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John Williams to compose new piece for Obama's inaugural ceremony.

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by HL&S, Dec 22, 2008.

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  1. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://www.jwfan.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1086&Itemid=1]jwfan.com reports[/link]



    "Musical Selection by composer/arranger John Williams with Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Gabriela Montero, piano; and Anthony McGill, clarinet"



    So we're in for a treat. :D
     
  2. General Kenobi

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    Oh, great. I guess that rules out the '85 Bears reunion performance of Super Bowl Shuffle I was banking on...
     
  3. Darth_Vader-Anakin

    Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Someone in the Obama camp has good taste! I'm curious to hear what he comes up with.
     
  4. Darth_Vader-Anakin

    Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Apparently, the piece will be book ended by Williams' composition, but the heart of the piece will be the traditional Shaker hymn "The Gift to Be Simple," which Copland used in "Appalachian Spring." The piece will run about 4.5 minutes.

    Here's the rest of the article. It's a nice read: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117998645.html?categoryid=16&cs=1
     
  5. Miana Kenobi

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  6. Robi-Wan

    Robi-Wan Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow, that was truly a nice piece! I really liked it, a lot.
     
  7. Trika_Kenobi

    Trika_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    I rather liked it, and would definitely like to hear it again. Watching Yo-Yo Ma play is so much fun... that performance is still very fresh in my mind.
     
  8. Cerrabore

    Cerrabore Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Excellent.
     
  9. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nicely done. I did kinda miss the big fanfare that the song usually ends with, but it was still great.
     
  10. halibut

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    Shame it was only a recording

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/obama_inauguration/7846472.stm

     
  11. Ramza

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    It's not like they can't play it, though.o_O

    The conditions were terrible, and I commend their foresight.
     
  12. Jedi Gunny

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    Well, I understand why they would use a recording instead of actually playing; you really wouldn't want to play an instrument in weather like that.
     
  13. stradman

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    That type of weather would totally destroy string instruments. It was the only thing they could do.
     
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