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    ricsim88 reacted to Lao Che in John Williams to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic - January 18/19 2020   
    no, sadly and they have very strict security policies this time.. The general rehearsal is normally open to the public but they changed their minds.. 
    these are from yesterday 
    some more pics from after the rehearsals, a private autograph session for the musicians.. the one while signing the tuba is priceless.. 😆 



    I still have one pic left with the entire program with the first two encores, if someone wants a spoiler.. 😆 
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    ricsim88 reacted to Jay in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    An anonymous tipster has sent JWFan some information that I can share with you now!
     
    The information is a list of cues that appeared in a cut of the film dated November 11th, 2019.  Remember, the final day of recording sessions didn't happen until November 21st, and even by this cut some of the cues JW had written had already been dropped or replaced, so consider this a PARTIAL cue list:
     
    1M01 Main Title
    1M022 The Ninth Beginning
    1M05 Rey Trains
    1M06 Ren's Entrance
    1M08 Approaching The Nursery
    1M09 Rey Wakes Up
    1M13 Tell Me What They Are
    1M15 Vader's Castle
    1M20 Rey Training
    1M24 Meditation
    1M26 Spy's Message
    1M26 Lightspeed Skipping
     
    2M01 Cockpit Dialog
    2M02 Fixing The Helmet
    2M03 The Wisdom of Maz
    2M04 The Emperor Lives
    2M06 The Medal
    2M07 Ship Trip
    2M20 The Forge
    2M30 Rey's Mission
    2M32 Quicksand
     
    0M01 Children's School
    3M00 Lando
    3M01 Before The Chase
    3M03 No Title
    3M06 Knights of Ren
    3M07 Ochi and the Dagger
     
    4M01 Rey Senses Ren's Approach
    4M02 Rey's Incredible Hand
    4M04 Zucini?
    4M05 To The End
    4M05B Good Ship, Bad Ship
    4M06 He Won't Remember
    4M07 Rey's Grief
    4M10 Red Eyes
    4M11 Poe and Girlfriend
    4M12 Ship Walk and Talk
     
    5M01 Meddling and Poe's Crush
    5M03 Hallway Shooting
    5M05 Rey Sees Mother
    5M06 Hard To Get Rid Of
    5M07 I'm The Spy
    5M08 Geneology
    5M10 Landing At ?
    5M12 Off The Waterfront
    5M30 Under a Blanket
     
    6M02 Rey Climbs Pipes
    6M02A Climbing
    6M04 Daisy In A Veil
    6M05 Leia Lies Down
    6M07 Stop and Start
    6M08 Healing Wounds
    6M12 Six Twelve
    6M13 Rey's Trip To P
    6M20 Sabre Toss
     
    7M01 Seven One
    7M02 Rey Meets Luke
    7M03 Luke's Advice
    7M04 The Meeting
    7M05 March Of The Resistance
    7M08 Father Knows Best
    7M10 Leia's Sabre
    7M12 Seven Twelve
    7M12A Horses #2
    7M20 Approaching The Throne
    7M21 Parents
    7M30 More Action
    7M32 Make The Sacrifice
    7M36 Dunkirk
    7M38 I Am All The Sith
     
    8M04 Psalm of the Sith
    8M05 Jumping The Chain
    8M07 Big Ship Blows Up
    8M08 On Their Knees
    8M10 Success and Sliding
    8M11A Dropping The Sabre
    8M14 Ben to Rey
    8M15 Horn Solo
    8M16 End Credits
     
    9M03 Bows
    9M05ALT Return to Tattooine
     
     
     
     
    The list also contains the two source pieces not composed by Williams:
     
    2S35 JJ Festival Music
    3S35 JJ Bar Source
     
     
     
     
    As well as the cue names from prior scores that were tracked into this cut:
     
    13M2 from Ep.6 Vader's Death
    7M03 from Ep.3 The Birth of the Twins
    7M05 from Ep.3 Plans for the Twins
    3M26R from Ep.7 You're Han Solo?
    4M36R from Ep.7 I Ran Into You
    5M46R from Ep.7 Kylo Stalks Rey
    6M50R from Ep.7 Han and Leia Reunion
    6M55R from Ep.7 Council Meeting
    6M56E from Ep.7 Ren In Cockpit
    8M77 from Ep.7 March Of The Resistance
    4M36 from Ep.8 Luke and Rey
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from crumbs in The Rise of Skywalker OST Album Discussion   
    Totally agree. The mixing on this score is much better than the previous sequels. The orchestra sounds great, and it’s really showing the orchestration in a much better light. TFA was pretty bad on that aspect. TLJ was somewhat better.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from Disco Stu in Jon Burlingame Variety article on The Rise of Skywalker   
    Didn’t see it posted yet.
     
    https://variety.com/2019/music/production/john-williams-star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-1203446034/
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from Bayesian in Jon Burlingame Variety article on The Rise of Skywalker   
    Didn’t see it posted yet.
     
    https://variety.com/2019/music/production/john-williams-star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-1203446034/
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from bollemanneke in The Rise of Skywalker - Disney Records OST   
    Anyone remembers the very original ROTS end credits...Jesus
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    ricsim88 reacted to Jay in The Rise of Skywalker - Disney Records OST   
    This is such a weird time... probably the last time it will be like this, unless Indiana Jones 5 actually gets made and JW scores it.
     
    What I mean is, it was weird yesterday, as I was out and about doing errands, then doing various things around the house... basically all day long constantly checking to see if the STAR WARS EPISODE 9 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM was available to listen to.  Then eventually... going to bed... and realizing "well, when I wake up in about 8 hours or so, either there will be dozens of pages of discussion, and I'll know how my day is starting... or there will be nothing".  And today... I keep checking.  At some point, some time soon, I'll be able to hear the STAR WARS EPISODE 9 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM... but I have no idea when that point will be.
     
    All we know is that it will be legally for sale digitally in Australia and New Zealand 41 hours and 38 minutes from now, and that's goddamn exciting.
     

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    ricsim88 reacted to Cerebral Cortex in New John Williams interview about “The Rise of Skywalker”   
    Couldn't agree more. I'm not usually one to encourage dwelling too heavily on what could have been, but in this case I really think it's worthwhile to entertain those "What If?" scenarios just so we can fully appreciate what (as other users have aptly called them) a gift these scores are, not just for having received them but for having received them in the way that we did. 

    So first, there was the very unfortunate, grim, but ultimately quite possible reality that Williams either wasn't physically or mentally able to do these scores or, even worse, had passed away years before these films were even made. Abrams directs the first installment to the new trilogy and his longtime collaborator, Michael Giacchino, does the score instead. The films are made and we are left longing to hear what Williams could have done with these new films. Unfortunately, we'll never know. We sit listening to the new scores wondering what Williams could have done with a theme for Rey, or what sound Williams would have gone for for a character like Kylo. 
     
    But that didn't happen! Williams remains as mentally and physically fit as ever. However, he decides he doesn't have any interest in scoring Episode VII or agrees only to write a couple themes to kickstart the new trilogy. "I don't want to steal the spotlight from this new generation of talents," Williams politely declines. "I'm too old for that scene. They need someone younger, more energetic, more talented than myself." 

    Nope! Williams decides to score the whole film. But maybe he only scores Episode VII and then passes the baton to a new voice to finish the trilogy? Or, even worse, maybe something happens to Williams that makes him unable to finish the trilogy? 

    Yeah, no. Williams, nearing the age of 88, persists, alive and healthy in both body and mind, and closes out yet another Star Wars trilogy.  But maybe the result is severely lacking? Williams scored all 3 films, sure, but nowhere did he manage to even once capture the spirit of the earlier entries, not once did he wow with vibrant new thematic statements or invoke that classic Star Wars-ian feel of old that he used to be able to pull off oh so well? The scores lack an energy, lack imagination. They stand as proof that Williams should have hung up the baton years ago; that the idea to hand-off the job of scoring these 200 million dollar films to a man soon to be pushing 90 was a mistake seriously lacking in judgement. Where is that Williams spark, that magic? 

    But maybe that doesn't happen either? Maybe, just maybe, Williams does do all three scores? And maybe, while arguments can be made as to the overall quality of them compared to the other 6, the scores stand as proof that Williams, and only Williams, could have delivered on that trademark Star Wars sound for these films, while standing as a continued testament to his talented musical capabilities and cementing his status even further as a legendary figure in the pages of musical history. Maybe Williams actually was able to pull it off, in a way that only Williams could? Maybe we're left wondering how we could have gotten so lucky? 

    In all the possible scenarios of what could have happened, the one that seems most unlikely to me is that last one. And, holy fuck, that's the one we got. 
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    ricsim88 reacted to Damien F in New John Williams interview about “The Rise of Skywalker”   
    I've said before that the odds of an 87 year old scoring one of the biggest movies of the year are really very low. There are just so many mental and physical ailments that would prevent an 87 year old from continuing to work, including the fact that he is about 10 years older than the average life expectancy.  John Barry and Jerry Goldsmith both died in their 70s. We really are very lucky John is still with us and available to conclude the Skywalker saga that he helped start over 40 years ago.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from rpvee in Williams in Tanglewood in 2020   
    He did come out last year after SW. I guess it’s definitely possible he would do it again.
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    ricsim88 reacted to bollemanneke in New John Williams interview about “The Rise of Skywalker”   
    Wait, Murphy played a top C? Isn't that supposed to be a B-flat? And God, he's so energetic! And ooh, Lando returns! I love not knowing these things.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from rpvee in Williams in Tanglewood in 2020   
    My guess is if his health allows it, he will conduct the easy ones. It’s not like this orchestra needs much conducting anyway.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from rpvee in Williams in Tanglewood in 2020   
    I didn’t see a topic yet, so here it is.
     
    I just got an email with the new Tanglewood season. 
     
    They list Tanglewood on Parade on July 28, with Williams, Andriss Nelson and Thomas Wilkins as conductors.
     
    Then it’s Film night on August 15th, with Williams hosting and Keith Lockhart conducting.
     
    Then Empire Strikes Back live on Aug 21. With Lockhart conducting.
     
    If I go, I’m thinking Film night, for probably a SW festival.
     

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    ricsim88 got a reaction from Jay in Williams in Tanglewood in 2020   
    I didn’t see a topic yet, so here it is.
     
    I just got an email with the new Tanglewood season. 
     
    They list Tanglewood on Parade on July 28, with Williams, Andriss Nelson and Thomas Wilkins as conductors.
     
    Then it’s Film night on August 15th, with Williams hosting and Keith Lockhart conducting.
     
    Then Empire Strikes Back live on Aug 21. With Lockhart conducting.
     
    If I go, I’m thinking Film night, for probably a SW festival.
     

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    ricsim88 reacted to Ricard in Williams in Tanglewood in 2020   
    It seems that the brochure didn't upload properly. Can you try again?
     
    EDIT: Nevermind. I can't believe this was announced 3 weeks ago, and none here noticed!
     
    https://www.bso.org/brands/tanglewood/features/2020-tanglewood-season/2020-season-highlights.aspx
     
     
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from Will in Williams in Tanglewood in 2020   
    My guess is if his health allows it, he will conduct the easy ones. It’s not like this orchestra needs much conducting anyway.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from Ricard in Williams in Tanglewood in 2020   
    I didn’t see a topic yet, so here it is.
     
    I just got an email with the new Tanglewood season. 
     
    They list Tanglewood on Parade on July 28, with Williams, Andriss Nelson and Thomas Wilkins as conductors.
     
    Then it’s Film night on August 15th, with Williams hosting and Keith Lockhart conducting.
     
    Then Empire Strikes Back live on Aug 21. With Lockhart conducting.
     
    If I go, I’m thinking Film night, for probably a SW festival.
     

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    ricsim88 got a reaction from bollemanneke in John Williams' DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Earthquake) 4CD Box Set from La-La Land Records NOW AVAILABLE   
    My wife ordered it as a xmas present for me...hopefully it gets here on time.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from SyncMan in Harry Potter - Live to Projection Concerts   
    The reception was phenomenal. It was quite interesting as a musician to perform while the audience reacts to the on screen action. A lot of fun.
    The screen was above and behind the orchestra, and only used on the 2nd rehearsal. It’s a well oiled machine for sure. Everything went super smoothly.
    the film and  music tracks were both mixed and sent through speakers. From what I’ve heard, it seemed it was well balanced and the sound quality was good. It was in a big hockey arena.
    Overall it was a lot of fun, the conductor was great, he was very precise and knew the score incredibly well.
    I would have liked just one more rehearsal....playing Quidditch only once through before the performance was a little nerve wracking...
    Hopefully we get to do more in the future.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from crumbs in STAR WARS - Live To Projection Concerts   
    As an orchestra musician, I absolutely can’t imagine playing some of the transitions that those edits have created. Some of them make no musical sense at all. I don’t think we’ll ever see those performed live.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from Holko in STAR WARS - Live To Projection Concerts   
    As an orchestra musician, I absolutely can’t imagine playing some of the transitions that those edits have created. Some of them make no musical sense at all. I don’t think we’ll ever see those performed live.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in Harry Potter - Live to Projection Concerts   
    For people in eastern Canada or US.
     
     I’m looking forward to performing it.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from SyncMan in Harry Potter - Live to Projection Concerts   
    For people in eastern Canada or US.
     
     I’m looking forward to performing it.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from crumbs in The Art of the Score Podcast Thread   
    Love Sibelius 2. Performing it in October. 
    Definitely some voicing and harmony resemblances between Williams and Sibelius. There are most certainly worst composers to be influenced by out there.
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    ricsim88 got a reaction from Falstaft (hiatus til TROS) in The Art of the Score Podcast Thread   
    Love Sibelius 2. Performing it in October. 
    Definitely some voicing and harmony resemblances between Williams and Sibelius. There are most certainly worst composers to be influenced by out there.
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