Robert Russell Bennett

Music Department, Composer, Soundtrack

Music Department, Composer, Soundtrack


Composer, arranger, musician and conductor Robert Russell Bennett studied piano with his mother and other instruments with his bandmaster father, and also with Carl Busch and Nadia Boulanger (honorary DHL, Franklin & Marshall College and Guggenheim fellowships). He began conducting at 11, was organist at a Kansas City theatre and a violinist and ...
Birth date
1894-06-15
Death date
1981-08-18
Awards
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.

Known For


Oklahoma!
Oklahoma!
Music Department (1955)
Pacific Liner
Pacific Liner
Music Department (1939)
Project Twenty
Project Twenty
Music Department (1956-1970)
Frost/Nixon
Frost/Nixon
Soundtrack (2008)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
Music departmentBernadette Peters: A Special Concert
(TV Special) (arranger/orchestrator)
2020
Music departmentThe Sound of Music Live!
(TV Special) (orchestrations: Broadway original)
2013
Music departmentOklahoma!
(TV Special documentary) (orchestrator)
2011
Music departmentBBC Proms
(TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode) - Prom 49: A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein (2010) ... (orchestrator - "Oklahoma"! orchestations)
2010
Music departmentLive from Lincoln Center
(TV Series) (orchestrator - 3 episodes) - South Pacific (2010) ... (orchestrator) - Camelot (2008) ... (orchestrator) - Flicka and Friends: From Rossini to Show Boat (1990) ... (orchestrator - for "Show Boat" excerpts)
1990-2010
Music departmentGreat Performances
(TV Series) (orchestrator - 3 episodes) - 'South Pacific' in Concert from Carnegie Hall (2006) ... (orchestrator) - Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella' (2004) ... (orchestrator - archive footage) - Show Boat (1989) ... (orchestrator)
1989-2006
Music departmentOklahoma!
(TV Movie) (orchestrator: original orchestrations)
1999
Music departmentThe Show Boat Story
(TV Movie documentary) (orchestrator: "Show Boat" - uncredited)
1989
Music departmentCamelot
(TV Movie) (orchestrator)
1982
Music departmentAndrocles and the Lion
(TV Movie) (orchestrator)
1967
Music departmentAnnie Get Your Gun
(TV Movie) (orchestrator)
1967
Music departmentCinderella
(TV Movie) (orchestrator - uncredited)
1965/I
Music departmentThe Greatest Story Ever Told
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1965
Music departmentProject Twenty
(TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode, 1960) (scoring - 1 episode, 1957) (music editor - 1 episode, 1956) - Not So Long Ago (1960) ... (music) - Call to Freedom (1957) ... (scoring) - The Great War: World War I (1956) ... (music editor)
Music departmentSouth Pacific
(orchestrator)
1958
Music departmentThe DuPont Show of the Month
(TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode) - Cole Porter's 'Aladdin' (1958) ... (orchestrator)
1958
Music departmentBack in the Thirties
(TV Movie documentary) (music supervisor)
1957
Music departmentCinderella
(TV Movie) (orchestrator)
1957
Music departmentTeenage Rebel
(orchestrator - as Bobby Bennett)
1956
Music departmentThe King and I
(orchestrator)
1956
Music departmentCarousel
(orchestrator)
1956
Music departmentOklahoma!
(musical arrangements) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
1955
Music departmentProducers' Showcase
(TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode) - Call to Freedom (1955) ... (orchestrator)
1955
Music departmentThe Egyptian
(orchestrator)
1954
Music departmentVictory at Sea
(Documentary) (conductor) / (music arranger)
1954
Music departmentThe Unconquered
(Documentary) (orchestrator)
1954
Music departmentGeneral Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein
(TV Special) (orchestrator - "Oklahoma!", "South Pacific", and "The King and I" sequences)
1954
Music departmentVictory at Sea
(TV Series documentary) (conductor and arranger - 21 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (arranger and conductor - 3 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (conductor - 1 episode, 1953) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1953) - Design for Peace (1953) ... (conductor and arranger) - Suicide for Glory (1953) ... (conductor and arranger) - The Road to Mandalay (1953) ... (conductor and arranger) - Target Suribachi (1953) ... (conductor and arranger) - The Fate of Europe (1953) ... (conductor and arranger) Show all 25 episodes
Music departmentMy Son John
(orchestrator)
1952
Music departmentThe Pace That Thrills
(composer: stock music - uncredited)
1952
Music departmentThe Luck of the Irish
(orchestrator)
1948
Music departmentTake It or Leave It
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1944
Music departmentLady in the Dark
(orchestral arranger)
1944
Music departmentThe Falcon and the Co-eds
(composer: stock music - uncredited)
1943
Music departmentJourney Into Fear
(composer: stock music - uncredited)
1943
Music departmentWildcat Bus
(composer: stock music - uncredited)
1940
Music departmentLucky Partners
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1940
Music departmentStage to Chino
(composer: stock music - uncredited)
1940
Music departmentRebecca
(composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
1940
Music departmentSued for Libel
(composer: stock music - uncredited)
1939
Music departmentIntermezzo
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1939
Music departmentThe Day the Bookies Wept
(composer: stock music - uncredited)
1939
Music departmentThe Hunchback of Notre Dame
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1939
Music departmentThe Spellbinder
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1939
Music departmentCareer
(musical director - as Russell Bennett)
1939
Music departmentThe Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1939
Music departmentWuthering Heights
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1939
Music departmentLove Affair
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1939
Music departmentGunga Din
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1939
Music departmentThe Great Man Votes
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1939
Music departmentPacific Liner
(musical director - as Russell Bennett)
1939
Music departmentNext Time I Marry
(composer: stock music - uncredited)
1938
Music departmentThe Law West of Tombstone
(composer: stock music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
1938
Music departmentAnnabel Takes a Tour
(musical director)
1938
Music departmentLawless Valley
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1938
Music departmentTarnished Angel
(composer: stock music - uncredited)
1938
Music departmentA Man to Remember
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1938
Music departmentFugitives for a Night
(composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - as Russell Bennett)
1938
Music departmentCarefree
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1938
Music departmentVivacious Lady
(music arranger: orchestral music - uncredited)
1938
Music departmentJoy of Living
(orchestral arrangements - as Russell Bennett)
1938
Music departmentA Damsel in Distress
(orchestral arrangements by - as Russell Bennett)
1937
Music departmentAli Baba Goes to Town
(composer: music cues - uncredited)
1937
Music departmentMusic for Madame
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1937
Music departmentHigh, Wide and Handsome
(music arranger - as Russell Bennett)
1937
Music departmentThe Road Back
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1937
Music departmentShall We Dance
(music arranger - uncredited)
1937
Music departmentLost Horizon
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1937
Music departmentWalking on Air
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1936
Music departmentSwing Time
(music arranger - uncredited)
1936
Music departmentRomeo and Juliet
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1936
Music departmentShow Boat
(composer: incidental music - uncredited) / (musical arranger - uncredited)
1936
Music departmentI Dream Too Much
(orchestrator - uncredited)
1935
Music departmentShow Boat
(orchestrator: prologue)
1929
RoleTitleYear
ComposerProject Twenty
(TV Series documentary) (22 episodes) - The Shining Mountains (1970) - The West of Charles Russell (1970) - Mirror of America (1969) - Meet George Washington (1969) - Down to the Sea in Ships (1968) Show all 22 episodes
1956-1970
ComposerThe DuPont Show of the Week
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Merrily We Roll Along (1961) - Laughter USA (1961)
1961
ComposerBack in the Thirties
(TV Movie documentary)
1957
ComposerProducers' Showcase
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Call to Freedom (1955)
1955
ComposerBrigham Young
(uncredited)
1940
ComposerSwanee River
(uncredited)
1939
ComposerIntermezzo
(uncredited)
1939
ComposerThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
(uncredited)
1939
ComposerFifth Avenue Girl
(as Russell Bennett, musical score by)
1939
ComposerStanley and Livingstone
(uncredited)
1939
ComposerCareer
(uncredited)
1939
ComposerThe Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
(uncredited)
1939
ComposerTwelve Crowded Hours
(uncredited)
1939
ComposerPacific Liner
(uncredited)
1939
ComposerAnnabel Takes a Tour
(uncredited)
1938
ComposerLawless Valley
(uncredited)
1938
ComposerSuez
(uncredited)
1938
ComposerCarefree
(uncredited)
1938
ComposerJoy of Living
(uncredited)
1938
ComposerRadio City Revels
(uncredited)
1938
ComposerA Damsel in Distress
(uncredited)
1937
ComposerArtist and Models
(uncredited)
1937
ComposerHigh, Wide and Handsome
(uncredited)
1937
ComposerSwing Time
(uncredited)
1936
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackBBC Proms
(TV Series) (arranger - 2 episodes) - Prom 59: John Wilson on Broadway (2012) ... (arranger: "Make Believe", "Ol' Man River", "Younger Than Springtime", "Come Home") / (arranger: "The Lusty Month of May")
2012
SoundtrackBBC Proms
(TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode) - Prom 49: A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein (2010) ... (arranger: "Oh What a Beautiful Morning", "People Will Say We're in Love", "Carousel Waltz", "Oklahoma" (encore))
2010
SoundtrackFrost/Nixon
(performer: "Victory at Sea")
2008
SoundtrackDie Weihnachtsfeier
(performer: "Ave Maria")
1996
SoundtrackNixon
(performer: "GUADALCANAL MARCH" AND "MARE NOSTRUM" FROM VICTORY AT SEA)
1995
SoundtrackCarnegie Hall
("The Pleasure's All Mine")
1947
SoundtrackSlave Ship
(arranger: "Rule, Britannia" (1740) - uncredited)
1937
SoundtrackSwing Time
(arranger: "Waltz in Swing Time" (1936) - uncredited)
1936