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Hector J. Guzman

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  1. Matt Groening commented this:

    I gave Elfman what I called a "flavors" tape, featuring the kind of sound I wanted for The Simpsons theme. The tape included The Jetsons theme, selections from Nino Rota's Juliet of the Spirits, a Remington electric shaver jingle by Frank Zappa, some easy-listening music by Esquivel, and a teach-your-parott-to-talk record.  

        Elfman gave it a listen and said, "I know exactly what you're looking for."

    Where can I get all those themes together in a collection?

  2. The cello has been found. A nurse from Los Angeles did not know about the news, she was planning to turn it into a CD cabinet :shocked:

    Stevens, 30, turned the cello over to police last weekend after seeing a TV news report about the theft -- the first in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's history, police said.  

    "Last night, the Los Angeles Philharmonic was reunited with a member of its family, our great General Kyd Stradivarius," Philharmonic president Deborah Borda said at a Tuesday news conference at Walt Disney Hall. "When I announced this to the orchestra there was an enormous cheer that went up."  

    Stumpf said General Kyd's return made him "probably the happiest man in Los Angeles today."  

    "I'm just incredibly relieved the cello has been found. It's been an enormous weight on me for the last three weeks," he said. Stumpf, the orchestra's tenured cellist, will continue playing General Kyd as soon as it is repaired, Borda said.  

    The cello was returned with cracks that string repair technician Robert Cauer called "routine."

    Yahoo! News

  3. LOS ANGELES -- A $50,000 reward was offered Thursday for the safe return of a priceless Stradivarius cello stolen from a musician's home by someone who hauled it away on a bicycle, police said.

    "This instrument would be very quickly identified ... it would be very difficult to sell it," said Gail Samuel, the orchestra's general manager.  

    The 1684 cello was valued at $3.5 million but is considered priceless because it cannot be replaced, she said.  

    "The value of this instrument is in its being played and being heard," she said.  

    It was one of only about 60 made by master craftsman Antonio Stradivari and was purchased by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association about three decades ago.

    San Mateo County Times

  4. An excerpt from the autobiography:

    John Williams still seems to like my arrangements. I wrote three for a CD that he recorded with the LSO in London called The Hollywood Sound and three more that he recorded conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony with Itzhak Perlman playing the violin solos on a CD called Cinema Serenade. I wrote five more scores for Itzhak Perlman a year later for a sequel called Cinema Serenade II. I’ve also continued to write occasional scores for the Boston ‘Pops’ under their new conductor Keith Lockhart. In March of 2001, I was asked to arrange a medley of the five nominated film scores for Itzhak Perlman & Yo Yo Ma to play at the Academy Awards ceremony. I’m very happy to be in that sort of company!

    Angela Morley Web Site

    ;) Williams Pops on the March

    The Boston Pops Orchestra

    John Williams

  5. Morley has been my favorite arranger for the Boston Pops CDs. I did not know she worked on film. Everytime I see the "arr. Angela Morley" I know it's gonna sound good, whether it's Max Steiner's Gone with the Wind or Raksin's Laura to a Frank Sinatra classic like "Night and Day".

    It's all good!

  6. Oh my holy freakin' God! Tomorrow there's a concert with John Williams conducting the Pacific Symphony in Orange County and I didnt' know!

    I can't believe I'm gonna miss this! So close!


    Friday, May 14th, 2004    

    Saturday, May 15th, 2004    


    Segerstrom Hall, Orange County Performing Arts Center  


    8 p.m. Friday

    8 p.m. Saturday


    From his themes to Jaws and Star Wars through Harry Potter, John WIlliams has composed some of the most recognizable music of our time. Join us for a mesmerizing evening with this legendary conductor and composer.

    Pacific Symphony Web Site

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