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Musical Research Report

  1. 1. Musical Research Report Featuring “Superman” from Superheroes R Us Music by John Williams
  2. 2. Biography of John Williams <ul><li>John Williams, a composer, conductor and instrumentalist, wrote a variety of pieces from many popular family films such as Star Wars, Superman, and Harry Potter. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in a New York Suburb in 1932 and later started his musical career in the early 1950s. </li></ul><ul><li>He received many awards for his famous works. </li></ul>
  3. 3. More Facts About the Composer <ul><li>He composed for many other movies including Jaws, E.T., and Jurassic Park. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote the official Olympic Fanfare Theme song for the summer Olympics. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted at many concerts for almost every instrument. </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrote Symphony #1 in 1988 and wrote the official Star Spangled Banner for the 2007 World Series. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s the Difference? <ul><li>Would the movie be the same without it’s music? No, the music arrangement plays a huge role in the movie and is needed to portray the greatness and power of Superman as a world-wide superhero. </li></ul><ul><li>What’s in the movie that’s not in the piece? The movie, Superman Returns, features more rhythms and melodies. In Superheroes R Us, the trumpets play in the key of F (Concert E flat) and it is directed in 6/8. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Scenes Play this Music? <ul><li>I feel it’s better I show you where and how this music is different than our arrangement. Lets take a listen: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =n59WAWD7dqE </li></ul><ul><li>Now here’s our version: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =wMMvWJ2NmCk </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the difference? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Basic Synopsis <ul><li>In Superman Returns, Superman returns to earth in a comet from his deserted homeland, Krypton, to face and prevent everyday tragedies and crimes. Lex Luther comes in and uses special crystals that belong to our Superman to build a growing landmass. Superman, after having been stabbed by Kryptonite, goes and slowly uplifts the island away into space. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why I chose Superman <ul><li>It was the one movie I owned at the time and it was the one I knew the most besides Star Wars. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bibliography <ul><li>Wikiepedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_music </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube- </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =n59WAWD7dqE </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =wMMvWJ2NmCk </li></ul><ul><li>Images- </li></ul><ul><li>http://imageshare.lumunon.com/uploads/_e9ad-superman-returns-wallpaper.jpg </li></ul>

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