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Six-time Grammy nominated German-born composer/arranger/conductor Chris Walden has scored more than 40 feature and TV films, and written arrangements for artists including Christina Aguilera, Faith Hill, Michael Bolton, Aretha Franklin, David Foster, Paul Anka, Barbra Streisand, Diana Krall, Christopher Cross, and orchestras like the Chicago ... See full bio »

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Known For

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
(2012)
The Smurfs 2
The Smurfs 2 Music Department
(2013)
American Idol
American Idol Music Department
(2007-2016)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
(2012)

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 2007-2016 American Idol (TV Series) (music arranger - 52 episodes)
- Winner Chosen (2016) ... (music arranger)
- American Dream (2016) ... (music arranger)
- Finale: Winner Revealed (2010) ... (music arranger)
- Top Two Performance (2010) ... (music arranger)
- Top Three Performance (2010) ... (music arranger)
 2016 Agent Carter (TV Series) (music arranger - 1 episode)
- A Little Song and Dance (2016) ... (music arranger: featured song)
 2015 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 2015 From Venice with Love (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 2014 The 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (arranger)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music arranger - 45 episodes, 2010 - 2014) (orchestrator - 1 episode, 2014) (conductor - 1 episode, 2006)
- Billy Crystal/Garth Brooks/Final Show (2014) ... (orchestrator)
- Bill Maher/Whitney Cummings/Jennifer Nettles (2014) ... (music arranger)
- Episode #18.107 (2010) ... (music arranger - uncredited)
- Episode #18.106 (2010) ... (music arranger - uncredited)
- Episode #18.105 (2010) ... (music arranger - uncredited)
 2013 American Music Awards 2013 (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2013 The Smurfs 2 (orchestrator)
 2013 The 85th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (arranger)
 2013 Super Bowl XLVII (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2012 VH1 Divas 2012 (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 2012 Spinning Plates (Documentary) (conductor)
 2012 The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (score conductor)
 2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (arranger: end credits song)
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (music arranger - 26 episodes)
- Round Nine (2011) ... (music arranger)
- Round Eight: The Results (2011) ... (music arranger)
- Round Eight (2011) ... (music arranger)
- Round Seven: The Results (2011) ... (music arranger)
- Round Seven (2011) ... (music arranger)
 2011 Great Performances (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert (2011) ... (conductor)
 2010 VH1 Divas Salute the Troops (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 2010 Stand Up to Cancer (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2010 The 8th Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2010 An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 2010 The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2009 VH1 Divas Live 2009 (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (music arranger - 8 episodes)
- Finale: Winner Announced (2009) ... (music arranger)
- Top Four Perform (2009) ... (music arranger)
- Two of Six Voted Off (2009) ... (music arranger)
- Top Six Perform (2009) ... (music arranger)
- Two of Eight Voted Off (2009) ... (music arranger)
 2009 2009 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2009 The 7th Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2009 The 51st Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2009 Super Bowl XLIII (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 2008 The 2nd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 2008 MTV Video Music Awards 2008 (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2007 A Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theatre (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 2006 A Capitol Fourth (TV Special) (conductor)
 2002 They (additional orchestrator)
 2001 Blonde (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (composer: additional music)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (composer: additional music)
 1999 The Lady in Question (TV Movie) (composer: additional music)
 1999 Late Show (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1992 Schtonk (orchestrator)
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Wrote more than 400 arrangements mostly for bigband or symphony orchestra. See more »

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