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Re: John Williams is a petty theif
• Posted by: Wedge
• Date: Thursday, February 2, 2006, at 11:15 a.m.
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• In Response to: John Williams is a petty theif (Aaron)

Well I don't think he stole music, been greatly influenced by those composers would be the right words. Who could blame him? Composers of all time were influenced by previous composers, if not writing variations upon other's. Note the Beethoven and Mozart's classical style in Chopin romantics works. Like the other guy saying that the Qui-Gonn's funeral scene and "Duel of the Fates" were copied on Orff's Carmina Burana: of course, a choir on a funeral scene would have this tone, like Mozart's "Lacrymosa". And for "O Fortuna", a lot of people thought that it was used integrally in "Duel of the Fates", a mistake for people's lack of musical earing. Of course, I'm 17 and I don't have the knowledge of a major in music composition student, but I think that those "stealings" are simple influences.

> As much as I like Mr. Williams' music (and I have 47 of his CDs), he steal
> far too much from other composers. I am trying to assimilate a collection
> of all the things he has stolen from. So far I have Dvorak's "New
> World" Symphony, Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet," Sibelius'
> "Finaldnia," Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition,"
> "The Rite of Spring" and "The Firebird" by Stravinsky,
> Korngold's theme to "King's Row," Persichetti's 6th symphony,
> Neverending Story, "Death and Transfiguration" by Strauss, and
> Holst's "The Planets." Does anybody out there know of any more
> rip-offs? If you have some more, please email me at
> or chat via AIM, my screen name is Composer111285.

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