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Alan Silvestri

November 30th, -0001

Genre:
Soundtrack

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s






Alan Silvestri

Biography

Of composer Alan Silvestri's many film scores, he is perhaps best-known for his work with director Robert Zemeckis, starting with their first movie project, Romancing the Stone, and continuing through the next decades with many more blockbuster classics. Silvestri began playing music at a young age while growing up in Teaneck, NJ, and was already considering a music career by the age of 15. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but after only two years moved out to Las Vegas and started touring with Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders. Silvestri became interested in arranging and ended up stranded in Los Angeles after a job opportunity for arranging fell through. He got his first break at around the age of 20, when he met Golden Globe and Oscar nominee lyricist Bradford Craig; through Craig, he got a job scoring the small film (with no previous scoring experience) The Doberman Gang (1972). After this, Silvestri worked on other low-budget movies until getting a steady job in 1977 scoring the television series ChiPs. After the show was canceled, Silvestri's career hit a dry period that ended when he teamed up with Zemeckis on a film that proved to be a big break for all involved: Romancing the Stone (1984). Silvestri and Zemeckis have teamed up on many successful films since, including Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), the number one box office hit Forrest Gump (1994), and What Lies Beneath (2000). Silvestri has scored many films outside of his work with Zemeckis, as well, including Flight of the Navigator (1986), Predator (1987), The Abyss (1989), The Bodyguard (1992), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Stuart Little (1999), and many more. Some of Silvestri's music was released on CD, including the soundtracks for Richie Rich (1994), Father of the Bride, Part II (1995), The Quick and the Dead, and the compilation Voyages: The Film Music Journeys of Alan Silvestri. . Of composer Alan Silvestri's many film scores, he is perhaps best-known for his work with director Robert Zemeckis, starting with their first movie project, Romancing the Stone, and continuing through the next decades with many more blockbuster classics. Silvestri began playing music at a young age while growing up in Teaneck, NJ, and was already considering a music career by the age of 15. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but after only two years moved out to Las Vegas and started touring with Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders. Silvestri became interested in arranging and ended up stranded in Los Angeles after a job opportunity for arranging fell through. He got his first break at around the age of 20, when he met Golden Globe and Oscar nominee lyricist Bradford Craig; through Craig, he got a job scoring the small film (with no previous scoring experience) The Doberman Gang (1972). After this, Silvestri worked on other low-budget movies until getting a steady job in 1977 scoring the television series ChiPs. After the show was canceled, Silvestri's career hit a dry period that ended when he teamed up with Zemeckis on a film that proved to be a big break for all involved: Romancing the Stone (1984). Silvestri and Zemeckis have teamed up on many successful films since, including Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), the number one box office hit Forrest Gump (1994), and What Lies Beneath (2000). Silvestri has scored many films outside of his work with Zemeckis, as well, including Flight of the Navigator (1986), Predator (1987), The Abyss (1989), The Bodyguard (1992), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Stuart Little (1999), and many more. Some of Silvestri's music was released on CD, including the soundtracks for Richie Rich (1994), Father of the Bride, Part II (1995), The Quick and the Dead, and the compilation Voyages: The Film Music Journeys of Alan Silvestri.

Top Albums


1. Night At the..
The Avengers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Alan Silvestri
2. The Avengers..
Father of the Bride (Music from the Motion Picture), Alan Silvestri
3. Father of th..
Forrest Gump (Original Motion Picture Score), Alan Silvestri
4. Forrest Gump..
Cast Away - Music from the Films of Robert Zemeckis, Alan Silvestri
5. Cast Away - ..
Van Helsing (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture), Alan Silvestri
6. Van Helsing ..
Beowulf (Music from the Motion Picture), Alan Silvestri
7. Beowulf (Mus..
Night At the Museum (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Alan Silvestri
8. Night At the..
A Christmas Carol (Motion Picture Soundtrack), Alan Silvestri
9. A Christmas ..
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (Music from the Original TV Series), Vol. 1, Alan Silvestri
10. Cosmos: A Sp..
G.I. Joe (Score from the Motion Picture), Alan Silvestri
11. G.I. Joe (Sc..
The Mummy Returns (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture), Alan Silvestri
12. The Mummy Re..
Maid In Manhattan (Music from the Motion Picture)
13. Maid In Manh..
Stuart Little 2 (Music from and Inspired By)
14. Stuart Littl..
Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Alan Silvestri
15. Night At the..
The Back To the Future Trilogy, Alan Silvestri
16. The Back To ..
Back To the Future Part II (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Alan Silvestri
17. Back To the ..
Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture), Alan Silvestri
18. Contact Soun..
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (Original Motion Picture Score), Alan Silvestri
19. Lara Croft T..
Mouse Hunt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Alan Silvestri
20. Mouse Hunt (..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
AvengersAvengers (Original Motion P..2:03$1.29
2.
Cast Away: End CreditsVarese Sarabande: A 25th An..3:45$1.29
3.
Forrest Gump SuiteForrest Gump (The Soundtrac..8:49$0.99
4.
Back To the Future: Back To the Futu..Back To the Future Trilogy3:30$1.29
5.
I'm Forrest... Forrest GumpForrest Gump (Original Moti..2:39$0.99
6.
Captain America MarchCaptain America: The First ..2:36$0.99
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Captain AmericaCaptain America: The First ..1:06$1.29
8.
Teddy's GoodbyeNight At the Museum: Secret..3:01$1.29
9.
Farewell KissNight At the Museum: Secret..2:41$1.29
10.
Laaa LoveNight At the Museum: Secret..1:54$1.29
11.
"Seeing Your Boy Become a Man..Night At the Museum: Secret..3:15$1.29
12.
QuestNight At the Museum: Secret..2:36$1.29
13.
CamelotNight At the Museum: Secret..3:50$1.29
14.
Escher FightNight At the Museum: Secret..3:46$1.29
15.
Legend of the TabletNight At the Museum: Secret..3:11$1.29
16.
Male BondingNight At the Museum: Secret..2:16$1.29
17.
XiangliuNight At the Museum: Secret..3:47$1.29
18.
Main HallNight At the Museum: Secret..3:25$1.29
19.
Where Are Jed and Octavius?Night At the Museum: Secret..2:51$1.29
20.
Sir LancelotNight At the Museum: Secret..3:34$1.29
21.
Sneak and GreetNight At the Museum: Secret..3:26$1.29
22.
"The End Will Come"Night At the Museum: Secret..2:20$1.29
23.
Grand Re-OpeningNight At the Museum: Secret..3:14$1.29
24.
LolNight At the Museum: Secret..2:23$1.29
25.
Performance PrepNight At the Museum: Secret..2:03$1.29

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