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Top 10 Music Composers in the World

In movies, to convey the scenes better to the audience, music plays an important role not only to touch the audience but also keep it subtle to not take away the attention from the scene. Here are 10 of the best music composers in the world.

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer

Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film score composer and record producer. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films.

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A. R. Rahman

A. R. Rahman

Allahrakka Rahman, born A. S. Dileep Kumar, best known as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, and music producer. A. R.

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John Williams

John Williams

John Towner Williams is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores.

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Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player.

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Alan Silvestri

Alan Silvestri

Alan Anthony Silvestri is an American composer and conductor known for his film and television scores.

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James Horner

James Horner

James Roy Horner was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores, writing over 100. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music.

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Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith

Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith was an American composer and conductor most known for his work in film and television scoring.

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Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith

Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith was an American composer and conductor most known for his work in film and television scoring.

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Ilaiyaraaja

Ilaiyaraaja

Ilaiyaraaja is an Indian film composer, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, orchestrator, conductor-arranger and lyricist who works in the Indian Film Industry, predominantly in Tamil.

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Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman

Thomas Montgomery Newman is an American composer best known for his many film scores. Newman has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards and three Golden Globes, and has won two BAFTAs, six Grammys and an Emmy Award.