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John Williams

The most popular film composer of the modern era, John Williams created music for some of the most successful motion pictures in Hollywood history -- Star Wars, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park are just three of the credits in his extensive oeuvre. Born February 8, 1932, in Long Island, NY, he was himself the son of a movie studio musician, and he followed in his father's footsteps by studying music at UCLA and Juilliard; initially, he pursued a career as a jazz pianist, later working with Henry Mancini to compose the score for the hit television series Peter Gunn. Williams then went solo to pen a number of TV soundtracks for series including Playhouse 90, Wagon Train, and Bachelor Father; in 1959 he ventured into film with Daddy-O, and spent the majority of the 1960s alternating between the silver screen (The Killers, The Plainsman) and its smaller counterpart (Gilligan's Island, Lost in Space).

In 1968 Williams earned his first Academy Award nomination for his work in Valley of the Dolls; in 1970, he garnered nods for both The Reivers and Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and two years later finally won for Fiddler on the Roof. A slew of Oscar nominations followed, for features including The Poseidon Adventure, Images, Tom Sawyer, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974 he first teamed with a young filmmaker named Steven Spielberg on a movie titled The Sugarland Express; the two frequently reteamed over the years to come, with often stunning results -- Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Jurassic Park, and Schindler's List were just a few of the Spielberg/Williams pairings, with Jaws, E.T., and Schindler's List all winning the composer Academy Awards.

Williams' other most frequent collaborator was George Lucas; beginning with 1977's Star Wars -- yet another Williams Oscar winner -- they later teamed for 1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi, with the composer agreeing to score Lucas' subsequent Star Wars films as they went into production in 1997. He even celebrated his 30th anniversary of working with Steven Spielberg with 2002's Minority Report soundtrack. Other scores of note included 1979's Superman, 1987's The Witches of Eastwick, 1988's The Accidental Tourist, 1991's JFK, and 1995's Nixon. In 1980, Williams also took over for the late Arthur Fiedler as the conductor of the Boston Pops. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: John Williams: The Seville Concert From The Royal Alcázar Palace

Composer: Isaac Albéniz
Title: Suite Española No. 1, For Piano, Op. 47, B. 7
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Title: Partita For Lute In E Major, Bwv 1006a (Bc L171)
Composer: Domenico Scarlatti
Title: Sonata For Keyboard In D Minor, K. 213 (L. 108) "The Lover"
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Title: Lute (Chamber) Concerto, For Lute (Or Guitar), 2 Violins & Continuo In D Major, Rv 93
Composer: Yukihiro Yoko
Title: Theme And Variations On "Sakura, Sakura" For Guitar
Composer: Nikita Koshkin
Title: Usher Waltz, For Guitar (After Edgar Allan Poe), Op. 29
Composer: Isaac Albéniz
Title: Cantos De España, Pieces (5) For Piano, Op. 232, B. 44
Composer: Agustín Barrios-Mangoré
Title: Un Sueño En La Floresta, For Guitar
Composer: Joaquín Rodrigo
Title: Concierto De Aranjuez For Guitar & Orchestra
Composer: Isaac Albéniz
Title: Piezas Características (12), For Piano, Op. 92, B. 29
Title: Suite Española No. 1, For Piano, Op. 47, B. 7
Title: Cantos De España, Pieces (5) For Piano, Op. 232, B. 44
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Track List: Digital Jukebox: John Williams and the Boston Pops

Composer: Gene Raskin
Title: Those Were The Days, Song
Composer: Manos Hadjidakis
Title: Never On Sunday, Film Score
Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim
Title: Garota De Ipanema, Song (A.k.a. "The Girl From Ipanema")
Composer: Michel Legrand
Title: The Summer Of '42, Film Score
Composer: Kurt Weill
Title: Die Moritat Von Mackie Messer (The Ballad Of Mack The Knife), Song For Voice & Piano (from "Die Dreigroschenoper")
Composer: Georges Auric
Title: Moulin Rouge, Film Score
Composer: Henry Mancini
Title: The Pink Panther, Film Score
Title: Days Of Wine And Roses (for The Film The Days Of Wine And Roses)
Composer: Max Steiner
Title: A Summer Place, Film Score
Composer: Alex North
Title: Unchained Melody, Song (from The Film "Unchained")
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Track List: Echoes Of London

Composer: Ralph McTell
Title: Streets Of London
Composer: William Byrd
Title: Lavolta, For Keyboard No. 2 In G Minor, Mb 91
Composer: Henry Purcell
Title: Work(s)
Composer: Alan Clare
Title: Holland Park
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Title: Work(s)
Title: Suite For Keyboard (Suite De Piece), Vol.1, No.5 In E Major ("The Harmonious Blacksmith"), Hwv 430
Composer: Sir Edward Elgar
Title: Salut D'amour, For Violin & Piano, Op. 12
Composer: Noël Coward
Title: London Pride
Composer: George Gershwin
Title: A Foggy Day (in London Town), Song (from A Damsel In Distress, Film)
Composer: Eric Coates
Title: London (London Every Day), Suite For Orchestra

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calvinbarnes j r 7 6
They should make a movie like Jurassic World but it's called Siri World where Siri takes over. Lol
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John Williams is the best composer of our time
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I love Jurassic park it is so cool
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Kiss your hand ten times and say your crushes name
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The way they added the original soundtrack from Jurassic park into the new movie was amazing! When they are seeing the old section of the park.
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lucyrae577
Don't forget, fans, he also wrote the Theme to the Olympics! So majestic!
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JURRASSIC WOLD OS JUASSIC PARK 4!!!!!!!!!!! ! Y A Y YAY YAY!! IT HAS CHIRS PRATT BTW!!!!!!
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jmfjr8
Said I Phone 5 times
Color
Green
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jmfjr8
And yes John Williams will maybe be composing the new Star Wars movie,The Force Awakens
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jmfjr8
I looked up that John Williams is still alive and breathing at the age of 78. Yay
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jmfjr8
I play piano and I want to play this song along with Jaws.......c h o m p , c h o m p
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Say iPhone 5 times
Pick a color
Post this in 5 songs
Check under your pillow
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Does anyone know if the composer John Williams is composing the score for the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens?
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jamieramy5
I love john Williams(com p o s e r )
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Film scores by John Williams=da boss!
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ariagilbert2 0 0 6
Dinosaurs!��
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I will never get tired of this wonderful melody so beautiful
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Welcome To Jurassic Park
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John Williams musical composition of Star Wars may be one his best known, but he has written many other fabulous film scores. Just listening to a single piece of any of his works, you can hear the intricate web of numerous instruments combining to make brilliant music. Thank you Mr.Williams.
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This freaked me out This isn't fake. Apparently, if you copy and paste this on ten comments in the next ten minutes, you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either get kissed or asked out. If you break this chain you will see a dead girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry This freaked me out This isn't fake. This freaked me out This isn't fake. Apparently, if you copy and paste this on ten comments in the next ten minutes
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Today I was looking through some loose sheet music that I have and I found the song Journey To The Island from Jurassic Park! It's beautiful, but I am missing some pages. :(
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no he doesn't play guitar. There's 2 john williams'. One is a bad a**. The other guy...is probably a bad a** too.
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For me the music that comes through me Pandora is fantastic
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johndbook
Pandora doesn't listen to its own bio of the man. Both great, both different people. Fantastic music all around! Echoes of London is a gem!
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i love pandora. fyi, you have john williams (composer) biography linked with john williams (guitarist).

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