John Williams
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1932-02-08
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John Williams

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, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history, including those of the Star Wars series, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, the first two Home Alone films, Hook, the first two Jurassic Park films, Schindler's List, and the first three Harry Potter films. Williams has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but three of his feature films. Other works by Williams include theme music for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, "The Mission" theme used by NBC News and Seven News in Australia, 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 also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. From 1980 to 1993 he served as the Boston Pops's principal conductor, and is currently the orchestra's laureate conductor.

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Theme from Jurassic Park
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Theme from Jurassic Park
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Satin Doll
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Satin Doll
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Jurassic Park (Main Theme)
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Jurassic Park (Main Theme)

Jurassic Park (Main Theme)

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Studio orchestra
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Aaron Copland
Quiet City
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Quiet City
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Hymn to the Fallen
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Hymn to the Fallen
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Theme from Jaws
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Theme from Jaws
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Hedwigs Theme
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Hedwigs Theme
Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story Suite
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West Side Story Suite
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Superman
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Superman
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Superman (main title)
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Superman (main title)
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Somewhere In My Memory
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Somewhere In My Memory
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Raiders Of The Lost Ark
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Raiders Of The Lost Ark
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To Lenny! To Lenny! (A Bernstein birthday bouquet)
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To Lenny! To Lenny! (A Bernstein birthday bouquet)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Love Theme from Superman
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Love Theme from Superman
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The Asteroid Field (from The Empire Strikes Back)
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The Asteroid Field (from The Empire Strikes Back)
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Imperial March from Star Wars
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Imperial March from Star Wars
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JURASSIC PARK
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JURASSIC PARK

JURASSIC PARK

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John Williams
March of the Resistance / Scherzo for X Wings (from The Force Awakens)
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March of the Resistance / Scherzo for X Wings (from The Force Awakens)

March of the Resistance / Scherzo for X Wings (from The Force Awakens)

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The Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment
Conductor
Lt Tom Rodda
Last played on
John Williams
Theme from Schindler’s List: Reprise
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Theme from Schindler’s List: Reprise
John Williams
Olympic Spirit
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Olympic Spirit
John Williams
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Raiders March)
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Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Raiders March)
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Superman (Main Title)
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Superman (Main Title)
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A Summer Place
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A Summer Place
Alfred Newman
Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
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Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
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Jaws - Main Theme
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Jaws - Main Theme
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To Thornfield (Jane Eyre)
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To Thornfield (Jane Eyre)
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Restoration (Jane Eyre)
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Restoration (Jane Eyre)
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Schindler's List Theme
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Schindler's List Theme
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Hymn To The Fallen
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Hymn To The Fallen
John Williams
Theme from Schindler's List (Reprise)
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Theme from Schindler's List (Reprise)
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Jurassic Park Theme
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Jurassic Park Theme
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Fawkes The Phoenix
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Fawkes The Phoenix

Fawkes The Phoenix

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City Of Prague Phiharmonic Orchestra
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Jaws (Main Title)
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Jaws (Main Title)
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John Dunbar Theme
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John Dunbar Theme
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E.T.; Flying theme
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E.T.; Flying theme
John Williams
Schindler's List
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Schindler's List
John Williams
Indiana Jones
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Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones

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City of Prague Orchestra
John Williams
Fox Fanfare
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Fox Fanfare
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