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John Williams was born February 8, 1932 in Floral Park, Long Island, New York. Williams discovered music almost immediately, as the son of a percussionist for CBS Radio and the Raymond Scott Quintet. He moved to Los Angeles in 1948, and started experimenting with arranging tunes; at age 15, he vis mere decided he was going to become a concert pianist; at 19 he premiered his first original composition, a piano sonata. Williams attended both UCLA and the Los Angeles City College, studying orchestration under MGM musical associate Robert van Eps while being privately tutored by composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He conducted for the first time during a three year stint in the U.S. Air Force. After he returned to the states, he went to Julliard, where renowned piano pedagogue Madame Rosina Lhevinne helped Williams hone his performance skills. He played in jazz clubs to pay his way. Williams found work with the Hollywood studios as a piano player, eventually accompanying such fare such as the TV series "Peter Gunn", South Pacific, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, and To Kill a Mockingbird. At age 24, Williams became a staff arranger at Columbia and then at 20th Century-Fox. The orchestrating gigs led to serious composing jobs for television, notably "Gilligan's Island", "Lost in Space" and his Emmy-winning scores for Heidi and Jane Eyre. Daddy-O and Because They're Young brought his original music to the big theatres, but he was typecast doing comedies. The Reivers is what caught the ear of director Steven Spielberg, then preparing The Sugarland Express. When Spielberg reunited with Williams on Jaws, Williams gained his first Academy Award for Original Score, and Spielberg promptly recommended Williams to a friend, George Lucas. Star Wars became the best selling score-only soundtrack of all time. For the next five years, Williams wrote big scores for big films, including The Fury, Superman, 1941 and Raiders of the Lost Ark. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial brought about his third Oscar, and The River, Empire of the Sun, The Accidental Tourist, and Born on the Fourth of July were also hits, but Williams returned to television with work on Amazing Stories and themes for NBC, including NBC Nightly News. Williams intended to retire during the 1990s, particularly after Jurassic Park and the Oscar-winning Schindler's List, but he went on to produce scores for two Home Alone films, JFK, Nixon, Sleepers, Seven Years in Tibet, Saving Private Ryan , Angela's Ashes , and a return to familiar territory with Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. His relationships with Spielberg and Lucas continue in Artificial Intelligence: AI, the remaining Star Wars prequels, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, and a promised fourth Indiana Jones film. One highlight is his musical magic for the world of Harry Potter, which he also arranged into a concert suite geared toward teaching children about the symphony orchestra. Williams was conductor of the Boston Pops for 12 years, as well as working extensively with the London Symphony Orchestra. He currently serves as the Pop's Conductor Laureate. Williams is the most Oscar-nominated living individual, with an astounding 41 nominations. In 2003 his total increased to 42, after receiving a nomination for Catch Me If You Can. He is the composer of the biggest-selling instrumental single of all-time, and the only one to be officially awarded Platinum status for Star Wars Theme and Cantina Band. Williams has earned more than twenty Gold and Platinum Records, two Emmys, three Golden Globes, 18 Grammys, National Board of Review (including a Career Achievement Award), 6 Saturns, and 7 BAFTA citations, along with honorary doctorate degrees numbering in the teens. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af John Williams

Jurassic Park: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) — Komponist — 45 eksemplarer
Harry Potter: The Complete Film Series (Piano/Vocal/Songbook) (2009) — Komponist — 42 eksemplarer
Fiddler on the Roof: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988) — Conductor — 41 eksemplarer
Star Wars Trilogy [6 CD] (1997) 33 eksemplarer
Superman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1978) — Komponist — 23 eksemplarer
Star Wars For Beginning Piano Solo (2012) 13 eksemplarer
Selections from Star Wars (1999) 11 eksemplarer
Josh Groban In Concert [2002 TV episode] (2002) — Conductor — 10 eksemplarer
Saving Private Ryan [songbook] (1998) — Komponist — 9 eksemplarer
Time Warp (1990) — Komponist — 9 eksemplarer
Star Tracks (1984) 9 eksemplarer
Summon The Heroes (2000) 8 eksemplarer
John Williams Plays the Movies (1997) 8 eksemplarer
The Best of John Williams (1991) 6 eksemplarer
The John Williams Piano Anthology (2017) 6 eksemplarer
Swing (1994) 5 eksemplarer
Digital Jukebox 5 eksemplarer
Home Alone Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000) — Komponist — 5 eksemplarer
Unforgettable (1993) 5 eksemplarer
The Imperial March (2011) 4 eksemplarer
Joy To The World 4 eksemplarer
The Berlin Concert — Komponist — 4 eksemplarer
The BFG [2016 film OST] (2016) 4 eksemplarer
Duel of the fates (1999) 4 eksemplarer
The Very Best of John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra (1991) — Conductor — 4 eksemplarer
Fanfares and Themes (1989) 4 eksemplarer
Star Wars - Ukulele (2016) 3 eksemplarer
Pops Stoppers 3 eksemplarer
John Williams: A Life In Music (2018) 3 eksemplarer
American Classics (2001) 3 eksemplarer
Pomp And Pizazz (1990) 3 eksemplarer
Theme from Jurassic Park (2008) 3 eksemplarer
Jessye Norman: With A Song in My Heart (1984) — Conductor — 3 eksemplarer
John Williams Songbook (1983) 3 eksemplarer
Star Wars (Suite for Orchestra) (1977) 3 eksemplarer
Star Wars Medley 3 eksemplarer
A Tribute to the Music of Star Wars — Komponist — 3 eksemplarer
Music From the Star Wars Saga (1999) — Komponist — 2 eksemplarer
War Horse (2011) (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Exsultate Justi 2 eksemplarer
Cantina Band Sheet Music (1977) 2 eksemplarer
Films of Roger Moore (1974) 2 eksemplarer
The Green Album (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Telarc Collection 4 2 eksemplarer
Goodbye, Mr. Chips [soundtrack] (1980) 2 eksemplarer
A Celebration (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Boston Pops: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (1981) — Komponist — 2 eksemplarer
Family Plot [soundtrack] (2010) 1 eksemplar
Missouri Breaks 1 eksemplar
Music from the Star Wars Saga (2014) 1 eksemplar
Music in film 1 eksemplar
Hymn to the Fallen 1 eksemplar
Somewhere in My Memory (From Home Alone) (2008) — Komponist — 1 eksemplar
Stars Wars 1 eksemplar
Music of John Williams (2003) 1 eksemplar
Pops in Space 1 eksemplar
Films of Charlton Heston (1974) 1 eksemplar
Pops Orchestra: A Celebration (2012) 1 eksemplar
Encore! 1 eksemplar
Concerto 1 eksemplar
Pops Britannia 1 eksemplar
Sound the Bells! 1 eksemplar
When You're Alone 1 eksemplar
Star Wars and Other Sci-Fi Themes — Komponist — 1 eksemplar
The Mission Theme 1 eksemplar
Parade of the Ewoks 1 eksemplar
John Williams Conductor (2018) 1 eksemplar
John William's Star Wars Suite (1997) 1 eksemplar
The Missouri Breaks 1 eksemplar
Lincoln (Piano/Vocal/Songbook) (2013) 1 eksemplar
Patriot Score 1 eksemplar
Hedwig's Theme (2001) 1 eksemplar
The Harry Potter Collection (2013) 1 eksemplar
Music From the Galaxies (1994) 1 eksemplar
Spielberg/Williams Collab. (1991) 1 eksemplar
Star wars for organ (2016) 1 eksemplar
pops in love 1 eksemplar
Jurassic Park (Main Theme) (2014) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [2001 film] (2001) — Komponist — 2,337 eksemplarer
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [2002 film] (2002) — Komponist — 1,971 eksemplarer
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [2004 film] (2004) — Komponist — 1,841 eksemplarer
Star Wars: The Force Awakens [2015 film] (2015) — Komponist — 1,114 eksemplarer
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones [2002 film] (2002) — Komponist — 889 eksemplarer
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith [2005 film] (2005) — Komponist — 884 eksemplarer
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial [1982 film] (1982) — Komponist — 880 eksemplarer
Jurassic Park [1993 film] (1993) — Komponist — 864 eksemplarer
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace [1999 film] (1999) — Komponist — 855 eksemplarer
Saving Private Ryan [1998 film] (1998) — Komponist — 854 eksemplarer
Schindler's List [1993 film] (1993) — Komponist — 772 eksemplarer
Jaws [1975 film] (1975) — Komponist — 737 eksemplarer
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [2008 film] (2008) — Komponist — 705 eksemplarer
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark [1981 film] (1981) — Komponist — 673 eksemplarer
Star Wars: The Last Jedi [2017 film] (2017) — Komponist — 664 eksemplarer
Hook [1991 film] (1991) — Komponist — 632 eksemplarer
Return of the Jedi [1983 film] (1983) — Komponist — 622 eksemplarer
The Patriot [2000 film] (2000) — Komponist — 613 eksemplarer
Star Wars [1977 film] (1977) — Komponist — 606 eksemplarer
War of the Worlds [2005 film] (2005) — Komponist — 598 eksemplarer
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade [1989 film] (1989) — Komponist — 597 eksemplarer
Home Alone [1990 film] (1990) — Komponist — 582 eksemplarer
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom [1984 film] (1984) — Komponist — 557 eksemplarer
Close Encounters of the Third Kind [1977 film] (1977) — Komponist — 548 eksemplarer
Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (2011) — Komponist — 523 eksemplarer
Memoirs of a Geisha [2005 film] (2006) — Komponist — 514 eksemplarer
The Lost World: Jurassic Park [1997 film] (1997) — Komponist — 444 eksemplarer
The Empire Strikes Back [1980 film] (1980) — Komponist — 436 eksemplarer
Lincoln [2012 film] (2012) — Komponist — 405 eksemplarer
A.I. Artificial Intelligence [Blu-ray] [2001] [Region Free] (2001) — Komponist — 378 eksemplarer
The Book Thief [2013 film] (2013) — Komponist — 363 eksemplarer
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [2019 film] (2019) — Komponist — 342 eksemplarer
Superman [1978 film] (1978) — Komponist — 311 eksemplarer
War Horse [2011 film] (2012) — Komponist — 310 eksemplarer
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (1977) — Komponist — 307 eksemplarer
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York [1992 film] (1992) — Komponist — 298 eksemplarer
Munich [2005 film] (2005) — Komponist — 281 eksemplarer
Tintin: Enhjørningens hemmelighed (2011) — Komponist — 276 eksemplarer
Amistad [1997 film] (1998) — Komponist — 226 eksemplarer
Roald Dahl's The BFG [2016 film] (2016) — Komponist — 221 eksemplarer
The Witches of Eastwick (1984) — Komponist — 184 eksemplarer
The Poseidon Adventure [1972 film] (1972) 156 eksemplarer
The Post [2017 film] (2017) — Komponist — 151 eksemplarer
1941 [1979 film] (1979) — Actor — 147 eksemplarer
Empire of the Sun [1987 film] (1987) — Komponist — 146 eksemplarer
Stepmom [1998 film] (1998) — Komponist — 137 eksemplarer
Midway [1976 film] (1976) — Komponist — 133 eksemplarer
JFK [1991 film] (1991) — Komponist — 102 eksemplarer
Home Alone [and] Home Alone 2 (Double Feature Video) (1999) — Komponist — 84 eksemplarer
Always [1989 film] (1990) — Komponist — 77 eksemplarer
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace [1987 film] (1987) — Komponist — 75 eksemplarer
The Long Goodbye [1973 film] (1973) — Komponist — 72 eksemplarer
Space Camp [1986 film] (1998) — Komponist — 62 eksemplarer
The Fabelmans [2022 film] (2023) — Komponist — 49 eksemplarer
The Eiger Sanction [1975 film] (1975) — Komponist — 38 eksemplarer
Tom Sawyer [1973 film] (1973) — Komponist — 16 eksemplarer
Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Disneyland (2015) — Komponist — 15 eksemplarer
The Celtic Circle: Legendary Music from a Mystic World (2003) — Artist — 13 eksemplarer
The Solid Gold Cadillac [1956 film] (1956) — Actor — 8 eksemplarer
Solo: A Star Wars Story - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2018) — Komponist — 7 eksemplarer
Obi-Wan Kenobi [2022 TV miniseries] (2022) — Komponist — 7 eksemplarer
Dear Brigitte [1965 film] — Actor — 6 eksemplarer
Spirit of America (2003) 6 eksemplarer
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy [2004 film] (2004) — Komponist; Self — 3 eksemplarer
Tom Sawyer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — Conductor — 3 eksemplarer
The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection (2010) — Komponist — 2 eksemplarer
The Music of DC Comics: Volume 2 (2016) — Komponist — 2 eksemplarer
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Original Soundtrack (2022) — Komponist — 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Williams, John Towner
Andre navne
Williams, Johnny
Fødselsdato
1932-02-08
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Floral Park, New York, USA
Bopæl
Los Angeles, California, USA
New York, New York, USA
Uddannelse
University of California, Los Angeles
Juilliard School
North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood, California, USA
Erhverv
composer
conductor
pianist
Kort biografi
3. The most prolific "author" here on LT is the US composer, John Towner Williams b. 1932. Do not confuse with the Australian guitarist in 32.

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Tracklist

1 Main Title 2:18
2 Schoolboys Or Cowboys? 1:09
3 Learning The Ropes 1:28
4 Wild Horses 1:40
5 Deserted 1:40
6 Crazy Alice 1:58
7 Alternate Main Title 1:27
8 The Ranch 2:31
9 Overture 2:30
10 Bedtime Story 1:44
11 Rustlers 1:16
12 Stealing Back The Heard 1:22
13 Nightfall 1:53
14 A Sad Day 1:33
15 Into The Trap 2:12
16 The Drive 1:42
17 Summer's Over 1:29
 
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Tracklist

A1 Main Title And The Attack On The Jakku Village 6:25
A2 The Scavenger 3:39
A3 I Can Fly Anything 3:10
A4 Rey Meets BB-8 1:31
A5 Follow Me 2:54
A6 Rey’s Theme 3:11
A7 The Falcon 3:32
A8 That Girl With The Staff 1:58
B1 The Rathtars! 4:05
B2 Finn’s Confession 2:08
B3 Maz’s Counsel 3:07
B4 The Starkiller 1:50
B5 Kylo Ren Arrives At The Battle 2:00
C1 The Abduction 2:23
C2 Han And Leia 4:41
C3 March Of The Resistance 2:34
C4 Snoke 2:03
C5 On The Inside 2:06
C6 Torn Apart 4:19
C7 The Ways Of The Force 3:14
C8 Scherzo For X-Wings 2:32
D1 Farewell And The Trip 4:55
D2 The Jedi Steps And Finale 8:51
… (mere)
 
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5653735991n | Aug 18, 2023 |
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Tracklist

A1 Star Wars (Main Theme) 5:49
A2 Yoda's Theme 3:24
A3 The Training Of A Jedi Knight 3:17
A4 The Heroics Of Luke And Han 6:18
B1 The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) 2:59
B2 Departure Of Boba Fett 3:30
B3 Han Solo And The Princess 3:25
B4 Hyperspace 4:02
B5 The Battle In The Snow 3:48
C1 The Asteroid Field 4:10
C2 The City In The Clouds 6:29
C3 Rebels At Bay 5:23
C4 Yoda And The Force 4:01
D1 The Duel 4:07
D2 The Magic Tree 3:32
D3 Lando's Palace 3:52
D4 Finale 6:28
… (mere)
 
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5653735991n | Aug 17, 2023 |
CDWIL | Legendary American composer John Williams conducted "Call Of The Champions" -- the official theme of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games -- during the opening ceremonies from Salt Lake City, joined by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony. This new piece, composed by Williams especially for these Olympic Winter Games, is the opening track on his new album American Journey (SK 89364). The album title comes from Williams' six-movement composition of the same name, which was composed for the Millennium celebrations in Washington, D.C., and has never before been available on disc

"This is an attempt to portray the 20th century thematically", says Williams -- "we wanted people to take heed but take heart at the same time, and have this be an uplifting experience." American Journey is presented here for the first time as a complete concert work. The CD features over a dozen original tracks by Williams, plus an added bonus -- "Summon The Heroes", the anthem written for the '96 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta.

Tracks 2-12, 14 recorded December 9-10, 1999 and June 19 & 20, 2000 at Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA. Tracks 1 & 13 recorded November 27, 2001 at Maurice Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah. Track 15 recorded January 1996 at Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. |

Tracklist

1 Call Of The Champions (The Official Theme Of The 2002 Olympic Winter Games)
Choir – Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Conductor – John Williams (4)
Directed By – Craig Jessop
Orchestra – The Utah Symphony*
5:00
American Journey
Orchestra – The Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra
2 I. Immigration And Building 5:39
3 II. The Country At War 3:22
4 III. Popular Entertainment 2:30
5 IV. Arts And Sports 2:37
6 V. Civil Rights And The Women's Movement 3:27
7 VI. Flight And Technology 7:10
8 Song For World Peace
Orchestra – The Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra
4:42
9 Jubilee 350
Orchestra – The Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra
3:44
10 The Mission Theme (Theme For NBC News)
Orchestra – The Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra
3:30
11 For New York (Variations On Themes Of Leonard Bernstein)
Orchestra – The Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra
3:03
12 Sound The Bells!
Conductor – John Williams (4)
Orchestra – The Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra
2:50
13 Hymn To New England
Conductor – John Williams (4)
Orchestra – The Utah Symphony*
3:11
14 Celebrate Discovery
Conductor – John Williams (4)
Orchestra – The Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra
3:49
15 Summon The Heroes (Written For The Centennial Celebration Of The Modern Olympic Games, Atlanta, Georgia, July 19, 1996)
Conductor – John Williams (4)
Orchestra – The Boston Pops Orchestra
6:16
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5653735991n | Aug 14, 2023 |

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Erich Kunzel Conductor
George Johnston Contributor
David Rome Contributor
Olaf Ruhen Contributor
Steve Kaldor Contributor
Robyn Tracey Contributor
Martin Loran Contributor
Frank Roberts Contributor
T.F. Kline Contributor
Lee Harding Contributor
Douglas Stewart Contributor
Michael Wilding Contributor
Tod Edmondson Arranger
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Tony Esposito Arranger
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Antonio Lauro Composer
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George Gascoigne Contributor
Thomas Nashe Contributor
Sir Thomas Wyatt Contributor
John Skelton Contributor
Sir Philip Sidney Contributor
Thomas Campion Contributor
Thomas Lodge Contributor
George Turberville Contributor
Ben Jonson Contributor
Edmund Spenser Contributor
Robert Greene Contributor
Thomas Vaux Contributor
Robert Peele Contributor
John Donne Contributor
Samuel Daniel Contributor
Fulke Greville Contributor
Walter Ralegh Contributor
Sir Edward Dyer Contributor
Thomas More Contributor
Michael Drayton Contributor
Henry Howard Contributor
Barnabe Googe Contributor
Teena Chinn Arranger
Harold Prince Producer
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Michele Marsh Performer
Norma Crane Performer
Isaac Stern Performer
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Margot Kidder Contributor
Niall Griffiths Contributor
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Darlene Love Performer
Mel Tormé Performer
Jackie Harland Illustrator
Itzak Perlman Performer
Edzard Krol Translator
Ilkka Rekiaro Translator
John McGahern Afterword, Introduction
Marie Rodell Contributor
Bernhard Robben Translator
George Giusti Cover designer
Michelle Latiolais Introduction
Richard Erdoes Cover artist
Bruno Oddera Translator
Daniel Mendelsohn Introduction
Robert Pinsky Introduction
Zubin Mehta Conductor
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