God's Gift of Music: Monica Mancini
Video from RTE Radio1
"The daughter of Hollywood music royalty, renowned film composer Henry Mancini, joined John in studio this morning. Monica Mancini is also a recording artist in her own right & a double Grammy nominee, she performed 'Days of Wine & Roses' live in studio on RTÉ Radio 1." from video introduction.
"Concord Records recording artist and double-Grammy nominated vocalist Monica Mancini, daughter of famed film composer Henry Mancini has carved out an impressive career as a concert performer, appearing with major symphony orchestras worldwide, including the Chicago Symphony, New York Pops, Boston Pops, Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony and the London Metropolitan Orchestra.
She began singing early on as a member of the Henry Mancini Chorus, which led to a successful career in the Los Angeles studios, where she appeared on countless film scores and recordings with such notable artists as Placido Domingo, Quincy Jones, and Michael Jackson. Her debut CD, simply titled Monica Mancini was the companion to her PBS television special, Monica Mancini: On Record...' from the website: Monicamancini.com
Monica Mancini - Anywhere The Heart Goes
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Anywhere The Heart Goes (Album Version - (Meggie's Theme))
Henry Mancini, Monica Mancini
Anywhere The Heart Goes
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UMG (on behalf of Concord Records); UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, UMPG Publishing, CMRRA, LatinAutorPerf, UMPI, LatinAutor - UMPG, and 4 Music Rights Societies" from video introduction.
Monica Mancini Carries on her Father's 'Brilliance'
"Years of refinement shape this weekend's Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops programs at which Monica Mancini pays tribute to her father, celebrated film and television composer Henry Mancini, supplemented by a few of her other favorite things.
Concerts today through Sunday at Heinz Hall, Downtown, and Monday at Scottish Rite Cathedral, New Castle, will open with conductor Richard Kaufman leading purely orchestral performances of some of Mancini's most-loved music -- such as "Baby Elephant Walk" and music from the television series "Peter Gunn."
Monica Mancini's performance after intermission will include big-screen projections of family movies and photos, as well as film clips.
"It's not all Dad's stuff. It's my favorite film music, a lot of which happens to be by him," she says.
Henry Mancini, who was born in Cleveland, was raised in Ambridge and returned as a Western Pennsylvania local son to conduct the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops on many occasions. Originally a flutist, he served in an Army band during World War II and later was an arranger for jazz greats Benny Goodman and the Glenn Miller Band. Mancini's fluent absorption of jazz idioms, along with an audible sense of humor, contributed to his distinctive voice as a composer..." from the article: Monica Mancini carries on her father's 'brilliance'