Miklós Rózsa


As I mentioned in my previous post about Jerry Goldsmith, one additional composer that we are going to explore is Miklós Rózsa. Rózsa (1907-1995) was a Hungarian-born composer who was best known for his film scores, including three Academy Awards for movies such as Spellbound and Ben Hur. As a composer of concert works, Rózsa was quite prolific, including the sole brass piece:

Festive Flourish for Brass and Percussion

Festive Flourish was written for the bicentennial anniversary of American independence. It is a concise work, clocking in at only a minute long, but those familiar with Rózsa’s film scores can easily recognize his compositional style and harmony in this tonal and very accessible work.

Here is a short excerpt: Rozsa – Festive Flourish excerpt

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