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Leigh Harline

1907-1969 US, Salt Lake City
Composer / Songwriter of Soundtrack
A.k.a. Leigh Adrian Harline

Leigh Harline (March 26, 1907 – December 10, 1969) was an American award-winning film composer. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Harline worked for various radio stations before joining the Walt Disney Studios in 1932 as arranger and scorer, and won an Academy Award for the song "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Disney's Pinocchio (1940) which would later become Disney's signature theme for his TV series. A graduate of the University of Utah, Harline was a musical director for local Los Angeles radio when he was hired by Walt Disney to score the Silly Symphonies cartoon series in the 1930s. With Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, and Paul J. Smith, Harline was responsible for such Disney-film tunes as "I'm Wishing," "Whistle While You Work," "Heigh Ho" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come." Disney retained Harline's services for his next cartoon feature, Pinocchio (1939) which would lead to his Oscar win. Harline left Disney in 1941 to compose for other studios (among his more memorable projects was the Hope-Crosby comedy Road to Utopia [1945]).

     
Genres
  • Soundtrack
  • Children's Music
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Fantasmic! - From Fantasmic! (Disneyland) on Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Disneyland by Various Artists
Little Wooden Head on Pinocchio by Various Artists
The Fantasyland Darkride Suite - From "Fantasyland" on Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Disneyland by Various Artists
Love's First Kiss(Finale) on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Various Artists
The Blue Fairy on Pinocchio by Various Artists
Magic Mirror on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Various Artists
Clock Sequence on Pinocchio by Various Artists
Deep Ripples on Pinocchio by Various Artists
Kitten Theme on Pinocchio by Various Artists
There's Trouble a-Brewin' on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Various Artists

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Fuller At Fox: Hell And High Water • Pickup On South Street • House Of BambooAlfred Newman, Leigh Harline2017Album
Visit To A Small Planet / The Delicate DelinquintLeigh Harline, Buddy Bregman2013Album
John Steinbeck's "The Wayward Bus"/The Enemy BelowLeigh Harline2012Album
The House On Telegraph Hill / 10 North FrederickSol Kaplan / Leigh Harline / Alfred Newman2011Album
River Of No Return / NiagaraLionel Newman, Leigh Harline And Cyril Mockridge / Sol Kaplan2011Album
These Thousand Hills / The Proud OnesLeigh Harline / Lionel Newman2010Album
The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm / The Honeymoon MachineLeigh Harline, David Rose2010Compil.
The Wonderfull World Of The Brothers Grimm / The Honeymoon MachineLeigh Harline2010Album
Good Morning, Miss Dove! / Black WidowLeigh Harline / Lionel Newman / Alfred Newman2009Album
The True Story Of Jesse James / The Last WagonLeigh Harline / Alfred Newman / Lionel Newman2009Album
Dangerous Crossing / Pickup On South StreetLeigh Harline / Alfred Newman / Sol Kaplan / Lionel Newman2009Album
What Price Glory / Fixed Bayonets / The Desert RatsAlfred Newman / Roy Webb / Lionel Newman / Leigh Harline2009Album
The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing / The St. Valentine's Day MassacreLeigh Harline / Fred Steiner / Lionel Newman2009Album
House Of BambooLeigh Harline, Lionel Newman2006Album
7 Faces of Dr. LaoLeigh Harline2006Album
Warlock / Violent SaturdayLeigh Harline / Hugo Friedhofer2005Album
The Enemy BelowLeigh Harline / Lionel Newman2004Album
Broken LanceLeigh Harline / Lionel Newman2001Album
Further Adventures of Jiminy CricketTom Campbell, Steve Gillette, Ned Washington, Leigh Harline1967Album
Walt Disney's Pinocchio - Music From The Original Motion Picture Sound TrackLeigh Harline, Ned Washington1962Single
Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Walt Disney's PinocchioLeigh Harline, Ned Washington1959Compil.
Snow White And The Seven DwarfsFrank Churchill, Larry Morey, Paul J. Smith, Leigh Harline1956Single
Walt Disney's Pinocchio - Music From The Original Motion Picture Sound TrackLeigh Harline, Ned Washington1956Single
Walt Disney's Pinocchio - Music From The Original Motion Picture Sound TrackLeigh Harline, Ned Washington1956Album
The Song Hits From Walt Disney's PinocchioLeigh Harline, Ned Washington, Victor Young And His Orchestra, Cliff Edwards1949Album
Walt Disney's Pinocchio (Recorded From The Original Sound Track Of The Walt Disney Production, "Pinocchio")Ned Washington, Leigh Harline1940Album
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