John Williams

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, pianist and trombonist. Regarded by many as the greatest film composer of all time, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history in a career spanning over six decades. Williams has won 25 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 52 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. In 2005 the American Film Institute selected Williams's score to 1977's ''Star Wars'' as the greatest film score of all time. The Library of Congress also entered the ''Star Wars'' soundtrack into the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Williams has composed for many critically acclaimed and popular movies, including the ''Star Wars'' saga, ''Jaws'', ''Close Encounters of the Third Kind'', ''Superman'', ''E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'', ''Home Alone'', the ''Indiana Jones'' films, the first two ''Jurassic Park'' films, ''Schindler's List'', and the first three ''Harry Potter'' films. Williams has also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. He served as the Boston Pops' principal conductor from 1980 to 1993 and is its laureate conductor. He has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but five of his feature films. Other works by Williams include theme music for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, ''NBC Sunday Night Football'', "The Mission" theme used by NBC News and Seven News in Australia, the television series ''Lost in Space'' and ''Land of the Giants'', and the incidental music for the first season of ''Gilligan's Island''. Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame in 2000, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004 and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. He has composed the score for eight of the top 25 highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation). His work has influenced other film composers and contemporary classical and popular music. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Williams, John
Published 1773
printed for T. Becket and P. A. Dehondt, in the Strand

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by Williams, John
Published 1772
Printed for J. Campbell, near Exeter-Change, in the Strand

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by Williams, John
Published 1760
Printed for J. Waugh, at the Turk's-head in Lombard-Street, and W. Fenner, at the Angel and Bible in Pater-noster-row

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by Williams, John
Published 1791
printed by J. Brown, at the Printing Office, Fair Street, Horsly-Down, and sold by B. White and Son Fleet Street; J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard; E. and T. Williams, No. 13, Strand, and J. Ross, Carmarthen. M.DCCXCI. Entered at Stationers Hall

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by Williams, John
Published 1792
printed by J. Brown, at the Printing-Office. Fair Street, Horsly-Down, and sold by White and Sons, Fleet Street, J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard; E. and T. Williams, No. 13, Strand; Owen, No. 168, Piccadilly; J. Ross, Carmarthen, and Eddowes, Shrewsbury. M,DCCXCII. Entered at Stationers Hall

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by Williams, John
Published 1713
printed for Ben. Tooke at the Middle Temple Gate in Fleet-Street, Dan. Midwinter at the Three Crowns, and Ben. Cowse at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Williams, John
Published 1783
printed for the author; and sold by Messrs. Harrison and Co. No. 18, Paternoster Row; and J. Debrett, Piccadilly. Also by the booksellers at Cambridge, Oxford, York, and Exeter

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by Williams, John
Published 1715
printed for R. Burleigh

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by Williams, John
Published 1714
printed for John Wyat, at the Rose in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Williams, John
Published 1787
Orders will be received by C. Elliot & Co. No. 332. opposite Somerset-House in the Strand, London; William Creech, W. Gordon, and C. Elliot, Edinburgh; James Duncan, and Dunlop and Wilson, Glasgow; S. Hodgson and W. Charnly, Newcastle

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by Williams, John
Published 1768
printed for W. Johnston, in Ludgate-Street; L. Hawes and W. Clarke and R. Collins, and S. Crowder, in Pater-Noster Row; E. Johnson, and B. Law, in Ave-Mary-Lane; T. Caslon, near Stationers-Hall; and W. Ginger, in College-Street, Westminster

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by Williams, John
Published 1756
Re-printed [by Elizabeth Farley?] in the year

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by Williams, John
Published 1707
printed for B. Lintott, at the Cross-Keys between the two Temple Gates in Fleet-Street

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by Williams, John
Published 1731
printed for B. Barker, near Deans-Yard West-Minster; A. Betterworth and C. Hitch, in Pater-Noster-Row; J. Hazard and S. Birt near Stationers-Hall; J. Clark, in Duck-Lane; and T. Astley in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Williams, John
Published 1767
printed for B. White, at Horace's Head, in Fleet-Street; J. Buckland, in Pater-Noster-Row; J. Walter, at Charing cross; and N. Young, at the Royal Exchange

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by Williams, John
Published 1708
printed for R. Chiswell, J. Nicholson, J. Sprint, A. Bell, and B. Lintott