ASCAP feted Trevor Rabin amid a host of screen composers at its 27th annual Film and Television Music Awards, which took place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Hollywood on Thursday.
The event, which honors the composers of the most successful films, TV shows and videogames of the past year, closed with the presentation of the Henry Mancini Award to Rabin, whose scores range from “Remember the Titans” to “Bad Boys” and “The Sorceror’s Apprentice.” The composer was onhand to receive the award, with Jon Anderson and Jerry Bruckheimer providing videotaped tributes.
“National Treasure” director Jon Turteltaub delivered a Friars Club-worthy introduction, jokingly belittling his frequent collaborator as “just a work friend,” and speculating on the tightness of his pants during his time as a guitarist with prog-rockers Yes in the 1980s. Rabin took the barbs in good humor, and ended the evening by joining his son Ryan’s band Grouplove for a run through “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”
Other performers included “Mike and Molly” theme composer Josh Kelley and “Rio” songwriter Siedah Garrett.