Stella by Starlight by Victor Young (Jazz Standard, piano)

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    Stella by Starlight by Victor Young (Jazz Standard, piano solo) Sheet Music

    Victor Young

    Victor Young (Chicago, 1900 – Los Angeles, 1956) American musician who stood out for his work in the cinema as a composer of soundtracks. Considered one of the most influential musicians in Hollywood, Victor Young came to the world of cinema after some absolutely rocky beginnings.

    As he was the son of Polish emigrants and mastered the language of his parents, they decided to send him to Europe, thinking about his early musical education. He studied at the Warsaw Conservatory and soon accredited great musical gifts, surprising his teachers, who witnessed a brilliant career that led him in his teens to be the first violin of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.

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    Until that moment, his career did not suffer any setbacks; but, in 1917, he agrees to go on a concert tour in Russia, in full revolutionary euphoria. Security guarantees were minimal and he, in fact, was arrested.

    Everything raised fears for his personal integrity when a Bolshevik officer, admired for his talent, planned the escape of Young, who seemed touched by bad luck, because shortly after outwitting the Russian authorities, he was arrested again, this time in Germany, a country where his presence was not opportune, either. Once again, his talent as a violinist was the safe-conduct that helped him get out of prison, heading to the United States.

    After the hectic European tour, Victor Young decides to settle in Los Angeles, where he gains fame as a violinist. Attracted by the world of cinema, he tries his luck in the orchestra that Paramount has on staff to interpret the soundtracks of its productions. To everyone’s surprise, Young began composing and arranging scores, and did so with such ease that he has gone down in film history as one of the world’s most prolific musicians.

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    In his professional curriculum, there are around three hundred and fifty compositions and arrangements. His musical ability was best utilized by director Cecil B. DeMille, for whom Young composed unforgettable soundtracks such as those for Canadian Mounted Police and Samson and Delilah .

    However, Victor Young is best known for being the author of several western tunes without which it is difficult to explain the musical conventions of the genre: Johnny Guitar , Deep Roots and Rio Grande , among others. Although he devised soundtracks of unquestionable interest, in the case of The Quiet Man , he only won an Oscar, which was awarded posthumously, for Around the World in 80 Days , his cinematographic testament.

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    Victor Young Filmography:


    About Mrs. Leslie
    The Accused (1949 film)
    Aloma of the South Seas (1941 film)
    And Now Tomorrow
    And the Angels Sing
    Anything Can Happen
    Appointment with Danger
    Arise, My Love
    Arizona (1940 film)
    Army Girl
    Around the World in 80 Days (1956 film)


    Beyond Glory
    Beyond the Blue Horizon (film)
    The Big Clock (film)
    Blackbeard the Pirate
    The Blue Dahlia
    The Brave One (1956 film)
    Breaking the Ice (film)
    Bright Leaf
    Buck Benny Rides Again
    Buckskin Frontier
    Bullfighter and the Lady
    The Buster Keaton Story


    Calcutta (1947 film)
    California (1947 film)
    Caught in the Draft
    Chicago Deadline
    China (1943 film)
    China Gate (1957 film)
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949 film)
    The Conqueror (1956 film)
    The Country Girl (1954 film)
    The Crystal Ball (film)


    Dark Command
    Dream Girl (1948 film)
    Drum Beat


    Ebb Tide (1937 film)
    The Emperor Waltz


    Fair Wind to Java
    The File on Thelma Jordon
    The Fireball
    Flight Nurse (film)
    Flying Tigers (film)
    For Whom the Bell Tolls (film)
    The Forest Rangers (film)
    Forever Female
    Frankie and Johnny (1936 film)
    Frenchman's Creek (film)


    The Glass Key (1942 film)
    Golden Boy (1939 film)
    Golden Earrings
    The Great John L.
    The Great Man's Lady
    The Great Moment (1944 film)
    The Greatest Show on Earth (film)
    Gulliver's Travels (1939 film)
    Gun Crazy


    Hail the Conquering Hero
    Heritage of the Desert (1939 film)
    Hold Back the Dawn
    Hostages (1943 film)


    I Walk Alone
    I Want a Divorce
    I Wanted Wings
    The Imperfect Lady (1947 film)


    Johnny Guitar


    Kitty (1945 film)
    Klondike Annie


    Law of the Pampas
    The Left Hand of God
    The Lemon Drop Kid
    The Light That Failed (1939 film)
    The Light of Western Stars (1940 film)
    Little Boy Lost (1953 film)
    The Llano Kid
    Love Letters (1945 film)
    Love Thy Neighbor (1940 film)


    The Mad Doctor (1941 film)
    Maid of Salem
    Make Way for Tomorrow
    A Man Alone (film)
    Man of Conquest
    The Maverick Queen
    A Medal for Benny
    A Millionaire for Christy
    Ministry of Fear
    Miss Tatlock's Millions
    Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942 film)
    My Favorite Spy (1951 film)
    My Foolish Heart (1949 film)


    A Night at Earl Carroll's
    Night Has a Thousand Eyes
    The Night of Nights
    No Time for Love (1943 film)
    North West Mounted Police (film)


    Omar Khayyam (film)
    One Minute to Zero
    One Night in Lisbon
    Our Very Own (1950 film)
    The Outlaw


    Paid in Full (1950 film)
    The Paleface (1948 film)
    The Palm Beach Story
    Payment on Demand
    Practically Yours
    The Proud and Profane


    The Quiet Man


    Range War
    Reaching for the Sun
    Reap the Wild Wind
    The Remarkable Andrew
    Riding High (1943 film)
    Riding High (1950 film)
    Rio Grande (1950 film)
    Road to Morocco
    Road to Singapore
    Road to Zanzibar
    Run of the Arrow


    Samson and Delilah (1949 film)
    Sands of Iwo Jima
    Scaramouche (1952 film)
    The Searching Wind
    September Affair
    Shane (film)
    Silver Queen
    Skylark (1941 film)
    Something to Live For (film)
    Son of Sinbad
    Song of Surrender
    The Star (1952 film)
    The Stars Are Singing
    State of the Union (film)
    The Story of Dr. Wassell
    The Story of Will Rogers
    Strategic Air Command (film)
    Streets of Laredo (film)
    Suddenly, It's Spring
    The Sun Shines Bright


    Take a Letter, Darling
    The Tall Men (film)
    Three Coins in the Fountain (film)
    Three Faces West
    Three Men from Texas
    Thunderbirds (1952 film)
    To Each His Own (1946 film)
    Trouble in the Glen
    True to Life (film)
    Two Years Before the Mast (film)


    Unconquered (1947 film)
    The Uninvited (1944 film)
    Untamed (1940 film)


    Way Down South (film)
    Wells Fargo (film)
    Where There's Life
    The Wild Blue Yonder (1951 film)


    You Came Along
    Young and Willing
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