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Watch: Harvard sings John Williams his whole career

May 28, 2017 by norman lebrecht

3 comments.


An a capella group popped up at the film composer’s doctoral award ceremony.

How many film themes can you name in this medley?


Comments (3)

  1. Nick says:

    Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Harry Potter, Jaws, Superman. Pity they did not include some of his more moving scores including Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan.

    1. Sue says:

      IMO, his most incredible score was for “Catch Me if You Can”. Jazzy, angular and very original. For some reason which escapes me, the graphic artists who assembled the title sequence of the film always get the kudos, and not the composer!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaLDyrun_Cc

  2. clarrieu says:

    Too few people know his work as a jazz pianist and arranger back in the 50’s:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysUK1wjWoAw


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