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 CompositionNominated
“The Empire Strikes Back”
Won
“Imperial March” (Darth Vader’s Theme)
Nominated
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion PictureWon1982Raiders of the Lost ArkBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion PictureWon1983″Adventures on Earth”Best Instrumental CompositionNominated
“Flying” (Theme from E.T.)
Won

Best Arrangement on an Instrumental RecordingWon
E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialBest Pop Instrument PerformanceNominated

Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion PictureWon1984Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the JediBest Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNominated1985Olympic Fanfare and ThemeBest Instrumental CompositionWon1986Prokofiev: Peter and the WolfBest Recording for ChildrenNominated1988The Witches of EastwickBest Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNominated1989″Olympic Spirit”Best Instrumental CompositionNominated
Empire of the SunBest Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNominated1990Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeBest Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNominated1991Born on the Fourth of JulyBest Arrangement on an Instrumental RecordingNominated1992The Star Wars TrilogyBest Pop Instrumental PerformanceNominated
“Home Alone Main Title”Best Arrangement on an InstrumentalNominated
“Somewhere in My Memory” (with Leslie Bricusse) from Home AloneBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNominated1993HookBest Pop Instrumental PerformanceNominated

Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNominated1994Jurassic ParkBest Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNominated1995Schindler’s ListInstrumental Composition for a Motion Picture or TelevisionWon1997″Moonlight” (with Alan and Marilyn Bergman) from SabrinaBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNominated1998Seven Years in TibetBest Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNominated
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Nominated1999Saving Private RyanBest Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionWon
Amistad
Nominated
Gershwin FantasyBest Classical Crossover AlbumNominated2000Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom MenaceBest Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNominated
“Stella by Starlight” (from The Uninvited) from: Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden AgeBest Instrumental ArrangementNominated2001″Theme” from Angela’s AshesBest Instrumental CompositionWon2002Artificial Intelligence: A.I.Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNominated2003″Hedwig’s Theme”Best Instrumental CompositionNominated
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneBest Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNominated2004Catch Me If You CanBest Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNominated
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Nominated2005Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanBest Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNominated2006Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithBest Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNominated2007Memoirs of a GeishaBest Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaWon
Munich
Nominated
“A Prayer For Peace” (Theme from Munich)Best Instrumental CompositionWon
“Sayuri’s Theme and End Credits” (Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha)
Nominated2009Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullBest Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNominated
“The Adventures of Mutt” from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullBest Instrumental CompositionWon2012The Adventures of TintinBest Score Soundtrack For Visual MediaNominated2013LincolnBest Score Soundtrack for Visual MediaNominated2014″The Book Thief” from The Book ThiefBest Instrumental CompositionWon2016Star Wars: The Force AwakensBest Score Soundtrack for Visual MediaWon2017″Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra” from Catch Me If You CanBest Arrangement, Instrumental or A CappellaPending

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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