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1 John Williams by Amber Rector

2 Biography Born February 8 th, 1932 in Queens, NY Father was a musician and composed film soundtracks Degree in composition from UCLA Joined the Air Force and played in the Band Attended Julliard School of Music Plays piano, trumpet, trombone, and clarinet

3 Career Composition Career began in 1960 Produced scores for Gilligan’s Island and Lost in Space 1970’s produced scores for movies Jaws and Star Wars 1980 appointed Conductor of Boston Pop’s Orchestra Composed Five Sacred Trees in 1995

4 Awards Academy Awards - Original Score – Fiddler on the Roof, 1971 – Jaws, 1975 – Star Wars, 1977 – ET, 1982 – Schindler’s List, 1993 Emmy Awards – Outstanding Achievement in Musical Compositions – Heidi, 1968 – Jane Eyre, 1971

5 Awards Golden Globe Awards – Best Original Score – Jaws, 1975 – Star Wars, 1977 – E.T., 1982, – Memoirs of a Geisha, 2005 Grammy Awards - Jaws, 1975 - Star Wars, 1977 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1978 - Superman, 1979 - The Empire Strikes Back, 1980 - Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 - E.T., 1982 - Olympic Fanfare and Theme, 1984 - Schindler’s List, 1994 - Saving Private Ryan, 1998 - Theme from Angela’s Ashes, 2000

6 Steven Spielberg Met over lunch in 1972 Their first film together was the Sugarland Express Williams has composed 25 of Spielberg's 26 major films They only use live orchestra for their compositions, no electronic music

7 Famous Movies Fiddler on the Roof Star Wars Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Schindler’s List Jaws Superman Memoirs of a Geisha

8 Orchestra Conductor of the Boston Pop’s Orchestra – 3 tours of United States – 3 tours of Japan – Retired in 1993 Guest Conductor for the: – Los Angles Philharmonic – San Francisco Symphony – London Symphony

9 Hedwig's Theme Composed for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Represents the Wizarding World Can be heard in all of the Harry Potter movies Was nominated for an Oscar 1527?ref_=tt_ov_i

10 Hedwig's Theme Listening Guide Introduction: Fantastical sound from chimes and bells creates the feeling of Magic Duple Meter Tempo is Adagio Full Orchestra piano-sheet-music/4042209#

11 Fluffy’s Harp From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Puts the 3-headed dog, Fluffy to sleep Released October 30, 2001 by Atlantic Records

12 Fluffy’s Harp Listening Guide Opens with a Bassoon Harp and Bassoon play Harmony Minor Mode Descending Melody Sounds of a big droopy dog 40780.gif

13 Imperial March From the movie, Empire Strikes Back Released April 20,1980 Leitmotif of Darth Vader Song plays anytime Vader enters the scene

14 Imperial March Listening Guide Opens with Percussions Disjunct Melody Major Mode

15 Five Sacred Trees Written in 1995 Bassoon Concerto Performed by Boston Symphony and Judith LeClair First Movement Eo Mugna, an Oak Based on Poem written by Robert Graves

16 Five Sacred Trees Listening Guide Minor Mode Disjunct Melody Bassoon enters the piece with a long sad note

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