Maurice Jarre

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Legal name: Maurice-Alexis Jarre


Maurice-Alexis Jarre (13 September 1924 – 28 March 2009) was a French composer and conductor, "one of the giants of 20th century film music" who was "among the most sought-after composers in the movie industry" and "a creator of both subtle underscoring and grand, sweeping themes, not only writing for conventional orchestras... but also experimenting with electronic sounds later in his career."

Although he composed several concert works, Jarre is best known for his film scores, particularly for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre composed the scores to all of Lean's films from Lawrence of Arabia (1962) on. Notable scores for other directors include The Train (1964), Mohammad, Messenger of God (1976), Lion of the Desert (1981), Witness (1985) and Ghost (1990).

Jarre was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Three of his compositions spent a total of 42 weeks on the UK singles chart; the biggest hit was "Somewhere My Love" (to his tune "Lara's Theme", with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster) by the Mike Sammes Singers, which reached Number 14 in 1966 and spent 38 weeks on the chart.

Jarre was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning three in the Best Original Score category for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984), all of which were directed by David Lean. He also won four Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards, and a Grammy Award.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Shadow of the Wolf Maurice Jarre 1
2008 Concert Works Maurice Jarre 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Seville Film Music Concerts Maurice Jarre & José Nieto 2
1996 Film Music Maurice Jarre 2
2000 The Essential Maurice Jarre Film Music Collection: Dr. Zhivago and Other Classical Themes Maurice Jarre; City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Bateman 1
2013 Lawrence d'Arabie Maurice Jarre 1
Doctor Zhivago Maurice Jarre 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 A Maurice Jarre Trilogy Maurice Jarre 1
2001 L'Émotion et la Force Maurice Jarre 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Lawrence of Arabia Maurice Jarre 9
1965 Doctor Zhivago Maurice Jarre 11
1965 The Collector Maurice Jarre 2
1970 Ryan's Daughter Maurice Jarre 1
1974 The Island at the Top of the World Maurice Jarre 3
1975 The Man Who Would Be King Maurice Jarre 3
1976 Parole d'homme Maurice Jarre 1
1978 Crossed Swords (aka: The Prince and the Pauper) Maurice Jarre 2
1985 A Passage to India Maurice Jarre 4
1985 Enemy Mine Maurice Jarre 2
1985 The Bride Maurice Jarre 2
1985 Witness Maurice Jarre 4 1
1986 Apology Maurice Jarre 2
1986 The Mosquito Coast Maurice Jarre 1
1987 Fatal Attraction Maurice Jarre 1
1987 Jarre by Jarre Maurice Jarre 1
1987 No Way Out Maurice Jarre 1
1988 Gorillas in the Mist Maurice Jarre 1
1989 Doctor Zhivago & Ryan's Daughter Maurice Jarre 1
1989 Is Paris Burning? Maurice Jarre 1
1990 Ghost: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Maurice Jarre 2
1990 The Year of Living Dangerously Maurice Jarre 1
1990 Almost an Angel Maurice Jarre 1
1990 After Dark, My Sweet Maurice Jarre 1
1990 Dead Poets Society Maurice Jarre 2
1990 Dead Poets Society / The Year of Living Dangerously Maurice Jarre 1
1990 Jacob's Ladder Maurice Jarre 2
1990 The Night of the Generals Maurice Jarre 1
1991 Homo faber / Die Blechtrommel Stanley Myers / Maurice Jarre 1
1991 Only the Lonely Maurice Jarre 1
1992 Dreamscape Maurice Jarre 2
1993 La caduta degli Dei (The Damned / Die Verdammten / Les damnés) Maurice Jarre 1
1997 Gaby: A True Story Maurice Jarre 1
1999 A Walk in the Clouds Maurice Jarre 2
1999 Sunshine Maurice Jarre 1
2000 I Dreamed of Africa Maurice Jarre 1
2000 Grand Prix & Ryan's Daughter Maurice Jarre 1
2001 Jesus of Nazareth Maurice Jarre 1
2005 Top Secret! Maurice Jarre 1
2006 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Maurice Jarre 1
2007 H.M.S. Defiant / Behold a Pale Horse Clifton Parker / Maurice Jarre 1

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