Musical and vocal

Musical and vocal arrangements of Ray Conniff said other conductors for the vocal arrangements for choir and musical events for the varied rhythms of his music. Conniff recorded from jazz standards of the big bands of the 1940s and 1950s, to pop classics by authors such as Simon Garfunkel, Burt Bacharach, The Beatles, The Carpenters, among many others. He popularized the theme of the film Doctor Zhivago (1965), “Lara’s Theme”, a composition by Maurice Jarre that Conniff became a successful pop with the title “Somewhere My Love” and for which he won a Grammy in 1966. In 1997, after spending just over 40 years personally and professionally linked to Columbia Records, Ray Conniff signed a new contract with PolyGram, multinational, with whom he recorded three albums: Ray Conniff live in Rio, I love movies and tribute to Frank Sinatra called My Way.His fondness for Latin and Brazilian music led him to include classics like “Besame Mucho”, “El dia que me quieras”, “Frenesi,” “Green Eyes”, “Brazil”, “Aquarela do Brasil”, “The Condor Pasa “,” Caballo Viejo “, among many others. For this reason, Conniff became very famous in Latin American countries, thanks in part to its continued participation in the International Song Festival of Vi a del Mar. He also recorded several hits Camilo Sesto famous singer in the 1980s and played in live with his orchestra and a choir of eight people at large as football stadiums in Vi a del Mar. He died in Escondido, California, following a fall in the bathroom, and was buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles , California.