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'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives' Documentary Composer Paul Henning Releases Debut Album 'Breaking Through'

By: Apr. 20, 2017
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Composer and film musician Paul Henning announces the release of his debut album BREAKING THROUGH, featuring piano solos performed by the Paul and recorded live with a 48-piece studio orchestra. The album embodies a nostalgic Americana vibe inspired by Henning's love of the American West. "I am thrilled to bring this long-awaited project to life," Henning remarked. "Despite all my years of experience working in the Hollywood Studios and on the concert stage, this is one of my most thrilling endeavors." BREAKING THROUGH is available now on,,

Henning has worked on the score orchestrations for over 50 feature films, including 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', 'The BFG', 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' and 'Chocolat'. In addition to his film writing, he also works on orchestral arrangements that have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and London Symphony.

An accomplished pianist and violinist, Henning has performed with the Hollywood Studio Symphony on the soundtracks to 'Frozen', 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', 'The Maze Runner', 'Furious 7', 'Moana', 'Storks', 'Monsters University' and 'Alice in Wonderland', among many others. He has also played violin for artists including Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. Henning has served as Concertmaster for the Golden State Pops Orchestra since 2004.

Henning was honoured to score the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival's opening night documentary, 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives', debuting at Radio City Music Hall on April 19th. The film is based on Davis' 2013 bestselling autobiography, and chronicles Davis' historic impact on many of the music industry's most iconic figures.

Album cover art by Alison Meyer


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