Of the most versatile composers working in films today, Bruce Broughton writes in the tradition of the great film composers of Hollywood history.
His first major film score, a broad orchestral camas for Lawrence Kasdan's western SILVERADO, brought him an Oscar nomination . His very next assignment, a classically styled score for Barry Levinson's YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES, resulted in a Grammy nomination for the soundtrack album.
Composing in a broad range of styles, Broughton has written the scores for such major motion pictures as TOMBSTONE, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, CARRIED AWAY, BABY'S DAY OUT, THE PRESIDIO, NARROW MARGIN, HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS, THE BOY WHO COULD FLY, the Disney animated feature THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER and the two popular HOMEWARD BOUND ADVENTURES. In a lighter vein he wrote the effervescent music for the comedy hit HONEY , I BLEW UP THE KID and the score to KRIPPENDORF'S TRIBE, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Jenna Elfman, as well as GLORY AND HONOR for TNT.
He has just completed recording the score for the soon-to-be-released film version of LOST IN SPACE.
With 77 nominations, he has received the Emmy awards six times, most recently for his Americana score to the highly-rated HALLMARK HALL OF FAME 0 PIONEERS ! and the theme sang to Steven Spielberg's TINY TOON ADVENTURES. His television credits include the main title themes for JAG AND DINOSAURS, and scores for AMAZING STORIES, QUINCY and HOW THE WEST WAS WON, movies for television such as THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, and miniseries like THE ELUE AND THE GREY AND TRUE WOMEN.
Broughton is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Sinfonia
of London with whom he has recently conducted the world Premiere of bis
ENGLISH MUSIC FOR HORN AND STRIAGS. Other concert works include THE
MAGIC HORN (commissioned jointly by the Chicago, Seattle and national
Symphonies), a piccolo concerto, a tuba concerto, a Toccata for two
harps and percussion, a flute quartet, a cantata for boys' choir and
orchestra, a Bipartition for tuba and celle and several works for wind
ensembles, including EXCURSIONS, commissioned and premiered by The
United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. As a conductor, his
recordings of Miklos Rozsa's IVANHOE and JULIUS CAESAR for Intrada
records, performed by the Sinfonia of London shortly before the
composer's death, have been receiving outstanding reviews.|
Broughton is currently a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has taught film composition in the Advanced Film Music Studies program at USC and is a lecturer at UCLA.