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80sFan last won the day on June 11 2012

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  1. 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
  2. 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/
  3. I came across this and thought it was a nice arrangement. I still prefer the full orchestra version, but I always like trombone & organ (the other pieces on the album are well performed too) Peter Steiner (Trombone), Constanze Hochwartner (Organ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoxePt7wzY0 https://www.steinerpeter.com/music https://www.berlin-classics-music.com/en/album/8854717167-binary-star/
  4. A little news... Obi-Wan Kenobi has its contrabassoonist, Anthony Parnther https://www.fanthatracks.com/news/film-music-tv/obi-wan-kenobi-has-its-conductor-anthony-parnther/
  5. Not sure - it was a fairly low volume (I'm don't think I would have noticed anyway - I was so thrown off by hearing the music!)
  6. Eating at a local Hungarian restaurant (https://brigittashungariandelivery.com/about-us/) this weekend in a small Texas town (Kilgore) and heard the soundtrack from Jaws. It was in the background, so it took a track or two before I realized what it was. The owner told me he keeps the radio on a Hungarian station and on Saturdays they play film music…
  7. Another positive review: Album review: John Williams’s tremendous Berliner Philharmoniker debut https://jarijuhanikallio.wordpress.com/2022/02/18/album-review-john-williamss-tremendous-berliner-philharmoniker-debut/
  8. Johan de Meij: "With star composer John Williams, at the NY Philharmonic, 2011 New York City" Top right: https://johandemeij.com/events Left side/bottom: https://johandemeij.com/gallery
  9. Nice post! https://jarijuhanikallio.wordpress.com/2021/10/15/beyond-superlatives-john-williams-conducts-the-berlin-philharmonic/
  10. Fanfare for Michael Dukakis (1988) Today, two John Williams fanfare/occasional pieces, both relatively obscure and minor works in his concert oeuvre. First, the Fanfare for Michael Dukakis, written it appears in a span of three weeks for the 1988 Democratic National Convention, with Williams being connected to Presidential hopeful Dukakis through the candidate's father-in-law Harry Ellis Dickson, a Boston Pops associate conductor. It seems the live premiere is the only recording we have of the piece. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- I always liked this cover...
  11. This is the one piece I have been trying to find for years. I had the good fortune to hear it during the original concert season in 1986 and then again when played (I think with the Horn Concerto?) several years ago but have never been able to come across a recording...
  12. Another review: https://jarijuhanikallio.wordpress.com/2021/07/27/luminous-tanglewood-world-premiere-for-john-williamss-new-violin-concerto-with-anne-sophie-mutter-and-the-bso/
  13. I’m in the process of listening to my collection by year. I ‘suffered’ through Thomas & The King last week and yesterday was Can You Read My Mind. I like the music under the lyrics but once you add the singing... I put America, the Dream Goes On in that category too. I like the music but could do without the vocals (I do still like Shirley MacLaine in John Goldfarb!)
  14. I like the two of JW with Luciano Pavarotti & Jessye Norman https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/historic-photos-classical-composers-doing-normal-things/
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