John Williams Biography (Wikipedia)
John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including Jaws, the Star Wars series, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, and the first three Harry Potter films. Williams has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for the majority of his feature films. Other notable works by Williams include theme music for the Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, "The Mission" theme used by NBC News, the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants, and the incidental music for the first season of Gilligan's Island. Williams has composed numerous classical concerti and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments; he served as the Boston Pops' principal conductor from 1980 to 1993, and is now the orchestra's laureate conductor.
- Composing for the Silver Screenhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ztftp.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ztftp.jpg2014-05-26T20:48:00.000ZCharles Hazlewood and Debbie Wiseman on composing for the cinema.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ztftq
Composing for the Silver Screen
- Star Wars Theme (Preview Clip)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017rsr8.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017rsr8.jpg2013-04-18T13:00:00.000ZA preview clip of John Williams' Star Wars Theme.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p017w3r9
Star Wars Theme (Preview Clip)
John Williams Performances