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Samuel Barber (I) (1910–1981)

Composer ("Adagio for Strings", "Overture to 'The School for Scandal'"). He was educated at the Curtis Institute, and studied with Isabelle Vengerova, Emilio de Gogorza, Fritz Reiner, and Rosario Scalero. He was awarded an honorary music degree from Harvard University. He was a sergeant in the USAF during World War II. He conducted and recorded ... See full bio »

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(age 70) in New York, USA

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Known For

Amélie
Amélie Soundtrack
(2001)
Platoon
Platoon Soundtrack
(1986)
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man Soundtrack
(1980)
Happiness
Happiness Soundtrack
(1998)

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 2003-2017 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Kamp Krustier (2017) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings" - uncredited)
- Treehouse of Horror XXVII (2016) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings" - uncredited)
- Little Orphan Millie (2007) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings" - uncredited)
- Marge Gamer (2007) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
- The Strong Arms of the Ma (2003) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 2016 The Grand Tour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Operation Desert Stumble (2016) ... (writer: "Adagio For Strings" - uncredited)
 2016 To Stay Alive: A Method (Documentary) ("Adagio for strings")
 2015/I Bravetown (writer: "Adagio for Strings", "Adagio for Strings (JMV cover)")
 2015 Experimenter (writer: "Knoxville: Summer of 1915")
 2010-2014 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra (2014) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings" - uncredited)
- Jenkins (2010) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings" - uncredited)
 2013 Twenty Feet from Stardom (Documentary) (writer: "Sure On This Shining Night")
 2012 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 6 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 2012 Wasteland (Video) (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 2011 The Choir: Unsung Town Revisited (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Agnus Dei" - uncredited)
 2011 The Deep Blue Sea (writer: "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14")
 2011 Himizu (writer: "Adagio For Strings")
 2011 Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park (2011) ... (music: "Adagio For Strings" - uncredited)
- Ferngully 2 (2011) ... (music: "Adagio For Strings" - uncredited)
 2009 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In Country... Club (2009) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings" - uncredited)
 2009 The Choir: Unsung Town (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... (writer: "Agnus Dei" - uncredited)
 2008 Top Gear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vietnam Special (2008) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 2008 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trumah (2008) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings, Op. 11" - as Barber)
 2007 The Ark of Madness (TV Special) (performer: "Adagio for Strings") / (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 2007 Sicko (Documentary) (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (writer: "Adagio For Strings, Op. 11 - Agnus Dei")
 2006 Ficció (writer: "Adagio for Strings Op. 11")
 2006 One Symphony Place: A World Premiere Live from Music City (TV Movie) (writer: "Essay No. 2, Opus 17")
 2005 Liubi (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 2004 Peace One Day (Documentary) (writer: "Adagio For Strings")
 2004 Ma mère (writer: "Agnus Dei")
 2004 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Up the Down Steroid (2004) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 2003 Reconstruction ("Adagio for Strings")
 2003 Processen (Documentary short) (writer: "Adagio for strings" - as Barber)
 2003 Swimming Upstream (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 2003 Jojo in the Stars (Short) (writer: "Andante from Violin Concerto Opus 14")
 2002 S1m0ne (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 2001 Amélie (writer: "Adagio pour cordes")
 2000 Kevin & Perry Go Large ("Another Day (Perfecto Dub Mix)") / (writer: "Barber's 'Adagio For Strings'")
 2000 At Home with the Braithwaites (TV Series) (writer: "Barber's Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Mix)")
 2000/II El armario (music: "Adagio for Strings")
 1999 Spaced (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Battles (1999) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 1999 Red Dwarf (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Only the Good... (1999) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 1999 Fermeture de l'usine Renault à Vilvoorde (La vie sexuelle des Belges, 3e partie) (Documentary) (writer: "Adagio for Strings")
 1998 Happiness (writer: "Piano Concerto")
 1996 Seinfeld (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Fatigues (1996) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings" - uncredited)
 1996 Jägarna ("Adagio For Strings")
 1995 The Scarlet Letter ("Agnus Dei")
 1995 ER (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Do One, Teach One, Kill One (1995) ... (writer: "Adagio for Strings" - uncredited)
 1995 Falling for You (TV Movie) (writer: "ADAGIO FOR STRINGS")
 1994 Wild Reeds ("Adagio for Strings")
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil (writer: "Adagio for Strings", "Agnus Dei" - as Barber)
 1991 Celeste (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... (music: "Adagio for Strings" - uncredited)
 1986 Platoon (writer: "ADAGIO FOR STRINGS")
 1983 El Norte ("Adagio for Strings")
 1980 The Elephant Man ("Adagio for Strings")
 1974 A Very Natural Thing ("Adagio for Strings, Op. 11")
 1973 The Horse (Short) (music: "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" (excerpts))
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Personal Quote:

I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure...Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football - please. [To his mother, as a young child.]

Trivia:

His 1958 opera "Vanessa," comissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, and his 1962 Piano Concerto, comissioned by the opening festivities of Lincoln Center, both individually won the Pulitzer Prize for Music, in their respective years. See more »

Trademark:

Lyrical, haunting, unforgettable melodies

Star Sign:

Pisces

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