Saturday, July 17, 2021

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Henri Verdun

French composer Henri Verdun was born Maurice Jospeph Castellain in Roubaix, France on August 9, 1895. Verdun was a songwriter, classical, theater and film composer. Henri scored over 80 film scores between 1930 and 1958. He also wrote over a dozen songs that appeared in these soundtracks. His lone western score was for the semi-western “Ernest the Rebel” (1938) starring Fernandel.   

Verdun died in Paris on June 25, 1977.

VERDUN, Henry (aka H. Verdun, Henri Verdun) (Maurice Joseph Castellain) [8/9/1895, Roubaix, Hauts-de-France, France – 6/25/1977, Paris, Île-de-France, France] – composer, songwriter.

Ernest the Rebel – 1938 (co)


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