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Encyclopedia > Randy Edelman

Randy Edelman (born 10 June 1947) is a well known film and TV score composer born in Paterson, New Jersey. June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A film score is the background music in a film, generally specially written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... The skyline of Paterson, New Jersey, showing the canyon of the Passaic River in the foreground. ...


Edelman attended the Cincinnati Music Conservatory, before heading to New York where he played piano in Broadway pit orchestras. He produced several solo albums of songs (some of which were later recorded by Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John and others) before moving to Los Angeles. It was there where Edelman started to work in TV and film scoring. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... A pit band (mostly historically) is a musical band, typically consisting of five to fifteen members, that performs before curtain or during set changes in vaudeville and other entertainment acts. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Barry Manilow Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York on June 17, 1943) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his hit recordings I Write The Songs, Mandy and Copacabana (At The Copa). Manilow dominated the soft rock scene in the 1970s with a string... Olivia Newton-John, 1988 Olivia Newton-John (born September 26, 1948, Cambridge) is a British-born Australian singer and actress. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...

Musical scores

In the mid 1980s, Edelman wrote the theme to, and scored many episodes of MacGyver, a popular television series starring Richard Dean Anderson. The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... MacGyver was an American adventure television series about a laid-back, extremely resourceful ex-special forces secret agent named Angus Mac MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson. ... Richard Dean Anderson Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950) is an American actor of Irish, Swedish, Norwegian and Mohawk Native American descent. ...

During the 80s and early 90s he also collaborated with Ivan Reitman producing scores for several of his comedies including Ghostbusters II, Twins and Kindergarten Cop (Twins featured the unlikely but very successful comic pairing of Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger). He wrote the theme to the 1973 movie Executive Action which put forward a fictional version of some conspiracy theories concerning the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963. The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ... Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in the former Czechoslovakia) is a Slovakia-born, Canadian-raised Jewish film actor, producer, and director. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Twins is a 1988 comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins sepapated at birth. ... Kindergarten Cop (1990) is a film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... Danny DeVito as Louie in Taxi. ... (help· info) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe nominated actor, and Republican politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... Executive Action is also the title of a 1973 movie about the JFK assassination. ... JFK redirects here. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

While some of the films scored by Edelman were not commercial successes, the music was often reused elsewhere. Themes he wrote for Dragonheart, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Gettysburg and other films have been widely used in TV advertising and film trailers. His music from The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. is featured during NBC's Olympic Games coverage when announcing upcoming and the following day's events. In addition, it was used during NBC's coverage of the 1997 World Series. In mid 1990s, Edelman composed the popular theme music for NBC's NFL telecasts [1]. Dragonheart was a 1996 film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer and the voice of Sean Connery. ... Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is a highly fictionalized biographical film about Bruce Lee. ... Gettysburg was a 1993 movie that dramatized the decisive American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg. ... A television commercial (often called an advert in the United Kingdom) is a form of advertising in which goods, services, organizations, ideas, etc. ... Film trailers are film advertisements. ... The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. ... For other uses, see NBC (disambiguation). ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ... network_logo = The NFL on NBC was the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage will return to NBC for the 2006 season under the title Football Night in America [1]. // Background...

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The Skulls - Filmmakers; Composer Randy Edelman (353 words)
A native of Teaneck, New Jersey, Edelman attended the University of Cincinnati as a pre-med major, Edelman nonetheless knew he'd rather study cadenzas than cadavers.
In 1970, Edelman headed to New York and was hired by then-music executive Tony Orlando as a staff writer for CBS.
In 1972, after relocating to Los Angeles, Edelman's talents caught the attention of the Carpenters, who recorded two of his songs and made him their opening act.
Filmtracks: Daylight (Randy Edelman) (717 words)
Fans of Edelman's work in this area are used to the combination of synthesized keyboarding and a moderate orchestra, and usually mixed into his sound is an array of percussive beats and modern rhythms.
Edelman performs the piano himself for these sequences, and while it's not complex or spectacular by any means, it is very effective.
Edelman wraps up the score very well, with the finale burst of theme followed by a restatement of the original urban theme, which had been used sparingly in the middle section of the score.
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