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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (John Williams)

Re: John Williams is a petty theif [EDITED TWICE]
• Posted by: Nobody   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 8:51 p.m.
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• In Response to: John Williams is a petty theif (Aaron)
Message Edited: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 8:54 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 8:56 p.m.

> 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.

He’s so old he probably can’t remember what music is his and what he heard somewhere else. Just came upon an uncredited piece that IS the Jurassic Park theme in an audio book track called “Gods of the Greek myths - Artemis,” (1957). He is so old he might have written this piece as well. If it is from Stravinsky as someone said, then perhaps this one motif just gets stuck in your head. Also... It is pretty hard to be an original composer with only 12 notes in the chromatic scale. (See: Ecclesiastes 1:9)

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