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Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini was a household name in the music industry, not only for the great successes with his soundtracks, but also for the arrangements that made his records so popular, even with standards and themes from films from other composers. He toured a lot and hopefully someone has recorded it. He also appeared in television TV Shows and Academy Awards and Grammy Awards Ceremonies, besides winning some of these awards himself. 
This page will show some of these appearances, concert recordings and more information on audio and printed material. 
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Last update: August 31st, 2009 - Mancini and Friends
Note:     New  icon indicates the last update, not necessarily the latest program


The Best of the Andy Williams Show 2DVD Official DVD - Andy Williams singing Charade, Moon River and Mancini conducting the orchestra on a medley of his songs DVD
Henry Mancini & Friends (1987) TV Broadcast - Tribute to Henry Mancini with a lot of remarkable guests         New
Henry Mancini and Friends Official Video with Robert Goulet and Vicki Carr  VHS
Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective Official DVD with extra "Making Of" including some clips of Mancini on the recording sessions  DVD
Film Music Masters - Jerry Goldsmith Official DVD Mancini presenting an award to Goldsmith  DVD
The Best of the Andy Williams Show Official DVD with Andy Williams singing with Mancini conducting the orchestra on "In the Arms of Love"  DVD
Music of Lennon and McCartney TV Special with Mancini playing "If I Fell" on the piano
Bossa Nova - Music & Reminiscences Documentary about Bossa Nova and performers from Brazil and outside, including Henry Mancini    VHS
Glenn Miller: America's Musical Hero Documentary about Glenn Miller with archive footage and interview to Henry Mancini    VHS
American Music Awards 1980 TV Broadcast - Mancini was one of the hosts
The Julie Andrews Hour (1979) TV Broadcast - Mancini was the guest on this program with Julie Andrews singing Mancini's songs and comical sequences
American Music Awards 1974 TV Broadcast - Mancini was one of the hosts
The Grammy Awards 1972 TV Broadcast - Mancini was one of the hosts
Rollin' on the River (1971/1972) TV Broadcast - Mancini appears with George Kirby
The Grammy Awards 1971 TV Broadcast - Mancini was one of the hosts
The Grammy Awards (1969) TV Broadcast - Mancini announces the winner of Record of the Year
Casablanca (1942) Official DVD has one Extra with a Documentary with the filming of the movie and Mancini appears on this video    DVD 
  Related Videos  
Monica Mancini: On Record Official PBS video with Monica singing the songs from her CD devoted to the songs of her father  VHS
Evening at the Pops July 25, 2004 TV Broadcast - PBS Special with John Williams conducting the Boston Pops and the programme includes a tribute to Mancini and Bernard Herrmann


Debut ! Official LP - Henry Mancini conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra Pops      Vinyl
Encore ! More of the Concert Sound of Henry Mancini Official CD - Henry Mancini conducts his Orchestra and Chorus          CD
Henry Mancini - Live In Japan Official LP - Henry Mancini conducts his Orchestra       Vinyl
Mancini Concert Official LP - Henry Mancini conducts his Concert Orchestra        Vinyl
A Concert of Film Music Official LP - Henry Mancini conducts the LSO    Vinyl
The Concert Sound of Henry Mancini Official CD - Live recording of 1964, reissued in 2000       CD
Filmharmonic 70 Official LP - Double LP of the concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Elmer Bernstein, Muir Mathieson and Henry Mancini    Vinyl
Filmharmonic 74 No release has been found but here are the details of this concert conducted by Ronnie Aldrich, Christian Gaubert (Francis Lai music) and Henry Mancini
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Official CD - Interview with Mancini talking and playing some of his songs on the piano   CD
BBC Archive Hour - The Life of Henry Mancini Radio Broadcast - Tribute to Henry Mancini's life and music conducted by Carl Davis with several interviews
Composer Henry Mancini (2004) Radio Broadcast - Fresh Air from WHYY, remembers Mancini with an old interview
Monica Mancini on Henry Mancini (2004) Radio Broadcast - Weekend Edition - Monica Mancini talks about his father, the CD tribute and the commemorative stamp
POV: Directors and Composers Henry Mancini is part of a discussion panel with other composers and director Stanley Donen    CD
Bambi Remastered Official CD - This Disney soundtrack has an interview with Henry Mancini   CD

Printed Material

Did they mention the music ? written by Henry Mancini and Gene Lees This book is a neat chronological recollection of personal and professional life, with some insights into the film industry and scores of names dropped along the way     Book
Sounds and Scores written by Henry Mancini A practical guide to professional guide to professional orchestration featuring recorded musical examples performed by Henry Mancini. Book and CD     Book
Case History of a Film Score The Thorn Birds Henry Mancini Book by Warner Bros. Publications, it contains 16 musical examples and has a CD with recordings from the original soundtrack     Book
Film Composers Guide Guide of Film Composers Includes insights on Henry Mancini's works     Book    External Amazon Link
Film Score: The Art and Craft of Movie Music One chapter of 13 pages on Henry Mancini     Book
The Sounds of Commerce One chapter called My Huckleberry Friend: Mancini, "Moon River," and Breakfast at Tiffany's, of 32 pages     Book    External Amazon Link
Film Score Monthly Magazine Issue #46/47 contains article "Tribute to Henry Mancini" from June/July 1994
Soundtrack Magazine Double issue # 50 contains article "A Tribute to Henry Mancini" and issue # 51 the article "Mancini Remembered"
Frets - The Magazine of Acoustic String Instruments July 1983 issue: Henry Mancini Meets the Dulcimer: The Thorn Birds Soundtrack by Marilyn Kochman, including an excerpt sheet from the main theme, dulcimer part

Recommended Websites

Henry Mancini Official Site Official site created for The Year of Mancini (2004) with information about the events for this celebration and other news.
Our Man in Hollywood: The Henry Mancini Forum One of the Nipper's Place Forums and the best resource for all Mancini information.
Henry Mancini - Spotlighting the Composer 4-page interview by Les Tomkins betweem 1963 and 1964 from Jazz Professional site. There are many other interesting jazz interviews too.
A Henry Mancini Discography Best site on Mancini's works with extensive discography, videography and more! There is also a great interview.
A Mancini Anthology My site devoted to Mancini. Discography, liner notes, resources, lyrics, listings, and more. If you have some free time, take a look!
King's Conversation An insightful interview of John Barry to Henry Mancini where each have a chance to talk openly about the music film industry and the situations of the film composers - Another great article from the unofficial John Barrry website


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