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 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Rough figures.

- Jerry Goldsmith - 231
- Bernard Herrmann - 95
- Christopher Young - 87
- John Williams - 65
- Ennio Morricone - 62 and gaining momentum
- John Barry - 45
- Akira Ifukube - 45
- Philippe Sarde - 47
- Miklos Rozsa - 45
- Elmer Bernstein - 35
- Danny Elfman - 35
- Barry Gray - 30
- François De Roubaix - 24
- Bruce Broughton - 22
- Basil Poledouris - 22
- Pino Donaggio - 20
- Henry Mancini - 20
- Alan Silvestri - 20
- Nino Rota - 15

... etc.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Funny that you should ask this today, as I was playing around with a tool in search for big files on my PC, when I used it to visualize my music folder, which contains my music collection as ALAC files. (From 16bit/44.1kHz to 24bit/192kHz, no MP3s or lossy files.)

I haven't counted the CDs (or albums, because sometimes albums consist of several CDs), but visualized the folder and file size on my drive. So this is based on file/folder size, not on album count.



Edit:

I have updated the graphic and selected the "biggest" 12 film composer folders in my collection (by folder file size).


They are:
1. Jerry Goldsmith
2. John Williams
3. Ennio Morricone
4. James Horner
5. Hans Zimmer
6. John Barry
7. Elmer Bernstein
8. Miklós Rózsa
9. Bernard Herrmann
10. James Newton Howard
11. Howard Shore
12. Philip Glass

The spaces in between are not film composers. (After 12, the next ones are Danny Elfman, Richard Wagner, Béla Bartok... and so on... but I didn't map 'em all out.)

I have of course recordings by Dmitri Shostakovich, but practically none of it is film music, so I did not highlight him (though he's on there of course). Most of Philip Glass isn't film music either, but at least a sizeable portion of it, so I included him here.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

John Williams wins, with about 250-300. Elfman is at about 100. Goldenthal at about 30. Those are the top 3 for film composers (I discount non-film music). This is for CDs, by the way. If you combine with digital files, the numbers are obviously greater, and Elfman and Goldenthal are no longer number 2 and 3.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Rough figures.
- Jerry Goldsmith - 200
... etc.


He's composed 200 soundtracks???
Not a James Horner fan I see.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Here's my top three... and Morricone. The rest in the middle. big grin


Williams- 66
Horner- 62
Goldsmith- 51

"The Middle"

Morricone- 5

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Rough figures.
- Jerry Goldsmith - 200
... etc.


He's composed 200 soundtracks???
Not a James Horner fan I see.



I count re-issues, expansion and re-recordings. I would have more if I kept all of the previous editions, of course. Obviously, you can own several iterations of Great Works. I just wish there were more new recordings of Goldsmith's Oeuvre available and in some cases, multiple re-recordings. I would be all over a synth-less version of Lionheart for instance - not that I don't love the actual version.

I have more or less 50 Jimbo CDs, but I want to whittle that down to the essentials, no more than 10 I reckon.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Here's my top three... and Morricone. The rest in the middle. big grin


Williams- 66
Horner- 62
Goldsmith- 51

"The Middle"

Morricone- 5


Only 51 Goldsmith CDs. That leaves out at least 50 or more Masterworks.

Not a Jerry Goldsmith fan I see.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

John Williams wins, with about 250-300. Elfman is at about 100. Goldenthal at about 30. Those are the top 3 for film composers (I discount non-film music). This is for CDs, by the way. If you combine with digital files, the numbers are obviously greater, and Elfman and Goldenthal are no longer number 2 and 3.

100 Elfman? Where did you find them all? I love his work, but I never realized there are so many CDs available.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Rough figures.
- Jerry Goldsmith - 200
... etc.


He's composed 200 soundtracks???
Not a James Horner fan I see.



I count re-issues and expansion. I would have more if I kept all of the previous edition, of course.

I have more or less 50 Jimbo CDs, but I want to whittle that down to the essentials, no more than 10 I reckon.


I'm really shocked my top three are so close in numbers. I thought I'd have one dominate composer, but nope!
Guess I like them all equally. The only caveat is I don't have ever CD I wanted from those three composers. Some things I missed out on.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

100 Elfman. Where did you find them all. I love his work, but I never realized there are so many CDs available.

....and I'm still missing a handful, per the "soundtrack wish 2024" thread.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I have roundabout 220 Goldsmith albums, almost all of them from my CDs. I haven't actually counted them. Some albums obviously have more than one CD (like MASADA has 4, for example). Some albums I have several times on CD (some of the double dips I have sold, but now I wish I never had). A few albums I have actually bought as downloads, like MATINEE or EXTREME PREJUDICE (which I have on CD and as download from Qobuz). (A select few are hard to get not official releases courtesy of friends.) But 95% or so are from my own CDs.

Nevertheless, there are still some Jerry Goldsmith scores I have not yet in my collection.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Ennio = 350
The rest less. Too warm out to sit in counting and can't be arsed.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Ennio = 350
The rest less. Too warm out to sit in counting and can't be arsed.


Gives me an objective to strive for.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Goldsmith - 72
Bernstein - 40
Elfman - 29
Band - 27
Broughton - 27
Williams - 27
D. Newman - 25
Silvestri - 22
Young - 18
Poledouris - 17
Donaggio - 16
Herrmann - 16
Scott - 16
Ottman - 15
Velazquez - 15
Barry - 14
Mancini - 14
Horner - 13
Powell - 13
Walker - 12
Howard - 11
Jarre - 11
Lewis - 11
Morricone - 11

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Rough figures.

- Jerry Goldsmith - 200
- Christopher Young - 87
- Bernard Herrmann - 75
- John Williams - 65
- Ennio Morricone - 50 and gaining momentum
- Akira Ifukube - 45
- Miklos Rozsa - 45
- John Barry - 45
- Philippe Sarde - 40
- Elmer Bernstein - 35
- Danny Elfman - 35
- Barry Gray - 30
- François De Roubaix - 24
- Bruce Broughton - 22
- Basil Poledouris - 22
- Pino Donaggio - 20
- Henry Mancini - 20
- Alan Silvestri - 20
- Nino Rota - 15

... etc.


You have no Horner, therefore this collection is not legimate. lol

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Ennio = 350
The rest less. Too warm out to sit in counting and can't be arsed.


As Thor likes to say, there's a whole other world out there!

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Ennio = 350
The rest less. Too warm out to sit in counting and can't be arsed.


As Thor likes to say, there's a whole other world out there!


And its messed to f**k.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Ennio = 350
The rest less. Too warm out to sit in counting and can't be arsed.


As Thor likes to say, there's a whole other world out there!


And its messed to f**k.


True, but not exactly what I meant!

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Ennio = 350
The rest less. Too warm out to sit in counting and can't be arsed.


As Thor likes to say, there's a whole other world out there!


And its messed to f**k.


True, but not exactly what I meant!


I know but went with the hilarious as usual .

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Rough figures.

- Jerry Goldsmith - 200
- Christopher Young - 87
- Bernard Herrmann - 75
- John Williams - 65
- Ennio Morricone - 50 and gaining momentum
- Akira Ifukube - 45
- Miklos Rozsa - 45
- John Barry - 45
- Philippe Sarde - 40
- Elmer Bernstein - 35
- Danny Elfman - 35
- Barry Gray - 30
- François De Roubaix - 24
- Bruce Broughton - 22
- Basil Poledouris - 22
- Pino Donaggio - 20
- Henry Mancini - 20
- Alan Silvestri - 20
- Nino Rota - 15

... etc.


You have no Horner, therefore this collection is not legimate. lol


I said earlier that I am removing most of his scores from my collection. No more than ten will suffice to cover every variant of his incessant pilfering. I would add that any collection having less than 100 Jerry Goldsmith CDs constitutes near heresy.

 
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