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Phillip Lambro

Composer best known for his film scores and percussion-oriented music. He was educated at the Music Academy of the West in California on a scholarship. He was also a private music student of Donald Pond and Gyorgy Sandor, and did military service in the United States Army. He joined ASCAP in 1962. See full bio »
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 1975 Murph the Surf (conductor)
 1973 Hannah, Queen of the Vampires (conductor)
 1965 Git! (musical director)

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Other Works:

Works: "Miraflores" (for string orchestra); "Dance Barbaro" (for percussion); "Music for Wind, Brass and Percussion".

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Lambro wrote the original score to Chinatown, but after the film previewed poorly the studio decided to remove his score entirely and hired Jerry Goldsmith to write a replacement in only 10 days. Part of Lambro's score was used in the film's trailer, with Paramount agreeing to allow him to release the music as an album provided it used a different title. It was not until 2012 that the score was ... See more »

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