Feb 08 2017

John Williams is 85 today

Category: Music,PersonalRobert McGovern @ 12:00 pm

John Williams, who turned 85 today, has written so many wonderful, bombastic, mournful, jubilant and terrifying pieces of music that its hard to really nail down faves, but these are ones that I often return to. (Never mind the adaptions of music that he has done for Musicals like Fiddler on the Roof, Goodbye Mr Chips or Christmas music for concert arrangements, his concertos or his early jazzy Johnny Williams phase). Hell he’s still writing new music, admittedly at a slower pace than before, but it still tugs at the heart.

Note that these are NOT in order and I’ve largely avoided the obvious album picks (Indy Series, Star Wars):

Full playlist:

I could go on and add the Amazing Stories Theme, Lost in Space, Land of the Giants, stuff from A.I. and on it goes.

I freely admit I am often more drawn to the Marches or his upbeat, catchy or wild music and struggle with his darker / atonal music 🙂

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