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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. "Tribute to Steven Spielberg" - December 10, 2017 @ Philharmonie de Paris

    No, that's a different production, and this orchestra is definitely NOT the London Symphony Orchestra.
  2. John Williams returns to San Diego - January 31, 2018

    I attended John's concert with the San Diego Symphony on February 10, 2007. The SDS is a great orchestra.
  3. I am happy to announce the latest collaboration between the London Symphony Orchestra, the European FilmPhilharmonic Institute and conductor Frank Strobel: "Tribute to Steven Spielberg" December 10, 2017 @ Philharmonie de Paris, France London Symphony Orchestra Frank Strobel, conductor Repertoire to include excerpts from BACK TO THE FUTURE by Alan Silvestri BRIDGE OF SPIES by Thomas Newman INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE by John Williams JAWS by John Williams JURASSIC PARK III by Don Davis POLTERGEIST by Jerry Goldsmith SUPER 8 by Michael Giacchino THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN by John Williams THE BFG by John Williams and other works https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/concert-avec-images/17859-hommage-steven-spielberg
  4. Hal Leonard Signature Editions

    No, this information is not correct. Scores and parts are definitely not engraved, although one rental library does hire out, for example, the Theme from JURASSIC PARK in John's own handwriting. This edition was available before JURASSIC PARK was eventually published by Hal Leonard. All works published within the Signature Edition series have been adapted from the original soundtrack version in order to suit the demands of a professional orchestra that intends to perform select excerpts in a standard concert setting. Most changes relate to instrumentation, for example: four horns instead of six, one keyboard player instead of two, and so on. As far as I know all works within the Signature Edition have been recorded, either by John Williams himself or by other conductors. I am not sure whether John himself is arranging / adapting his film music for concert use. I assume he did that job when he was with the Boston Pops. But be assured that all works within the Signature Edition have been authorized by John.
  5. This is the Suite from WAR OF THE WORLDS: https://www.amazon.de/Suite-War-Worlds/dp/B002N86WEK
  6. REMIXED & RESTORED: The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    There is a typo at minute 12:07. The sign says "No tresspassing." It should say "No trespassing." ;-)
  7. http://www.broadwayworld.com/thousand-oaks/article/The-Wallis-Celebrates-the-Musical-Legacy-of-Henry-Mancini-with-Star-Studded-Tribute-on-41-20170321
  8. John Williams and Donald Trump

    Well, although I don't expect any fanfare or anything like "Air and Simple Gifts" for the next Inauguration, we should not forget that John Williams already scored a movie which has Donald Trump in it:
  9. Revised version of Cello Concerto (2012): Revised version of Violin Concerto (2016):
  10. The New York Philharmonic’s Spring Gala, A John Williams Celebration, will feature David Newman leading the Orchestra in music from the Oscar-winning film composer’s iconic scores from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jane Eyre, Memoirs of a Geisha, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Jaws, Born on the Fourth of July, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Schindler’s List, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and Star Wars, along with clips from select films. The program opens with For New York, variations on themes by Philharmonic Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein, and takes place Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
  11. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Live to Projection Concerts

    E.T. In Concert - July 2016 - Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival (Germany) https://www.shmf.de/en/Orchestral-Academy-2016?oa=5
  12. Soundings length

    Electronic instruments = extra musicians = more money. Why pay three / four / five extra musicians for less than 15 minutes of music? After all, we are talking about an American orchestra.
  13. Soundings length

    http://www.jwfan.com/old/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=537&Itemid=1 According to the Cincinnati Post, Williams will alter the arrangement of 'Soundings' to fit Music Hall (CSO's concert home). Apparently, the original version of 'Soundings' was specifically orchestrated to work with the unique attributes of Walt Disney's Concert Hall. The Cincinnati Post goes o­n to report that John Williams is expected to attend o­ne or both nights.
  14. New concert work: "A Toast!"

    According to the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Principal Trombone, Mr Toby Oft, the Gala Concert celebrating the arrival of Mr Andris Nelsons as the BSO's new Music Director was opened by the BSO brass performing "A Toast!" composed by John Williams. http://www.tobyoft.com/blog/2014/9/23/this-trombone-life
  15. Hal Leonard Signature Editions

    WilliamsStarShip2282: What do you mean with "they are not arranged by williams"? The Suite from LINCOLN (called "Music from LINCOLN) which has been published by Hal Leonard includes these titles: 1. "The People's House" (which is a combination of "The People's House", "The Blue and Grey" and "With Malice Toward None"), ca. 5:25 2. "Getting Out the Vote", ca. 3:05 3. "Elegy" (for two trumpets and string orchestra), ca. 2:50 --- The concert version has ten bars more than the recording: 4. "With Malice toward None" (for string orchestra), ca. 3:30 5. "With Malice toward None" (for solo trumpet and orchestra), ca. 3:45 --- This is identical with this recording: A live recording of nos. 1, 2 and 4 as performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the musical direction of John Williams can be heard here: