John Williams

Composer

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist.

 

With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history, including those of the Star Wars series, JawsJaws 2Close Encounters of the Third KindSupermanE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, the first two Home Alone films, the first two Jurassic Park films, Schindler’s List, and the first three Harry Potter films. Williams has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but three of his feature films. Other notable works by Williams include theme music for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, “The Mission” theme used by NBC News and Seven News in Australia, the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants, and the incidental music for the first season of Gilligan’s Island. Williams has also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. From 1980 to 1993 he served as the Boston Pops’s principal conductor, and is currently the orchestra’s laureate conductor.

 

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Discography

Year Album Label Tracks
2017 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (35th Anniversary Remastered Edition) La-La Land Records 43
Jurassic Park (20th Anniversary) 2013 Jurassic Park (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (20th Anniversary) Geffen Records 20
War Horse 2011 War Horse (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Sony Classical 16
Home Alone Expanded Score 2010 Home Alone (Expanded Original Motion Picture Score) La-La Land Records 34
2005 War of the Worlds (Music from the Motion Picture) Decca Records 15
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John Williams Sony Classical 15
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 2004 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Sony Classical 24
The Terminal 2004 The Terminal (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) Decca Records 14
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 2004 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Sony Classical 23
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) Atlantic Records 21
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Sony Classical 13
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Atlantic Records 20
Minority Report (Original Score) 2002 Minority Report (Original Motion Picture Score) DreamWorks Records 16
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Atlantic Records 19
The Patriot 2000 The Patriot (Original Motion Picture Score) Hollywood Records 17
Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace 1999 Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Sony Classical 17
Saving Private Ryan 1998 Saving Private Ryan (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) DreamWorks Records 10
Midway (Original Score) 1998 Midway (Original Motion Picture Score) Varѐse Sarabande 23
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Original Motion Picture Score) MCA Records 14
Jurassic Park 1993 Jurassic Park (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) MCA Records 16
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (Original Soundtrack Album) Fox Records 12
Far and Away 1992 Far and Away (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) MCA Records 19
JFK 1992 JFK (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Elektra Records 18
1990 Home Alone (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CBS Records 19
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Polydor 9
Jaws 1975 Jaws (Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) MCA Records 12