scavenger of human misery (piratesswoop) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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BBC Promenade Concert series honors John Williams

In honor of the 85th birthday of perhaps the most famous composer of the modern era, John Williams, BBC Proms features Keith Lockhart conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra as they celebrate the legend himself through performances of some of his most famous (and some lesser known) works.

[list of the songs covered]songs covered + timestamps for the above video
Raiders March from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (0:42)
Overture to 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips' (8:32)
Main Theme from 'Jaws' (13:00)
March from 'Superman' (16:20)
Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha: No. 1 Sayuri's Theme (23:00)
The Tale of Viktor Navorski from 'The Terminal' (29:05)
Dartmoor, 1912 from 'War Horse' (34:50)
'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone' - Hedwig's Theme (45:30)
A Child’s Tale: Suite from the BFG (50:45)
Flying Theme from 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' (56:40)
Suite from J.F.K., 1st mvt: Theme from J.F.K (1:02:20)
Prayer for Peace from 'Munich' (1:07:30)
Dry Your Tears, Afrika from 'Amistad' (1:13:50)
Devil's Dance from 'The Witches of Eastwick' (1:18:58)
Escapades (No. 3) for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from 'Catch me if you Can' (1:26:10)
March of the Resistance from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (1:34:35)
Rey's Theme from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (1:37:10)
Main Title from 'Star Wars: A New Hope' (1:41:38)

Notable missing pieces include the iconic themes from Schindler's List and Jurassic Park, the Imperial March aka Darth Vader's theme, and the Olympic fanfare.

source twitter + youtube

ontd, what's your favorite john williams theme/who is your favorite film composer?
Tags: harry potter, music / musician (other), star wars, television - bbc
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