John Williams’s War Horse Premiere

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Movies on the Radio presents the exclusive broadcast premiere of John Williams's score for the forthcoming Steven Spielberg film “War Horse." The film, which will open on Christmas Day, tells the inspiring story of a brave young man and his bond with an extraordinary horse, set during—and on the frontlines of—World War I. The film is based on the same book that inspired the current Broadway show "War Horse."

The ongoing collaboration of Steven Spielberg and John Williams is one of the most prestigious and successful director-composer collaborations in cinema. Their movies include "Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial," the "Indiana Jones" series, "Jurassic Park," "Schindler’s List" and many other classics. John Williams has won five Academy Awards, and has been nominated 41 times. His music has been wowing movie audiences since the 1960s.

In addition to the premiere of “War Horse,” host David Garland presents highlights from the other new Spielberg/Williams film, “The Adventures of Tintin” (which opens in Europe on Oct. 22, and in the US on Dec. 21), plus familiar music from previous Spielberg/Williams collaborations.


John Williams - Raiders Of The Lost Ark - The German Sub/To The Nazi Hideout - DCC

John Williams - The Adventures of Tintin - The Adventures of Tintin, Introducing the Thompsons and Snowy's Chase - Sony Classical

John Williams - Sugarland Express - Theme - Sony Classical

John Williams - Jaws - Main Title & First Victim - Decca

John Williams - War Horse - Seeding, and Horse Vs. Car; No Man's Land - Sony Classical

John Williams - E.T. the Extraterrestrial - The Magic Of Halloween - MCA

John Williams - War Horse - The Homecoming - Sony Classical

John Williams - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind - Wild Signals - Arista

John Williams - 1941 - Service Tunes - La-la Land

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