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  1. I have a feeling it’s most likely going to be recordings of the commercially available Hal Leonard Signature Editions, which do have some, if only a few, of the “non-greatest hits” in the series. Mention of trumpet and clarinet suggests maybe Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, or Lincoln for the trumpet, and The Terminal for the clarinet. All of these are part of the Signature Edition series. I feel like anything recording that isn’t a part of this series would likely be some other arrangement, unless it was Williams himself conducting.
  2. Found this fascinating arrangement of the Schindler’s List theme for theremin and piano.
  3. I’d probably add: - Song for World Peace - Hymn to New England - Theme from The Patriot - The final two movements of The Unfinished Journey - Back to America from Angela’s Ashes - The Long Road to Justice from Amistad - Theme from The American Collection - The Banquet from Hook - With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
  4. It would be amazing if Williams presented this as a concert piece. I think audiences would get a kick out of the choral and percussion features, and it’d be a nice deviation from the standard concert fare.
  5. Basing my list on known concert arrangements that have been performed live at least once: The rest of the Lincoln suite Circus Train Chase from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The full JFK suite The Sea Battle from The Adventures of Tintin Escape from the City and Epilogue from War of the Worlds
  6. This apparently just surfaced a couple of days ago. It’s from the 1987 Boston Pops 4th of July concert conducted by Williams (skip to 19:30):
  7. I attended the San Diego Symphony’s performance of John Williams’ Horn Concerto this past Sunday. This was an afternoon matinee performance, and was the second of two performances that mark the first times that this orchestra has performed this piece. Principal Horn Benjamin Jaber was the soloist, and David Danzmayr was the conductor. The concerto was the second piece in the concert program, preceded by Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia and followed by intermission and then Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor (Opus 39). Both Sibelius pieces were very well executed, but I’ll spare those details as this
  8. Just found out that the San Diego Symphony will be giving performances of the Horn Concerto on April 27 and 28, in a program that will also include two works by Sibelius. https://www.sandiegosymphony.org/performances/danzmayr-conducts-sibelius/
  9. Men of the Yorktown. It’s right there in the title.😜
  10. It was only a matter of time... The Adventures of Han: https://www.halleonard.com/product/4492354/the-adventures-of-han?subsiteid=1 Han Solo and the Princess: https://www.halleonard.com/product/4492295/han-solo-and-the-princess?subsiteid=1
  11. The Hal Leonard Signature Edition scores for Suite from Jane Eyre and “Men of the Yorktown” from Midway include parts for organ.
  12. It almost sounds to me like an actual whistle (like a police whistle) but that the player is only lightly blowing just enough air to create the wind effect without producing an actual tone.
  13. This flute version has been around for a while. There’s a YouTube video of Williams conducting it with the Boston Pops in Japan in the 90s, and I’ve been to at least one concert where it was performed.
  14. “With Malice Toward None” and “Han Solo and the Princess” both sounded amazing.
  15. About 9 or 10 years ago I met Margot Kidder at Comic-Con and she was so extremely sweet and down to earth. She was at a booth signing autographs (she signed my Superman DVD insert) and she was asking every fan which state/country they were visiting from because she wanted to track and get an idea of how far people had traveled to go to the convention. May she Rest In Peace.
  16. Dry Your Tears Afrika being quoted in both The Patriot theme and in the “Civil Rights and the Women’s Movement” Part of The Unfinished Journey stands out for me. Also the Land Race from Far and Away being quoted in the first movement of The Unfinished Journey.
  17. He introduced it as Han Solo and the Princess, but made no mention of the fact that it was completely reworked. He went into his anecdote about having originally written Leia’s Theme as a sort of love theme for Luke and Leia not having prior awareness that they would eventually be siblings. He then basically said that as the saga unfolded that the actual love theme was the one for Han and Leia (or something to that effect). The Glasgow performance was pretty spot on based on what I remember from the San Diego concert.
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