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  1. I remember getting this album when it came out and was always amused that the conductor in the picture was a ‘little’ John Williams complete with bald spot…
  2. This is a blog by the former bass trombonist of the Boston Symphony/Pops. He has posted previously on the recording session for SPR (he also preformed the premier of the Bass Trombone version of the Tuba concerto with JW & the Boston Pops). He posted this earlier in the week: Memorial Day, Saving Private Ryan, Abraham Lincoln, and the trombone https://thelasttrombone.com/2020/05/26/memorial-day-saving-private-ryan-abraham-lincoln-and-the-trombone/
  3. Loving this album. Are these 3 source music pieces John Williams? The notes don't discuss them (unless I'm missing something) ADDITIONAL MUSIC 22 To Love 23 New Year’s Party No. 1 25 New Year’s Party No. 2 I also appreciate the detail on this site https://chrono-score.blogspot.com/2010/05/poseidon-adventure.html Thanks
  4. I don’t think there is any way to know for certain. San Diego 2007 he just popped into a room before the concert (there was nothing after), said a few words, and left (maybe 50-75 people in the room). Houston 2013 he went to a large room after the concert and individually spoke to people who came up to him. The Houston concert was with Yo-Yo Ma who was also at the reception (maybe 100-200 people); there was a large contingent from the Chinese community and I think they were at least as interested in speaking to him as Mr. Williams. I too appreciate the old days when you could just see/meet him before/after a concert...
  5. Came across this link while looking today with the Star Wars version: https://www.redbubble.com/people/agustilopez/works/35640769-music-by-john-williams I did a search and found this shirt with versions from all movies! (any missing?) https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/3633251-music-by-john-williams I can’t decide – any other options out there?
  6. Great article! I was at the Houston concert. It was replaced in part by The Reivers suite narrated by Burgess Meredith so not too bad a substitution (I don't remember what else was played)
  7. This just came up at a the opening season concert last night at Mercury Houston (https://www.mercuryhouston.org/). Although their policy in the past was camera/video/audio recordings are prohibited, the President of the Board announced before the concert that recordings were encouraged and gave the hashtag to use when posting on social media. For the 1st time in the 12 years we have gone, people had their phones up recording (4 in my line of sight). Just cameras would have been ok, but the bright screens on the phones were distracting in the dark theater. Tickets are not cheap (~$70 where were sitting). We’re there for the music – not sure we want to put up with the distraction of the screens.
  8. It's been 30 years......I seem to remember a little bad synth in the Earthquake track. Pretty sure Jaws 2 was End Title/End Cast (or at least some of it.) I got rid of it when I bought the Varese Earthquake & Jaws 2 in 1990 (I was in the navy in San Diego - I used to hit Tower Records every weekend)
  9. I'm curious now. Does anyone here have that? I can confirm it existed. I had it at one time when some of these scores were not on CD. It was pretty bad and I got rid of it years ago. https://www.discogs.com/Sunset-Pops-Orchestra-Great-Film-Music-By-John-Williams/release/6362111
  10. John Williams was performing with the Houston Symphony in the fall of 1983. I was unable to go to the concert, but I knew one of the trombonists and had a heads up on the rehearsal. I waited outside the Music Hall, spoke for a minute or two when he arrived, got the picture/autograph (ROTJ/Superman), and then went inside for the rehearsal. I don’t recall there being anyone else other than musicians (no security – I just sort of walked in). The rehearsal was enjoyable – I remember them running through Jubilee 350 (which I had never heard before) as well as Jabba’s theme. In 2013 he came back to Houston and I had an opportunity to have him autograph the picture – I think he was amused as we both had aged a little…
  11. I have enjoyed these so far. One thing I think might be nice would be to post on your webpage for each podcast a YouTube link to music (if available) for any un-released scores. There are a few I have been unable to find and I think this would complement the podcasts nicely. Keep up the good work!
  12. An update.... https://referencerecordings.com/coming-next-week-john-williams-at-the-movies/
  13. Dallas Winds Jerry Junkin, Conductor Christopher Martin, Trumpet Released on July 6, 2018 https://referencerecordings.com/recording/john-williams-at-the-movies/
  14. In addition to the ones mentioned I also have these versions: Victory at Sea (US Navy Band) http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=75442255522 John Williams for Band (US Coast Guard Band) http://militarymusic.com/products/item-alt05062 Classics (Czech Army Central Band) http://cdmusic.cz/inshop/scripts/Detail.asp?kat=CQ00042431 The 41st annual Midwest Clinic, 1987 (Fukuoka Technical University High School Wind Orchestra) https://www.amazon.com/1987-Midwest-Clinic-Technical-University/dp/B001L6J6RU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484411886&sr=8-1&keywords=1987+%28Fukuoka+Technical Winds of War and Peace (National Symphonic Winds) https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Fanfare/dp/B00JFISJGA/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1484411815&sr=8-5&keywords=Winds+of+War+and+Peace+%28National+Symphonic+Winds%29
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