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James Newton Howard

November 30th, -0001

Genre:
Soundtrack

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






James Newton Howard

Biography

Pianist, producer, and composer James Newton-Howard scored over 60 films beginning in the mid-'80s, including The Fugitive, Space Jam, The Prince of Tides, Pretty Woman, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Waterworld. Newton-Howard began taking classical piano lessons at the age of four, playing on a piano owned by his grandmother, who was the Pittsburgh Symphony's concertmaster and violinist during the 1930s and '40s. He went on to study at the USC School of Music and at the Music Academy of the West (in Santa Barbara, CA) with Reginald Stewart and Leon Fleischer. He also studied under orchestrator Marty Paich, who would later conduct some of Newton-Howard's scores. After graduating from college, Newton-Howard joined a short-lived rock band, then worked for a couple of years as a session musician with artists including Diana Ross, Ringo Starr, and Harry Nilsson. In 1975, he joined the band of the most popular artist of that time, Elton John, toured with them during the mid-'70s and later re-joined for a tour in 1980 and again in 1986. Over the years, Newton-Howard has worked as a songwriter, producer, or arranger with the such artists as Cher, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rickie Lee Jones, Olivia Newton-John, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Toto, and more. James Newton-Howard has received Oscars for his film scores in Prince of Tides (1991), The Fugitive (1993), and My Best Friend's Wedding (1997); and an Emmy for his theme for the television show E.R. . Pianist, producer, and composer James Newton-Howard scored over 60 films beginning in the mid-'80s, including The Fugitive, Space Jam, The Prince of Tides, Pretty Woman, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Waterworld. Newton-Howard began taking classical piano lessons at the age of four, playing on a piano owned by his grandmother, who was the Pittsburgh Symphony's concertmaster and violinist during the 1930s and '40s. He went on to study at the USC School of Music and at the Music Academy of the West (in Santa Barbara, CA) with Reginald Stewart and Leon Fleischer. He also studied under orchestrator Marty Paich, who would later conduct some of Newton-Howard's scores. After graduating from college, Newton-Howard joined a short-lived rock band, then worked for a couple of years as a session musician with artists including Diana Ross, Ringo Starr, and Harry Nilsson. In 1975, he joined the band of the most popular artist of that time, Elton John, toured with them during the mid-'70s and later re-joined for a tour in 1980 and again in 1986. Over the years, Newton-Howard has worked as a songwriter, producer, or arranger with the such artists as Cher, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rickie Lee Jones, Olivia Newton-John, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Toto, and more. James Newton-Howard has received Oscars for his film scores in Prince of Tides (1991), The Fugitive (1993), and My Best Friend's Wedding (1997); and an Emmy for his theme for the television show E.R.

Top Albums


1. The Dark Kni..
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Score), James Newton Howard
2. The Hunger G..
Batman Begins (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Hans Zimmer
3. Batman Begin..
The Hunger Games (Original Motion Picture Score), James Newton Howard
4. The Hunger G..
Blood Diamond (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Newton Howard
5. Blood Diamon..
Snow White & The Huntsman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Newton Howard
6. Snow White &..
The Village (Score from the Motion Picture), James Newton Howard
7. The Village ..
Maleficent (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Newton Howard
8. Maleficent (..
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Original Motion Picture Score), James Newton Howard
9. The Hunger G..
The Dark Knight (Collectors Edition) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack], Hans Zimmer
10. The Dark Kni..
The Last Airbender (Music from the Motion Picture), James Newton Howard
11. The Last Air..
Lady In the Water, James Newton Howard
12. Lady In the ..
King Kong (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Newton Howard
13. King Kong (O..
I Am Legend (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Newton Howard
14. I Am Legend ..
Treasure Planet (Music from the Motion Picture), James Newton Howard
15. Treasure Pla..
Michael Clayton (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Newton Howard
16. Michael Clay..
Unbreakable (Original Motion Picture Score), James Newton Howard
17. Unbreakable ..
Water for Elephants (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Newton Howard
18. Water for El..
Defiance (Music from the Motion Picutre), James Newton Howard
19. Defiance (Mu..
The Dark Knight Remixes - EP, Hans Zimmer
20. The Dark Kni..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Hanging TreeHunger Games: Mockingjay, P..3:38$1.29
2.
Hanging Tree (feat. Jennifer Lawrenc..Hunger Games: Mockingjay, P..3:38$1.29
3.
MockingjayHunger Games: Mockingjay, P..2:39$1.29
4.
AntrozousBatman Begins (Original Mot..3:59$1.29
5.
VictoryHunger Games: Mockingjay, P..2:54$1.29
6.
MolossusBatman Begins (Original Mot..4:49$1.29
7.
Gravel RoadVillage4:31$1.29
8.
Horn of PlentyHunger Games (Original Moti..1:59$1.29
9.
Rue's FarewellHunger Games (Original Moti..4:59$1.29
10.
Candle In the Wind (Live)Live In Australia4:10$1.29
11.
District 12 RuinsHunger Games: Mockingjay, P..4:05$1.29
12.
Incoming BombersHunger Games: Mockingjay, P..4:34$1.29
13.
True Love's KissMaleficent (Original Motion..2:33$1.29
14.
Air Raid DrillHunger Games: Mockingjay, P..4:32$1.29
15.
Aurora in FaerielandMaleficent (Original Motion..4:41$1.29
16.
Fairy DancePeter Pan (Original Motion ..5:24$1.29
17.
Snow WhiteSnow White & The Huntsm..3:24$1.29
18.
Katniss' NightmareHunger Games: Mockingjay, P..2:06$1.29
19.
District 12Hunger Games: Mockingjay, P..3:24$1.29
20.
Queen of FaerielandMaleficent (Original Motion..3:25$1.29
21.
Arena CrumblesHunger Games: Catching Fire..1:43$1.29
22.
TourHunger Games: Catching Fire..5:56$1.29
23.
LondonBlood Diamond (Original Mot..2:38$1.29
24.
FlyingPeter Pan (Original Motion ..3:32$1.29
25.
They're BackHunger Games: Mockingjay, P..2:47$1.29

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