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  1. I hear ya. I love the music that precedes and leads into the chase.
  2. Hmmm, I doubt it. I've seen Circus Train Chase performed multiple times and usually the entire sequence is shown without music, then shown again with the music. This is how it is described in the article. The entire exercise of showing it twice takes about 12 minutes, and every time I've witnessed it the music starts when Young Indy leaps out of the cave and not at he actual film's opening. I can't imagine the audience would be made to sit through the same 12-minute sequence twice. That would eat up 24 minutes of the entire concert.
  3. Best "ringtone" moments

    The first six seconds repeated... Years ago my ringtone was actually this: Which made me think that the opening of this might also be a fun ringtone:
  4. I've been to some concerts where it was referred to in be program as Circus Train Chase and others where it was referred to as Indy's First Adventure. I don't have an answer for why one title might be chosen over another but it has never bothered me either way. 🙂
  5. BBC Proms 2017

    Less of it. Or perhaps simply a different narrator. I wonder if a different narrator might have done better given the material.
  6. BBC Proms 2017

    I thought nearly all of the narration was dull and lackluster, and I thought the Cher/Professor McGonagall joke was even more poorly delivered. The hostess was lacking any sort of energy in my opinion. Very awkward throughout. Catch Me If You Can was a highlight for me though. The saxophonist absolutely nailed the piece, although her excessive and exaggerated body movements were a bit distracting at times. But overall, impressive technique. I absolutely despised the clarinet soloist's interpretation of The Terminal. I thought that she was making too much attempt to add unnecessary flair.
  7. It's a mashup of the JFK theme and the "Flight and Technology" movement from American Journey (skip to 7:19):
  8. Johnny's Best Counterpoint Moments

    The March from 1941. I love how multiple melodic lines are integrated throughout this piece. In the first half of the piece, we are introduced to the main march theme (let's call it "A"), and then we get a quote middle interlude section that introduced the jaunty woodwind flourish ("B") and a brassy horn line ("C"). Once all three parts have been established, Williams plays around with different combinations. At 2:56, A is combined with B, and then at 3:27, A is combined with both B and C, and then at 3:47, A and C are combined to lead into the finale. Earlier in the piece, foreshadowing of the counterpoint method is made when B and C are overlapped from 2:33 to 2:37.
  9. Johnny's Best Counterpoint Moments

    I've always been a fan of this example (2:28 to 2:43):
  10. Hal Leonard Signature Editions

    That link you posted is not for the piano reduction but rather for the concert band arrangement, which have the Signature Edition label on them but which are sold by Hal Leonard under their Concert Band Professional Series rather than as SE, which is why I forgot about the concert band versions when typing my previous post (if you go on the Hal Leonard website and search "John Williams Signature Edition" the concert band arrangements do not appear in the results). The concert band versions with the SE label are supervised by Williams but are, in some cases, arranged by other individuals. I say "in some cases" because For the President's Own and one of the Star-Spangled Banner arrangements are by Williams himself. So to your point, there are "Signature Edition" scores that have other arrangers, but I believe that the arrangements by other people are restricted to the Concert Band Professional arrangements. I have purchased and own most of the SE orchestral and piano reduction scores and have yet to see another arranger for the piano reductions.
  11. Johnny's Best Counterpoint Moments

    At 5:22 there is a great overlap of the upper string instruments and the lower string instruments playing two separate lines. What I like about this passage is that later at 5:44, the upper melody drops out and the lower melody is passed on to the horns. Then at 5:55, after the horns are finished the string section picks up again with that original upper melody on its own. So basically, Williams starts the section by having both melodies play simultaneously, then each is played independently.
  12. Hal Leonard Signature Editions

    I don't know of any concerti album recordings with the piano reduction, but there have been plenty of YouTube videos of some of the concerti being performed as such. I know that the SE oboe/piano arrangement of The Days Between was recorded by Keisuke Wakao and the SE violin/piano arrangement of The Witches of Eastwick was recorded by Gil Shaham. Can't of anything else at the moment but perhaps someone else on these boards might know of something.
  13. Hal Leonard Signature Editions

    Anything sold as "Signature Edition" is arranged by Williams himself. I can't speak to any of the non-SE material though.