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John Williams (1932-    )

John Williams, composerJohn Williams is probably the best known of all modern celluloid composers, and rightly so. He is one of the most prolific and influential of all film composers, has scored many of the most successful films of the past quarter of a century, has composed many of the world's most distinctive cinematic themes, and is widely credited with returning the big orchestral score to favour in Hollywood during the late 1970s. Much of his early score composition work was in television, working on shows such as Gilligan's Island and Lost in Space. He has composed more than 75 feature film soundtracks, orchestrating and conducting the majority of them himself, as well as the music for over 30 TV series and TV movies, two Olympic Games and two musicals, and more than 40 'serious' orchestral concert works, including concertos and two symphonies. He has won five Oscars, four for best original score (Jaws, Star Wars, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, and Schindler's List), and best adaptation for the film version of the stage musical Fiddler on the Roof. Since 1968, there have been only eight years in which he did not receive at least one Academy Award nomination. He has often received more than one nomination in a given year, and the score of Close Encounters of the Third Kind was only beaten out in 1977 by Williams' own victory with the score of Star Wars. In addition, Williams has won three Golden Globe Awards for Best Score (Jaws, Star WarsET), 18 Grammys, and two Emmys. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from 14 universities.
- BBC/h2g2

COMPOSITIONS                    John Williams  Links   ~ ~ ~   Film/TV Scores   ~ ~ ~   Concert  Works   ~ ~ ~   Works by Genre
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Piano Sonata (1951) [never performed]
Today, TV series music (1952; 1985-????)                                                                                        
General Electric Theater, TV series music (1953)
Playhouse 90, TV series music (1956)
Tales of Wells Fargo, TV series music (1957)
My Gun Is Quick, film score (1957) (uncredited)
Bachelor Father, TV series music (1957)
Wagon Train, TV series music (1957)
M Squad, TV series music (1957) (as Johnny Williams)
Daddy-O, film score (1958)
I Passed for White, film score (1960)
Because They're Young, film score (1960)
Checkmate, TV series music (1960)
Wind Quintet (1960) [unfinished and never performed]
The Secret Ways, film score (1961) (as Johnny Williams)
Kraft Mystery Theater, TV series music (1961) (as Johnny Williams)
Alcoa Premiere, TV series music (1961) (as Johnny T. Williams)
Bachelor Flat, film score (1962)
The Virginian, TV series music (1962)
The Wide Country, TV series music (1962)
Empire, TV series music (1962)
Stark Fear, film score (1962) (party music)
Diamond Head, film score (1963)
Gidget Goes to Rome, film score (1963) (as Johnny Williams)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, TV series music (1963)
Kraft Suspense Theatre, TV music (1963) (episode "The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 1 & 2)
Gilligan's Island: Marooned, TV music (1964) (as Johnny Williams)
Nightmare in Chicago, TV music (1964)
The Killers, film score (1964) (as Johnny Williams)
Gilligan's Island, TV series music (1964)
The Katherine Reed Story, film score (1965)
None But the Brave, film score (1965) (as Johnny Williams)
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, film score (1965)
Lost in Space, TV series music (1965) (as Johnny Williams) (also theme)
Essay for Strings (1965)
Prelude and Fugue, orchestra (1965)
The Rare Breed, film score (1966) (as Johnny Williams)
The Kraft Summer Music Hall, TV series music (1966)
How to Steal a Million, film score (1966) (as Johnny Williams)
The Plainsman, film score (1966) (as Johnny Williams)
The Tammy Grimes Show, TV series music (1966)
The Time Tunnel, TV series music (1966) (also theme) (as Johnny Williams)
Not with My Wife, You Don't!, film score (1966) (as Johnny Williams)
Penelope, film score (1966) (as Johnny Williams)
Symphony No. 1, orchestra (1966; rev. 1988)
Code Name: Heraclitus, TV theme song (1967)
A Guide for the Married Man, film score (1967) (as Johnny Williams)
Valley of the Dolls, film score (1967)
Fitzwilly, film score (1967) (as Johnny Williams) (also song "Make Me Rainbows")
Sergeant Ryker, film score (1968)
Land of the Giants, TV series music (1968) (also theme)
Heidi, TV music (1968) (song "A Place of My Own")
Saturday Adoption, TV series music (1968) (TV) (CBS Playhouse)
Sinfonietta, wind ensemble (1968)
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting, film score (1969)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips, film score (1969)
The Reivers, film score (1969)
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1969; f.p. 1981)
NBC Nightly News, TV series music (1970)
Storia di una donna (Story of a Woman), film score (1970)
Jane Eyre, film score (1970) (made for TV)
Masterpiece Theatre, TV series music (1971) (American Collection theme)
A Nostalgic Jazz Odyssey, wind ensemble (1971)
The Cowboys, film score (1972)
The Screaming Woman, TV music (1972)
Images, film score (1972)
The Poseidon Adventure, film score (1972)
Pete 'n' Tillie, film score (1972) (as John T. Williams)
Cinderella Liberty, film score (1973)
The Long Goodbye, film score (1973)
The Paper Chase, film score (1973)
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, film score (1973)
The Cowboys, TV series music (1974)
The 46th Annual Academy Awards, TV music (1974) (song "Nice To Be Around")
The Sugarland Express, film score (1974)
Conrack, film score (1974)
Earthquake, film score (1974)
The Towering Inferno, film score (1974)
Thomas and the King, musical (1975)
The Eiger Sanction, film score (1975)
Jaws, film score (1975)
Family Plot, film score (1976)
The Missouri Breaks, film score (1976)
Midway, film score (1976)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1976; rev. 1998; f.p. 1981)
Black Sunday, film score (1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, film score (1977)
The Fury, film score (1978)
Jaws 2, film score (1978)
Superman, film score (1978) (also song "Can You Read My Mind?"; song title uncredited)
Dracula, film score (1979)
1941, film score (1979)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, film score (1980)
Airplane! , film score (1980) (from "Jaws (1975)")
Superman II, film score (1980) (from "Superman (1978)")
Jubilee 350 Fanfare, orchestra (1980) [for 350th anniversary of the City of Boston]
Fanfare for a Festive Occasion, orchestra (1980) [for the Boston Civic Orchestra]
Raiders of the Lost Ark, film score (1981)
Aliens From Another Planet, TV theme music (1982) (as Johnny Williams)
Heartbeeps, film score (1981)
Pops oČn the March, orchestra (1981)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, film score (1982)
Yes, Giorgio, film score (1982)
Monsignor, film score (1982)
Esplanade Overture, orchestra (1982)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, film score (1983)
Superman III, film score (1983) (from "Superman (1978)")
America, The Dream Goes oČn, voice, chorus and orchestra (1983)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, film score (1984)
Top Secret!, film music and songs (1984)
The River, film score (1984)
Olympic Fanfare and Theme, orchestra (1984) [the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles]
Amazing Stories, TV series music (1985) (episode "Ghost Train") (episode "The Mission") (theme)
The Pulse of Events, TV series theme (1985; rev. 2004) [main theme music for “Meet the Press”]
Scherzo for Today, TV series theme (1985) [closing theme of NBC’s “The Today Show”]
Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (1985)
SpaceCamp, film score (1986)
Liberty Fanfare, orchestra (1986) [for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty]
Celebration Fanfare, orchestra (1986) [for Houston Symphony's Fanfare Project]
Star Tours, theme park ride music (1987)
The Witches of Eastwick, film score (1987)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, film score (1987) (themes)
Empire of the Sun, film score (1987)
Fugue for Changing Times, TV series theme (1987) [closing theme for “Before Hours”]
We're Lookin' Good!, voices and orchestra (1987) [for the Special Olympics]
A Hymn to New England, orchestra (1987)
The Accidental Tourist, film score (1988)
Olympic Spirit, orchestra (1988) (NBC Sports Theme) [for Seoul Olympics]
Fanfare for Ten-Years-Old, orchestra (1988) [for 10th anniv. of the Young Charleston Theater Company]
For New York (Variations oČn Themes by Leonard Bernstein), orchestra (1988) [orig."To Lenny!, To Lenny!"]
Fanfare for Michael Dukakis, orchestra (1988)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, film score (1989)
Born on the Fourth of July, film score (1989)
Always, film score (1989)
Winter Games Fanfare, orchestra (1989) [for the Alpine Ski Championship, Vail, Colorado]
Stanley & Iris, film score (1990)
Presumed Innocent, film score (1990)
Home Alone, film score (1990)
Celebrate Discovery, orchestra (1990) (for 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus to America]
Hook, film score (1991)
JFK, film score (1991)
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (1991)
Far and Away, film score (1992)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, film score (1992)
Fanfare for Prince Philip, orchestra (1992)
Jurassic Park, film score (1993)
Schindler's List, film score (1993)
Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, The Five Sacred Trees (1993)
Sound the Bells!, orchestra (1993) [originally for brass and percussion]
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1994)
Song for World Peace, orchestra (1994)
Sabrina, film score (1995)
Nixon, film score (1995)
Variations on Happy Birthday, orchestra (1995)
Summon the Heroes, orchestra (1995) [for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996]
Sleepers, film score (1996)
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (1996)
The Olympic Torch Relay, TV music (1996)
Rosewood, film score (1997) (also song "The Town Burns")
The Lost World: Jurassic Park, film score (1997)
Seven Years in Tibet, film score (1997)
Amistad, film score (1997)
Seven for Luck, song cycle, voice and orchestra (1997)
Elegy for Cello and Piano (1997; arr. w/orch, 2002) [Based on a theme from Seven Years in Tibet]
Saving Private Ryan, film score (1998)
Stepmom, film score (1998)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, film score (1999)
Angela's Ashes, film score (1999)
For Seiji!, orchestra (1999)
The Unfinished Journey, documentary film score (1999)
The Patriot, film score (2000)
TreeSong, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2000)
American Journey, a six movement suite, orchestra (2000) [for Washington, D.C.'s millennium celebrations]
Artificial Intelligence: AI, film score (2001)
Jurassic Park III, film score (2001) (themes)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, film score (2001)
Three Pieces for Solo Cello (2001)
Reflections of Evil, film score (2002)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, film score (2002)
Minority Report, film score (2002)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score (2002)
Catch Me If You Can, film score (2002)
Call of the Champions, chorus and orchestra (2002) [for 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City]
Heartwood: Lyric Sketches for Cello and Orchestra (2002)
Declaration of Independence, video score (2003)
Star Wars: Clone Wars, TV series music (2003)
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2003)
Soundings, orchestra (2003)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, film score (2004)
The Terminal, film score (2004)
Jack & Bobby, TV series theme (2004)
Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, TV series music (2004) (song "Summon the Heroes")
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, film score (2005)
War of the Worlds, film score (2005)
Memoirs of a Geisha, film score (2005)
Munich, film score (2005)
Duo Concertante, violin and viola (2007)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, film score (2008)
A Timeless Call, film score (2008)
Warner at War, TV score (2008)
Air and Simple Gifts, violin, clarinet, cello and piano (2009)
On Willows and Birches (Concerto for Harp and Orchestra) (2009)
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2009)


Concert Works                    John Williams  Links   ~ ~ ~   Film/TV Scores   ~ ~ ~   Works by Genre   ~ top of page ~
                                                                                                               ~ ~ ~    John Williams on John Williams    ~ ~ ~
Piano Sonata (1951) [never performed]
Wind Quintet (1960) [unfinished and never performed]
Essay for Strings (1965)
Prelude and Fugue, orchestra (1965)
Symphony No. 1, orchestra (1966; rev. 1988)
Sinfonietta, wind ensemble (1968)
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1969; f.p. 1981)
A Nostalgic Jazz Odyssey, wind ensemble (1971)
Thomas and the King, musical (1975)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1976; rev. 1998; f.p. 1981)
Jubilee 350 Fanfare, orchestra (1980) [for 350th anniversary of the City of Boston]
Fanfare for a Festive Occasion, orchestra (1980) [for the Boston Civic Orchestra]
Pops oČn the March, orchestra (1981)
Esplanade Overture, orchestra (1982)
America, The Dream Goes OČn, voice, chorus and orchestra (1983)
Olympic Fanfare and Theme, orchestra (1984) [the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles]
Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (1985)
Liberty Fanfare, orchestra (1986) [for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty]
Celebration Fanfare, orchestra (1986) [for Houston Symphony's Fanfare Project]
We're Lookin' Good!, voices and orchestra (1987) [for the Special Olympics]
A Hymn to New England, orchestra (1987)
Olympic Spirit, orchestra (1988) (NBC Sports Theme) [for Seoul Olympics]
Fanfare for Ten-Years-Old, orchestra (1988) [for 10th anniv. of the Young Charleston Theater Company]
For New York (Variations oČn Themes by Leonard Bernstein), orchestra (1988) [orig."To Lenny!, To Lenny!"]
Fanfare for Michael Dukakis, orchestra (1988)
Winter Games Fanfare, orchestra (1989) [for the Alpine Ski Championship, Vail, Colorado]
Celebrate Discovery, orchestra (1990) (for 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus to America]
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (1991)
Fanfare for Prince Philip, orchestra (1992)
Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, The Five Sacred Trees (1993)
Sound the Bells!, orchestra (1993) [originally for brass and percussion]
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1994)
Song for World Peace, orchestra (1994)
Variations on Happy Birthday, orchestra (1995)
Summon the Heroes, orchestra (1995) [for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996]
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (1996)
Seven for Luck, song cycle, voice and orchestra (1997)
Elegy for Cello and Piano (1997; arr. w/orch, 2002) [Based on a theme from Seven Years in Tibet]
For Seiji!, orchestra (1999)
American Journey, a six movement suite, orchestra (2000) [for Washington, D.C.'s millennium celebrations]
TreeSong, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2000)
Three Pieces for Solo Cello (2001)
Call of the Champions, chorus and orchestra (2002) [for 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City]
Heartwood: Lyric Sketches for Cello and Orchestra (2002)
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2003)
Soundings, orchestra (2003)
Duo Concertante, violin and viola (2007)
Air and Simple Gifts, violin, clarinet, cello and piano (2009)
On Willows and Birches (Concerto for Harp and Orchestra) (2009)
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2009)


WORKS BY GENRE                    John Williams  Links   ~ ~ ~   Film/TV Scores   ~ ~ ~   Concert  Works   ~ top of page ~
                                                                                                                         ~ ~ ~    John Williams on John Williams    ~ ~ ~
Dramatic/Theater
Thomas and the King, musical (1975)

Orchestra
Essay for Strings (1965)
Prelude and Fugue, orchestra (1965)
Symphony No. 1, orchestra (1966; rev. 1988)
Jubilee 350 Fanfare, orchestra (1980) [for 350th anniversary of the City of Boston]
Fanfare for a Festive Occasion, orchestra (1980) [for the Boston Civic Orchestra]
Pops on the March, orchestra (1981)
Esplanade Overture, orchestra (1982)
Olympic Fanfare and Theme, orchestra (1984) [the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles]
Liberty Fanfare, orchestra (1986) [for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty]
Celebration Fanfare, orchestra (1986) [for Houston Symphony's Fanfare Project]
A Hymn to New England, orchestra (1987)
Olympic Spirit, orchestra (1988) (NBC Sports Theme) [for Seoul Olympics]
Fanfare for Ten-Years-Old, orchestra (1988) [for 10th anniv. of the Young Charleston Theater Company]
For New York (Variations on Themes by Leonard Bernstein), orchestra (1988) [orig."To Lenny!, To Lenny!"]
Fanfare for Michael Dukakis, orchestra (1988)
Winter Games Fanfare, orchestra (1989) [for the Alpine Ski Championship, Vail, Colorado]
Celebrate Discovery, orchestra (1990) (for 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus to America]
Fanfare for Prince Philip, orchestra (1992)
Sound the Bells!, orchestra (1993) [originally for brass and percussion]
Song for World Peace, orchestra (1994)
Variations on Happy Birthday, orchestra (1995)
Summon the Heroes, orchestra (1995) [for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996]
For Seiji!, orchestra (1999)
American Journey, a six movement suite, orchestra (2000) [for Washington, D.C.'s millennium celebrations]
Soundings, orchestra (2003)

Band
Sinfonietta, wind ensemble (1968)
A Nostalgic Jazz Odyssey, wind ensemble (1971)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1969; fp. 1981)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1976; rev. 1998; fp. 1981)
Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (1985)
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (1991)
Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, The Five Sacred Trees (1993)
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1994)
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (1996)
Elegy for Cello and Piano (1997; arr. w/orch, 2002) [Based on a theme from Seven Years in Tibet]
TreeSong, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2000)
Heartwood: Lyric Sketches for Cello and Orchestra (2002)
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2003)
On Willows and Birches (Concerto for Harp and Orchestra) (2009)
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2009)

Chorus w/Orchestra
America, The Dream Goes On, voice, chorus and orchestra (1983)
Call of the Champions, chorus and orchestra (2002) [for 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City]

Chamber
Wind Quintet (1960) [unfinished and never performed]
Duo Concertante, violin and viola (2007)
Air and Simple Gifts, violin, clarinet, cello and piano (2009)

Solo Instrument
Three Pieces for Solo Cello (2001)

Piano
Piano Sonata (1951) [never performed]
Elegy for Cello and Piano (1997; arr. w/orch, 2002) [Based on a theme from Seven Years in Tibet]

Vocal
We're Lookin' Good!, voices and orchestra (1987) [for the Special Olympics]
Seven for Luck, song cycle, voice and orchestra (1997)


Film/TV Scores                    John Williams  Links   ~ ~ ~   Concert  Works   ~ ~ ~   Works by Genre   ~ top of page ~
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Today, TV series music (1952; 1985-????)                                                                                        
General Electric Theater, TV series music (1953)
Playhouse 90, TV series music (1956)
Tales of Wells Fargo, TV series music (1957)
My Gun Is Quick, film score (1957) (uncredited)
Bachelor Father, TV series music (1957)
Wagon Train, TV series music (1957)
M Squad, TV series music (1957) (as Johnny Williams)
Daddy-O, film score (1958)
I Passed for White, film score (1960)
Because They're Young, film score (1960)
Checkmate, TV series music (1960)
The Secret Ways, film score (1961) (as Johnny Williams)
Kraft Mystery Theater, TV series music (1961) (as Johnny Williams)
Alcoa Premiere, TV series music (1961) (as Johnny T. Williams)
Bachelor Flat, film score (1962)
The Virginian, TV series music (1962)
The Wide Country, TV series music (1962)
Empire, TV series music (1962)
Stark Fear, film score (1962) (party music)
Diamond Head, film score (1963)
Gidget Goes to Rome, film score (1963) (as Johnny Williams)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, TV series music (1963)
Kraft Suspense Theatre, TV music (1963) (episode "The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 1 & 2)
Gilligan's Island: Marooned, TV music (1964) (as Johnny Williams)
Nightmare in Chicago, TV music (1964)
The Killers, film score (1964) (as Johnny Williams)
Gilligan's Island, TV series music (1964)
The Katherine Reed Story, film score (1965)
None But the Brave, film score (1965) (as Johnny Williams)
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, film score (1965)
Lost in Space, TV series music (1965) (as Johnny Williams) (also theme)
The Rare Breed, film score (1966) (as Johnny Williams)
The Kraft Summer Music Hall, TV series music (1966)
How to Steal a Million, film score (1966) (as Johnny Williams)
The Plainsman, film score (1966) (as Johnny Williams)
The Tammy Grimes Show, TV series music (1966)
The Time Tunnel, TV series music (1966) (also theme) (as Johnny Williams)
Not with My Wife, You Don't!, film score (1966) (as Johnny Williams)
Penelope, film score (1966) (as Johnny Williams)
Code Name: Heraclitus, TV theme song (1967)
A Guide for the Married Man, film score (1967) (as Johnny Williams)
Valley of the Dolls, film score (1967)
Fitzwilly, film score (1967) (as Johnny Williams) (also song "Make Me Rainbows")
Sergeant Ryker, film score (1968)
Land of the Giants, TV series music (1968) (also theme)
Heidi, TV music (1968) (song "A Place of My Own")
Saturday Adoption, TV series music (1968) (TV) (CBS Playhouse)
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting, film score (1969)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips, film score (1969)
The Reivers, film score (1969)
NBC Nightly News, TV series music (1970)
Storia di una donna (Story of a Woman), film score (1970)
Jane Eyre, film score (1970) (made for TV)
Masterpiece Theatre, TV series music (1971) (American Collection theme)
The Cowboys, film score (1972)
The Screaming Woman, TV music (1972)
Images, film score (1972)
The Poseidon Adventure, film score (1972)
Pete 'n' Tillie, film score (1972) (as John T. Williams)
Cinderella Liberty, film score (1973)
The Long Goodbye, film score (1973)
The Paper Chase, film score (1973)
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, film score (1973)
The Cowboys, TV series music (1974)
The 46th Annual Academy Awards, TV music (1974) (song "Nice To Be Around")
The Sugarland Express, film score (1974)
Conrack, film score (1974)
Earthquake, film score (1974)
The Towering Inferno, film score (1974)
The Eiger Sanction, film score (1975)
Jaws, film score (1975)
Family Plot, film score (1976)
The Missouri Breaks, film score (1976)
Midway, film score (1976)
Black Sunday, film score (1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, film score (1977)
The Fury, film score (1978)
Jaws 2, film score (1978)
Superman, film score (1978) (also song "Can You Read My Mind?"; song title uncredited)
Dracula, film score (1979)
1941, film score (1979)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, film score (1980)
Airplane! , film score (1980) (from "Jaws (1975)")
Superman II, film score (1980) (from "Superman (1978)")
Raiders of the Lost Ark, film score (1981)
Aliens From Another Planet, TV theme music (1982) (as Johnny Williams)
Heartbeeps, film score (1981)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, film score (1982)
Yes, Giorgio, film score (1982)
Monsignor, film score (1982)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, film score (1983)
Superman III, film score (1983) (from "Superman (1978)")
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, film score (1984)
Top Secret!, film music and songs (1984)
The River, film score (1984)
Amazing Stories, TV series music (1985) (episode "Ghost Train") (episode "The Mission") (theme)
The Pulse of Events, TV series theme (1985; rev. 2004) [main theme music for “Meet the Press”]
Scherzo for Today, TV series theme (1985) [closing theme of NBC’s “The Today Show”]
SpaceCamp, film score (1986)
Star Tours, theme park ride music (1987)
The Witches of Eastwick, film score (1987)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, film score (1987) (themes)
Empire of the Sun, film score (1987)
Fugue for Changing Times, TV series theme (1987) [closing theme for “Before Hours”]
The Accidental Tourist, film score (1988)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, film score (1989)
Born on the Fourth of July, film score (1989)
Always, film score (1989)
Stanley & Iris, film score (1990)
Presumed Innocent, film score (1990)
Home Alone, film score (1990)
Hook, film score (1991)
JFK, film score (1991)
Far and Away, film score (1992)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, film score (1992)
Jurassic Park, film score (1993)
Schindler's List, film score (1993)
Sabrina, film score (1995)
Nixon, film score (1995)
Sleepers, film score (1996)
The Olympic Torch Relay, TV music (1996)
Rosewood, film score (1997) (also song "The Town Burns")
The Lost World: Jurassic Park, film score (1997)
Seven Years in Tibet, film score (1997)
Amistad, film score (1997)
Saving Private Ryan, film score (1998)
Stepmom, film score (1998)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, film score (1999)
Angela's Ashes, film score (1999)
The Unfinished Journey, documentary film score (1999)
The Patriot, film score (2000)
Artificial Intelligence: AI, film score (2001)
Jurassic Park III, film score (2001) (themes)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, film score (2001)
Reflections of Evil, film score (2002)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, film score (2002)
Minority Report, film score (2002)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score (2002)
Catch Me If You Can, film score (2002)
Declaration of Independence, video score (2003)
Star Wars: Clone Wars, TV series music (2003)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, film score (2004)
The Terminal, film score (2004)
Jack & Bobby, TV series theme (2004)
Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, TV series music (2004) (song "Summon the Heroes")
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, film score (2005)
War of the Worlds, film score (2005)
Memoirs of a Geisha, film score (2005)
Munich, film score (2005)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, film score (2008)
A Timeless Call, film score (2008)
Warner at War, TV score (2008)


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John Williams Interview (Craig L. Byrd, Film Score Monthly)

Composer's website

John Williams @ Wikipedia
John Williams @ Answers.com
John Williams @ Classic Cat
John Williams @ Classical Composers Database
John Williams @ Classical Music Archives
John Williams @ ClassicsToday
John Williams @ digitalSymphonix
John Williams @ Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers
John Williams @ DSO Kids
John Williams @ Filmtracks
John Williams @ IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
John Williams @ InfoPlease
John Williams @ John Williams Fan Network
John Williams @ JW-Music.net
John Williams @ Karadar Classical Music
John Williams @ Kennedy Center
John Williams @ mfiles
John Williams @ MSN Music
John Williams @ Music by John Williams
John Williams @ MusicWeb International
John Williams @ musicianguide.com
John Williams @ NationMaster
John Williams @ Naxos
John Williams @ The New York Times
John Williams @ NPRmusic
John Williams @ Radio Soundtrack
John Williams @ SONY/BMG
John Williams @ Soundtrack Express
John Williams @ SoundtrackNet
John Williams @ WHO2
John Williams @ Wookieepedia

Streaming Audio
John Williams @ Classical Music Archives
John Williams @ Deezer
John Williams @ last.fm
John Williams @ NPRmusic
John Williams @ Rhapsody

Recordings
John Williams @ ArkivMusic
John Williams @ ClassicsOnline

John Williams @ YouTube

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John Williams on John Williams: On Scoring "Saving Private Ryan" (VIDEO)







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