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John Williams & The Boston Pops - A Celebration


Release Date: 02/21/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001649302  
Composer:  John T. WilliamsVangelisMax SteinerHenry Mancini,   ... 
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The combination of John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra is a winner!

Released to mark the 80th birthday of this much-lauded American composer, conductor and pianist who celebrates his 80th birthday on 8 February 2012.

This 2-CD compilation presents almost 2 and a 1/2 hours of memorable tunes in magnificent arrangements performed with tremendous verve and panache by this incomparable combination. Derived from the many albums recorded for Philips the first CD is devoted chiefly to music from famous films and includes several numbers by Williams himself - and what is more arresting and has achieved greater global fame than the main theme from Star Wars which opens the disc? CD 2 is devoted mainly to
Read more overtures and popular numbers from shows and opens with one of the most effervescent overtures ever written - the overture to Bernstein's Candide.

Even if you may think you don't know a piece by its title every track in this program is instantly recognizable so sit back and enjoy!
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Works on This Recording

1.
Star Wars, Episode 4 - A New Hope: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
Star Wars, Episode 4 - A New Hope: Princess Leia's Theme by John T. Williams
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3.
E.T.: Flying Theme by John T. Williams
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
Superman: March by John T. Williams
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
5.
Superman: Love Theme by John T. Williams
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6.
Raiders of the Lost Ark: March by John T. Williams
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7.
Chariots of fire: Theme by Vangelis
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8.
Gone With the Wind: Tara's Theme by Max Steiner
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
9.
A Summer Place: Theme by Max Steiner
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
10.
Pink Panther: Theme by Henry Mancini
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11.
Never on Sunday: Never on Sunday by Manos Hadjidakis
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
12.
Meet Me in St. Louis: The Trolley Song by Hugh Martin
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
13.
Singin' in the Rain: Main Theme by Nacio Herb Brown
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
14.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Suite by John T. Williams
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 5 Secs. 
15.
Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
16.
New York, New York: Main Theme by John Kander
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
17.
A Little Night Music: Send in the Clowns by Stephen Sondheim
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
18.
Annie Get Your Gun: There's no business like show business by Irving Berlin
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
19.
Sleepy Lagoon by Eric Coates
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
20.
Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
21.
Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; New York, USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
22.
In the Mood by Joe Garland
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
23.
Sing, Sing, Sing by Louis Prima
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
24.
Chorus Line: Overture by Marvin Hamlisch
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 11 Secs. 
25.
The Music Man: Seventy-Six Trombones by Meredith Willson
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
26.
Unchained Melody by Alex North
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
27.
A Little Night Music: Night Waltzes by Stephen Sondheim
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
28.
Gigi: The Night They Invented Champagne by Frederick Loewe
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
29.
Gigi: Gigi by Frederick Loewe
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
30.
Gigi: Chez Maxim Waltz by Frederick Loewe
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
31.
Gigi: I'm so glad I'm not young anymore by Frederick Loewe
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
32.
Gigi: The Parisians by Frederick Loewe
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
33.
Gigi: Say a Prayer for Me Tonight by Frederick Loewe
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
34.
Gigi: Thank Heaven for Little Girls by Frederick Loewe
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
35.
On the Town: Lonely town by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 5 Secs. 
36.
West Side Story: America by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 5 Secs. 
37.
Cats: Memory by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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