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  1. By golly...I feel like I'm about to vote YES! It's already shot up to the top ten of my iTunes play counts.
  2. I know I just said I don't like speculation threads, so I guess I'm breaking my own rules here, but this is really more about the mechanisms at play that would allow a recording in the first place. I'm really clueless about such things, but maybe you know. Btw, this is the first time I've made a poll topic here, so let's hope this works. We all know he was dissatisfied with his symphony, which is why it only has been performed a couple of times and basically shelved.
  3. I mean, with both Redman and Matessino credited as producers, how could the scores end up sounding increasingly pinched?
  4. Inspired by a discussion with Thor over at the annoying march thread.
  5. https://www.facebook.com/lalalandrecords/photos/a.181243738754.155532.56031953754/10153426542838755 ~ https://www.facebook.com/lalalandrecords/photos/a.181243738754.155532.56031953754/10153426599788755 It cannot be purchased until 12:00PST on Tuesday, June 16th at www.lalalandrecords.com and other fine soundtrack retailers (Intrada, Music Box, Screen Archives, Movie Music)
  6. Jurassic Shark

    Awesome Soundtracks for Sale

    I've been organizing my CD collection lately and now I'm selling the ones I don't need on eBay. They're mostly soundtracks and classical music, and many of the soundtracks are OOP, expansions, or both. All of them are in very good to mint condition, and some are new. I've also listed various sheet music, mostly piano, for those who are interested in that. And there's the limited edition John Williams short sleeved buttoned shirt. If you purchase several items, I will combine shipping to reduce the overall shipping cost. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sigbjoe/m.html?item=323630608674&rt=nc&LH_PrefLoc=98
  7. Jurassic Shark

    What's JW's most annoying march?

    JW's a master composer of marches, but not every march he's written is gold. What's his most annoying march, in your opinion? I nominate March of the Villains!
  8. Jurassic Shark

    Are you John Williams the composer?

    It's time for the poster that is in fact John Williams to reveal himself. Is he @Stefancos? @hornist? @Incanus? Or could he be hiding as @Thor? That would explain why Thor always prefers the OST. I'll reveal that I'm not John Williams.
  9. Hello, Some time ago I made that score reductions and analysis of Yoda's Theme and The Throne Room like other scores are analyzed on FilmScoreAnalysis channel. I think that's very interesting to look and analyze some masterworks by John Williams and other composers. I'm also working on analysis of Across The Stars and I will upload it at the end of the month. If you have any ideas what to do to make my analysis better, please, tell me. 🙂 Edit: Here's Across The Stars analysis Edit 2: Here's Anakin's Theme: Edit 3: Han Solo And The Princess https://youtu.be/8lbR7n1DcKE Edit 4: The Emperor's Arrival https://youtu.be/HJXs0HP35p8 Ps. And if you have any ideas what score should I analyze next also please, tell me.
  10. I'm still not convinced that I need it in my collection. Besides, it's available on Spotify if I feel the urge to check it out again.
  11. Inspired by @mstrox's comment over at the other thread.
  12. With so many JW expansions to have come out the past few years, are you feeling less excited about them?
  13. Looks like the DSO is going to stream tomorrow's concert for free at https://www.dso.org/live. After a few days, it will appear on their new replay service (requires a min of $50 donation to the DSO). They say they have 3 year streaming rights to the concerts (although it's not specific about the one tomorrow). Program includes the Oboe Concerto (the original recording of which will feature in the new The Magic of John Williams Special coming out on the IndyCast next week), Liberty Fanfare, Pops on the March and selected film music led by Leonard Slatkin. I suspect the Oboe Concerto will be released in the Slatkin/Williams Concerti series. (See my post about the Tuba Concerto.) A John Williams Celebration https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=4916&prod=4914 Sun, Feb 10 from 3:00 - 5:00pm EST Artists Leonard Slatkin, conductor Alexander Kinmonth, oboe For five decades, Leonard Slatkin has championed the diverse music of America. This three-week festival begins with a cross-country musical travelogue of sorts from Morton Gould, Joan Tower, Leonard Bernstein, and Virgil Thompson, plus Ferde Grofe’s colorful Grand Canyon Suite, and continues with film and concert music by John Williams. Program JOHN WILLIAMS Liberty Fanfare JOHN WILLIAMS Pops on the March JOHN WILLIAMS Concerto for Oboe JOHN WILLIAMS Selected Film Music
  14. Just curious, as I've observed several posters writing about book plans. And who will be the first to publish a non-academic biography? For those who answer yes, could you write a few words about your upcoming book?
  15. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/02/ludwig-goransson-black-panther-star-wars-mandelorian-interview
  16. Looks like Naxos Portara records is releasing their 5th John Williams Concerto on February 8, 2019 - the Maestro's 87th birthday. Leonard Slatkin once again leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, this time with Dennis Nulty on Tuba. Amazon is showing the digital-only release for $2.67 as a pre-order and Apple Music has the third movement available now as a preview (which is an odd choice as it is supposed to be continuous with the 2nd movement). (Have not checked Spotify or other sites.) Sometimes sites like eclassics.com sells uncompressed versions of these. (They have 2 of the older ones.) I know this piece was performed in 2014 in Detroit (along with the Flute Concerto), but I am not sure if this is that same playing. Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MG56GK1/ref=pe_385040_112047530_TE_DP Apple Music preview: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/john-williams-tuba-concerto-single/1449279307 Interestingly, when I added this to my library, the other two movements are visible but grayed out (presumably they will become active on Feb 8). I believe this will be the 8th recording released of this work (including the Charles Vernon bass trombone rendition from 2005). The artwork continues the style of the other concerti in this series: FYI - they have previously released: Horn concerto, 2010 Violin concerto (revised version), 2011 Cello concerto (2012 revision), 2015 Five Sacred Trees (bassoon concerto), 2015 On Feb 9 and 10, 2019, the Detroit Symphony is playing the Williams Oboe Concerto (with a live web stream on the 10th). So, I guess we will get this as an official digital release in the next few years. Link: https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=4915&prod=4914
  17. Is it better than The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and/or Revenge of the Sith? As much as I love the score to The Force Awakens (and yes, it's a grower), I don't think it's better than any of the 3 prequel scores. At most, it's on the same level as ROTS (the weakest of the prequel scores, IMO). The 3 prequel scores, though not necessarily the movies, are instant classics. Not sure yet that TFA actually has that sort of longevity and impact. TFA, in my opinion, lacks strong set pieces like "Duel of the Fates," "Across the Stars," and "Battle of the Heroes" as well as standout action pieces, like "Star Wars and the Revenge of the Sith," "Zam the Assassin and the Chase Through Coruscant," and "The Droid Invasion." What do you think? My ranking (at this time): 1. The Phantom Menace 2. Attack of the Clones 3. Revenge of the Sith 4. The Force Awakens
  18. Cantus Venti

    Favorite John Williams Influence?

    John Williams has a lot of influences, almost too many to take in at once. This thread then is really about appreciating some of the composers who came before him. The question I have for you is not "who were Williams' influences?" but "who of any of Williams's influences seems to lend to what you most love about him?" Who's that composer who, in a way, inspired you through Williams' music? If you're not sure how to answer, name as many as you'd like, but try to narrow it down to what styles from which composers might it be you love so much
  19. I will use this thread to break down the complete score as heard in the film and notate any unreleased music, etc. For now, let's start with a Chronological order of the OST. Does this sound right to those who have seen the film? 01 Overture (1:18) [not heard in film and probably not written for it, but might as well leave it as an album opener] 02 The Witching Hour (4:40) 03 To Giant Country (2:33) 05 Sophie's Nightmare (1:57) 07 Fleshlumpeater (1:36) 06 Building Trust (3:25) 08 Dream Jars (3:30) [this is possibly a concert arrangement, or partial film cue, partial album extension] 09 Frolic (1:43) 04 Dream Country (10:10) 10 Blowing Dreams (3:46) 13 There Was a Boy (3:29) 11 Snorting and Sniffing (2:13) 15 The Boy's Drawings (3:05) 14 The Queen's Dream (3:08) 16 Meeting the Queen (3:00) 12 Sophie's Future (2:30) 17 Giants Netted (2:03) 18 Finale (2:13) 19 Sophie and the BFG (8:08) All corrections welcome!