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List of famous orchestrators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top orchestrators in the world? This includes the most prominent orchestrators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable orchestrators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic orchestrators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned orchestrators.

This list features Billy Joel, Ennio Morricone and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known orchestrators to the lesser known orchestrators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the orchestrator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous orchestrators ever?" and "What are the names of famous orchestrators?" then you're in the right place. (104 items)
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Orchestrators
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William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is the third best-selling album in the United States by discs shipped. Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his career. He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the ...more

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Ennio Morricone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Orchestrators
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Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as well as contemporary classical works. His career includes a wide range of composition genres, making him one of the most versatile, prolific and influential film composers of all time. Morricone's music has been used in more than 60 award-winning films. Born in Rome, Morricone's absolute music production includes over 100 classical pieces composed since 1946. During the late 1950s he served as a successful studio arranger for RCA. He orchestrated over 500 songs with them and worked with musicians such ...more

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Aaron Johnson is a musical director and theatrical orchestrator. ...more

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Ted Sperling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Orchestrators
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Ted Sperling is a Musical Director, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, stage director and musician, primarily for the stage and concerts. He won the Tony Award for Best Orchestrations and the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Orchestrations, for his work in The Light in the Piazza in 2005. ...more

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