Themes & Variations was founded in 1977, to meet the demand for professional symphonic performances and recordings of music primarily composed for motion pictures from 1933 to the present day. All of the works in the rental library were faithfully restored from the original orchestral sketches and/or orchestrations.
Some of the composers whose works are represented in the catalog are Sir Malcolm Arnold, John Addison, John Barry, Richard Rodney Bennett, Elmer Bernstein, Bruce Broughton, Ernest Gold, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann, Lee Holdridge, James Horner, Maurice Jarre, Henry Mancini, Randy Newman, Basil Poledouris, David Rose, Nino Rota, Miklos Rozsa, Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Roy Webb and Victor Young.
Themes & Variations is a consultant to Decca, Koch, Nonesuch, Philips Classics, RCA, Silva Screen, Sony, Tadlow, Telarc and Varese Sarabande in the preparation of recording projects as well as representing music from Paramount Pictures for the symphonic and concert market. Among the frequently programed compositions from the library are The Godfather, Star Trek, Pyscho, Vertigo and The Untouchables.
The tremendous popularity of Academy Award nominated scores Hugo by Howard Shore and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by Alexandre Desplat as well as Philip Glass' The Hours are been some of the recent additions to the largest representative of music from the movies and television. Recent restorations include Roman Holiday by Georges Auric / Victor Young and Sleepy Hollow by Danny Elfman.
Spider-Man, Goldfinger, Da Vinci Code, Bram Stoker's Dracula and The Mask of Zorro are among the many film scores represented by Themes & Variations from the Columbia Pictures/SONY library
The Addams Family Concert Overture from the 2010 Broadway Musical by Andrew Lippa has been a popular hit.
Plans for 2012-2013 include the reconstructions and new recordings of film and concert music by Elmer Bernstein, Dimitri Tiomkin and Franz Waxman.
Themes & Variations serves orchestras and recording companies throughout the world but does not send, sell or lend scores to fans or collectors. Professionals only please. If there is an American film score you are seeking but do not see it listed on our web site please email us and we will try to help you find it. Thank you.
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