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John Williams b. 1932

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John Williams is the most successful of all composers for the movies * His music is probably the most widely heard by any living composer * Son of a movie studio musician, he showed early proficiency on a range of instruments * Started career as a jazz pianist * First film credit in 1959 * Wrote music for 1960s TV programmes by Irwin Allen * Provided music for major movies by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in 1970s including first three Star Wars films, Jaws, E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark * More recent credits include Jurassic Park, Schindler's List and the Harry Potter films * Closely linked with Boston Pops Orchestra * Compositions for concert hall include Cello Concerto for Yo Yo Ma

Works by John Williams include:
Star Wars: Symphonic Suite (1977) for orchestra
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) for orchestra
1984 Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984) for orchestra

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