I have been a fan of John Williams since I started piano lessons in second grade. I didn’t know who he was at the time, but I did know of his work. He was composed pieces for many major motion pictures including ET, eight Star Wars films and three Harry Potter films. Some of his lesser known pieces include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The BFG, both Home Alone movies and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
He has played a large part of my life. Not only did I play the Jaws and Star Wars songs in piano lessons, I also played various pieces throughout my middle school and high school career in the band where I played several instruments and was able to explore his music in a wide variety. With so many recognizable titles under his belt that are both moving and powerful, he is a household name.