GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Instrumental Composition

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Best Instrumental Composition

 

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2018)
 
winner

Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil)

Terence Blanchard, composer (Terence Blanchard)

nominees

Chrysalis

Infinity War

John Williams

Mine Mission

The Shape Of Water

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
winner
Arturo O'Farrill, Jr., GRAMMY winner

Three Revolutions

Arturo O'Farrill, composer (Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdés)

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner

Spoken At Midnight

Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band)

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
 
winner
Arturo O'Farrill, Jr., GRAMMY winner

The Afro Latin Jazz Suite

Arturo O'Farrill, composer (Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa)

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
winner
John Williams

The Book Thief

John Williams, composer (John Williams)

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
winner

Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra

Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner
Chick Corea

Mozart Goes Dancing

Chick Corea, composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
winner
Béla Fleck

Life In Eleven

Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner

The Path Among The Trees

Billy Childs, composer (Billy Childs Ensemble)

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner

Married Life

Michael Giacchino, composer (Michael Giacchino)

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner
John Williams

The Adventures Of Mutt

John Williams, composer (John Williams)

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner

Cerulean Skies

Maria Schneider, composer (Maria Schneider Orchestra)

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner
John Williams

A Prayer For Peace

John Williams, composer (John Williams)

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner

Into The Light

Billy Childs, composer (Billy Childs Ensemble)

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner

Merengue

Paquito D'Rivera, composer (Yo-Yo Ma)

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner

Sacajawea

Wayne Shorter, composer (Wayne Shorter)

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner

Six Feet Under Title Theme

Thomas Newman, composer (Thomas Newman)

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner

Cast Away - End Credits

Alan Silvestri, composer (Alan Silvestri)

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner
John Williams

Theme From Angela's Ashes

John Williams, composer (John Williams)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner

Joyful Noise Suite

Don Sebesky, composer (Don Sebesky)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Béla Fleck

Almost 12

Béla Fleck, Future Man & Victor Lemonte Wooten, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner

Aung San Suu Kyi

Wayne Shorter, composer (Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter)

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner
Herbie Hancock

Manhattan (Island Of Lights And Love)

Herbie Hancock & Jean Hancock, composers (Herbie Hancock)

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner

A View From The Side

Bill Holman, composer (The Bill Holman Band)

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner

African Skies

Michael Brecker, composer (Michael Brecker)

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner

Forever In Love

Kenny G, composer (Kenny G)

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner

Harlem Renaissance Suite

Benny Carter, composer (Benny Carter)

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner
Elton John

Basque

Elton John, composer (James Galway)

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner
Pat Metheny

Change Of Heart

Pat Metheny, composer (Pat Metheny, Dave Holland & Roy Haynes)

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner

The Batman Theme

Danny Elfman, composer (Sinfonia Of London Orchestra)

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner

The Theme From LA Law

Mike Post, composer (Mike Post)

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner
Herbie Hancock

Call Sheet Blues

Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins & Wayne Shorter, composers (Dexter Gordon)

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner

Out Of Africa

John Barry, composer (John Barry)

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner

Miami Vice Theme

Jan Hammer, composer (Jan Hammer)

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner
John Williams

Olympic Fanfare & Theme

John Williams, composer (John Williams)

winner

The Natural

Randy Newman, composer (Randy Newman)

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner

Love Theme From Flashdance

Giorgio Moroder, composer (Various Artists (Helen St. John))

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner
John Williams

Flying - Theme From E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

John Williams, composer (John Williams)

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner

The Theme From Hill Street Blues

Mike Post, composer (Mike Post)

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner
John Williams

The Empire Strikes Back

John Williams, composer (John Williams)

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner
John Williams

Superman Main Title Theme

John Williams, composer (John Williams)

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner
John Williams

Theme From Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

John Williams, composer (John Williams)

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner
John Williams

Star Wars - Main Title

John Williams, composer (John Williams)

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner

Bellavia

Chuck Mangione, composer (Chuck Mangione)

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner

Images

Michel Legrand, composer (Michel Legrand & Phil Woods)

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner

Tubular Bells - Theme From The Exorcist

Mike Oldfield, composer (Mike Oldfield)

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

Last Tango In Paris

Gato Barbieri, composer (Chuck Mangione and also Herb Alpert)

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner

Brian's Song

Michel Legrand, composer (Michel Legrand)

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner

Theme From Summer Of '42

Michel Legrand, composer (Michel Legrand)

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner

Airport Love Theme

Alfred Newman, composer (Alfred Newman)

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner

Midnight Cowboy

John Barry, composer (John Barry)

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner

Classical Gas

Mason Williams, composer (Mason Williams)

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner

Mission: Impossible

Lalo Schifrin, composer (Lalo Schifrin)

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner

Batman Theme

Neal Hefti, composer (Neal Hefti)

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner
Henry Mancini

The Pink Panther Theme

Henry Mancini, composer (Henry Mancini)

6th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1963)
 
winner

More - Theme From Mondo Cane

Norman Newell, Nino Oliviero & Riz Ortolani, composers (Vic Dana)

5th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1962)
 
winner

A Taste Of Honey

Ric Marlow & Bobby Scott, composers (Eddie Cano)

4th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1961)
 
winner

African Waltz

Galt MacDermott, composer (Cannonball Adderly)

2nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1959)
 
winner
Duke Ellington

Anatomy Of A Murder

Duke Ellington, composer (Duke Ellington)

1st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1958)
 
winner

Cross Country Suite

Nelson Riddle, composer (Nelson Riddle)