William T. Stromberg

Biography

Born: May 23, 1964; Oceanside, CA  
William T. Stromberg has become almost uniquely identified with the performance and recording of neglected classic and B-movie film scores. A composer in his own right mainly of film music, he has also devoted much time to the unearthing and restoration of numerous forgotten film scores. Several of his recordings have been premiere efforts of complete films scores, such as the 1954 classic The Egyptian by Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman. Other Read more recordings excise repetitive cues while offering virtually the complete score, such as the 1944 Max Steiner music for The Adventures of Mark Twain. Stromberg has often been aided in the restoration process by film composer John Morgan. The two have teamed up in a series of recordings for the Naxos label (and its sister label Marco Polo) that have involved film scores by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Hugo Friedhofer, Hans J. Salter, Frank Skinner, Dimitri Tiomkin, and many others. Stromberg has also recorded pure symphonic music; but here again he has often delved into reviving music long forgotten, such as the Symphonies No. 1 and No. 2 by Meredith Willson, a composer chiefly known for his popular musical The Music Man. Beside Naxos and Marco Polo, Stromberg has recorded for VCE, Tribute Film Classics, and RCA.

William T. Stromberg was born in Oceanside, CA, on May 23, 1964. He was precocious: at 11 he was studying composition and soon after started providing scores for amateur films. He took private lessons in conducting and orchestration after his 1982 relocation to Hollywood.

Stromberg soon began composing scores for films, and among his earlier efforts were a pair from 1991, Oddball Hall and Edge of Honor. Among his more memorable projects was the score for the 1995 documentary Trinity and Beyond, which he recorded in 1997 with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra for VCE. By the mid-'90s Stromberg was immersed in the restoration and recording of film scores for Marco Polo. Among the first releases in the series were a pair of 1997 releases: a Hugo Friedhofer collection that included music from The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) and two Korngold scores, Another Dawn (1937) and Escape Me Never (1935). Stromberg was also exploring concert music with several Ferde Grofé albums, including the 2002 Naxos release of Death Valley Suite. His newer recordings include the 2007 CD of Korngold's The Sea Hawk (1940) and Deception (1946), also on Naxos. Read less
Arnold: Roots Of Heaven, David Copperfield / Stromberg, Moscow Symphony
Release Date: 03/10/2015   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8573366   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: May 23, 1964; Oceanside, CA  
William T. Stromberg has become almost uniquely identified with the performance and recording of neglected classic and B-movie film scores. A composer in his own right mainly of film music, he has also devoted much time to the unearthing and restoration of numerous forgotten film scores. Several of his recordings have been premiere efforts of complete films scores, such as the 1954 classic The Egyptian by Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman. Other Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Main Title
To France - The Caretaker - The Duke
Carriage Ride
Henriette - Gluck: Armida: Overture
A Night to Remember for Louise
Mysteries of Life
The Smiles of Hypocrisy
All Hallows Eve - Lotis Song - Springtime - The Carousel
Reunion and Understanding - Springtime Again - Henriette
Jailed
Rushing to a Dying Duke - The Duke - Final Farewell
Finale - End Cast
Main Title - Sailor's Hornpipe
A Stolen Life - Twins
Karnock - Shopping Tour
Storm - Aftermath
Interlude
Talbot and Confrontation
Finale
Main Title
A. Sanchez: El Desayuno
Attack on the Train
The Journey Commences
Windstorm
Campfire - Up There - Water Trough - Gold-Digging - Cave-in - Rescue
Texas Memories
Night - Distrust - Gila Monster
Bandits - Outnumbered - Federales
Cody's Letter - Texas Memories (Reprise)
Packing Up - Indian Visitors
Funeral Chant
Unwilling Caretakers
Madness
Narange Dolce
After Dobbs - The Man in the Hole! - Arrested
The Ruins
Texas Memories - Finale
End Cast
Theatrical trailer
Alternate Main Title
Alternate Finale
Main Title
Spain: King and Alvarez - Dona Maria - Alvarez-Lopez - The Slaves
The Big Drum
The Albatross - Battle - Duel - Thanks for Convincing the Trumpeter
Slaves Release
Night Banquet
Love Scene on the Boat - The Throne Room
The Sea Hawks - The Monkey - Captain Thorpe's Entrance - Exit - Elizabeth and Thorpe
Map of Panama
Rose Garden
Albatross-Kroner - Chart Maker - Astronomer
The Chess Game - Farewell - Panama Montage - The Orchid
Thorpe's Men Hiding - Gold Caravan
Attack - You Know My Name - March - The Fight - In the Jungle - Relax - Thorpe cuts through Jungle - Ocean - The Hanging Man - The Trial - The Galley
Maria's Song - After Maria's Song - Maria Faints - Elizabeth Against Philip
Main Title
Mysterioso
Jealousy - Tenderness
After the Party
A Pity
Preparation
Original Theatrical Trailer
Cello Concerto (original version)
Main Title
Ship at Sea
In Dakang
Runaway Blues
Fire!
An Offer of Help
Memories
Chinese Chatter
Forgotten Island
Quicksand - Little Kong
The Styracosaur
The Black Bear
Finger Fixings
Campfire at Night
The Olde Temple
Johnny Get Your Gun
Finale
Main Title
The Wreck
The Approach
Russian Waltz
Incidental Music
Agitato
The Iron Door
Night
The Count Approaches
Misterioso Dramatico
The Chase
The Chase Continues
The Waterfall
The Fight
Escape - Finale
Main Title
Dunson Heads South
Camp
The Red Menace Strikes
The Lone Survivor
Birth of D
Mexican Burial
Growth of the Dunson Empire
Roundup
Suspense at Dawn
On to Missouri
The Drive Moves North
The Brazos Trail
Stampede
The Missing Cowboy
Latimer Burial
Thunder on the Trail
Ahead
Crossing
Cottonwood Justice
Dunson Swears Vengeance
Comanche Arrows
In Wait
Fight for Life
Vigil in the Night
Foggy Night Surrender
The Spectre Takes Form
Interlude
Out of the Past
Memory of Love
A Joyous Meeting
Approach to Abilene
A Big Day of Abilene
The Spectre Closes In
A Message for Matt
The Challenge
The New Brand
Main Title
A Boat in the Fog
The Island - The Railing
Jungle Dance
Meeting with the Black Men (punia! casco!!)
The Little Monkey Escapes
Sea at Night - Forgotten Island
Aboriginal Sacrificial Dance
Entrance of Kong - The Sailors - Stegosaurus
The Bronte
Log Sequence
Cryptic Shadows
Stolen Love - The Cave
The Snake - The Bird - The Swimmers
The Return
Hey Look Out! It's Kong, Kong's Coming!'
King Kong March (arr. L. Moore)
Fanfares Nos. 1, 2 and 3
Kong Escapes
Elevated Train Sequence
Aeroplanes
Finale ('It was Beauty Killed the Beast')
Prelude (B. Herrmann)
The Ruins (B. Herrmann)
The Red Sea and Childhood (B. Herrmann)
The Nile and Temple (B. Herrmann)
The Chariot Ride (B. Herrmann)
Pursuit (B. Herrmann)
Taia (B. Herrmann)
Party's End (B. Herrmann)
Nefer-Nefer-Nefer (B. Herrmann)
The Rebuke (B. Herrmann)
The Deed (B. Herrmann)
The Harp and Couch (B. Herrmann)
The Perfection of Love (B. Herrmann)
Violence (B. Herrmann)
The Homecoming (B. Herrmann)
The True Pharaoh (B. Herrmann)
The Tomb (B. Herrmann)
The Holy War (B. Herrmann)
Dance Macabre (B. Herrmann)
Main Title - Opening Scene - Briefing in an Hour
Take Off - In the Plane
Jumping
Killing the Sentry - Getting Ready
Stop Firing - No Landing
Andante
Two Came Back - Hollis is OK
Burmese Village - Jacob's Death - Burial - Retreat
Resting - Radio Gone
Missing the Plane - Waiting - Up the Hill - Williams' Death
At Night
Invasion - Landing
The Camp - Finale
Main Title
Pirates
Young Samuel Clemens Finds his Place
The River Pilot
Riverboat in Fog
The Mule - Digging - Cave In
Frogs
Gold Rush
Mark Twain is Discovered
Theatre Scene
The Squirrel - Livy
Toy Shop
Inspiration
Appreciation
Darn Coat Tails
More Squirrels
Neck Tie Troubles
Public Shame
Buggy Ride
Typesetter
Meeting General Grant
Bedtime Story
World Tour Begins
World Tour Continues
The Call
Sorrow
Oxford
Comet's Return
Finale
On the Set - Sweepers
The Stand-In
Carpenters and Electricians
Preview
Production Number
Director - Star - Ensemble
The River
Henry Hudson
Rip Van Winkle
Albany Night Boat
New York!
Funeral Mountains
49er Emigrant Train
Desert Water Hole
Sand Storm
Overture
Nocturne
Memory Waltz
Adagietto
The Silence
The Fall
Sorrow
The Awakening
Barcarolle
Interlude I
Interlude II
The Letter
The Farewell
The River
The Hyena
Helen
Witch Doctor
The Death-watch
Panic
Finale
Prelude
Cicero
The Embassy
The Film
The Old Street
The Safe
Dreams
Five Weeks
Romance
Departure
Alone
The Charwoman
Escape
The Pursuit
The Boat
Rio
Finale
Overture
Main Title
Fort Lamy
The Great Elephants
Morel's Retribution
Morel's Camp
Minna and St. Denis
Minna and Major Forsythe
The Jungle Clearing
The Elephant Herd
Minna's Dream
The Ivory Poachers
The Elephant Hunt
Morel's Capture
At the Well
The Sand Storm
Return to Biondi
Return to Biondi (Part 2)
Minna's Goodbye
Finale and End Titles
Main Title
Return to Yarmouth
Visit to Aunt Betsey - Davy Loves Emily
Agnes's Arrival - Mother's Funeral
Mr Micawber
Memories of Dora and Steerforth
Love for Dora
Mr Micawber Exposes Heep
Dora's Declaration
Agnes leaves David
In Search of Emily
Emigration to Australia
David's Resolution and Finale
Main Title
Ship at Sea
In Dakang
Runaway Blues
Fire!
An Offer of Help
Memories
Chinese Chatter
Forgotten Island
Quicksand - Little Kong
The Styracosaur
The Black Bear
Finger Fixings
Campfire at Night
The Old Temple
Johnny Get Your Gun
Finale
Main Title
The Wreck
The Approach
Russian Waltz
Incidental Music
Agitato
The Iron Door
Night
The Count Approaches
Misterioso Dramatico
The Chase
The Chase Continues
The Waterfall
The Fight
Escape - Finale
Main Title
A. Sanchez: El Desayuno
Attack on the Train
The Journey Commences
Windstorm
Campfire - Up There - Water Trough - Gold-Digging - Cave-in - Rescue
Texas Memories
Night - Distrust - Gila Monster
Bandits - Outnumbered - Federales
Cody's Letter - Texas Memories (Reprise)
Packing Up - Indian Visitors
Funeral Chant
Unwilling Caretakers
Madness
Narange Dolce
After Dobbs - The Man in the Hole! - Arrested
The Ruins
Texas Memories - Finale
End Cast
Theatrical trailer
Alternate Main Title
Alternate Finale
Main Title - Opening Scene - Briefing in an Hour
Take Off - In the Plane
Jumping
Killing the Sentry - Getting Ready
Stop Firing - No Landing
Andante
Two Came Back - Hollis is OK
Burmese Village - Jacob's Death - Burial - Retreat
Resting - Radio Gone
Missing the Plane - Waiting - Up the Hill - Williams' Death
At Night
Invasion - Landing
The Camp - Finale
Prelude
The Ruins
The Red Sea and Childhood
The Nile and Temple
The Chariot Ride
Pursuit
Taia
Party's End
Nefer-Nefer-Nefer
The Rebuke
The Deed
The Harp and Couch
The Perfection of Love
Violence
The Homecoming
The True Pharaoh
The Tomb
The Holy War
Dance Macabre
I Andante - Allegro, ma molto moderato - Allegro moderato - Vivace
II Andante
III Presto
IV Allegro
I Junipero Serra (Lento - Allegro)
II San Juan Bautista (Andante)
III San Juan Capistrano (Vivace)
IV El Camino Real (Allegro, a la marcia)
Main Title - Foreword - The Village
The Moors - Charlotte - Emily
Bedroom - Inn
Nicholls - Bedroom - Outside - Packing Montage - Farewell
Lunch - Poorhouse - Love Scene - The Moors - Wuthering Heights
The Girls - Nicholls Ourside - Branwell And Horses
Brussels - The Dream
Charlotte's Romance - Charlotte - The Boat - England
The Graves - The Meeting
Stairway - Bedroom - Library
Branwell's Death
Jane Eyre - London Montage - Thackeray
Autograph - Modiste - Banquet - Opera
In The Park
The Truth
Charlotte's Arrival - Emily - Charlotte - The Death - The End
Main Title - Suitors - Fanny
Skeffington Arrives
Trippy
War Declared
The Painting
Trippy Drunk - Dinner at Home
A Happy Event
Baby Montage
Antoher Suitor
Telegram
Fanny Meets People - Raid
Restaurant Scene - Fanny Alone
Young Fanny - Diphtheria Montage
Faded Beauty
The Dinner Party
Forsaken
Finale
I His Simplicity and His Sadness (Moderato con moto)
II His Affection and His Faith (Andantino)
III His Humor and His Weakness (Allegro animato)
IV His Greatness and His Sacrifice (Moderato maestoso)
I Union Station (Vigoroso)
II Highbrows (Andante tranquillo)
III Lowbrows (Allegro)
IV Electric Signs (Ben moderato)
V Night Club (Fox Trot)
VI Skykscraper (Adagio religioso)
VII Speed (Presto)
Main Title - West Point
Custer Arrives - Trick
West Point Montage
West Point Graduation - Punishment Guard - Haste - Escort
Libby - Civil War Montage
Polka-Mazurka
First Battle Sequence
Meeting Father
Mystic Teapot - Owl
Haste - Civil War
Sharpe - Troops - Battle #2 - Band Medley
Wedding
The Letter
Indians
Mysterioso
Grazioso - On The Train
The 7th Cavalry
Sharpe - Gold
The Final Goodbye
March-Out - Sioux
Camp At Night
Little Big Horn
Dying Declaration - Finale
End Cast
Original Theatrical Trailer
I Sunrise
II The Painted Desert
III On the Trail
IV Sunset
V Cloudburst
I Thunder of the Waters
II Devil's Hole Massacre
III Honeymooners
IV Power of Niagara
Prelude
Squirrel Chase
The Village
The Sobbing Ghost
Sunday Morning - Stella's Emotions
The Cliff
Grandfather and the Cliff
End of Ghost


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