post Harry Sukman, Music Maker

December 12th, 2010

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December 2 marked the birthday of Harry Sukman, award winning Hollywood composer. Other than the pilot and main theme, all the music we hear on The High Chaparral came from the creative talent of Harry Sukman.

Sukman’s work garnered two Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was nominated for The High Chaparral episode “Champion of the Western World” for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Composition, and for Salem’s Lot.

Warm Heart Cool HandsWhether they were the music for an entire series, as in the case of The High Chaparral and Dr. Kildare, or in individual pieces for episodes as requested, the songs composed by Sukman scored the background for scenes and helped define each character’s personality.

Sukman’s daughter, Susan Sukman McCray, produced a CD of his music featuring The Vincent Falcone Trio. Warm Heart, Cool Hands, a Tribute to My Friend, is available on CDBaby.

Susan also authored Harry’s Piano, a book for children of all ages who love music. A true story based on the early life of Academy Award winning composer and concert pianist Harry Sukman. He worked hard at what he loved the most and never gave up on a dream that came true. As an added bonus, included in the book is a CD with music selections performed by its composer Harry Sukman

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  1. is it possible to get in some place the Montoya theme? I was looking it for years!!

    Comment by Alberto — January 22, 2011 @ 2:02 am

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