John Williams

Soundtrack composer & conductor. Born 8 February 1932
John Williams
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqyqk.jpg
1932-02-08
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/53b106e7-0cc6-42cc-ac95-ed8d30a3a98e
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 four of his feature films––Duel, The Color Purple, Bridge of Spies and Ready Player One. 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. He served as the Boston Pops's principal conductor from 1980 to 1993, and is currently the orchestra's laureate conductor.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

John Williams Performances & Interviews


Featured Works


John Williams Tracks

John Williams
Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen

Sort by

John Williams
Starwars
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Starwars
John Williams
The Flying Sequence
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
The Flying Sequence
John Williams
Theme from Jurassic Park
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Theme from Jurassic Park
John Williams
Theme from Jaws
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04qr3rp.jpg
link
Theme from Jaws
John Williams
Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra
John Williams
Theme from Jurassic Park
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04ksz5v.jpg
link
Theme from Jurassic Park
John Williams
Jaws
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Jaws

Jaws

Performer
CITY OF PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC, THE C.B. PAUL BATEMAN
John Williams
The Raider's March
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
The Raider's March

The Raider's March

Performer
London Symphony Orchestra
Last played on
John Williams
Episode VI - Into The Trap
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Episode VI - Into The Trap
John Williams
No Ticket / Keeping Up With The Joneses
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p05n8hzw.jpg
link
No Ticket / Keeping Up With The Joneses
John Williams
Hedwig's Theme
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Hedwig's Theme

Hedwig's Theme

Orchestra
City of Prague Phiharmonic Orchestra
Boston Pops Orchestra
Theme From Star Wars
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02vc1fq.jpg
link
Theme From Star Wars
John Williams
Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04qqpwc.jpg
link
Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
John Williams
Flying
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04qr16w.jpg
link
Flying
John Williams
Journey to The Island
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Journey to The Island
John Williams
Welcome To Jurassic Park
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Welcome To Jurassic Park
John Williams
Adventures On Earth
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Adventures On Earth
John Williams
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
John Williams
Escape / Chase / Saying Goodbye
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04qr16w.jpg
link
Escape / Chase / Saying Goodbye
John Williams
Binary Sunset
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Binary Sunset
John Williams
Sea Attack Number One
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Sea Attack Number One
John Williams
Fox Fanfare
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Fox Fanfare
John Williams
Star wars - music for the film
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Star wars - music for the film
John Williams
theme from indiana jones
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
theme from indiana jones
John Williams
Lost In Space
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Lost In Space
John Williams
Jfk
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Jfk
John Williams
Sound the Bells!
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Sound the Bells!

Sound the Bells!

Ensemble
Bay Brass
John Williams
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) - The Rebellion Is Reborn
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) - The Rebellion Is Reborn
John Williams
Star Wars - A New Hope (1977) - The Throne Room and End Title
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Star Wars - A New Hope (1977) - The Throne Room and End Title
John Williams
Star Wars: Main Title
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Star Wars: Main Title
John Williams
Superman Main Title
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Superman Main Title
John Williams
Theme from Schindler's List
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Theme from Schindler's List
John Williams
War Horse
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
War Horse
Charlie Chaplin
Smile from 'Modern Times'
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0255y29.jpg
link
Smile from 'Modern Times'
John Williams
Schindler's List (Theme)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Schindler's List (Theme)
John Williams
Lumos! (Hedwigs Theme)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Lumos! (Hedwigs Theme)
John Williams
Hedwig's Theme
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Hedwig's Theme
John Williams
Jaws - Chrissie's death
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Jaws - Chrissie's death
John Williams
Presenting Bianca Castafiore (The Adventures of Tintin)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
Presenting Bianca Castafiore (The Adventures of Tintin)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Mlada (Procession of the Nobles)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06kjtq2.jpg
link
Mlada (Procession of the Nobles)
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Nic Raine
Hedwig's Theme
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.29/img/track_fallback.png
link
Hedwig's Theme

Hedwig's Theme

Performer
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Nic Raine
Michael Torke
Javelin
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02vc1fq.jpg
link
Javelin
John Williams
E.T.; Flying theme
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04gwq87.jpg
link
E.T.; Flying theme
Load more tracks
Playlists featuring John Williams

Latest John Williams News

    7 of the oddest Christmas No.1 campaigns
    Sir Terry Wogan's Floral Dance for the top spot on December 25! And other times fans have gone crackers at Christmas
    8 BBC radio docs that will change the way you listen to music
    From tiny details to grand gestures, these documentaries challenge what you thought you knew about music
    10 film soundtrack moments that’ll have you crying in your popcorn
    From Titanic to Toy Story, the music from the movies that has left audiences sobbing in the aisles.
Back to artist