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      Donate to JWFan, win a CD!   05/30/17


      We are significantly behind on our funds for keeping JWFan alive, and need to collect donations again.
      As an incentive, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Donate at least $10 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $250 goal:   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)   Donate at least $20 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $500 goal:   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   Donate at least $30 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $750 goal:   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   Donate at least $50 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $1,000 goal:   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. Hey! I love grand works as long as they are well structured. For example, this is exceptionally beautiful in its design though it is grand because there is elegant balance and nuance within its architecture. It effectively speaks volumes in the most minimal way.
  2. This was a nice Comic-Con panel and shows the Star Trek Discovery producer is a real fan who seems to understand the series better than JJ Abrams ever did so I am excited to see what they come up with. I always love Brent Spiner's Pickard impersonations.
  3. Hmm, I thought it was more of a precursor to this theme (up through 8:42): Not sure what I would call it, perhaps a Lando theme?
  4. What is probably the longest Piano Concerto, Busoni's 70 to 80 minute long concerto:
  5. Yes, you pretty much have to be on a list approved by JW himself to get backstage access and get a signature so if you want to meet him, he knows who you are already. I will add backstage security is tight. There is a musician's backstage parking lot but that too you have to go through security.
  6. I always loved the uneasy trill when Luke pursues the Captives. It is sort of a proto "two chord 'disturbance' motif. It is followed by some of the very finest "funeralistic" harmonies JW has ever created. There are so many "wrong notes" that are quintessentially JW and Star Wars. @Ludwig analyze this please! Check out how the Maestro transforms the yoda theme from dire to heroic. Epic mastery!
  7. Some cantankerous music from the very fine English composer, Malcolm Arnold. I find this music reminds me somewhat of Bernard Herrmann.
  8. I recommend listening to this mid 20th century symphony by the Hungarian composer, Laszlo Lajtha. It is very interesting and imaginatively scored with a large orchestra including saxophone, timpani plus 7 percussionists and two harps. It never feels excessive and has much in common with Vaughan Williams late symphonies like No. 6 and 9 (saxophone, strings divisi in 3) with some proto Williams (the parallel triple bassoons reminds me of Star Wars in some of the atmospheric Tatooine sequences. There are some traces of Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev in here as well. Though not particularly melodic, the work exudes atmosphere and creativity.
  9. One of my favorite and most original composers. I performed Romeo and Juliette and his Piano Concerto No. 3 in the orchestra and it was so much great fun. The whole orchestra was so energized and electrified on his music. I can't imagine how it was received at its unveiling.
  10. I love this proto-Goldenthal work, Corigliano's Clarinet Concerto (1977) which Goldenthal as a student of Corigliano was influenced by (listen for the off stage horn rip to trills at 1:26 and 2:50 that is a Goldenthal fingerprint). Starting at 2:05, the six horns are individually tonguing as fast as they can which I freaking love that manically anxious effect that they are not in sync and spread across the audience (they are not on stage). This is just an excerpt from the end since I can't find the complete work on youtube in this recording. and from Goldenthal here at around 1:06...Goldenthal loves this effect as do I.
  11. He'll mention "what's with the incestuous love affairs in the star wars saga? First Luke and Leia as a love theme and now the new Rey and Luke love theme even though she's his daughter. Oh, wait, I wasn't supposed to leak that. Forget what I said."
  12. JWFan Composers

    Thank you, sir. Yes, this is about 80% Noteperformer (well worth $100) plus some of the harp gliss's were cineharps and some of the brass were Berlin Brass where noteperformer didn't quite cut it.
  13. JWFan Composers

    Thanks man! Yes, there are some hornerisms in this.
  14. A wonderfully inventive work from one of my favorite composers.
  15. JWFan Composers

    D'oh! I didn't answer any of the questions so Blues was the default. Cheers old buddy. What you heard was just the opening section and it fades out to the lyrical section I am still working on. But I am glad to say I just finished the finale and it is balls to the walls! Quite manic actually and scored for a very large orchestra including 7 percussionists, harp, celesta, and organ. Here is the ending: http://picosong.com/vdFn