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80sFan last won the day on June 11 2012

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  1. I like this too. The music is great (I'm a brass person so particularly like this arrangement) but I have to agree on the quality of the scene...
  2. Not sure I agree with all but an interesting list. https://ew.com/movies/star-wars-best-music-ranked/
  3. This is great (as the previous parts). I really enjoyed learning about a TV show I had never heard of before, several I had heard of but never heard the music, as well as Gilligan's Island (brings back memories hearing it as a kid). Nice work!
  4. To be honest, the only score I program the Fox Fanfare before is this one… (still not sure what I like about it but I seem to play it fairly often) ------------------------------------------------------------------- Lukas Kendall ...but John Williams actually did arrange and record this version of the classic Alfred Newman "20th Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension"—for the 1964 Arabian themed farce John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (The studio said, "Absolutely not!") https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFfEf-ClIbE -------------------------------------------------------------------
  5. Has anyone else heard of this new arrangement? https://jarijuhanikallio.wordpress.com/2023/01/30/from-symphonic-beethoven-to-john-williams-with-emanuel-ax-leonidas-kavakos-and-yo-yo-ma/ What, one might ask, could steal the show after two such inspired performances of Beethoven. In this case, the answer was none other than John Williams, whose iconic Theme from Schindler’s List (1993) was heard as a profoundly captivating encore. Commissioned by the trio over a phone call with the composer, Williams’s pristine arrangement focuses on the prayer-like intimacy of the music, while retaining emotional subtlety of the original orchestral score.
  6. I know it came out in 2021 but still a great release! Top albums of 2022: Saluting the cinematic horn concerto – John Williams’s Always in pristine expanded edition from La-La Land https://jarijuhanikallio.wordpress.com/2022/12/27/top-albums-of-2022-saluting-the-cinematic-horn-concerto-john-williamss-always-in-pristine-expanded-edition-from-la-la-land/
  7. Obi-Wan Kenobi Composer Natalie Holt on Star Wars Pressure, John Williams, Loki Season 2, and More https://gizmodo.com/obi-wan-kenobi-music-natalie-holt-john-williams-intervi-1849166218
  8. Album review: John Williams’s Violin Concerto No. 2 beautifully recorded by Anne-Sophie Mutter and the BSO under the composer https://jarijuhanikallio.wordpress.com/2022/07/06/album-review-john-williamss-violin-concerto-no-2-beautifully-recorded-by-anne-sophie-mutter-and-the-bso-under-the-composer/
  9. Pretty sure it's the fall of 1983. I found out there was a rehearsal for a concert with the Houston Symphony and and skipped school to attend. Security was much different back then. I was able to speak with him on his way in.
  10. It’s clear this took a lot of work and was put together by someone who really cares about the JW legacy. I’ve enjoyed all the videos so far, but this one was particularly interesting. I especially liked the ‘Pops on the March’ montage. Keep up the good work!
  11. His arrangement is perfect for this...(contest only makes sense for trombonists but it's a good listen) Jim Nova's latest overdub is a medley of 6 "villain" themes written by John Williams and is scored for eight bass trombones and two contrabass trombones. What's more sinister than a bass trombone choir? Jim is hosting a contest to see who can identify the six villains from the medley! https://www.johnstonbaughs.com/topic/a-gathering-of-villains-contest-3rd
  12. The music of John Williams is more than just Hollywood movie scores The 90-year-old composer is being honored June 23 at the Kennedy Center with a National Symphony Orchestra birthday bash featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Spielberg and Anne-Sophie Mutter https://www.washingtonpost.com/music/2022/06/17/john-williams-birthday-kennedy-center/
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