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    Remco got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in John Williams reaction gifs   
    The Williams Wheel just keeps on going.

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    Remco got a reaction from Yannick in OLD video: John Williams on scoring Star Wars Episode VII   
    It’s incredible. For me, TFA somehow started my intense JW-fandom. It was like a wake-up call, realizing he was still very much alive and kicking and I’d better follow everything he did while I still could.
     
    It’s funny how I was anxiously waiting for news about TLJ, whether he could do it or not – let alone finish the trilogy. And here we are in 2020, feeling like he could potentially do another trilogy of films still. What a gift this man is.
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    Remco got a reaction from carlborg in John Williams reaction gifs   
    The Williams Wheel just keeps on going.

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    Remco reacted to Fabulin in Has Hans Zimmer aged well?   
    @Jurassic Shark I found an answer to your question

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    Remco reacted to Score in John Williams reaction gifs   
    John Wheeliams!
     
    I just saw the video of the Devil's Dance, from which this clip is taken. Is he repeatedly saying "wow" while conducting?  
     
     
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    Remco got a reaction from moi in OLD video: John Williams on scoring Star Wars Episode VII   
    It’s incredible. For me, TFA somehow started my intense JW-fandom. It was like a wake-up call, realizing he was still very much alive and kicking and I’d better follow everything he did while I still could.
     
    It’s funny how I was anxiously waiting for news about TLJ, whether he could do it or not – let alone finish the trilogy. And here we are in 2020, feeling like he could potentially do another trilogy of films still. What a gift this man is.
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    Remco got a reaction from Muad'Dib in OLD video: John Williams on scoring Star Wars Episode VII   
    It’s incredible. For me, TFA somehow started my intense JW-fandom. It was like a wake-up call, realizing he was still very much alive and kicking and I’d better follow everything he did while I still could.
     
    It’s funny how I was anxiously waiting for news about TLJ, whether he could do it or not – let alone finish the trilogy. And here we are in 2020, feeling like he could potentially do another trilogy of films still. What a gift this man is.
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    Remco got a reaction from crumbs in OLD video: John Williams on scoring Star Wars Episode VII   
    It’s incredible. For me, TFA somehow started my intense JW-fandom. It was like a wake-up call, realizing he was still very much alive and kicking and I’d better follow everything he did while I still could.
     
    It’s funny how I was anxiously waiting for news about TLJ, whether he could do it or not – let alone finish the trilogy. And here we are in 2020, feeling like he could potentially do another trilogy of films still. What a gift this man is.
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    Remco got a reaction from Falstaft in OLD video: John Williams on scoring Star Wars Episode VII   
    It’s incredible. For me, TFA somehow started my intense JW-fandom. It was like a wake-up call, realizing he was still very much alive and kicking and I’d better follow everything he did while I still could.
     
    It’s funny how I was anxiously waiting for news about TLJ, whether he could do it or not – let alone finish the trilogy. And here we are in 2020, feeling like he could potentially do another trilogy of films still. What a gift this man is.
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    Remco reacted to BrotherSound in Lincoln SCORE Discussion thread   
    Some new info for anyone interested in these nitty-gritty details (paging @Jay @Disco Stu), plus how much unreleased music there might be (counting the FYC, not very much).
     
     
    Complete Cue List
     
    1M2 “The Girl I Left Behind Me” + “Quickstep”
    1M4 Ver 1 “The Dream”
    1M4 Ver 2 “Battle Cry of Freedom”
    1M4 Ver 3 “American Process Ver”
    1M5 “Mary’s First Scene”
    1M10 “The People”
    1M13 Ver 5 Rev. “Soldier Boy” Solo Piano (Poss…“City Point”)
    1M14 “Sleeping Tad”
    1M14 Ver 2 “Sleeping Tad”
    2M12 “Talk With Tad”
    2M14 “Tad Asleep”
    2M14 Rev “Tad Asleep”
    3M16 “Country Sweetener”
    3M16 Ver 2 “Getting Out the Vote”
    3M18 “The Southern Delegation Arrives”
    3M20 “Remembering Willy”
    4M24 “More Bad News”
    4M26 “Sweetening Bilbo”
    4M28 “Message from Grant and Decisions”
    4M28 Alt “Lincoln and Seward”
    4M28 Rev “Message from Grant and Decisions”
    4M29 “No Sixteen Year Olds Left”
    4M29 Rev “No Sixteen Year Olds Left”
    4M30 “The Telegraph Office”
    4M30 Ver II “The Telegraph Office”
    5M32 “The Purpose of the Amendment”
    5M34 “Equality Under The Law”
    5M38 “Robert At The Hospital”
    5M41 “Lincoln And Mr. Yeaman”
    6M42 Ver 1 “Welcome To This House”
    6M42 Ver 2 “Welcome To This House”
    6M44 “Delivering The Message”
    6M46 “The American Process”
    6M46 Rev “The American Process”
    6M48 “Battle Cry Of Freedom”
    6M50 “Thaddeus And Lydia”
    7M51 “Lincoln Responds To Southern V.P.”
    7M52 Ver 1 “Prayer”…At City Point
    7M52 Ver 2 “Lincoln’s Battlefield Visit”
    7M52 Ver 3 “Lincoln’s Battlefield Visit”
    7M52 Ver 4 “City Point”
    7M52 Ver 6 Trumpet Version
    7M52A “Lincoln and Grant”
    7M52A Ver 2 “Lincoln and Grant”
    7M53 “Lee’s Departure”
    7M54 “To Ford’s Theatre”
    7M54 Rev “To Ford’s Theatre”
    7M54 Rev New Ending
    7M58 “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    7M58 Rev “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    7M58 Rev II “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    7M58 Rev String Ending
    7M60 “With Malice Toward None” (Ver)
    7M60 Hymn Ver
    Hymn (Piano)
    Hymn (Stgs)
    “Prayer” (Orch)
    “Prayer” (Brass)
    “Prayer” (Stgs)
    “Soldier Boy” (Solo Piano) ((Poss. City Point))
    “The People’s House”
     

    OST Breakdown
     
    1 The People’s House 3:43
    “The People’s House”
     
    2 The Purpose of the Amendment 3:08
    0:00-1:40 6M42 Ver 1 “Welcome To This House”
    1:40-2:24 6M50 “Thaddeus and Lydia”
    2:24-end 4M30 Ver II “The Telegraph Office”
     
    3 Getting Out the Vote 2:49
    3M16 Ver 2 “Getting Out the Vote”
     
    4 The American Process 3:58
    0:00-1:18 6M46 Rev “The American Process”
    1:18-2:10 7M58 Rev II “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    2:10-end 7M60 “With Malice Toward None”
     
    5 The Blue and Grey 3:01
    0:00-1:01 7M52 Ver 4 “City Point”
    1:01-end 4M28 Rev “Message from Grant and Decisions”
     
    6 With Malice Toward None 1:51
    Hymn (Strings)
     
    7 Call To Muster and Battle Cry of Freedom 2:18
    0:00-0:33 1M2 “The Girl I Left Behind Me” + “Quickstep”
    0:33-end 6M48 “Battle Cry of Freedom”
     
    8 The Southern Delegation and the Dream 4:44
    0:00-2:12 3M18 “The Southern Delegation Arrives”
    2:12-3:05 7M51 “Lincoln Responds To Southern V.P.”
    3:05-end “Prayer” (Strings)
     
    9 Father and Son 1:43
    1M14 “Sleeping Tad”
     
    10 The Race To The House 2:42
    4M26 “Sweetening Bilbo”
     
    11 Equality Under the Law 3:13
    0:00-1:37 5M41 “Lincoln and Mr. Yehman”
    1:37-end 5M34 “Equality Under the Law”
     
    12 Freedom’s Call 6:09
    0:00-4:46 7M60 Hymn Version
    4:46-end 7M52 Ver 3 “Lincoln’s Battlefield Visit” 
     
    13 Elegy 2:35
    “Prayer” (Orchestral)
     
    14 Remembering Willie 1:52
    3M20 “Remembering Willie”
     
    15 Appomattox, April 9, 1865 2:39
    0:00-1:09 7M52A Ver 2 “Lincoln and Grant”
    1:09-end 7M53 “Lee’s Departure”
     
    16 The Peterson House and Finale 11:00
    0:00-1:49 7M58 Rev II “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    1:49-2:44 7M58 Rev “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    2:44-3:13 7M58 Rev II (continued)
    3:13-5:43 “The People’s House”
    5:43-9:28 7M60 “With Malice Toward None”
    9:28-end “Soldier Boy” (Solo Piano)
     
    17 With Malice Toward None (Piano Solo) 1:32
    Hymn (Piano)
     
     
    FYC Breakdown
     
    1 Quickstep and the American Process 1:37
    0:00-0:36 1M2 “The Girl I Left Behind Me” + “Quickstep”
    0:21-end 1M4 Ver 3 “American Process Ver”
     
    2 Sleeping Tad 1:43
    1M14 Sleeping Tad
     
    3 With Malice Toward None 0:47
    7M60 “With Malice Toward None”
     
    4 Getting Out the Vote 2:32
    3M16 Ver 2 “Getting Out the Vote”
     
    5 The Southern Delegation Arrives 2:13
    3M18 “The Southern Delegation Arrives”
     
    6 Remembering Willie 1:50
    3M20 “Remembering Willie”
     
    7 Message from Grant and Decisions 2:35
    4M28 Rev “Message from Grant and Decisions”
     
    8 No Sixteen-Year-Olds Left 1:52
    4M29 Rev “No Sixteen Year Olds Left” [first ending]
     
    9 The Telegraph Office 1:45
    0:00-0:52 “The People’s House”
    0:52-1:11 4M30 “The Telegraph Office”
    1:11-end “The People’s House” (continued)
     
    10 The Purpose of the Amendment 1:28
    5M32 “The Purpose of the Amendment”
     
    11 Equality Under The Law 1:34
    5M34 “Equality Under The Law”
     
    12 Welcome To This House 1:42
    6M42 Ver 1 “Welcome To This House”
     
    13 The American Process 2:26
    6M46 Rev “The American Process”
     
    14 Lincoln Responds To Southern VP 1:18
    7M51 “Lincoln Responds To Southern V.P.”
     
    15 City Point 1:17
    “Soldier Boy” (Solo Piano)
     
    16 Lincoln and Grant/Lee’s Departure 1:57
    0:00-0:27 7M52A “Lincoln and Grant”
    0:27-end 7M53 “Lee’s Departure”
     
    17 Trumpet Hymn 1:07
    7M52 Ver 6 Trumpet Version
     
    18 Now He Belongs To The Ages 2:48
    0:00-1:48 7M58 Rev II “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    1:48-end 7M58 Rev String Ending
     
    19 End Credits 8:14
    0:00-0:29 7M58 Rev II “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    0:29-2:59 “The People’s House”
    2:59-6:43 7M60 “With Malice Toward None”
    6:43-end “Soldier Boy” (Solo Piano)
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    Remco got a reaction from Smaug the iron in OLD video: John Williams on scoring Star Wars Episode VII   
    It’s incredible. For me, TFA somehow started my intense JW-fandom. It was like a wake-up call, realizing he was still very much alive and kicking and I’d better follow everything he did while I still could.
     
    It’s funny how I was anxiously waiting for news about TLJ, whether he could do it or not – let alone finish the trilogy. And here we are in 2020, feeling like he could potentially do another trilogy of films still. What a gift this man is.
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    Remco got a reaction from Holko in OLD video: John Williams on scoring Star Wars Episode VII   
    It’s incredible. For me, TFA somehow started my intense JW-fandom. It was like a wake-up call, realizing he was still very much alive and kicking and I’d better follow everything he did while I still could.
     
    It’s funny how I was anxiously waiting for news about TLJ, whether he could do it or not – let alone finish the trilogy. And here we are in 2020, feeling like he could potentially do another trilogy of films still. What a gift this man is.
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    Remco got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in John Williams reaction gifs   
    The Williams Wheel just keeps on going.

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    Remco got a reaction from Jay in John Williams reaction gifs   
    The Williams Wheel just keeps on going.

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    Remco got a reaction from crumbs in John Williams reaction gifs   
    The Williams Wheel just keeps on going.

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    Remco got a reaction from Score in John Williams reaction gifs   
    The Williams Wheel just keeps on going.

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    Remco reacted to crumbs in OLD video: John Williams on scoring Star Wars Episode VII   
    This popped up in my YouTube recommended videos today.
     
    It was uploaded 7 years ago to the day, astonishing to think about everything that's transpired since this video. To put it in perspective, Mike Matessino has expanded 29 JW scores since and LLL had only just released Rosewood two months prior.
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    Remco got a reaction from Bofur01 in "Approaching the Throne" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    The piece is absolutely brilliant. And I get mad when I read on YouTube that people find it just ‘boring’ music until the choral outburst.
     
    Also, got to love how we got to hear Zimmer’s Batman theme at 0:30!
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    Remco got a reaction from Tydirium in "Approaching the Throne" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    The piece is absolutely brilliant. And I get mad when I read on YouTube that people find it just ‘boring’ music until the choral outburst.
     
    Also, got to love how we got to hear Zimmer’s Batman theme at 0:30!
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    Remco got a reaction from Falstaft in "Approaching the Throne" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    The piece is absolutely brilliant. And I get mad when I read on YouTube that people find it just ‘boring’ music until the choral outburst.
     
    Also, got to love how we got to hear Zimmer’s Batman theme at 0:30!
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    Remco reacted to Falstaft in "Approaching the Throne" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    I've been meaning to get another thread going for analyzing and appreciating a track from The Rise of Skywalker. So what does everyone think of "Approaching the Throne" (7m20), a true knock-out cue in my opinion.
     
     
    I can get the ball rolling by offering a section-by-section breakdown. It's a stupendously rich piece of music in terms of thematic references and developments -- at least 10 independent motivic components, and I'm probably missing a few important details. Apologies too if this is restating stuff that's already been identified and discussed.
     
    0:00-0:20: Deep, slow procession in D-minor, with a Halting Rhythmic Figure, scurrying strings and growing dissonance. Weirdly, the FYC and film version begins in C-minor, and modulates halfway through to D. Unclear if this is the sign of an alternate version of the cue or another instance of inexplicable pitch-shifting -- maybe because "The Battle of the Resistance" it succeeds ended in C. Also, that Halting Rhythmic Figure appears in an unreleased bit of score of the overall sequence (1:40:46) when Rey first takes the Exegol elevator down: there it's in F-minor -- again, not clear if it's pitch-shifted or a genuinely new variant? 
     
    0:20-0:45: A big swell onto a D-minor chord for the Palpatine Throne, gathering dissonance after its initial "reveal."
     
    0:45-0:58: More highly dissonant, atonal material; dialed-out in the film in favor of Sith chanting.
     
    0:58-1:15: Statement of an Insidious Minor Figure motif in parallel minor thirds (C-B-D-Eb-A) that comes up here and a few other occasions on Exegol. Related to the Psalm of the Sith leitmotif. Followed by a squirmy cousin of of the Sith Wayfinder motif (1:06) and a very brief Psalm of the Sith tag in muted brass (Eb-Gb-F).
     
    1:15-1:30: Harmonically "darkened" version of Rey's Theme under Palpatine's dialogue that gives way to a couple of suspenseful chords.
     
    1:30-2:00: Two rotations through the Psalm of the Sith-derived Canon, first on A-minor, then, because of the imitation at the minor-third, F#-minor. Quite clearly inspired by "Palpatine's Instructions" from ROTS to my ears (and, by extension, Vaughan Williams's 6th symphony). Appropriate, since he's once again literally instructing someone, now Rey on how she needs to kill him. Previewed elsewhere in the score in some interesting ways.
     
    2:00-2:15: Big (and last?) statement of the Sith Wayfinder Motif, overlain with the Insidious Minor Figure. I love this moment.
     
    2:15-2:30: Cut to space-battle, with music that recalls Psalm of the Sith (E-G-F#-A#) in melodic outline but even more-so Tension in rhythm and affect. Cool contrapuntal interplay between higher-strings on this idea and lower instruments continuing with it around 2:23. Naturally, all of this fantastic musical detail is virtually inaudible in the film.
     
    2:32-2:43: Completely new Battle Theme in A-minor, especially notable b/c its close to being "grammatical" in @Ludwig's terms, having a pretty balanced beginning/middle/end structure. If anyone can point to precedents or links between this melody and other parts of the score, I would love to know! (And I bet @BrotherSound too)
     
    2:43-2:46: Little return to the Tension idea from before, transitions to...
     
    2:47-2:54: A key-change to C-min and second, incomplete statement of new Battle Theme from the winds.
     
    2:54-3:11: A great pair of chromatic sequences, first down (Fm - DbM7/F - E - CM7/E - Ebm - CbM7/Eb) then back up from Em to Fm. Some familiar Williamsy wind+xyl stabs in there too.
     
    3:11-3:19: A quite glorious trumpet statement of the TROS Victory Theme in D-major. Replaced in the film by a splice of the 2:32 Battle Theme for...reasons?
     
    3:20-3:25: Two phrases worth of very ANH-flavored pounding dissonant chords, like Bbm/A.
     
    3:25-3:40: Big C-minor statement of the March of the Resistance, one of the best in the series, and possibly its last. A lot of orchestrational details in strings and winds that are hard to pick out on the recording.
     
    3:40-3:54: Some very tense but non-motivic interstitial material, serving to build up to...
     
    3:55-End: "The time has come!" for a huge choral outburst on B-minor chord, intoning some as-yet unidentified text. The closest we get to Duel of the Fates in the Sequel Trilogy.
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    Remco reacted to Tom in Witches of Eastwick Vienna Performance (updated with video)   
    This was announced in the Vienna thread, but I am guessing that is not regularly checked by many.  The piece is extremely good--so why not give it its own thread. Here you go:
     
     
    DG has now released a video of the performance:
     
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    Remco reacted to Ricard in John Williams' April 1980 debut Boston Pops performance (2020 HD broadcast)   
    I nominate this as the best gif in the history of JWFan.
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    Remco reacted to JAMOcl in Has the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra ever played Williams's music?   
    I think we can explain that by the fact the RCO is far more conservative actually than the WP, they've had principal conductors for many many years which leads to little innoivation over the years. Recently Danielle Gatti who was ther last principal conductor seemed to be leaning towards opening the musical field, but he was fired (for rightdul reasons).
     
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