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Greig McRitchie (I) (1914–1997)

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Composer (the Rice-A-Roni jingle), orchestrator, arranger and longtime collaborator and friend to film composer Basil Poledouris. After his death in late 1997, Poledouris dedicated the soundtrack album to his 1998 Les Miserables score to McRitchie.

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Known For

Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers Music Department
(1997)
Aliens
Aliens Music Department
(1986)
The Hunt for Red October
The Hunt for Red October Music Department
(1990)
Willow
Willow Music Department
(1988)

Filmography

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 1997 Starship Troopers (orchestrator)
 1997 Switchback (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1997/I Breakdown (orchestrator)
 1996 The War at Home (orchestrator)
 1996 Celtic Pride (orchestrator)
 1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (orchestrator)
 1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1995 Casper (orchestrator)
 1995 Tall Tale (orchestrator)
 1994 The Jungle Book (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (music arranger: Johann Strauss excerpts) / (orchestrator)
 1994 The Specialist (orchestrator)
 1994 Serial Mom (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1994 On Deadly Ground (orchestrator)
 1993 Free Willy (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (orchestrator)
 1993 RoboCop 3 (orchestrator)
 1993 Indecent Proposal (orchestrator)
 1992 Ruby Cairo (orchestrator)
 1992 The Distinguished Gentleman (orchestrator)
 1992/I Wind (orchestrator)
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans (orchestrator)
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7. (orchestrator)
 1991 Hook (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (orchestrator)
 1991 Return to the Blue Lagoon (orchestrator)
 1991/I White Fang (orchestrator)
 1990 Kindergarten Cop (orchestrator)
 1990/I Havana (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1990 Dances with Wolves (orchestrator - as Greig McRichie)
 1990 Quigley Down Under (music arranger - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1990 Come See the Paradise (orchestrator - as Greg McRitchie)
 1990 Quick Change (orchestrator: Mr. Edelman)
 1990 Another 48 Hrs. (orchestrator)
 1990 The Hunt for Red October (orchestrator)
 1989 Glory (orchestrator)
 1989 Dad (orchestrator)
 1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (orchestrations)
 1989 Tummy Trouble (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (orchestrator)
 1988 Cocoon: The Return (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1988 The Land Before Time (orchestrator)
 1988 Pancho Barnes (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1988 Willow (orchestrator)
 1988 The 60th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (orchestrator)
 1987 *batteries not included (orchestrator)
 1987 Project X (orchestrator)
 1987 Amerika (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Part IV (1987) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
- Part II (1987) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
- Part I (1987) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1987 P.K. and the Kid (orchestrator)
 1986 An American Tail (orchestrator)
 1986 Aliens (orchestrator - as Greg McRitchie)
 1986 Off Beat (orchestrator)
 1985 The Color Purple (music adaptor) / (orchestrator)
 1985 North and South (TV Series) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1985 Commando (orchestrator)
 1985 The Journey of Natty Gann (orchestrations)
 1985 Flesh+Blood (orchestrator)
 1984 Red Dawn (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer (orchestrator)
 1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (orchestrator)
 1984 Making the Grade (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1984 Grace Quigley (orchestrator - as Greg McRitchie)
 1983 Gorky Park (orchestrator)
 1983 Uncommon Valor (orchestrator)
 1983 Brainstorm (orchestrator)
 1983 Between Friends (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1983 Krull (orchestrator)
 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (music arranger: Beethoven - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1982 48 Hrs. (orchestrator)
 1982 Highpoint (orchestrator)
 1982 The Beastmaster (orchestrator - as Greg McRitchie)
 1982 Conan the Barbarian (orchestrator - as Greg McRitchie)
 1981 Computercide (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1981 Tulips (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1981 Terror Among Us (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1980 The Night the City Screamed (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1980 Pleasure Palace (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1980 Beulah Land (TV Mini-Series) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1980 The Blue Lagoon (orchestrator)
 1979 Beach Patrol (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (orchestrator)
 1978 The Wiz (orchestrator)
 1978 Big Wednesday (orchestrator)
 1977 Rolling Thunder (orchestrator - as Greg McRitchie)
 1977 Danger in Paradise (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1977 Demon Seed (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1976 The Enforcer (music arranger - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1976 The Big Bus (orchestrator - episode: "The Big Fight", uncredited)
 1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (orchestrator - as Greg McRitchie)
 1973 The Outfit (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1973 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1972 The Mechanic (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1972 Chato's Land (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1970 Hunters Are for Killing (TV Movie) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1962 This Is Not a Test (conductor)
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Alternate Names:

Greig McRichie | Greg McRitchie
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Trivia:

Composer (the Rice-A-Roni jingle), orchestrator, arranger and longtime collaborator and friend to film composer Basil Poledouris. After his death in late 1997, Poledouris dedicated the soundtrack album to his 1998 Les Miserables score to McRitchie.

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