Don Davis (film score composer)

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Donald Romain Davis (born February 4, 1957) is an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator. Best known for his work on The Matrix franchise, he has worked on numerous television and film scores, collaborating with directors including The Wachowskis, Ronny Yu, and Joe Johnston in film genres ranging from horror, to action, to comedy. He is the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards and four BMI Film Music Awards.

Davis was born in Anaheim, California. After graduating from high school, Davis enrolled at UCLA. He continued his study of musical composition with tutor Henri Lazarof. Additionally, he learned orchestration from Albert Harris. During their orchestration lessons, Harris introduced Davis to the TV composer Joe Harnell, who supported Davis during his search for work—his first job was working for composer Mark Snow's TV show Hart to Hart. He has worked as an orchestrator and conductor for Michael Kamen, Alan Silvestri, James Horner, and Randy Newman.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Piano Dance: A 20th-Century Portrait Gloria Cheng 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Themes from The Phantom Menace and Other Film Hits Various Artists 1
2000 Classic Movie Themes 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Space³: Beyond the Final Frontier City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2002 The Science Fiction Album City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra 2
2007 Cinema Classics Various Artists 1
2009 Klassik Radio präsentiert die besten Soundtracks aller Zeiten - Fantasy und Science-Fiction (Edition Soundtracks Vol. 3) Various Artists 1
Greatest SCI-FI Film Themes Various Artists 1
Movie Soundtrack Favorites Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection Various Artists 1
2003 Varèse Sarabande: A 25th Anniversary Celebration Various Artists 1
2003 The Matrix Reloaded: The Album Various Artists 3 5
2004 The SBS Movie Show presents: You Must Remember This: 101 Movie Themes & Songs Various Artists 1
2011 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Collection, Volume One Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Universal Soldier: The Return Various Artists 1
2002 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Various Artists 1
2003 The Animatrix: The Album Various Artists 5 5
2004 Score It!, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2005 YTMND Soundtrack, Volume 7 Various Artists 2 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Mystica 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Mystica 3 Various Artists 1

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