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John Williams in Concert

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John Williams

John Williams (arr. Paul Lavender)

General Info

Year: 1990
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bike Horn
  • Chimes
  • Cowbells (2)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drumset (w/ Splash Cymbal)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Toms (low) (2)
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


In Score:

  • Score, m.131-132: Add a cesura between m.131 and m.132.
  • Horn in F I-II, m.88-89: Starting from the and of beat 2 of m.88 and ending on the and of beat 4 of m.89, the notes in both horn parts are a whole step too high. Move every note down a whole step.
  • Horn in F I-II, m.113, beat 1: The printed A and C dotted quarter notes should be moved up a third to C and E, respectively.
  • Percussion I, Bass Drum, m.129, beats 2 and 4: Add a "sffz" dynamic marking,=.
  • Percussion I, Bass Drum, m.148, beat 1: Add an accent on the quarter note.
  • Percussion II, Wind Chimes, m.132, beat 1: Add "mp" dynamic marking.

In Parts:

  • Piccolo, m.141: The two eighth notes on beat 3 (E-flat and F) should be written an octave lower.
  • Flute, m.29: Add an accent on the half note A on beat 1.
  • Clarinet I, m.136: Add marking "cresc." starting on beat 1.
  • Clarinet II, m.7: The printed A-naturals on beat 3 should be A-flats.
  • Clarinet II, m.136: Add marking "cresc." starting on beat 1.
  • Clarinet III, m.136: Add marking "cresc." starting on beat 1.
  • Alto Clarinet, m.136: Add marking "cresc." starting on beat 1.
  • Bass Clarinet, m.136: Add marking "cresc." starting on beat 1.
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II, m.9: Add "f" dynamic marking to the horn cue starting on the and of beat 4.
  • String Bass, m.2: Add a "ff" dynamic marking on beat 1.
  • Mallet Percussion, Chimes, m.7: Add an accent to the D-flat.
  • Mallet Percussion, Xylophone, m.93: Add a marcato on the F on the and of beat 4.
  • Percussion I, Bass Drum, m.142: The quarter note on beat 1 should be an eighth note.

Program Notes

From movies to television to important national events, the thrilling music of John Williams continues to inspire audiences everywhere. Here are some of his musical contributions, spotlighted in an impressive medley. Included are: Theme From "E. T."; The Mission (NBC News); Star Wars; Imperial March; Cantina Band; Olympic Spirit and Theme from "Jaws."

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer

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  • Williams, J.; Lavender, P. [2006?]. John Williams in Concert [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.