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    Mon, 05 May 2014 14:33:28

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    Even if the name "Henry Mancini" isn't instantly familiar to you, we bet you know his work!

    Sony/Legacy Recordings will celebrate American composer Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 - June 14, 1994) with a variety of collectible commemorative titles to be released throughout 2014. The new official Henry Mancini website is live.

    Go ahead and get acquainted with a legend by poking around the site.

    An 11-CD deluxe box set comprising the best of Henry Mancini's classic film soundtracks is in the works for 2014, while a retrospective tribute, featuring catalog and new recordings of the composer's unforgettable songs, is currently under development with details TBA.

    Henry Mancini composed music that's woven into the fabric of American pop culture: The Pink Panther Theme, the "Peter Gunn" bass line, "Moon River" (from Breakfast at Tiffany's), "Days of Wine and Roses" and more.

    So, yeah, you have heard of plenty of Mancini.

    Do you have a favorite Mancini composition?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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