The Talented Life Of John Williams Part Eight

The Talented Life Of John Williams Part Eight

The Talented Life Of John Williams Part Eight

The Talented Life Of John Williams Part Eight

John Williams’s movie scores and awards go on and on, and I can keep listing, which is amazing, but I can’t keep up with him, so this will be the last for awhile, until I find something more then his list of awards. This blog is entitled The Talented Life Of John Williams Part Eight, but I could have named it John William’s List Of Films Part Two, and it would mean the same. Here’s The Talented Life Of John Williams Part Eight, and a video afterwards.

 

Grammy Awards

Year Project Category Result
1962 Checkmate Best Soundtrack Album or Recording or Score from Motion Picture or Television Nominated
1975 Jaws Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special Won
1978 “Main Title” from Star Wars Best Instrumental Composition Won
Star Wars Best Pop Instrumental Recording Won
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special Won
Album of the Year Nominated
1979 “Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Best Instrumental Composition Won
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won
1980 “Main Title Theme from Superman” Best Instrumental Composition Won
Best Pop Instrumental Performance Nominated
Superman Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won
1981 “Yoda’s Theme” Best Pop Instrumental Performance Nominated
Best Instrumental Composition Nominated
“The Empire Strikes Back” Won
“Imperial March” (Darth Vader’s Theme) Nominated
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won
1982 Raiders of the Lost Ark Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won
1983 “Adventures on Earth” Best Instrumental Composition Nominated
“Flying” (Theme from E.T.) Won
Best Arrangement on an Instrumental Recording Won
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Best Pop Instrument Performance Nominated
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won
1984 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
1985 Olympic Fanfare and Theme Best Instrumental Composition Won
1986 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf Best Recording for Children Nominated
1988 The Witches of Eastwick Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
1989 “Olympic Spirit” Best Instrumental Composition Nominated
Empire of the Sun Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
1990 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
1991 Born on the Fourth of July Best Arrangement on an Instrumental Recording Nominated
1992 The Star Wars Trilogy Best Pop Instrumental Performance Nominated
“Home Alone Main Title” Best Arrangement on an Instrumental Nominated
“Somewhere in My Memory” (with Leslie Bricusse) from Home Alone Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
1993 Hook Best Pop Instrumental Performance Nominated
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
1994 Jurassic Park Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
1995 Schindler’s List Instrumental Composition for a Motion Picture or Television Won
1997 “Moonlight” (with Alan and Marilyn Bergman) from Sabrina Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
1998 Seven Years in Tibet Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Nominated
1999 Saving Private Ryan Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Won
Amistad Nominated
Gershwin Fantasy Best Classical Crossover Album Nominated
2000 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
“Stella by Starlight” (from The Uninvited) from: Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age Best Instrumental Arrangement Nominated
2001 “Theme” from Angela’s Ashes Best Instrumental Composition Won
2002 Artificial Intelligence: A.I. Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2003 “Hedwig’s Theme” Best Instrumental Composition Nominated
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2004 Catch Me If You Can Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nominated
2005 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2006 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2007 Memoirs of a Geisha Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Won
Munich Nominated
“A Prayer For Peace” (Theme from Munich) Best Instrumental Composition Won
“Sayuri’s Theme and End Credits” (Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha) Nominated
2009 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
“The Adventures of Mutt” from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Best Instrumental Composition Won
2012 The Adventures of Tintin Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media Nominated
2013 Lincoln Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominated
2014 “The Book Thief” from The Book Thief Best Instrumental Composition Won
2016 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Won
2017 “Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra” from Catch Me If You Can Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella Pending

Charting hits (U.S., Billboard)

▪ 1975 – “Main Title (Theme from ‘Jaws’),” No. 32

▪1977 – “Star Wars Theme – Main Title,” No. 10

▪1978 – “Theme from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”,” No. 13

Concert works

Concertos

▪1969: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

▪1976: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

▪1985: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra

▪1991: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

▪1993: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, The Five Sacred Trees

▪1994: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

▪1996: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra

▪2000: TreeSong for Violin and Orchestra

▪2002: Heartwood: Lyric Sketches for Cello and Orchestra

▪2002: Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (cut from the Catch Me If You Can film score)

▪2003: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra

▪2007: Duo Concertante for Violin and Viola

▪2009: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

▪2009: On Willows and Birches, for Harp and Orchestra

▪2011: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra

Other orchestral works

▪1965: Prelude and Fugue on Stan Kenton Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra (Capitol, 1965)

▪1965: Symphony #1

▪1968: Sinfonietta for Wind Ensemble

▪1975: Thomas and the King – Musical

▪1980: Jubilee 350 Fanfare

▪1984: Olympic Fanfare & Theme

▪1986: Liberty Fanfare

▪1987: A Hymn to New England

▪1988: Fanfare for Michael Dukakis

▪1988: For New York

▪1990: Celebrate Discovery

▪1993: Sound the Bells!

▪1994: Song for World Peace

▪1995: Variations on Happy Birthday

▪1999: American Journey

▪2003: Soundings

▪2007: Star Spangled Banner

▪2008: A Timeless Call

▪2012: Fanfare for Fenway

▪2012: Seven for Luck for soprano and orchestra

▪2013: For ‘The President’s Own’

▪2014: Star Spangled Banner

▪2014: Scherzo for Piano and Orchestra

Chamber works

▪1951: Sonata for Piano

▪1997: Elegy for Cello and Piano

▪2001: Three Pieces for solo Cello

▪2009: Air and Simple Gifts for violin, cello, clarinet and piano

▪2011: Quartet La Jolla for violin, cello, clarinet and harp

▪2012: Rounds for solo guitar

▪2013: Conversations for solo Piano

▪2014: Music for Brass for Brass Ensemble and Percussion

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