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He’s composed music with Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and Queen during his illustrious career which includes scores for the Lethal Weapon series and Die Hard.  This time on frametrax, we’ll listen the eclectic symphonic works of the late Michael Kamen.

Kamen wrote eleven ballets, a saxophone concerto and an electric guitar concerto (with Japanese guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei as a soloist, though originally performed by Eric Clapton). Additionally, he wrote a commissioned work, “Quintet”, for the Canadian Brass. He also provided scores for the films The Dead Zone, For Queen and Country, Polyester, Brazil, Someone To Watch Over Me, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Three Musketeers, Highlander, X-Men, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Licence to Kill, the Lethal Weapon series, the first three films of the Die Hard series, Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Iron Giant, Splitting Heirs, Frequency and many others. He also scored both the From the Earth to the Moon and Band of Brothers series on HBO. 

Kamen was nominated for two Academy Awards and won three Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, two Ivor Novello Awards, an Annie Award, and an Emmy.

Track Listings

We’re Leaving – Lethal Weapon

The Vault – Die Hard

Snowmobiles – Die Hard 2


Riggs – Lethal Weapon 2

James and Felix On the Way to the Church – License to Kill

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

An American Symphony – Mr. Holland’s Opus

Stilt House – Lethal Weapon 2

Immortal Suite – Highlander

First Flight – Iron Giant

Band of Brothers

Robin Hood: Prince of Theives


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