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#1 Tom

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:00 PM

Can someone explain to me the main page's news about Williams Fenway piece. It says his "compilation." Does that mean composition? And it says he will record it in front of a private audience. Does that mean the piece is being performed in front of guests, recorded, or both. Perhaps I am just too tired, but the wording seems confusing at best.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:50 PM

???

I had no idea he was writing a new fanfare for this, so I'm as confused as you.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:52 AM

It surely does mean composition. The original article says compilation, though. Unfortunately that's the only source we have for now.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:41 AM

Ricard, thank you for the update, as well as the intial information. Hopefully the piece will get a fairly public audition at the start of the season. It has been a while since we had a celebration/concert fanfare from Williams--I look forward to it.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:07 AM

Awesome! I hope we get this soon! But the article is really poorly written, for a number of reasons.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

This article has a picture of John Williams at the podium and some info on the orchestration of the piece. I'd love to hear it! http://www.boston.co...-- Red Sox news

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

oh no, another fanfare to add to the unreleased list

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:00 PM

Just when we think we are getting all, he composes new Holy Grails.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

Fascinating. Looking forward to this!
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:11 PM

26 second preview

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:14 PM

Now that whetted the appetite to hear the whole piece! Sounds good! :)

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"We pop out and come into the world and music is there. We didn't invent it - it's all organised in the atmosphere by divinity or whatever. It's a miracle." - John Williams-

 

I think music is a stream of some kind. It could be blood. It could be water. It could be ether. Whatever it is it seems to be a living, organic force that’s in motion, that serves humanity and is part of humanity and part of what describes us as humans. We sing, play, dance, all the things that we do. And there is a vibrant and great literature we have been given. ... As musicians, we join the stream. We swim in the stream with all the other millions of music makers. It’s a life force, a strong one, surrounding us and we are part of it. -John Williams-


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

I hope this is made available for purchase.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:11 PM

This article has a picture of John Williams at the podium and some info on the orchestration of the piece. I'd love to hear it! http://www.boston.co...--+Red+Sox+news

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Thank you very much. The main page post has been updated with all available information.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

Sounds great! I love how Williams uses 2 percussionists--exactly enough to get a good boom-tzzz in there. ;)
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

Reminds me a bit of Aloft to the royal Masthead

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

Sounds really nice!

It's amazing to see how much energy and good-shape this man still has...

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:48 AM

Great! Reminds me of the legendary Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare by Richard Strauss which is of similar length and instrumentation (six trumpets, eight horns, six trombones, two tubas, two timpani). For who's interested:


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:26 AM

Sounds really nice!

It's amazing to see how much energy and good-shape this man still has...


Same as Morricone. God, I hope these guys will keep it going for quite a time yet.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:10 AM

It's amazing to see how much energy and good-shape this man still has...


lol,he doesn't move like an 80y old when he's conducting. That's for sure

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

Hi gang
Have you seen this ? : http://espn.go.com/b...-fenway-red-sox
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hey thanks for the link! :)

I had no idea that Williams' mother was from Boston but again it would in part explain why the Maestro seems to love the city so dearly.

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"We pop out and come into the world and music is there. We didn't invent it - it's all organised in the atmosphere by divinity or whatever. It's a miracle." - John Williams-

 

I think music is a stream of some kind. It could be blood. It could be water. It could be ether. Whatever it is it seems to be a living, organic force that’s in motion, that serves humanity and is part of humanity and part of what describes us as humans. We sing, play, dance, all the things that we do. And there is a vibrant and great literature we have been given. ... As musicians, we join the stream. We swim in the stream with all the other millions of music makers. It’s a life force, a strong one, surrounding us and we are part of it. -John Williams-


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

Such a lovely story the one about his mother.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

One can just hope that he lives that longer, in healthy form!
On a side note, for some reason, I was under the impression that the late mommy Williams was from Bangor, Maine. Or maybe was his father...
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

It's a great little story isn't it ? Let's hope the 'Fanfare for Fenway' is made available as a download.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:00 PM

One can just hope that he lives that longer, in healthy form!
On a side note, for some reason, I was under the impression that the late mommy Williams was from Bangor, Maine. Or maybe was his father...


His father was Stephen King? ;)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

Awesome to hear that preview! Williams writes fantastic fanfares. I couldn't stop listening to the fanfares when that brass CD came out last year....exciting stuff.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

Lovely interview. Always refreshing to hear JW's thoughts on his other passions. He's just as articulate about baseball as he is about music!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:49 PM


One can just hope that he lives that longer, in healthy form!
On a side note, for some reason, I was under the impression that the late mommy Williams was from Bangor, Maine. Or maybe was his father...


His father was Stephen King? ;)


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:03 PM

Great interview!

I love to read about Williams personal thoughts and hobbies behind the world of music :)

Next, a golf article!
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

Wow, that's a really neat look into Williams' personal life. Also, I wonder if anybody will record the fanfare this Friday?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

it would suck if they made a video of the first 30 seconds of the fanfare, but never offer the full thing for sale

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:34 PM

awesome, sounds good. i hope they record it for CD.



PD: wow111!!!1111!!!! Two boom.tzzz in 26 seconds! sound promising! :P

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

awesome, sounds good. i hope they record it for CD.



PD: wow111!!!1111!!!! Two boom.tzzz in 26 seconds! sound promising! :P


LOL, the boom tzzz...it's everywhere! I just heard some while listening to the Ultimate War in Hook.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:00 AM

Looks like this should be streamed live tomorrow:

BOSTON -- During Friday's gala pregame celebration, the Red Sox will encapsulate a century of Fenway Park into one day and one heck of a 37,000-seat ballpark.
All living Red Sox uniformed personnel whom the team could track down were invited to participate in Friday's ceremony, which is scheduled to start a little after 2 p.m. ET. The pregame ceremony will air live on redsox.com and MLB.com.
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The Red Sox announced some of what will happen on Thursday. The rest -- like the details of the first-pitch ceremony -- are being kept secret.
Here's what's known: John Williams, who's composed a gaggle of famous cinema scores, will conduct the Boston Pops in the debut of his new composition, "Fanfare for Fenway." The Pops' regular conductor, Keith Lockhart, will conduct for the national anthem. There will be a flyover with two modern planes -- F-16s -- and two World War II-era P-51 Mustangs. The stars and stripes will be draped over the Green Monster.


http://mlb.mlb.com/n...ws_mlb&c_id=mlb

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

I'm not sure I'll be at home at that time, so hopefully someone can record the stream?
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:23 AM

How do you activate the stream on that website?

I hope it's not blocked out outside of the US as these websites tend to do now

Wait I think you have to pay for MLB TV or to even watch the program online

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

Has anyone heard/seen it yet? Thoughts if you have :) ?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

I like it, i like it!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

it sounds like a lot of other Williams fanfares distilled into this piece

It ranks in the middle of the pack alongside Jubilee350, nothing too memorable about it

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

Damn, I missed this. Did anyone tape it?




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