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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. Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?

  2. Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?

    Lately I can't get enough of 4:48-5:01 in "Main Title and Escape". (And 5:01-5:12. And 5:12-5:35. Basically, the whole track is brilliant.) Especially loving the little wind/string(/glock?) flourishes under (or rather, above) the trumpet line. Reminds me a bit of ESB—3:33 in "The Battle of Hoth", I believe. Here's my approximation I threw together in Sibelius: If anyone would like to correct anything, by all means be my guest. It's a little tough to hear and do by ear, and the bit I'm the iffiest about is the ascending scale run. But all in all it should be coherent. One cool thing I noticed about the little wind motif is that it's actually based on the immediately preceding motif, which is first heard in the horns at 4:34. Both motifs end the same way (with two eighth notes); they both begin coming off of an eighth rest; they both have 6 pitches total; and the first 4 pitches are the same in both, albeit rearranged. And even the way they are rearranged is similar; each motif begins with 2 repeated notes. Anyways, just found that interesting. It's also entirely possible that what I've just written is already blatantly obvious to a lot of people here, but I just thought it was worth putting into notation and exploring a bit further.
  3. Looks nice, but I noticed that the text font/placement above the logo for TLJ is actually supposed to be slightly different than TFA's.
  4. I think that's intentional/I don't really hear a problem...? I can more or less conduct/beat my way through that passage and it all seems to add up okay. EDIT: Still trying to figure out how to notate 0:27-0:29, but here's how I hear the bit from 0:30-0:38.
  5. Like @Smeltington said, only thing is it's probably going to end up costing more. Also, how does GoFundMe work, exactly? The big thing is I'd really only like to contribute funds if we're for sure going to get the album. If we don't get it and my money still ends up in someone else's bank account though, nope, not really into that. (Sorry.) Perhaps Kickstarter would be better in that case? I do hope we get our hands on lossless, one way or another. Much more excited for this FYC than I was for TFA's.
  6. John Williams to compose the Solo movie theme

    By that logic, why didn't he take the opportunity in ROTJ? Or in ESB? Or in ANH? The point is that this movie is literally named after the character, so it would make the most sense for there to finally be a theme for the character. And Williams wants to be the one to write that theme.
  7. Was just going to come here to say, "The Rebellion Is Reborn" is one of my fav tracks from the album, not to mention from 2017, and also not to mention the saga as a whole. I know some people take issue with the fact that Rose and Luke/the island are rather unrelated, but musically it works unbelievably well. Great concert arrangement to sum up TLJ.
  8. John Williams to compose the Solo movie theme

    Because it was a great movie.
  9. Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?

    You sure that's a cut? It's the same as in the FYC version. Aside from the fact that the bar before it sounds a bit short, the build-up seems pretty natural. Cymbal hit is on beat 1.
  10. Did anyone else catch the really cool appearance of Kylo's theme at 1:07 in "A New Alliance"? Trombones play the first three notes, and then if you listen you can hear the horns come in with the fourth note.
  11. Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?

    5:01-5:12: Can't get enough of this. Also worth noting that the OST presentation of this is much more enjoyable than the film/FYC version, which is cutdown significantly shorter.
  12. Here's the theme in "Escape": ...And here's the theme in "Finale" (OST): Am I missing something here, anyone? They don't appear to be the same theme.
  13. I've listened to those parts, and recognize those as all being the same theme... (And yes, "Nixon" is definitely what comes to mind.) But I'm still not hearing it in "Escape". Would you happen to have a timestamp that points to exactly what you're referring to? @Jay's timestamps are for the "Battle of the Heroes" part.
  14. Call me crazy, but I don't hear anything remotely like that theme/motif in "Escape"... I assume you're talking about the "Battle of the Heroes"-esque bit? I just don't see how that's at all related to the theme heard in those other tracks.
  15. Is it just me, or do those two horn chords at the beginning of "Escape" (like, a couple seconds in) sound really fake/sample-y...? Also the horns and woodwinds around 0:24. Because that's how it is in the film.