My colleague Toby of 50 Westerns From The 50s highlight today that this would have been the 100th birthday for famed American-born composer and noted film scorer, Jerome Moross. And he used the one of his most magnificent works (on vinyl) as the lead image. Doesn’t get any better than that.
Today would be composer Jerome Moross’ 100th birthday. 50s Western fans know him for his terrific score for The Big Country (1958), William Wyler’s epic Western starring Gregory Peck. It’s easily one of the best to be found in any Western — and it’s got some stiff competition.
Moross’ daughter (who has been a huge help with my research) has organized a number of showcases for her dad’s work. You can follow the festivities at moross.com.