At this year’s ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, Bruce Broughton will be presented with the distinguished ASCAP Henry Mancini Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music.
Said ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, “As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of our Film & Television Music Awards, we are especially proud to spotlight the achievements of Bruce Broughton…. Bruce’s sterling compositions are featured in a stunning variety of media, and he brings a tireless spirit to his work as both a teacher and an ASCAP Board member. It’s especially gratifying to give the prestigious Henry Mancini Award to a creator whose success is matched by such selfless commitment to education and service.”
Previous recipients have included Carter Burwell, John Debney, Mark Isham, Quincy Jones, Michel Legrand, Randy Newman, James Newton Howard, Johnny Mandel, Marc Shaiman, Howard Shore, Alan Silvestri, and Hans Zimmer.
“Bruce Broughton works in many styles and eclectic venues, but is best known for his film scores to Silverado, Tombstone, Lost in Space, The Presidio, Miracle on 34th Street, the Homeward Bound adventures; his television themes to JAG, Dinosaurs and Tiny Toon Adventures; TV mini-series (Roughing It, The Blue and Gray, True Women); TV movies (Warm Springs, the two Eloise films) and countless episodes of TV series such as Dallas, Quincy and Hawaii Five-O. He has been nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy and 22 Emmys, having won the latter award a record 10 times. He has composed music for many of the Disney theme park attractions throughout the world, and wrote the first orchestral score for a CD-ROM game, Heart of Darkness. He conducted and supervised the recording of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for Fantasia 2000, and has recorded critically acclaimed performances of classic film scores by Miklos Rozsa and Bernard Herrmann. As a composer of concert music, he has composed many works for orchestra, among them a popular tuba concerto, a piccolo concerto, the children’s fantasy The Magic Horn for narrator and orchestra, and has had his works commissioned and performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony and by members of the San Francisco Symphony. In addition he has numerous published works for band and chamber groups. He is chairman of the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a past President of The Society of Composers and Lyricists and a former governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a lecturer in music composition and orchestration at UCLA and has taught film composition at the University of Southern California. Bruce currently serves on the ASCAP Board of Directors.”–The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
The 25th annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards take place June 24, 2010, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.