^ Back to Top
^ Back to Discography
Classical Music Home
Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search


American composer and producer William Perry was born in Elmira, New York and began actively composing and conducting at the age of fifteen. This led to musical study at Harvard University, where his teachers included Paul Hindemith, Walter Piston and Randall Thompson. He is today best known as a film composer, but in addition to his more than one hundred film scores and five stage musicals, Perry has been active as a composer of concert music, and his orchestral scores have been performed by the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the symphony orchestras of Minnesota, Cincinnati, Montreal and Hartford as well as the Vienna Symphony and other orchestras in Europe. Among his best-known compositions are the Trumpet Concerto, the Jamestown Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, written to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first permanent colony in America (available on Naxos 8.559344) and the whimsical Six Title Themes in Search of a Movie (Naxos 8.572567). Perry’s scores combine broad-based melodies and multi-hued harmonies with more than a hint of wit and good humor. Dance forms, both period and contemporary, are a dominant element in the bright rhythmic structuring of his film and concert music.

Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
View by Role: Classical Composer | Lyricist | Conductor
Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 

Role: Lyricist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 

Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 

 View Albums

For picture licensing, please contact customer service.

 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
1:03:41 PM, 26 May 2016
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.