtrack
Miracle Soundtrack
Ziegfeld Girl
Ziegfeld Girl Music Department


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 1980 The Competition (music coach - uncredited)
 1976 Voyage of the Damned (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Turnabout (1971) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1969 Mackenna's Gold (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1969 The Extraordinary Seaman (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1968 The Fixer (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1968 5 Card Stud (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1968 Blue (orchestrator)
 1966 Grand Prix (musician: drums - uncredited)
 1966 The Professionals (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1965 Hollywood My Home Town (Documentary) (orchestrator)
 1965 Doctor Zhivago (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1965 The Man from Button Willow (orchestrator)
 1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown (orchestrator)
 1964 Mail Order Bride (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1963 Sunday in New York (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up (Documentary) (orchestrator)
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo (orchestrator)
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 Count Your Blessings (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 Warlock (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 Green Mansions (musician: drums - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1957 The Enemy Below (musician: drums - uncredited)
 1956 The Proud Ones (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1955 The Rains of Ranchipur (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1955 Bad Day at Black Rock (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1954 Woman's World (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1954 The Gambler from Natchez (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1954 The Raid (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (orchestrations)
 1954 Rose Marie (orchestrator)
 1953 Main Street to Broadway (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1953 The Desert Rats (musician: drums, percussion - uncredited)
 1953 Sombrero (music arranger) / (musical director)
 1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever (orchestrator)
 1952 What Price Glory (musician: drums, percussion - uncredited)
 1952 The Quiet Man (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1952 Lovely to Look At (orchestrator)
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1951 Fixed Bayonets! (musician: drums, percussion - uncredited)
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1951 Criminal Lawyer (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 The Strip (orchestrator)
 1951 Rich, Young and Pretty (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1951 Excuse My Dust (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1951 Kind Lady (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1951 Cause for Alarm! (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 The Magnificent Yankee (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Kim (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Two Weeks with Love (orchestrator)
 1950 The Showdown (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Three Little Words (orchestrator)
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Singing Guns (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1949 That Midnight Kiss (orchestrator)
 1949 The Kid from Cleveland (additional orchestrator - uncredited)
 1949 The Wyoming Bandit (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Neptune's Daughter (orchestrator)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 The Kissing Bandit (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 One Touch of Venus (songs: arranged and conducted by - as Leon Arnaud)
 1948 A Date with Judy (orchestrator)
 1948 Easter Parade (orchestrator)
 1948 Big City (orchestrator)
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947 (orchestrator)
 1947 The Arnelo Affair (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 Calendar Girl (orchestrator)
 1946 The Thrill of Brazil (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1946 Earl Carroll Sketchbook (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1944 The Very Thought of You (orchestral arrangements)
 1944 The Negro Soldier (Documentary short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 The Battle of Russia (Documentary) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Wintertime (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Best Foot Forward (orchestrator)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (orchestrator)
 1943 Three Hearts for Julia (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (orchestrator) / (vocal arranger)
 1942 Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942/I Iceland (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 A Yank at Eton (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Panama Hattie (orchestrator) / (vocals)
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Berlin Correspondent (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Tortilla Flat (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Ship Ahoy (orchestrator) / (vocal arranger)
 1942 Rio Rita (music arranger: vocals) / (orchestrator)
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Babes on Broadway (orchestrator) / (vocal arranger)
 1941 Remember the Day (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Design for Scandal (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Two-Faced Woman (orchestrator)
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich (music arranger - uncredited)
 1941 Lady Be Good (orchestrator) / (vocals)
 1941 When Ladies Meet (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 The Big Store (vocal and orchestration)
 1941 I'll Wait for You (composer: main and end title music - uncredited)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (orchestrator) / (vocal arranger)
 1941 Blondie Goes Latin (music arranger)
 1940 Murder Over New York (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 The Philadelphia Story (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Hullabaloo (orchestrator)
 1940 Utopia of Death (Short documentary) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (chorals) / (orchestrator)
 1940 Yesterday's Heroes (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Sporting Blood (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (orchestrator - as Arnaud)
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway (orchestrator)
 1940 Blondie on a Budget (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (vocal and orchestration)
 1940 Pinocchio (orchestrator: Monstro sequence - uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Woman (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 The Earl of Chicago (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms (orchestral arrangements)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (orchestrator: Munchkinland musical sequence - uncredited)
 1939 Lady of the Tropics (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Broadway Serenade (vocal and orchestral collaboration)
 1939 Society Lawyer (orchestrator)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939 (orchestral and vocal arrangements)
 1938 Out West with the Hardys (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 The City of Little Men (Documentary short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Vacation from Love (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Boys Town (musical arranger)
 1938 It's in the Stars (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 The Little Ranger (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 The Crowd Roars (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Yellow Jack (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Snow Gets in Your Eyes (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Music Made Simple (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West (orchestral arrangements) / (vocal arrangements)
 1938 The First Hundred Years (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Of Human Hearts (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 What Do You Think? (Number Three) (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Rosalie (orchestral and vocal arrangements)
 1937 Mannequin (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Conquest (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Double Wedding (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 The Women Men Marry (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (vocal and orchestral arrangements)
 1937 A Day at the Races (choral arrangements) / (orchestral arrangements)
 1937 Carnival in Paris (Short) (vocal and orchestral arrangements)
 1937 Song of Revolt (Short) (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (vocal and orchestral arrangements)
 1936 Sinner Take All (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Born to Dance (choral arrangements)
 1936 Love on the Run (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Annie Laurie (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 No Place Like Rome (Short) (vocal and orchestral arrangements)
 1936 Sworn Enemy (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Violets in Spring (Short) (vocal and orchestral arrangements)
 1936 Women Are Trouble (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood Extra! (Documentary short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the trumpet fanfare used for the Olympic theme - Bugler's Dream

Alternate Names:

Leon Arnaud | Léonid Arnaud | Arnaud | Léo Vauchant

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Personal Quote:

[To André Previn, on being paid by the page to write music for Hollywood movies]: Listen, mon vieux. When you are orchestrating for a true musical illiterate, then it is perfectly okay to take advantage of that situation here. We don't get any credit, so the idea is to make as much money as possible. When I am asked by one of our innocents to ghost-write some chase music for western posses or ... See more »


The French born composer studied at conservatories in Lyon and Paris. After studying with composers Vincent D'Indy and Maurice Ravel, he emigrated to the United States in 1931. For many years, he performed in Fred Waring's band. He also worked in Hollywood as an arranger, composer, and orchestrator from 1936-1966. See more »

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