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Star Wars Music Minute


Sep 14, 2021

I just saw John Williams live for the first time! Here are some of the highlights, footage excerpts, and my analysis.

Concert Details:

  • John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
  • Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA)
  • David Newman and John Williams conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a performance of film music selections
  • Event link: https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/events/performances/1276/2021-09-05/john-williams-maestro-of-the-movies

References:

  • "Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra" from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (John Williams) - https://youtu.be/1IFmRniWa0U
  • "Scherzo for X-Wings" from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (John Williams) - https://youtu.be/xJzuanMUuS4
  • "Throne Room and End Title" from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra (John Williams) - https://youtu.be/_3AiYIxBwD0 (from Silfimur's channel)
  • An even more dramatic tempo comparison: "Williams: The Throne Room - End Credits" - https://youtu.be/LH57BIdwMLg (from LA Phil's channel)
  • "The Throne Room/End Title" from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (John Williams) - https://youtu.be/m1dXRe0Z1hw
  • Frank Lehman's Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars - https://franklehman.com/starwars

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