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John WILLIAMS
End Titles
Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)

Some of Williams’s more memorable works from the 1980s and 1990s deviated from the usual grand bombast of films like Star Wars, Superman and Jurassic Park.  Guided by the subject matter, his scores for films like Schindler’s List and Born On The Fourth Of July — the latter of which told the story of Vietnam veteran turned anti-war political activist Ron Kovic — were thus more achingly subdued, helping tell the tales of subjects mired in tragedy yet imbued with, and driven by the calling of humanity.

This piece begins with a stirring rondo of violins, and midway through the traditionally militaristic trumpet is summoned to deliver an elegiac motif above a blanket of strings.  Some of the maestro’s finest work.

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    John WILLIAMS: End Titles Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) One of my favourite cinematic pieces. A sad, poignant film,...
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    One of my favorite Williams scores. :)
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    It is also my son’s birthday, and his favourite composer. — Ada
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