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Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?


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That wonderful bit of music that plays when R2D2 and C3PO jettison from Princess Leia's ship in an escape pod in the original Star Wars. I remember moving the needle back on my record player and liste

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If John Williams were ever to write a "Star Wars opera", then this short track would make a great opening to the 2nd or 3rd act:     You can almost hear the tenor coming in at

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The coda in the 1941 end credits always makes me happy. :blush:

 

 

 

0:00-1:20 of 'Journey to the Island'.  With a cue that has both of the major themes from the score, the opening of this track is just so fucking beautiful, that sometimes I forget to appreciate it.

 

 

 

1:50-2:08 of 'Revisiting Normandy'. The movie and score have just begun and I already want to cry.

 

 

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On 4/3/2020 at 9:32 PM, Bellosh said:

Keeping with TFA and specifically, 'Torn Apart'

 

1:29-1:58, after Kylo kills Han.  Reminds me of some of the dramatic sequences in ROTS when everything is going to shit for the heroes.  Just has an awfully dreadful feeling to it.

 

 

For some reason this section from TFA always reminds of this...might be the timpani pounding the same note.

 

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On 8/17/2020 at 8:13 PM, bruce marshall said:

There is a short interlude during " Love Theme from SUPERMAN( end title) where the strings play a beautiful passage with plucked bass😍 before returning to the main melody.

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Pure BBlBliBlisBlissBliss.

 

I might be crazy for thinking this and completely misreading the JW fandom, but the Love Theme from Superman seems like an underrated JW theme. It's so perfect and speaks with a directness and simplicity that makes it one of JW's most concise themes.

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Makes me wish he had made a standalone grail knights theme concert arrangement track!  Imagine the slow quiet intro he could craft to build up to the first main statement of the theme....

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