“Across the Stars” – New Violin Arrangement

John Williams wrote a new violin arrangement of "Across the Stars," the love theme for Attack of the Clones, for soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter.  It's due to be released as part of a Williams classical compilation sometime next year, but the recording is out in the wild now.  I thought I'd share. https://youtu.be/Htgxem9egbY For comparison purposes, … Continue reading “Across the Stars” – New Violin Arrangement

Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection

Do the names Alexander Courage, George Duning, Jerry Fielding, Gerald Fried, Sol Kaplan, Samuel Matlovsky, Joseph Mullendore, or Fred Steiner sound familiar to you?  Odds are good that even if you don't know them, you know their work.  For the science fiction and/or classic television fans out there, they're best known as the composers who … Continue reading Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection

John Williams and John Powell – Solo: A Star Wars Story

There's a new Star Wars film.  Perhaps you've heard something about it by now.  A new film means a new score.  For me, that's as exciting as the film itself, perhaps better. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second in the series of anthology films set outside of the numbered Skywalker films that comprise … Continue reading John Williams and John Powell – Solo: A Star Wars Story

DSO – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

A Note from the Composer: In creating the character Indiana Jones, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg introduced an enduring and much loved figure into the pantheon of fictional movie heroes.  Raiders of the Lost Ark was illuminated by the superb comedy-action performance of Harrison Ford and enlivened by the spirited direction of Steven Spielberg. Speaking … Continue reading DSO – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert


There is a great disturbance in the Force. The soundtrack for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available for pre-order at several sites, to be released December 15.  I've already plunked down my money.  Of course I did.  Of course. There are currently no spoilerific track titles available that I've seen.  If there is a … Continue reading Pre-Order!