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Kurt Bestor

Biography

Modern composer/keyboardist Kurt Bestor started his career composing scores for movies and productions like 1987’s The Magdeburg Affair as well as the 1988 Wintertime Olympics, that he earned an Emmy. His initial holiday album, Xmas, Vol. 1, premiered in 1988; his initial album of modern compositions, Seasons, made an appearance in 1989; as well as the ’90s found many vacation, soundtrack, and unique tasks from him, including Noel, The Spirits of Dickens’ History, Sketches, as well as the Dance. Innovators adopted in early 2000.

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Full Name Kurt Bestor
Profession Keyboard Player, Film Score Composer
Education Orem High School
Nationality American
Spouse Petrina Bestor, Holli Ammon, Melodie Bestors
Music Songs Prayer of the Children, The Melody Within, April Child, Let Me In, Three Tools, Reprise - The Melody Within/The Curse, The Curse, Man Among Men, Mama, Don't You Weep, Of Home, Rainmaker, A Mother's Christmas Lullaby, Il Le Ne Le Divin Enfant, Finale He's Back / Let Me In, On Pastel Wing, Tale of Rigoletto, My Soul Hungered", Ransacking the Mansion, Oh My Soul Hungered, Bonnie Chooses to Stay, Singing Montage, May He Rest in Peace, Baroque Coco, Romance with Electrons, Gabriella's Song, From Leonardo's Sketchbook, Belle La Vie, Sundancing, Fishing the Sky, Deck the Halls in Blues, Savior, Shepherd, And King, Porter's Problem
Albums Rigoletto, An Airus Christmas, Evening Angels, One Silent Night, Joyspring II, The Lamb of God (Original Score), Outside the Lines, An Airus Christmas II, Sounds of the Season, The Ghost of Dickens Past, Innovators, Jubilate (Nurtured by Love), Seasons, Fathers, Joyspring - Images - Piano, Christmas, Kurt Bestor Christmas, Vol. 1, A Kurt Bestor Christmas - By Request, Sketches, Coming Full Circle, The Dance, Noel, Kurt Bestor Christmas, Vol. 2
Movies A More Perfect Union, The ButterCream Gang, Rigoletto, The ButterCream Gang: Secret of Treasure Mountain, Mountain of the Lord, Behind the Waterfall, No More Baths, The Ghosts of Dickens' Past, The Scarecrow


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dying in Vein, the opiate generation 2016 Documentary post-production
The Inland Trail 2011 Video short
Familiar Spirits 2007
The Penny Promise 2001
Animated Stories from the New Testament 2000-2001 TV Series 2 episodes
The Scarecrow 2000 Video
Christmas Mission 1999 Video short
The Ghosts of Dickens' Past 1998
Sedona: The Spirit of Wonder 1998 Documentary short
No More Baths 1998
Turning Point 1996 Video short
National Geographic: Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria 1996 TV Movie documentary
Behind the Waterfall 1995
The ButterCream Gang in Secret of Treasure Mountain 1993 Video
Rigoletto 1993 Video
Split Infinity 1992
The ButterCream Gang 1992 Video
In Your Wildest Dreams 1991
The Witching of Ben Wagner 1990 TV Movie
A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation 1989
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas 1989 TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs 2007 Documentary conductor
The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided 2006 conductor
The Work and the Glory 2004 conductor / musician: harmonica and hammer dulcimer
Parables of Jesus 2003 Video short composer: theme music
The Lost Is Found 1999 Video short composer: theme music / song
The Ghosts of Dickens' Past 1998 original music score
Mysteries of Egypt 1998 Documentary conductor
Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods 1996 Short documentary composer: additional music
The Seventh Brother 1995 musician
Windrunner 1994 conductor
The ButterCream Gang in Secret of Treasure Mountain 1993 Video music arranger / musical director
Rigoletto 1993 Video conductor / music arranger: songs / orchestrator
Split Infinity 1992 conductor
The ButterCream Gang 1992 Video conductor
Double Impact 1991 conductor
The Witching of Ben Wagner 1990 TV Movie conductor

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1995 TV Series music - 1 episode
Rigoletto 1993 Video music: "LET ME IN", "THE CURSE", "APRIL CHILD", "THE MELODY WITHIN"
The ButterCream Gang 1992 Video lyrics: "Dreams Of A Better Day" / music: "Dreams Of A Better Day"
In Your Wildest Dreams 1991 lyrics: "Black and White", "In Your Wildest Dreams" / music: "Black and White", "In Your Wildest Dreams", "Through the Eyes of a Child"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twisted Metal 1995 Video Game executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Innovators 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Secrets 2001 Himself - Conductor (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Special Recognition BMI Film & TV Awards · Sam Cardon
· David Foster
· Michael Kamen
· Moby
· Linda Thompson
· John Williams


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1 I get tired of writing for money, It's hard to chase money and the muse. I hate to think about money.


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