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  1. So then perhaps the annual Boston concert isn’t happening because of Star Wars writing, not age or physical condition? Maybe the tradition will return next year!
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    The Quick Question Thread

    Does anyone know anything about this “digipak” version of the ‘97 A New Hope soundtrack? Is it rare? https://amp.cdandlp.com/en/john-williams-the-london-symphony-orchestra/star-wars-a-new-hope-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/cd-x-2/r118356588/
  3. Yay!! Thanks. Fingers crossed it's more in line with the arrangement/mood used in TLJ.
  4. Oh, wow!!! Thanks for sharing!! Safe to assume this is also a new arrangement?
  5. I could see him retiring from conducting. His Tanglewood concert has already been scheduled for next year, and all he’ll be doing is speaking (and that may be only the introduction). Makes me concerned for the Boston concerts in May/June. It’d be great to see him in person again regardless, but to not see him conduct again would be a shame.
  6. No. I don’t remember the exact release date, but I ordered the night of November 29th.
  7. My pleasure! Naomi Shemer did record a couple versions of the song herself, but no, the one in question is definitely by Adama. Very interesting about the “chel” spelling - but it definitely is “shel” in the majority of phonetical spellings. I love that interpretation of the song’s use at the end of the movie! It’s also just such a calming melody - the first half of the verse in particular - which further drives forward the hopefulness of the end.
  8. I’m something of an expert on this song, it’s one of my all time favorites. The version in Pour Sacha is by a group called Adama. They’ve recorded a couple versions of it, though they generally have the same arrangement (very much based on folk singer Shuly Nathan’s original version from 1967). I have both recordings, one of which is the Pour/Schindler’s version, though I don’t think I’d be allowed to post them here. The second one is on YouTube. You’re right that the first recording’s use in Pour Sacha does have a slightly different mix. Yerushalayim Shel (or “Chel”, though Schindler’s List is really the only place I’ve seen it spelled like that) Zahav is one of Israel’s most iconic songs, written by the “First Lady of Israeli Song”, Naomi Shemer. She admitted on her deathbed that she accidentally adapted part of the melody from a traditional Basque lullaby, though I think the differences are enough that Yerushalayim Shel Zahav still stands as its own beautiful composition. The song has seen countless amounts of interpretations beyond its folk origins, ranging from rock, to orchestral, to Middle Eastern, and more. There’s even a salsa version out there somewhere. One of the most popular versions was recorded by Israeli vocalist Ofra Haza in 1998, which is a stunning rendition and vocal performance. This may have been mentioned earlier, but the song is about Jerusalem, and has nothing to do with the Holocaust, so another song was used for screenings of Schindler’s List in Israel. Anyway, it’s a gorgeous song that serves as a beautiful ending to a masterpiece of cinema!
  9. I’d love Williams to revisit “Luke and Leia”. The more mature, dramatic statement of the theme in TLJ is so gorgeous, and makes the (also beautiful) original arrangement feel almost too energetic. A new full arrangement to reflect the characters’ older selves could be gorgeous, if the TLJ statement is anything to go by.
  10. This may only be good for another 19 minutes, but on the Disney Music Store, you can get a bundle of all of these for only $42 with the promo code blackfriday30. Not a bad deal!
  11. Interesting that Duel of the Fates wasn’t there after Tanglewood. Praying he does it in Boston next year...
  12. He did Duel of the Fates, AND with a chorus?!?! That’s been my dream for the Boston concerts for ten years! Hoping he does that next year...
  13. Well listening is certainly part of it (like I said, it just isn’t ideal for a set like this), but the appeal of the large cover art, large booklet, map, and overall set is definitely worth the purchase for some. No, all three have been about that price.
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