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DPDAN
08-12-2004, 02:09 AM
I did this just for fun tonight, well last night, it's the last part of track 16 from Jurassic Park's soundtrack by none other than John Williams. My nephew was in Tucson Arizona, he was at my sister and brother in laws home (his parents duh) and his friend said "hey, let's go over to my uncles John's. So they did, it turns out his uncle is "THE" John Williams.
This little ditty is pretty short, hey I arranged the ending.
have fun!

Jurassic Park (http://www.dankury.com/music/JurassicParkmix3.MP3)

Styxx
08-12-2004, 09:13 AM
I love the music to Geriatric Park. Oops, sorry that's the parody I wrote.
Anywho, I must say you captured the feel and emotion quite nicely. Check me on one area though. At 0:50-51 it sounds as if there are two notes sounding a half step apart in the melody. It may be these cheap chincy speakers and all the noise happening out in the hall. Other than my ears possibly playing twicks on me, I love it. Going to play it again. You think you might embark on doing the full theme soon, huh? Can ya? Huh huh?
Excellent, this is freaking good!!! ;)

Styxx
08-12-2004, 10:34 AM
Never mind, I listened to it again when all got quieter in the halls. This place will take me someday.
Getting back to Jurassic Park. You've accomplished quite a balance and soft texture with the instruments. Nice mix. Very nice indeed. Another thumbs up!

DPDAN
08-12-2004, 10:54 AM
You're right Styxx, I heard that too and left it, it is one of the three french horn players not watching my directing, he was not playing in time with the others, a little sloppy playing I'd say, there's nothin' wrong with your ears :)
thanks Styxx

Styxx
08-12-2004, 01:52 PM
Isn't anyone else going to listen to this? This is great!

nexus
08-12-2004, 05:58 PM
I did this just for fun tonight, well last night, it's the last part of track 16 from Jurassic Park's soundtrack by none other than John Williams. My nephew was in Tuscon Arizona, I think that's how it's spelled, anyway, he was at my sister and brother in laws home (his parents duh) and his friend said "hey, let's go over to my uncles John's. So they did, it turns out his uncle is "THE" John Williams.
This little ditty is pretty short, hey I arranged the ending.
have fun!
http://www.mydocsonline.com/pub/DPDAN/Jurassic%20Park.MP3
Silly me, and I thought Williams lived in England for the past decade (maybe the guitarist, John Williams?).

Nice rendition of an often overlooked Williams score. Good work!;)

My dad once played on a studio date with Williams father, Raymond Scott..the father of all this fangled 'lectronic stuff! Williams was a teen then, but there in the studio. He was Jonny Williams then....

Lux
08-12-2004, 06:10 PM
Sounds nice!

Luca

DPDAN
08-12-2004, 07:05 PM
thanks everybody, GPO is so fun!

Zenda
08-12-2004, 11:50 PM
Hi ... Pleased to meet you ..

I got an immediate feeling of warmth and acceptance when I listened to this.
Overall timing was beautiful ... pacing and pausing:)

All the best

Glyn Powell:)



OT ..... John Williams .... OK ... I have always assumed that John Williams the guitarist was the same JW who is doing all this film music .... Am I mistaken?

I was mentioning him only a few hours ago to my girlfriend as the 'young guitarist I saw years ago at the Wigmore Hall and look where he is now'.

SeanHannifin
08-13-2004, 01:15 AM
Originally posted by Zenda

I have always assumed that John Williams the guitarist was the same JW who is doing all this film music .... Am I mistaken?

Yes, they are two different musicians. My father got them confused too. He told me he got a John Williams CD at the library, but when he played it, he knew it wasn't the same guy. Their music is very different, and in my opinion the guitarist . . . isn't that good. I am a big fan of the film composer, though. The name 'John Williams' is actually very common if you do an internet search or look through your phone book.

BTW, DPDAN, how did you find out it was "the" John Williams? It must have pretty neat! Hey, if you think about it, I am typing a message that will be read by somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody who knows John Williams! How cool!

The MP3 is awesome, but too short! Years ago, when I was in middle school I think, I had to stay at home sick (faking it, probably) and I fell asleep watching Jurassic Park. Something strange happens when you're falling asleep and listening to music. It's in that state where you are not totally asleep, but not totally awake, and only halfway conscious, and for no reason you feel really good. It's hard to describe. But I was in that state when I was listening to this Jurassic Park music, and now, whenever I hear it, it reminds me of that sick day and feeling really good with no worries and no school. What a good feeling.

Oh, now I have to go find my Jurassic Park soundtrack and listen to it!

Thanks for sharing!

Cerrabore
08-13-2004, 02:08 AM
This was a great listen. It's virtually indistinguishable from the real thing!

Jesse Hopkins
08-13-2004, 08:09 AM
Quite a delight to hear GPO play this, and a very nice arrangement. BUT! What about the high muted strings playing the augmented 4th at the end!?

Zenda
08-13-2004, 10:35 AM
Hi Sean

I had been living in a state of confident ignorance for many years.

Many thanks for putting me right with that info.

All the best

Glyn

Styxx
08-13-2004, 10:47 AM
Quite a delight to hear GPO play this, and a very nice arrangement. BUT! What about the high muted strings playing the augmented 4th at the end!?
What the heck! Never noticed till ya mentioned. :)

DPDAN
08-13-2004, 11:46 AM
awe, come on everybody,
CRANK UP YOUR SUBWOOFER :)
I even put a pipe organ pedal note at the end to juice up the string basses,
I arranged the end because I wanted it to sound pretty, but,,,,,
OK, maybe I'll try to redo the end with the screatchy strings,

Sean, my nephew Randy, told me that his friend introduced him to his uncle and said "he is the one that has made all the music for Superman, Star Wars, ET, and a ton of other cool movies". Randy was very honored to meet him. Maybe someday I will get to meet him, that would be just too cool.

Hey, while we're talking about details....
check out the post that I made with Send In The Clowns, if you listen carefully, you can hear the english horn player breathing between his, or maybe her phrases. OK so it was me, :)

Send In The Clowns (http://www.dankury.com/music/SendInTheClowns.mp3)

Thanks everybody,
Dan

Styxx
08-13-2004, 12:10 PM
I don't have a regular sub woofer. Mine is one of those new plant speakers that were introduced a while back. I think I blew one of the petals. :D

DPDAN
08-13-2004, 12:50 PM
ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! :)

matolen
08-13-2004, 02:28 PM
I think you should do an arrangement of the whole JP theme, it sounds great!
I did the Superman Theme and this has the makings of sounding a lot better.
Mark

DPDAN
08-13-2004, 03:45 PM
Thanks Mark, now you're onto something! That way I would have the freedom to do whatever I want, and with my own feeling, hmmmm??

I better get started! Hopefully I will have it done this weekend sometime :)

Ron Klaren
08-28-2004, 01:14 PM
OK it's a weekend later but here it is, I did post this in a new topic under demos and also included sections MP3's

new Jurassic Park (http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23465)
I think you mean this one ?

New Jurassic Park (http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23943) ;)

DPDAN
08-28-2004, 01:19 PM
I think you mean this one ?
oh man you're right! I'll change it, then your post will be wrong :) he he he

well not wrong, but it would appear out of sequence. But what do we know about sequencing around here right? :)
Did any of that make sense? :p