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. Widely regarded as one of the greatest American film composers of all time, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history in a career spanning over six decades. Williams has won 24 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 51 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. In 2005 the American Film Institute selected Williams's score to 1977's Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The Library of Congress also entered the Star Wars soundtrack into the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Williams has composed for many critically acclaimed and popular movies, including 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 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 its laureate conductor. He has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but five 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 was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame in 2000, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004 and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. He has...

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John Williams Performances & Interviews


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John Williams Tracks

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Hymn To The Fallen
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Hymn To The Fallen

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Jaws - Main Theme
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Jaws - Main Theme
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Theme from E.T.
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Theme from E.T.
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Hymn to the Fallen (Saving Private Ryan)
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Hymn to the Fallen (Saving Private Ryan)
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Star Wars: Main Title
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Star Wars: Main Title
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Superman (Main Title)
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Superman (Main Title)
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The Raider's March
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The Raider's March
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Luke and Leia from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
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Luke and Leia from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
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Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Hedwig's Theme
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Hedwig's Theme
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Jurassic Park Theme
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Jurassic Park Theme
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Theme from Jurassic Park
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Theme from Jurassic Park
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The Young Dali Lama & Ceremonial Chant (Seven Years in Tibet)
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The Young Dali Lama & Ceremonial Chant (Seven Years in Tibet)
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Main Theme from Star Wars
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Main Theme from Star Wars
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Javelin
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Javelin
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Superman: Main Title; Trip to Earth; March of the Villains; Love Theme
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Superman: Main Title; Trip to Earth; March of the Villains; Love Theme
Michael Torke
Javelin
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Javelin
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Olympic Fanfare
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Olympic Fanfare
London Symphony Orchestra
Cantina Band
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Cantina Band
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Burning Homestead
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Burning Homestead
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Superman March
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Superman March
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Land Of The Giants
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Land Of The Giants
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Superman
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Superman
Alfred Newman
Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
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Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
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Jurassic Park
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Jurassic Park
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Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
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Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
Cole Porter
Begin the beguine (Jubilee)
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Begin the beguine (Jubilee)
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Cantina Band
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Cantina Band
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Prologue
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Prologue
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No Man's Land
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No Man's Land
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Star Wars (Main Title)
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Star Wars (Main Title)
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Close encounters - music for the film
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Close encounters - music for the film
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Flying
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Flying
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E.T. (Flying theme)
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E.T. (Flying theme)
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Starwars
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Starwars
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Flight
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Flight
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Theme from Jaws
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Theme from Jaws
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Theme from Jurassic Park
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Theme from Jurassic Park
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Sayuri's Theme (Memoirs of a Geisha)
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Sayuri's Theme (Memoirs of a Geisha)
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Yoda's Theme
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Yoda's Theme
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JAWS
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JAWS
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Parade of the Ewoks (from Return of the Jedi)
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Parade of the Ewoks (from Return of the Jedi)
Peter Maxwell Davies
An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
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An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
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Harry Potter Prologue
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Harry Potter Prologue
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