Maurice Jarre

Maurice Jarre became internationally famous after winning an Acadmey Award for writing the music for Lawrence of Arabia, an original score that the American Film Institute has ranked as the third greatest movie score of all time. Jarre went on to win two more Academy Awards for Dr. Zhivago and Passage to India. Although Jarre is best know for his sweeping orchestral scores, he began working extensivley with electronics in the 1980s to create scores for films such as Witness and Fatal Attraction. I have embedded videos with samples from the scores for all these films below, as well as a sampling of the terrific score for Grand Prix. Many thanks to the students in my "Music in Cinema" class for introducing me to the music for Grand Prix.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Perfomed live by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by John Wilson


Dr. Zhivago (1965)
Embedded to begin with opening credits, skipping the overture


Passage to India (1984)
Performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maurice Jarre


Witness (1984)


Fatal Attraction (1987)


Grand Prix (1966)