Today is John William's 80th birthday! Probably his most famous works are Star Wars and Indiana Jones. He did Jaws, Harry Potter, Superman, and many others. He also did some music for the Olympics. Here are some music videos of his famous scores:
That Superman Theme brings back so many memories of "The Superman Prayer" we used to sing at church events when I was little. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
And now, for a whole bunch of Star Wars music!!
I just came back from Tanglewood, where we saw the rehersal for John Williams' Birthday Celebration. It's a surprise, so I can't tell you anything yet, but I will next time I post. But I will tell you one thing: It was great!