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Robert Russell Bennett

1894-1981 US
Composer / Arranger of Classical and Soundtrack

Robert Russell Bennett (June 15, 1894 – August 18, 1981)was an American composer and arranger, best known for his orchestration of many well-known Broadway and Hollywood musicals by other composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers. In 1957 and 2008, Bennett received Tony Awards recognizing his orchestrations for Broadway shows. Early in his career he was often billed as Russell Bennett.

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Brass
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Suite of Old American Dances: I. Cake Walk on Cincinnati Wind Symphony: American Variations by Brian L. Bowman & Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Suite of Old American Dances: V. Rag on Cincinnati Wind Symphony: American Variations by Brian L. Bowman & Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Suite of Old American Dances: II. Schottische on Cincinnati Wind Symphony: American Variations by Brian L. Bowman & Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Suite of Old American Dances: III. Western One-Step on Cincinnati Wind Symphony: American Variations by Brian L. Bowman & Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Suite of Old American Dances: I. Cake Walk on Bennett, R.R.: Suite of Old American Dances / Gershwin, G.: Rhapsody in Blue by Lone Star Wind Orchestra & Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Suite of Old American Dances: IV. Wallflower Waltz on Cincinnati Wind Symphony: American Variations by Brian L. Bowman & Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Symphonic Songs for Band: II. Spiritual on Grainger: Duke of Marlborough Fanfare / Lincolnshire Posy / Roussel: A Glorious Day by United States Air Force Band & Lowell Graham
Suite of Old American Dances: V. Rag on Bennett, R.R.: Suite of Old American Dances / Gershwin, G.: Rhapsody in Blue by Lone Star Wind Orchestra & Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Suite of Old American Dances: III. Western One-Step on Bennett, R.R.: Suite of Old American Dances / Gershwin, G.: Rhapsody in Blue by Lone Star Wind Orchestra & Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Suite of Old American Dances: II. Schottische on Bennett, R.R.: Suite of Old American Dances / Gershwin, G.: Rhapsody in Blue by Lone Star Wind Orchestra & Eugene Migliaro Corporon

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Sergei Rachmaninov/Robert Russell BenettSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Leopold Stokowski, Robert Russell Bennett, Bernard Herrmann, Louis Kaufman2017Album
American TapestryHoward Hanson, George Gershwin, Robert Russell Bennett, John Philip Sousa, Joseph Willcox Jenkins, Steven Bryant, John Williams, Christopher Tucker, Richard Shuster, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Eugene Corporon2008Album
PageantNorman Dello Joio / William Schuman • Vincent Persichetti / Robert Russell Bennett, The Keystone Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp1998Album
Porgy And Bess (Highlights)George Gershwin1995Compil.
David Hickman, TrumpetJohn Barnes Chance, Halsey Stevens, Robert Russell Bennett, William Presser, Joseph Turrin, Kent Kennan, Norman Dello Joio, Rafael Mendez, David Hickman, Pauline Soderholm, Eric Dalheim1994Compil.
More Victory At SeaRichard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett / RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra1992Compil.
Aspects Of The King and I - The Sound Of Music - South PacificRobert Russell Bennett, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II1992Compil.
Symphony For Band ("West Point"); Prelude And Fugue For String Orchestra; Chorale For String Orchestra / Concerto For Violin And OrchestraRoy Harris / Robert Russell Bennett1989Compil.
Victory At SeaRichard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett / NBC Symphony Orchestra1987Album
Victory At SeaRobert Russell Bennett1987Compil.
Victory At SeaRichard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett1984Album
By Special ArrangementRobert Russell Bennett1979Album
Armed Forces SuiteRobert Russell Bennett1976Album
Brahms' Greatest HitsVan Cliburn, Fritz Reiner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Marian Anderson, Robert Russell Bennett1972Compil.
Symphonic Pictures Of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady And Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound Of MusicRobert Russell Bennett, William Steinberg And The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra1968Album
CircusRobert Russell Bennett1962Album
3 Suites From Victory At SeaRichard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett1961Album
Victory At Sea (Pictorial Edition) Vol. 3Richard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett Conducting NBC Symphony Orchestra1961Album
The Coming Of Christ: The Original Story And Music Of The Award Winning NBC 'Project 20' Television ProgramAlexander Scourby, Robert Russell Bennett1961Album
Armed Forces SuiteRobert Russell Bennett1960Album
Music For Frustrated ConductorsArthur Fiedler ... Morton Gould ... Robert Russell Bennett1959Compil.
Symphonic Picture Of Gershwin's Porgy And Bess / Dance Music From West Side StoryRobert Russell Bennett Conducting The RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein1959Album
Victory At Sea Volume 1Richard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett1959Album
Victory At Sea Vol. 2Richard Rodgers, Robert Russell Bennett1958Album
It's Classic But It's GoodRobert Russell Bennett1958Album
Classical Music For People Who Don't Know Anything About Classical MusicRobert Russell Bennett1957Album
American In Paris / Porgy And BessAl D'Artega Conducting The Royal Farnsworth Orchestra1957Album
La Fiesta Mexicana / Chorale And Alleluia / Suite Of Old American Dances / Divertimento For Band / Commando MarchHerbert Owen Reed, Howard Hanson, Robert Russell Bennett, Vincent Persichetti, Samuel Barber - Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell1956Album
Adventure In High FidelityRobert Russell Bennett, NBC Symphony Orchestra1954Single
Victory At SeaRichard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett / NBC Symphony Orchestra1953Album
Victory At SeaRichard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett / NBC Symphony Orchestra1953Single
Paris '90Cornelia Otis Skinner - Kay Swift, Nathaniel Shilkret, Robert Russell Bennett1952Album
Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin / Risë Stevens Mezzo-Soprano Robert Merrill Baritone Robert Shaw Conductor The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Russell Bennett Conductor RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra1951Album
Cole Porter's Greatest SongsAlan Dale, George Paxton & His Orchestra, The Three Suns, Enric Madriguera, Robert Russell Bennett1951Compil.
Violin Concerto In A Major (In The Popular Style) / Song Sonata For Violin And Piano / Hexapoda (Five Studies In Jitteroptera)Robert Russell BennettAlbum
Beneath The Southern CrossRobert Russell BennettSingle
West Point Symphony / Symphonic Songs For Band / Fanfare And Allegro / Autumn WalkMorton Gould, Robert Russell Bennett, Clifton Williams, Julian Work, Frederick Fennell, Eastman Wind EnsembleAlbum
The Immortal Melodies Of Show Boat By Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein IIHarry Sosnik And His Orchestra, Thelma Carpenter, Robert Russell Bennett, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein IISingle
People Will Say We're In Love / I Can't Say No - Out Of My DreamsRobert Russell BennettSingle
Beneath The Southern Cross / Guadalcanal MarchRobert Russell BennettSingle
Works For ViolinRobert Russell BennettAlbum
Close As Pages In A Book / The Fireman's BrideSigmund Romberg : Jeanette MacDonald, Robert Merrill with Orchestra Robert Russell BennettAlbum
Highlights From Richard Rodgers' Victory At SeaThe London Philharmonic Orchestra ,conductor Richard Lenz, The Armed Forces Symphony ,arranger Robert Russell BennettAlbum
Bicentenaire U.S.A Bicentennial 1776 - 1976John Philip Sousa, Edward MacDowell, Charles Griffes, Charles Ives, Ferde Grofé, Virgil Thomson, Howard Hanson, Robert Russell Bennett, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Morton Gould, William Schuman, Walter Piston, Leroy AndersonCompil.
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