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William Ross is a prolific award-winning composer and arranger whose work has spanned feature films, the recording industry and television. He recently completed the score to Universal Pictures' first CGI-animated film, The Tale of Despereaux (2008), and has composed music for such films as Ladder 49 (2004), The Game of Their Lives (2005), Tuck ... See full bio »


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Music Department
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games Music Department
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  The Poet in Exile (musical director) (announced)
 2016 The 88th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (arranger)
 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2015/II A Better Place (executive music producer)
 2014 Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (Short) (score adaptation)
 2014 The Hogwarts Express (Short) (score adaptation)
 2014 The 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (arranger) / (music director)
 2014 The Monuments Men (orchestrator)
 2013 The Liberator (orchestrator) / (score adaptation)
 2013 The 85th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music director)
 2013 The Croods (orchestrator)
 2012 The Hunger Games (additional music arranger) / (composer: additional music)
 2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (music arranger: Christmas medley)
 2011 Touchback (orchestrator)
 2011 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Short) (music arranger)
 2011 The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 2010 Knight and Day (conductor)
 2009 Streisand: Live in Concert (TV Special documentary) (music arranger) / (musical director)
 2009 A Christmas Carol (orchestrator)
 2009 The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux (orchestrator)
 2007 TMNT (conductor)
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 2006 Driftwood (conductor)
 2006 Poseidon (conductor)
 2002-2006 Great Performances (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- Josh Groban in Concert (2002) ... (conductor: orchestra)
 2004 The Polar Express (orchestrator)
 2004 Ladder 49 (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2004 Catwoman (conductor: score)
 2004 Van Helsing (additional orchestrator)
 2003 The Matrix Reloaded (orchestrator)
 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (conductor) / (score adaptation)
 2002 Stuart Little 2 (orchestrator)
 2002 Lilo & Stitch (orchestrator)
 2002/I Enough (music arranger: "Alive")
 2002 Eye See You (composer: additional music)
 2001 The Mummy Returns (orchestrator)
 2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (conductor)
 2000 What Women Want (orchestrator)
 2000 Malèna (music arranger: "You're Still You")
 2000 Reindeer Games (orchestrator)
 2000 My Dog Skip (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1999 Stuart Little (orchestrator)
 1999/I Payback (orchestrator)
 1998 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (orchestrator)
 1998 Practical Magic (orchestrator)
 1998 Holy Man (orchestrator)
 1998 The Parent Trap (orchestrator)
 1998 The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot (song orchestrator)
 1998 To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th (TV Special) (music arranger)
 1998 The Odd Couple II (orchestrator)
 1997 Mousehunt (orchestrator)
 1997 Contact (orchestrator)
 1997 Volcano (orchestrator)
 1996 The Evening Star (orchestrator)
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight (orchestrator)
 1996 Tin Cup (orchestrator)
 1996 Eraser (orchestrator)
 1996 Sgt. Bilko (orchestrator)
 1996 Black Sheep (orchestra conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1995 Grumpier Old Men (orchestrator)
 1995 Waiting to Exhale (conductor) / (orchestrator) / (score conductor - uncredited)
 1995 Father of the Bride Part II (orchestrator)
 1995 Operation Dumbo Drop (orchestrator)
 1995 Judge Dredd (orchestrator)
 1995 The Perez Family (orchestrator)
 1995 The Quick and the Dead (orchestrator)
 1994 Ri¢hie Ri¢h (orchestrator)
 1994 Star Trek: Generations (orchestrator)
 1994 Terminal Velocity (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1994 The Little Rascals (orchestrator)
 1994 Blown Away (orchestrator)
 1994 Forrest Gump (orchestrator)
 1994 The Flintstones (orchestrator)
 1994 Clean Slate (orchestrator)
 1994 Thumbelina (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1993 Grumpy Old Men (orchestrator)
 1993 The Three Musketeers (orchestrator)
 1993 Wilder Napalm (orchestrator)
 1993 The Meteor Man (orchestrator)
 1993 Coneheads (orchestrator)
 1993 Last Action Hero (orchestrator)
 1993 Super Mario Bros. (orchestrator)
 1993 The Sandlot (orchestrator)
 1993 Cop & ½ (orchestrator)
 1993 The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala (TV Movie) (music arranger - as Bill Ross)
 1992 Goof Troop (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Peg o' the Jungle (1992) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1992 The Bodyguard (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1992 Jennifer 8 (music conductor)
 1992 Death Becomes Her (orchestrator)
 1992 Lethal Weapon 3 (orchestrator)
 1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest (orchestrator)
 1990-1992 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Take Elmyra Please (1992) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
- You Asked for It: Part 2 (1990) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
- Wake Up Call of the Wild (1990) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
- The Acme Acres Zone (A Walk on the Flip Side/A Bacon Strip/Senserely Yours, Babs) (1990) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (orchestrator)
 1992 Shining Through (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1992 The Johnsons (orchestrator)
 1991 Father of the Bride (orchestrator)
 1991 Ricochet (additional orchestrator - as Bill Ross)
 1991 Defenseless (orchestrator)
 1991 Dutch (orchestrator)
 1991 Rover Dangerfield (orchestrator)
 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (orchestrator)
 1991 One Good Cop (orchestrator)
 1991 If Looks Could Kill (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1991 Nothing But Trouble (orchestrator)
 1990 Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1990 Die Hard 2 (orchestrator)
 1990 Catchfire (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1990 Madhouse (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1990 Ski Patrol (orchestrator)
 1988 Ernest Saves Christmas (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1988 Hot to Trot (conductor)
 1988 Big Top Pee-wee (conductor)
 1988 Beetlejuice (conductor)
 1987 Lethal Weapon (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1987 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
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