Stelvio Cipriani – composer

Stelvio Cipriani – born 20 August 1937, in Rome, died 1 October 2018 – was an Italian composer, mostly of movie soundtracks, many of which were for genre films, including, horror, giallo …

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Les Baxter – composer

Les Baxter (March 14, 1922 – January 15, 1996) was an American musician and composer. Although he is best known as a practitioner of exotica music, he also scored several …

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Elisabeth Lutyens – composer

(Agnes) Elisabeth Lutyens (9 July 1906 – 14 April 1983) was an English composer of classical music but is best known for her contribution for scores to horror films throughout the 1960’s. Born …

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Riz Ortolani – film composer

Riziero “Riz” Ortolani was an Italian film composer. Born on 25 March 1926, he died in Rome, on 23 January 2014. In the early 1950s, Ortolani began his musical career as a founder …

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Fabio Frizzi – musician and composer

Fabio Frizzi is an Italian musician and composer. Born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, on July 2, 1951, Frizzi is best known for his film scores and work for television. A frequent collaborator with the director Lucio Fulci, his horror …

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Basil Kirchin – composer

In England, jazz drummer Basil Kirchin had established himself as a reliable hand to bandleaders such as Ted Heath, belting out resolutely British jazz stylings to 1950s ‘cats’. Although his …

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