Richard Robbins (composer)

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Richard Robbins
Born (1940-12-04)December 4, 1940
South Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Died November 7, 2012(2012-11-07) (aged 71)
New York City, United States
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Composer

Richard Stephen Robbins (December 4, 1940 – November 7, 2012) was an American-born composer, best known for his motion picture scores for the Merchant Ivory films.

Robbins was born in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. In November 2012, he died of Parkinson's disease at the age of 71. He died at his home in New York.[1]


Robbins was nominated for an Oscar in 1992 for his score for the film Howards End (performed by Martin Jones) and in 1993 for The Remains of the Day.[2] Also, he was named for a Sammy Film Music Award in 1992 for Howards End [3]


Robbins wrote the score for the following films unless otherwise noted:


  1. ^ "Composer Richard Robbins dies at 71". 3 News NZ. 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Bergan, Ronald (13 November 2012). "Richard Robbins obituary" – via The Guardian. 
  3. ^ "The Sammy Film Music Awards - Complete List". 

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