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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18


      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.


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  1. Classical music feedback

    Hello all, I'm posting this here because I don't actually know where to post it other than this section. Well. When I said 'hi' for the first time in these forums I said that I was a classical music composer and that JW is one of the persons who inspire me continuously (music speaking). I think John Williams is one of the best alive composers, if not the best, and although some people would say it's too much mainstream, I really love his compositions as they are. Recently I've released my classical compositions, there are like 6 or 7, in my website. Some of them are intended to be good quality (LOL). I'm posting this here because many of you (or all) are into classical music, so could tell me if I'm doing right or wrong, if you would change anything or if you like it or not. So here's the place to those free mp3s: http://www.pedroalon.../en/free-music/ If you could give your advice it would be great. Best regards, Petertos
  2. I have noticed that many of us are composers of our own original music. This topic is for you. There are currently some recorded VST orchestras on the market to use for creating music. One of them is the East West Orchestra, and they claim to have that 'Hollywood Sound'. This sound, which is in my opinion the current 'Hollywood sound', with an epic aura and modulated instruments (especially brass). Well. The fact is that the current 'Hollywood sound' is not 'JW sound', in my opinion. JW likes to use a more Vienna orchestra with a more european approach. This is due that probably he started creating music for films when the current 'Hollywood sound' wasn't like this one. Do you have any opinion on this? Have you tried the East West orchestra and do you have any opinions? What is better, the current 'Hollywood sound' or the 'JW sound' (in case they are different). In my opinion I prefer the 'JW sound' or a more european approach (perhaps a little older) to orchestral music. I hope you like this topic and most important, have an opinion on it. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you can compare the EW sounds here http://www.soundsonline.com/Symphonic-Orchestra (look for DEMOS tab) and the JW music you love. Is it the same? Is it better? Is it worse?
  3. I must say that I'm listening to the soundtrack (Tintin) for the fifth time and I'm starting to like it, although it's very different from what JW uses to compose, in my opinion. I've been able to use a premium Spotify account and works super fine for me! There's a lot of JW there
  4. Hello

    Welcome! I joined just a couple weeks ago.
  5. Hello from Spain

    Hi avalanche! I've visited in the U.S.: NY, Boston, LA, FRISCO, San Diego and I've even visited Cincinatti!
  6. What is John Williams' 'BIGGEST' score?

    The Empire Strikes Back. I think, if I'm not wrong, that we have a winner!!! It is one of the bestest scores ever composed, IMHO
  7. Hello from Spain

    Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I'm checking out this page these days, it's great, it has a lot of interesting content I like to read and watch. Congratulations!!
  8. First of all, say two things: as you may see, I'm new to the forums and I'd love to join the conversation as I'm a true JW fan and, I'm a demi-professional music composer. My opinion on Tintin's OST by JW: Although is a great soundtrack, compared to other non JW soundtracks, it lacks of memorability overall. I've listened to the first and second tracks three or four times and I can't remember the melodies (:-S) I think John Williams is a great composer because is a master in orchestrating themes but I guess he is famous by having brought to us a bunch of the greatest melodies of all times (like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and others). So this album is greatly orchestrated but lacks of recognisable melodies (:-S) It's a great jazz album but not what I expected, I'm kinda disappointed. I'm listening to it in Spotify and the album is kinda hard to find, it doesn't seem to be very popular compared to other soundtracks by John Williams there.
  9. Hello from Spain

    Hello all from Spain!!! Just wanted to say that I'm a demi-professional musician and that I LOVE John William's music! He's my inspiration, I truly believe he is one of the greatest composers of all time challenging Mozart, Beethoven and the classics. By the way, I'm from Spain and you can check out my music in my Youtube channel on my signature. Cheers!!