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Richard Hayman

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Born: March 27, 1920; Cambridge, MA   Died: February 5, 2014; New York, NY  
Richard Hayman is best known both for the arrangements he made for the Boston Pops Orchestra and for serving as music director for a spate of famous entertainers, including Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Red Skelton, the Osmonds, Pat Boone, Andy Williams, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rogers, and many more. Hayman has also served as orchestrator/arranger on a number of film projects, including classics like Meet Me in St. Louis and Girl Crazy. He was a Read more popular conductor of pops orchestras, as well, not least because of his flamboyant dress and willingness to play the harmonica in one or two numbers. Hayman made numerous best-selling recordings for a variety of labels, and his arrangements have appeared on countless well-known artists' recordings.

Hayman was born in Cambridge, MA, on March 27, 1920. At age 18 he began playing harmonica with the Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals, who soon began using his arrangements. Following this phase, he briefly worked with Leo Diamond and the Solidaires. Hayman next began making arrangements for film studios and eventually was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Hayman soon began appearing in films himself, among them Sweet Rosie O'Grady, Coney Island, and Always in My Heart. It was during his Hollywood years that Hayman deepened his compositional and arranging skills, studying with Max Steiner, Alfred Newman, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. He also studied conducting with Arthur Fiedler.

From 1945-1950 Hayman worked as music director on radio broadcasts and recordings for Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra. He next was contracted by Mercury Records (1950-1965), acting as director of artists and repertory, and thus worked with such performers as Patti Page and Vic Damone. In 1960 Hayman was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At around this point and for the decades that ensued, Hayman occasionally began appearing as conductor of the Boston Pops, who also used and popularized many of his arrangements. Hayman also frequently led other pops orchestras in the United States, including in Detroit, St. Louis, Hartford, and various major cities. He continued to turn out many popular recordings as well, like the late-'70s album A Fifth of Beethoven, a disco take on the classic Beethoven symphony. In the new century Hayman remained active, both on the concert and recording scenes. In 2006 he was conductor of Florida's Sunshine Pops and the principal pops conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony. Read less
Light Classics - An Evening In Paris / Richard Hayman, Et Al
Release Date: 11/21/2000   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8555009   Number of Discs: 1
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Light Classics - Irish Rhapsody / Richard Hayman, Et Al
Release Date: 06/20/2006   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8555016   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 1.
    The Golden Age of Light Music: The Composer Conducts, Vol. 3
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5214 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Percy Faith,  Rudolf Friml,  Leroy Anderson,  Hal Mooney  ... 
    Conductor:  Percy Faith,  Rudolf Friml,  Leroy Anderson,  Hal Mooney  ... 
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    American Salute
    Label: Klavier Records   Catalog: 11191 Release Date: 06/26/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dudley Buck,  Edwin Eugene Bagley,  Louis Panella,  Charles Parker  ... 
    Conductor:  Larry H. Lang,  Jack Stamp
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    Showtime: 25 Years Of Bbc Concert Orchestra Favourites
    Label: Dutton Laboratories/Vocalion   Catalog: 7242 Release Date: 02/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Georges Bizet,  Kenneth Alford,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Alasdair Malloy,  Stephen Whibley
    Conductor:  Roderick Dunk
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  • 4.
    Pops Concert / Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 6213 Release Date: 12/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Ambroise Thomas,  George Frideric Handel,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Alfred Krips
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
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  • 5.
    Golden Age Of Light Music - Light Music On The Move
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5131 Release Date: 07/17/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Malcolm,  Jack Beaver,  William Hill-Bowen,  Robert Farnon  ... 
    Conductor:  Georges Devereaux,  Robert Farnon,  George Melachrino,  Louis Voss  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Orchestre Devereaux,  Danish State Radio Orchestra,  Melachrino Orchestra  ... 
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    Golden Age Of Light Music - Soloists Supreme
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5126 Release Date: 03/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jenö Hubay,  Richard Hayman,  Leroy Anderson,  Rudolf Friml
    Performer:  Rafael Mendez,  Richard Hayman,  Sidney Torch
    Conductor:  Victor Young,  Richard Hayman,  Leroy Anderson,  Carroll Gibbons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Victor Young Orchestra,  Richard Hayman Orchestra,  Leroy Anderson Pops Orchestra  ... 
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    Light Classics - Irish Rhapsody / Richard Hayman, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8555016 Release Date: 06/20/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leroy Anderson,  Richard Hayman,  George M. Cohan,  Shamus O'Connor  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hayman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
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  • 8.
    Triple Feature - Round Up, Time Warp, Hollywood's Greatest Hits
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 89006 Release Date: 11/23/2005   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Donald Dorsey,  Richard Strauss,  Jerry Goldsmith,  Alexander Courage  ... 
    Performer:  Donald Dorsey,  Frankie Laine
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops,  May Festival Chorus
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  • 9.
    Bond & Beyond / Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80251 Release Date: 10/22/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Isaac Hayes,  Marvin Hamlisch,  Danny Elfman,  Eric Clapton  ... 
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
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  • 10.
    The Dream Goes On / United States Navy Band & Sea Chanters Chorus
    Label: Altissimo   Catalog: 5572 Release Date: 04/30/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stafford Smith,  Richard Hayman,  Irving Berlin,  Woody Guthrie  ... 
    Performer:  Michael B. Roberts,  John R. Bury,  John L. Fisher,  Wayne C. Taylor  ... 
    Conductor:  Ralph M. Gambone
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy Band,  United States Navy Sea Chanters
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  • 11.
    Light Classics - An Evening In Paris / Richard Hayman, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8555009 Release Date: 11/21/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  F. D. Marchetti,  Jacques Offenbach,  Gilbert Bécaud,  Robert Planquette  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hayman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
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  • 12.
    A Classic Christmas For Your Family
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8555291 Release Date: 10/19/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Glazunov,  James Pierpont,  Georges Bizet,  Traditional  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hayman,  Anthony Bramall,  Peter Breiner,  Alfred Walter  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonic Choir,  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 13.
    Christmas At The Pops - Greatest Hits
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 68266 Release Date: 08/15/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck,  John Frederic Coots,  Richard Hayman,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  James Galway,  John Birch,  Alfred Krips,  John Grady  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops,  Arthur Fiedler Orchestra,  Arthur Fiedler Chorus  ... 
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    Classics For Children / Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops
    Label: Rca Victor Living Stereo   Catalog: 68131 Release Date: 07/18/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frank Loesser,  Edvard Grieg,  Richard Hayman,  Charles Gounod  ... 
    Performer:  Eileen Farrell,  Hugh Downs,  Samuel Lipman,  Leo Litwin  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
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    American As Apple Pie / Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops
    Label: Vox Box   Catalog: 3035 Release Date: 01/17/1995   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  John Stafford Smith,  Victor Herbert,  Jerome Kern,  Richard Hayman  ... 
    Performer:  Tony Chipurn,  Johnny Bench,  Marie Speziale,  Frank Proto
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
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    Pops Roundup / Fiedler, Boston Pops Orchestra
    Label: Rca Victor Living Stereo   Catalog: 61666 Release Date: 05/11/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Don Swander,  Cole Porter,  Traditional,  Jack B. Tenny  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
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  • 17.
    Pomp & Pizazz / Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80122 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Richard Hayman,  John Philip Sousa,  Josef Franz Wagner  ... 
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
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  • 18.
    Round Up / Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80141 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Hayman,  Dimitri Tiomkin,  Jerome Moross,  Alfred Newman  ... 
    Performer:  Frankie Laine
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  May Festival Chorus,  Cincinnati Pops
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  • 19.
    Victory At Sea & Other Favorites / Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80175 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Hayman,  Jerry Goldsmith,  Paul Anka,  George M. Cohan  ... 
    Performer:  William Tritt
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
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  • 20.
    Leonard Slatkin Conducts American Portraits - Copland
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60983 Release Date: 02/11/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aaron Copland,  William Schuman,  Dudley Buck,  Edwin Eugene Bagley  ... 
    Performer:  H. Norman Schwarzkopf
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
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