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John Williams    02:25 on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

NoteworthyPlayer
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Do any of you like John Williams music? Do any of you not like him? I personally think that his music sounds fantastic, but his true talent lies in his ability to wonderfully orchestrate simple themes and motifs.

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Re: John Williams    14:04 on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

theperson108
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To be honest, I don't know anyone who doesn't like John Williams, so stupid question, much?

xD, He conducted the Boston Pops for a long time, and I grew up listening to them perform on July Fourth in Boston.

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Re: John Williams    14:18 on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

delomellocathfho
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i think he did a hpotter score we played 2 yrs ago.it was awesome i like him.

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Re: John Williams    15:49 on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

tenorsax13
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His Harry Potter songs are awesome, and Star Wars as well. Hes a talented guy.

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Re: John Williams    17:06 on Sunday, August 05, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

saxophone_sweeti
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He's great!! I like his music for Harry Potter better than the other guys'...

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Re: John Williams    22:59 on Sunday, August 05, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

NoteworthyPlayer
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Yeah, the new composer has written some pretty forgettable themes. It's sort of like the original Pirates of the Caribbean and the second one. The first was written by Klaus Badelt and the second was written by Hans Zimmer. Zimmer did some poor orchestrations of Badelt's original themes, or at least in my opinion.

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Re: John Williams    22:19 on Sunday, August 12, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Account Closed
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I just Googled his name. John Williams is a Dentist in Clarksburg, MD, I doubt he is the best composer in the world. Yet, he might have composed the not so famous Symphony of a root canal in AAAHHH Major pain!

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Re: John Williams    22:39 on Sunday, August 12, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Account Closed
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I personally enjoy Williams' film scores very much, but I haven't had the fortune to hear any of his serious works. I really loved the score to War of the Worlds - it seemed to echo from Stravinsky, much like the score for Jaws. It would the greatest thing to hear his bassoon concerto, The Five Sacred Trees, if I could find it...

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Re: John Williams    01:27 on Monday, August 13, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

oboistfrk
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well, you know that stravinsky once said:
"A good composer learns to steal"

and I believe that John williams has done that. He also has an obsession with triplets and things that sound like them. I just wish he would write an oboe concerto.

:P

Alex

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Re: John Williams    10:49 on Saturday, August 25, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Lotta_A
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I think it is good that movies nowadays have such good music. And that "classical" music in general has atleast some place to flourish in.
As for John Williams, I think he is fabulous. I have played the "schindler's list" theme on the violin, and I've also heard it played live in such a way that all the old ladies in the audience started to weep.
And it's quite fascinating that JW pieces are played even in my little hometown of Turku (Finland) by the local symphony orchestra. An entire concert with only Harry Potter pieces for an example!

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Re: John Williams    20:57 on Sunday, August 26, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

NoteworthyPlayer
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Ha, ha, ha! AHHHHH Major? Get it?

I actually laughed when I read that. John Williams does love triplets. I've arranged a few pieces by him for concert band, and his music for HP and Star Wars is filled with them. Even Raiders March (Indiana Jones) has a million triplets. You should see the string parts for The Imperial March. Uggghhhh...I would hate to have been in the London Symphony Orchestra playing violin when they recorded it.

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Re: John Williams    23:24 on Monday, August 27, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

NoteworthyPlayer
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I have copies of all of his original scores. Trust me, Raiders has plenty of triplets in the brass parts. There's also some during the "love theme" in the string parts. I've arranged Star Wars, Raiders, and Harry Potter for concert band. Lol...John Williams is an awesome composer. What kind of music do you arrange? I like to do movie music for Concert band.

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Re: John Williams    01:56 on Friday, August 31, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Account Closed
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John Williams is on my composer top 10 list...no doubt. History may remember him in a few hundred years as one of the greats of all time.

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Re: John Williams    09:03 on Saturday, September 15, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

MusicRawks
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I love John Williams. His music is amazing. He did a really really fantabulous job with Star Wars.



-aKari

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Re: John Williams    13:40 on Sunday, September 23, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

psmc
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I love John Williams. I love his music. He is my favourite present day composer as I love the old-style...he should write a guitar concerto....for god sake we only have concerto de aranjuez!

   





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