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Also Known As: Died: November 7, 2012
Born: December 4, 1940 Cause of Death: Parkinson's Disease
Birth Place: South Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Music ...
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Received Frank Huntinton Beebe Fellowship to study musicology in Austria; also performed there
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Became head of the Mannes College of Music prep school in New York
1976:
Directed documentary short film "Sweet Sounds," produced by Merchant-Ivory Productions
1979:
First major feature film credit, composing music on Merchant-Ivory film "The Europeans"
1984:
Played a cameo role of a man turning on some music in "The Bostonians"
1986:
First feature credit in a film not directed by James Ivory, "My Little Girl," which nonetheless featured Merchant-Ivory Productions as one of its co-producers; also composed the song "Alice's Song" film
1989:
Composed music for PBS-TV's American Playhouse presentation of "Love and Other Sorrows"
1989:
First feature credit on which Merchant-Ivory productions were not involved, "Bail Jumper"
1992:
Received first Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score for "Howards End"
1993:
Garnered second Oscar nomination for "The Remains of the Day"
1994:
Directed another short documentary film "Street Musicians of Bombay"
1994:
Collaborated with painter Michael Schell on "Via Crucis," a musical and visual collage representing the Stations of the Cross
1995:
Composed music for "Jefferson in Paris"
2000:
Final non-Merchant-Ivory film with his compositions, "The Girl"
2005:
Last Merchant-Ivory film to feature his music, "The White Countess"

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