Jump to content

2 Williams 2020 Grammy Nominations (Williams WINS for Galaxy's Edge)


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 32
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Moon River won the arrangement category

John Williams added to his impressive list of Grammy Nominations today, one for composition (Galaxy’s Edge) and one for arranging (Hedwig’s theme form Across the Stars). Winners will be announced Janu

When asked about a surreal things that happened when working on the score Powell told a story of how he went to John Williams' house and had to play some of his idea on a piano. While going through th

2 hours ago, Bespin said:

Of all his arrangements done for Mutter's album, that's the one they retained?

 

 

Yep. I think they chose that for a few reasons. First, it was released as a single for free, so it was out there longer and probably more widely heard. Second, it is probably the most widely known and without controversy of the tracks. What I think I mean by that is if they had chosen a Star Wars track, then it could have looked too shameful related to the upcoming movie release. Third, it does have a very difficult cadenza, so it's more than say Rey's Theme that is closer to the original piece. (Personally, I still prefer the Dracula arrangement or The Duel, but Hedwig's Theme is quite good.) And fourth, I think Anne-Sophie really likes this piece. 

 

Just guesses! I was a bit surprised the album itself was not nominated, but then again it was not clear which category it really belongs in. There is not a classical crossover category, and it is not suitable for a visual medium award (where soundtracks show up) since it is not that.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

Without having an official credit, some of the themes sound like they were re-worked by JW behind the scenes, ESPECIALLY Mine Mission that sounds like the Jeep theme from Jurassic Park. Maybe he was there when Powell was writing that cue

 

With CoS we know Williams doesn't always take credit 

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, King Mark said:

Without having an official credit, some of the themes sound like they were re-worked by JW behind the scenes, ESPECIALLY Mine Mission that sounds like the Jeep theme from Jurassic Park. Maybe he was there when Powell was writing that cue

He definitely played that cue for JW at his house. There is a whole funny anecdote about the unfortunate original title.

 

Karol

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...