The Music of America: John Williams

Audio Samples

>Williams, John : Air and Simple Gifts, for cello, clarinet, piano & violin
>Williams, John : American Journey
>     1. Immigration and Building
>     2. The Country at War
>     3. Popular Entertainment
>     4. Arts and Sports
>     5. Civil Rights and the Women's Movement
>     6. Flight and Technology
>Williams, John : Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra
>     Sayuri's Theme
>     Going to School
>     The Chairman's Waltz
>     Brush on Silk
>     Chiyo's Prayer
>     Becoming a Geisha
>Williams, John : Song for World Peace, for orchestra
>Williams, John : Summon the Heroes, for orchestra
>Williams, John : A Hymn to New England, for orchestra
>Williams, John : The Five Sacred Trees, concerto for bassoon & orchestra
>Williams, John : Sound the Bells!, fanfare for brass & percussion (or orchestra)
>Williams, John : Elegy for Cello and Orchestra
>Williams, John : Mission Theme for orchestra (Theme for NBC News)
>Williams, John : 1941
>     March
>Williams, John : Olympic Spirit, for orchestra
>Williams, John : Star Wars
>     Main Title
>     Throne Room / Finale
>Williams, John : Jaws
>     Theme
>Williams, John : Sugarland Express
>     Theme
>Williams, John : E.T.
>     The Extra-Terrestrial
>Williams, John : Suite from Born on the Fourth of July
>     Theme from Born on the Fourth of July
>     Cua Viet River, Vietnam 1968
>     Massapequa ... The Early Days
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>     Theme
>Williams, John : Jurassic Park
>     Theme
>Williams, John : Empire of the Sun
>     Cadillac of the Skies
>Williams, John : Raiders of the Lost Ark
>     Raiders March
>Williams, John : Close Encounters of the Third Kind
>     Excerpts

Album Summary

>Williams, John : Air and Simple Gifts, for cello, clarinet, piano & violin
>Williams, John : American Journey
>Williams, John : Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra
>Williams, John : Song for World Peace, for orchestra
>Williams, John : Summon the Heroes, for orchestra
>Williams, John : A Hymn to New England, for orchestra
>Williams, John : The Five Sacred Trees, concerto for bassoon & orchestra
>Williams, John : Sound the Bells!, fanfare for brass & percussion (or orchestra)
>Williams, John : Elegy for Cello and Orchestra
>Williams, John : Mission Theme for orchestra (Theme for NBC News)
>Williams, John : 1941
>Williams, John : Olympic Spirit, for orchestra
>Williams, John : Star Wars
>Williams, John : Jaws
>Williams, John : Sugarland Express
>Williams, John : E.T.
>Williams, John : Suite from Born on the Fourth of July
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Williams, John : Jurassic Park
>Williams, John : Empire of the Sun
>Williams, John : Raiders of the Lost Ark
>Williams, John : Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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>Williams, John : Air and Simple Gifts, for cello, clarinet, piano & violin
  • Performers: Anthony McGill (Clarinet); Gabriela Montero (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Williams, John : American Journey :: 1. Immigration and Building
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA (2000-06-19_2000-06-20&2000-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Williams, John : American Journey :: 2. The Country at War
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA (2000-06-19_2000-06-20&2000-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Williams, John : American Journey :: 3. Popular Entertainment
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA (2000-06-19_2000-06-20&2000-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Williams, John : American Journey :: 4. Arts and Sports
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA (2000-06-19_2000-06-20&2000-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Williams, John : American Journey :: 5. Civil Rights and the Women's Movement
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA (2000-06-19_2000-06-20&2000-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Williams, John : American Journey :: 6. Flight and Technology
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA (2000-06-19_2000-06-20&2000-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Williams, John : Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra :: Sayuri's Theme
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, IL (08/20/2008-08/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2005

>Williams, John : Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra :: Going to School
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, IL (08/20/2008-08/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2005

>Williams, John : Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra :: The Chairman's Waltz
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, IL (08/20/2008-08/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2005

>Williams, John : Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra :: Brush on Silk
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, IL (08/20/2008-08/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2005

>Williams, John : Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra :: Chiyo's Prayer
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, IL (08/20/2008-08/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2005

>Williams, John : Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra :: Becoming a Geisha
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, IL (08/20/2008-08/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2005

>Williams, John : Song for World Peace, for orchestra
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Williams, John : Summon the Heroes, for orchestra
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (01/06/1996-01/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Williams, John : A Hymn to New England, for orchestra
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1987

>Williams, John : The Five Sacred Trees, concerto for bassoon & orchestra
  • Performer: Judith LeClair (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1995

>Williams, John : Sound the Bells!, fanfare for brass & percussion (or orchestra)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 05/1993

>Williams, John : Elegy for Cello and Orchestra
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990s

>Williams, John : Mission Theme for orchestra (Theme for NBC News)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Williams, John : 1941 :: March
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (05/18/1990-05/25/1990)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Williams, John : Olympic Spirit, for orchestra
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (01/06/1996-01/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Williams, John : Star Wars :: Main Title
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1977

>Williams, John : Jaws :: Theme
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1975

>Williams, John : Sugarland Express :: Theme
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (05/18/1990-05/25/1990)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Williams, John : E.T. :: The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1982

>Williams, John : Suite from Born on the Fourth of July :: Theme from Born on the Fourth of July
  • Performer: Timothy Morrison (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (11/05/1990/02/11/1991)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Williams, John : Suite from Born on the Fourth of July :: Cua Viet River, Vietnam 1968
  • Performer: Timothy Morrison (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (11/05/1990/02/11/1991)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Williams, John : Suite from Born on the Fourth of July :: Massapequa ... The Early Days
  • Performer: Timothy Morrison (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (11/05/1990/02/11/1991)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Theme
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Williams, John : Jurassic Park :: Theme
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Williams, John : Empire of the Sun :: Cadillac of the Skies
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (05/18/1990-05/25/1990)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Williams, John : Raiders of the Lost Ark :: Raiders March
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (05/18/1990-05/25/1990)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1981

>Williams, John : Close Encounters of the Third Kind :: Excerpts
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (05/18/1990-05/25/1990)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1977

>Williams, John : Star Wars :: Throne Room / Finale
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1977