I’ve been going through a phase of listening to some John Williams soundtracks lately, and it struck me that the man really has built up a remarkable, distinguished, high-quality body of work over his long career.
I felt like it was worth celebrating his work, because I don’t think the obituary thread should be the only place for eulogising about creative people who have done such great things in their lifetime.
So what’s your favourite John Williams piece? It’s very hard to choose (this is the guy who did the music for Jaws, ET, Star Wars, Superman, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and many more) but I think this might be mine. It’s such a rousing and beautiful piece of music in its own right, even outside the context of the movie.
I also love this, even more than the main Superman theme I think: