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JOHN WILLIAMS' 81st BIRTHDAY - CELEBRATION POSTS

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Movie-Weekly have posted 9 pieces of music in celebration of JOHN WILLIAMS' 81st BIRTHDAY - Long live the maestro and his music!

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK - The Devils Dance

DRACULA - The Love Scene

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE - Prologue & Harry's Wondrous World.

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE - Diagon Alley and the Gringotts Vault

STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Yoda's Theme

SUPERMAN - Main Theme

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Main Theme

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE - Main Titles

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Happy Birthday to our dear Maestro John Williams! :happybday:

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Happy Birthday. May he live long in health and happiness. :)

:music:Oboe Concerto: Prelude

Karol

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Happy Birthday to a legend! Your music was the soundtrack to my adolescence and no other artist (including Steven Spielberg) has been the cause of so many spinal shivers and goosebumps on my arms. Thank you.

This should be in GD as well.

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Happy Birthday Johnny! May you live to grace us with music for many years to come!

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Happy birthday, John Williams!!!

May you have many more happy, healthy, and productive years to come.

:groupwave:

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Wow Alice, for a moment there i thought that pic was real! I hadn't seen it till now actually, wonderful shot it is, too.

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I wish a Happy Birthday to one of the greatest composer of all time and the greatest film composer ever:

JOHN WILLIAMS!!!

81 years - it's a high old age but his music is young and fresh forever!

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Happy Birthday, Johnny.

Still crafting beautiful music at 81.

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Happy Birthday John WIlliams :D:happybday:

Maurizio, where did you get the nice photo? Is there a higher res somewhere?

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Happy Birthday—in all the variations that go with itto a man who's inspiration will outlive us all.

- Uni

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Happy birthday John Williams and thanks for adding so much joy to my life..! :)

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Mari, where are you? ;)

Happy birthday, Maestro!

Hi Alan!

Sorry -- I've had a little thing called work rudely keeping me from celebrating your (and John Williams) birthdays. ;)

:happybday: Alan and JW

And, although I'm a few days early, Happy Birthday to Maurizio as well!

Kathy

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Happy Birthday to the Grandmaster of music! I wish John Williams many more years of health, happiness and wonderful music. Fingers crossed for the Oscar.

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Happy birthday to Mr. Williams!!!!! Can't wait to see him in June!!!!! :D

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Happy birthday Mr. Williams. You are an absolute living legend!! Can't wait to see you in Boston (and possibly Houston if I don't have any self-control)

On his 80th last year, I listened to one track from each of his scores in my collection. Being the uber John Williams fan that I am, I decided to repeat this again this year and its going to become an annual tradition now. My only rules is that there can be only 1 track per score and film scores only. A track with a suite of cues on compilation albums still counts as only 1 track.

The playlist I listened to yesterday is:

1966 - The Rare Breed - The Cross-Breed/End Credits
1969 - The Reivers - Main Title
1970 - Jane Eyre - Love Theme
1972 - The Cowboys - Overture
1972 - The Poseidon Adventure - Main Title
1973 - The Paper Chase - Love Theme
1974 - Conrack - Main Title
1974 - The Sugarland Express - Theme from Sugarland Express
1974 - The Towering Inferno - Main Title
1975 - The Eiger Sanction - Main Title
1975 - Jaws - Theme
1976 - Family Plot - End Titles
1976 - Midway - Main Title
1977 - Black Sunday - Suite: Fugue, Scherzo & Finale
1977 - Star Wars - The Throne Room/End Title
1977 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Close Encounters of the Third Kind Suite
1978 - Jaws 2 - End Title, End Cast
1978 - Superman - The Movie - Main Title
1978 - The Fury - Main Title
1979 - 1941 - March
1979 - Dracula - Main Theme & Storm Sequence
1980 - The Empire Strikes Back - The Rebel Fleet/End Title
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark - Desert Chase
1982 - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - End Credits
1983 - Return of the Jedi - Victory Celebration/End Title
1984 - The River - Main Theme/Love Theme
1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - End Credits
1987 - The Witches of Eastwick - Dance of the Witches
1987 - Empire of the Sun - Cadillac of the Skies
1989 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra
1989 - Born o­n the Fourth of July - Suite from Born on the Fourth of July
1990 - Presumed Innocent - End Titles
1990 - Home Alone - Mom Returns/Finale
1991 - JFK - Prologue
1991 - Hook - Flight to Neverland
1992 - Far and Away - Themes (from the 69-99 Greatest Hits album)
1993 - Jurassic Park - Journey to the Island
1993 - Schindler’s List - Theme from Schindler's List
1995 - Nixon - The 1960´s: The Turbulent Years
1997 - Rosewood - Look Down, Lord
1997 - The Lost World: Jurassic Park - The Lost World
1997 - Seven Years in Tibet - Seven Years in Tibet
1997 - Amistad - Dry Your Tears, Afrika
1998 - Saving Private Ryan - Hymn to the Fallen
1999 - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - End Credits
1999 - Angela’s Ashes - Theme from Angela's Ashes
2000 - The Patriot - The Patriot
2001 - A.I. Artificial Intelligence - The Reunion
2001 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - Hedwig's Theme
2002 - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones - Across the Stars
2002 - Minority Report - Spyders
2002 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Fawkes the Phoenix
2002 - Catch Me If You Can - The Float
2004 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - A Window to the Past
2004 - The Terminal - The Tale of Viktor Navorski
2005 - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - Battle of the Heroes
2005 - War of the Worlds - The Intersection Scene
2005 - Memoirs of a Geisha - Sayuri's Theme and End Credits
2005 - Munich - End Credits
2008 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - The Jungle Chase (complete version)
2011 - The Adventures of Tintin - The Pursuit of the Falcon
2011 - War Horse - The Homecoming
2012 - Lincoln - The Peterson House and Finale

From 1966 - 2012, nearly 6 hours of bliss!

BTW...I'd forgotten how beautiful Jane Eyre is and how sugary the love theme to The Paper Chase is.

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From my exclusive archives ;)

I only have at this resolution, I've found it HERE

Thanks! Btw anyone knows the documentaries mentioned on this page?

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That's a mighty playlist, dfenton :) thanks for sharing! I was considering something similar, but I decided to celebrate with a few things I hadn't heard yet. I had just received Spielberg Williams Collaboration in the mail, so I went for a walk and listened to that. Then in the evening I sat down and listened to ET for the first time ever.

This weekend I'm going to give the Oboe Concerto a listen, and see how many Star Wars scores I can fit in.

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dfenton85

Where did you get The Rare Breed?

It isn't the original soundtrack. It's a rerecording by the City of Prague Phllharmonic for their Close Encounters: The Essential John Williams collection. It sounds stunning however.

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I was so busy with my annual John Williams Film Festival that I forgot to get online and wish him a happy birthday!

Usually, the film festival consists of the original Star Wars trilogy, Fiddler on the Roof, Jaws, ET and Schindler's List (i.e. his Oscar-winning scores plus Empire and Jedi), but this year I mixed it up. I watched the trilogy, ET, Jaws, Sorcerer's Stone and Azkaban. And then when I thought I was done with the film festival, I discovered How To Steal a Million on Netflix. Fun movie, and amazing to hear the very early work of "Johnny Williams." You don't get a feeling that this man will become the John Williams, but everyone has to start somewhere!

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