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Lalo Schifrin


Lalo Schifrin is an Argentine composer, pianist and conductor. He is best known for his film and TV scores, such as the '''' theme. He has received four Grammy Awards and six Oscar nominations.

One of Schifrin's most recognizable and enduring compositions is the theme music for the long-running TV series . It is a distinctive tune written in an uncommon 5/4 time signature.

Schifrin's "Tar Sequence" from his Cool Hand Luke score (also written in 5/4) was the longtime theme for the Eyewitness News broadcasts on New York station WABC-TV and other ABC affiliates, as well as National Nine News in Australia. CBS Television used part of the theme of his St. Ives soundtrack for its golf broadcasts in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Related websites

allmusic Biography

Schifrin interview with Miguel Angel Ordonez & Pablo Nieto for Score Magacine (translated from the original Spanish)

Sony Pictures. Tango: The Production. Production notes.

Aleph Records discography

Lalo Schifrin's official website

Cinema Retro attends Lalo Schifrin's London concert

Aleph Records Discography - record label operated by Schifrin

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