John Williams - Greatest Hits 1969-1999
Williams' potent use of a full orchestra creates themes that propel films. His best-known work is well represented: the themes from STAR WARS, JAWS and SUPERMAN are all here. However, lesser-known pieces, such as the "Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra" from INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE are sure to thrill movie and music fans alike.
Some of these recordings are from the original films, but far more of them are later recordings. All the sessions were conducted by the composer himself. The Boston Pops, Tanglewood Festival, Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh and London Symphony, even the Skywalker Symphony Orchestras all lend their talents to this album. Such intergalactic talent makes for a thrilling ride through film music history.
Catalog Number: S2K51333
Composer: John Williams, Leigh Harline, Leo Arnaud
Conductor: John Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Boychoir, Boston Pops, Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices, Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Performer: Christopher Parkening, Dean Parks, Itzhak Perlman, Timothy Morrison, Tommy Morgan, Toots Thielemans, Yo-Yo Ma