John Williams At The Movies - Half-Speed Mastered, 180g Vinyl
2019 Best Engineered, Classical GRAMMY® Nominee
2019 Best Classical Compendium GRAMMY® Nominee
John Williams is a game changer. Early in his career he crossed the lines between music that was “art” and music that was “commercial,” and never looked back. He is one of the best known, most awarded and most successful composers in US history, and his name is inextricably connected to outstanding music for films. He has written scores for over 100 films, and his massive list of awards includes 51 Academy Award nominations and five wins, as well as 24 GRAMMY® awards. A less-known fact is his fondness for writing, arranging and conducting wind band music. This collection of his film music includes favorites from Star Wars, Superman, JFK, ET and many more, arranged for concert performance by top-level wind ensemble.
Brilliant performances by the Dallas Winds, were recorded in spectacular audiophile sound by Reference Recordings’ own award-winning engineering team: Keith O. Johnson and Sean Royce Martin. The engineers and album received GRAMMY® nominations in 2018 for Best Engineered Album, Classical and Best Classical Compendium for the 61st GRAMMY® Awards. John Williams At The Moviesfeatures soloist Christopher Martin, principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic. The recording was made in Dallas Texas, in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the world’s greatest concert halls, and the site of an annual Dallas Winds concert featuring the film music of John Williams.
John Williams At The Movies was our first wind band recording to be released as a hybrid SACD. The disc contains stereo SACD, 5.1 Surround SACD and a stereo compact disc layer encoded with HDCD, and was simultaneously being released as high resolution and standard resolution digital downloads and streams. Due to popular demand, we are also thrilled to offer a deluxe 2-LP set of the same music! This is our 18th album with The Dallas Winds, and is a project of which we are extremely proud, that was years in the making.
The Dallas Winds is the leading professional civilian wind band in the United States today. In his 25th season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Winds, Jerry Junkin is recognized as one of the world’s most highly regarded wind conductors. He has also served as Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia since 2003, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Wind Symphony in Tokyo since 2007. Additionally, 2017-18 marks his 30th year on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Vincent R. and Jane D. DiNino Chair for the Director of Bands.
On This Recording
Olympic Fanfare and Theme (4:32) *+
The Cowboys Overture (9:49) *+++
Superman March (4:30) *++
Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (7:55) ***++
With Malice Toward None from Lincoln (4:19) **++
Star Wars (Main Title) (5:47) ***+++
Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back (3:21) ****+
Scherzo for X Wings from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2:23) ***+
The Jedi Steps and Finale from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (9:44) ***++
Theme from J.F.K. (5:15) ****+++
Adventures on Earth from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (10:42) **+
March from 1941 (4:29) **+++
The Star-Spangled Banner (2:57) ****++++
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