Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini

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Henry Mancini was one of the most versatile talents in contemporary music. The Mancini name is synonymous with great motion picture & TV music, fine recordings & international concert performances. During his lifetime Mancini was nominated for 72 GRAMMY® Awards, winning 20. He was nominated for 18 Academy Awards® winning four, honored with a Golden Globe® Award & nominated for two Emmy® Awards.  Mancini created many film scores including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Pink Panther & Days of Wine and Roses. He also wrote for a number of TV film themes, including, The Thorn Birds & The Shadow Box, as well as TV show themes including Peter Gunn &Mr. Lucky. Mancini recorded over 90 albums with styles varying from big band to jazz to pop, eight of which were certified gold by The Recording Industry Association of America®.  As part of the Universal-International Studios music department, Henry contributed to over 100 films, most notably The Glenn Miller Story, The Benny Goodman Story & Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil. As an independent composer Mancini also scored TV series Peter Gunn”for writer/producer Blake Edwards, the genesis of a close relationship that lasted over 30 years & produced 26 films.  Mancini conducting over 50 engagements a year, resulting in over 600 symphony performances. Among the symphony orchestras he conducted were the London Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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