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I've had this beautiful gem for a few days and I can say that the album is, as expected, phenomenal. I’ll write more in a large article that I’m going to publish before the premiere. Several pieces, l

Across the Stars:  

First single is "Hedwig's Theme" and is available on digital platforms in any country where it's already Friday   I.E., https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/hedwigs-theme-from-harry-potter-phil

3 hours ago, bollemanneke said:

Right, but TFA is much better. Plus, I've heard both JJ and Johnsnon being interviewed about JW. JJ loves his music to death and JW is equally positive about JJ, while Johnson just sounds bored all the time.

 

Would love to see an example of Johnson sounding bored talking about JW, seems hilarious

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I can't remember where, but someone once posted a link to a podcast here in which a Scottish lady was interviewing Johnson. She kept pressing him to elaborate on working with Williams and to me it sounded like Johnson found it a bit irritating. What he did say just... didn't sound genuine. When I listen to JJ, he sounds much more enthusiastic.

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I think Rian is just not as much of a musical person as JJ is, and therefore the relationship with Williams perhaps wasn’t as fruitful as it could have been. That has nothing to do with the genuine praise they seem to have for him.

 

...However, TLJ’s score was much more prominent in the movie than the arguably more refined score of TFA. So I’m happy both exist anyway.

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I also remember Johnson fawning over Williams just as much as J.J. did—which is why I was shocked that the TLJ score was so bland overall compared to TFA.  I honestly think they got along great; it's just that Johnson made a self-important film with few new characters, little action, and less fun, and that didn't lend itself to much memorable or even novel music.  Apart from Rose's Theme, which is great but narratively unjustified by her tangential status in the story, the only really memorable original material in the film occurs in the otherwise abysmal Canto Bight sequence.

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On 4/24/2019 at 6:36 PM, bollemanneke said:

Right, but TFA is much better. Plus, I've heard both JJ and Johnsnon being interviewed about JW. JJ loves his music to death and JW is equally positive about JJ, while Johnson just sounds bored all the time.

 

Johnson prefers to talk about his cousin.

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Very cool excerpt from Hedwig's theme. Much better than the arrangement of Across the Stars!

 

3 hours ago, bollemanneke said:

I love this sample, but can't help wishing she'd have played the original violin part, which was already amazing.

 

What are you talking about? There's no solo violin part in the original arrangement of Hedwig's theme.

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2 hours ago, Fabulin said:

Did anyone else get a little internal fanboy cheer at the image of John Williams next to the Deutsche Grammophon logo?

 

He finally conquers the classical world's prejudices and gets the respect that is due. Like a good finale

 

Well, don’t forget his name already accompanied the DG logo this past January... and in 2001 for Treesong.

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2 hours ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Very cool excerpt from Hedwig's theme. Much better than the arrangement of Across the Stars!

 

 

What are you talking about? There's no solo violin part in the original arrangement of Hedwig's theme.

Well, the original version has violin notes, right?

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