John (Towner) Williams

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Born: 8 February 1932 — New York — USA
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Phenomenon

I own 11 soundtrack recordings by John Williams. I am always astounded as to how he is able to effortlessly aternate between tonal and atonal textures (classic example being Close Encounters of the Third Kind), while still creating a musical representation of the film images. I'm hoping he still has enough for another masterpiece!

[by “Anonymous” on 2010-05-25 04:55:44]

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  • “Jaws” film score (1975)
  • “Star Wars” film score (1977)
  • “Raiders of the Lost Ark” film score (1981)
  • “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” film score (1982)
  • “Jurassic Park” film score (1993)
  • Olympic theme songs for 1984 (“Olympic Fanfare and Theme”), 1996 (“Summon the Heroes” — very beautiful), and 2002 (“Call of the Champions”)
  • “Liberty Fanfare,” played for the rededication of the Statue of Liberty
  • “Harry Potter” movie scores
  • many other works and dozens of other movie scores as well

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Wed 23 Apr: Trois Miniatures Pour quatuor à cordes, Premiere and workshop by the Arditti Quartet Milton court concert hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
Thu 24 Apr: Von Hollywood nach Pankow - Hanns Eisler und die Frauen Arnold Schönberg Center Schwarzenbergplatz 6 1030 Wien
Sun 27 Apr: Godelieve Shrama + Wouter Snoei Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Piet Heinkade 1 Amsterdam
Sat 3 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” Church of the Holy Apostles New York
Sun 4 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St., NY, NY
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(1824) Ludwig van Beethoven: Premiere of Missa Solemnis op. 123, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
(2007) Peter Machajdík: Premiere of "Lasea" for string orchestra at the Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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Sheet music for Williams

[details ←] Standard Vocal Repertoire-Bk. 2-Low Voice, piano, vocal,
[details ←] Contemporary Songs in English-Medium Low, piano, vocal,
[details ←] Solos for Jazz Tenor Sax, Tenor saxophone, sax, saxophone,
[details ←] A Prayer for Peace (Avner’s Theme from Munich), orchestra,
[details ←] Signature Editions For Trumpet, trumpet,
[details ←] Hatikva (from Munich), orchestra,
[details ←] Hatikva (The Hope), concert band,
[details ←] Superman Theme, marching band,
[details ←] Superman Theme, marching band,
[details ←] Star Wars (Main Theme), concert band,
[details ←] Suite from The Star Wars Epic - Part II, bass saxophone, clarinet, horn, euphonium, trombone, piano, double bass, oboe, trumpet, tuba, french horn, sax, percussion, concert band, flute, bassoon, piccolo, saxophone,
[details ←] Superman Theme (Big Note Piano Edition), piano,
[details ←] Superman Theme, piano,
[details ←] Superman Theme, piano,
[details ←] Concert Suite from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, percussion, concert band, piccolo,
[details ←] Can You Read My Mind (Big note Piano Edition), piano, vocal,
[details ←] Can You Read My Mind (Easy Piano Edition), piano, vocal,
[details ←] Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III, piano,
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The Ultimate Guitar Collection
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