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The Music of John Williams

John Williams


Here are some links to help you learn about John Williams who is a very famous composer.  He writes music for films and has won lots of awards for his work.  He is one of the most well known composers of our time. 


Click on the links below to find out more about him and his music.  Don't forget to use the Orchestral instruments page to learn about the instruments whilst you listen! 

Here are some of his compositions played by a variety of orchestras!  Sometimes he is even the conductor who leads the orchestra.  Can you recognise any of the music from films you have watched?  Which is your favourite?


John Williams conducts Jurassic Park

Conductor and Composer : John Williams with the Boston pops

Superman - Main Theme (BBC Proms)

Superman (main theme) - John Williams BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall

Star Wars Main Theme - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

On June 8th 2010, for the first time, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra played 3 Star Wars tunes during the annual Schönbrunn concert in front of 100,000 people!

John Williams & Vienna Philharmonic - Williams: Imperial March (from "Star Wars")

John Williams & Vienna Philharmonic - Williams: Imperial March (from "Star Wars") Discover "John Williams in Vienna": John Williams...

Williams: Indiana Jones / Sir Simon Rattle · Berliner Philharmoniker

Full-length concert: John Williams: Indiana Jones (Raiders March) / Sir Simon Rattle,

Jaws - John Williams - Royal Albert Hall

John Williams Conducts Flight To Neverland from Hook (1993)

Conductor & Composer : John Williams Boston Pops Symphonic Orchestra (1993)

FSO - Home Alone - Somewhere in my memory (John Williams)

John Williams - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer´s Stone - Suite

It's very unusual to hear a Celeste, it is at the beginning of Harry Potter. What instrument does it look like?