Midweek Music Moment: John Williams

In preparation (and somewhat excitement) for the new Star Wars release this week, today’s Midweek Music Moment is the stunning Star Wars opening theme from John Williams.

Distinct, bold and highly memorable – this ground-breaking symphonic score heralded the revival of sweeping, orchestral movie scores in the late 1970s.

So sit back, grab a cup of tea and enjoy this grand score:

 

 

Although John Williams may be best known for the Star Wars movies – he is also a highly acclaimed classical and chamber music composer and has been nominated for over 50 Academy Awards – winning 5 (‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Jaws’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘E.T’., ‘Schindler’s List’).

 

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With 50 nominations, John Williams holds the record for the most Academy Award (Oscar) nominations.

 

And it’s really not surprise considering that he is responsible for some of the most memorable movie scores in recent history, such as ‘Superman’, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, ‘E.T.’, ‘Indiana Jones’, ‘Angela’s Ashes’ and ‘The Book Thief’.

And here’s a newer piece from John Williams that you may not know from ‘The Book Thief’.

 

 

And finally, it would be remiss of me not to include the official trailer for ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’.

It looks like another strong female lead in Felicity Jones, plus Mads Mikkelsen and Donnie Yen. To put it mildly, I just can’t wait to see this film!

 

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