AMISTAD (1997) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING Review by Jeff Commings I would love to be a fly on the wall when John Williams and Steven Spielberg get together and discuss scoring options for their films. I have wondered how they came up with the…

Washington DC, January 25, 2003

Williams conducted ‘The Imperial March’… with a lightsaber! Several of our board members attended the Saturday 25 performance at Washington DC’s Lincoln Center… From ‘Eplicon’: This is the first time I got to see Williams play the piano, and he…

Washington DC, January 24 & 25, 2003

Williams demonstrates the process of film scoring using clips from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Excerpt from The Washington Post on the Friday 24 concert (‘Music and Film Made in Hollywood, USA’): Another fascination was Williams’s own “Tribute…

SPACECAMP (1986) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Jeff Commings I’m sure after John Williams saw SpaceCamp, he knew it wasn’t going to be like his former space scores, which made him a household name. Instead, SpaceCamp appears to be geared for…

ROSEWOOD (1997) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Jeff Commings Imagine my surprise to see John Williiams’ name in the opening credits for the film Rosewood. Not to say that I don’t think Mr. Williams can score a film covering such a…

FAR AND AWAY (1992) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Frank Lehman How do I begin? The score to Far and Away never ceases to amaze me. Everytime I listen to it I feel like I’ve been transported to another world. John Williams seamlessly blends…

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Frank Lehman Marking the ninth movie that Steven Spielberg and John Williams collaborated on, Empire of the Sun is the second “not action” movie directed by Spielberg. His first serious movie was E.T., where he branched…

Washington DC, January 23, 2003

The Washington Post has a report on last night’s performance at the Kennedy Center, where Williams conducted the NSO in a program that included his concert works For Seiji and The Five Sacred Trees, as well as selections from Raiders, Jaws, E.T. and Star Wars Here’s an excerpt…

SLEEPERS (1996) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by ‘Mahler 3’ Sleepers is a fantastic score on many different levels. Williams captures the organic feel of Brooklyn using the electronic bass and percussion with piano exceptionally well. The computerised voice effects are…