Remembering John Singleton and the score of “Rosewood”

A recollection of John Williams’ score for the 1997 film by the late director

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John Singleton (1968-2019)

African-American director John Singleton died yesterday (April 29, 2019) after the consequences of a major heart attack that happened two weeks ago. He was 51.

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Super Orchestra: the LSO and the Music of Superman

A brief history of the special relationship between John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra, followed by the full list of musicians who performed on the soundtrack of Superman: The Movie

by Maurizio Caschetto

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A rare picture taken during a break of the recording sessions of Superman: The Movie. From left to right: recording engineer Eric Tomlinson, second-unit director André De Toth, executive producer Ilya Salkind, actor Christopher Reeve, composer John Williams and director Richard Donner

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Superfeats: A Conversation with Mike Matessino on SUPERMAN 40th Anniversary Soundtrack (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the exclusive podcast featuring producer Mike Matessino on Superman: The Movie 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition, a new release from La-La Land Records of John Williams’ soaring score

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden

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Taking Flight: A Conversation with Mike Matessino on SUPERMAN 40th Anniversary Soundtrack (Part 1)

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An exclusive podcast featuring producer Mike Matessino on Superman: The Movie 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition, a new release from La-La Land Records of John Williams’ soaring score

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden

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A New March King

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John Williams and the Concert Band

How the Maestro explored one of the richest American musical traditions and brought it into the 21st century

Some of the most celebrated and stirring compositions by John Williams, including many written for films, find one of their roots into one of America’s most fruitful and longest musical traditions, namely the music for concert band, also known as symphonic band, or wind orchestra. Continue reading “A New March King”