John Williams discography

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John Williams discography
Releases
Studio albums 135
Compilation albums 57
Singles 43
Video albums 1
Collaborations 95

This is a discography for composer and conductor John Williams.

John T. Williams, also credited as "Johnny Williams," has composed some of the most unforgettable film themes in a career spanning six decades. His iconic music has famously lit up the silver screen in movies like Jaws, Star Wars and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

This article includes all the works performed by John Williams and the ensembles he conducted during his career, such as the Boston Pops Orchestra, as whose music director he served from 1980 to 1993, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

It also features a section dedicated to his discography as a composer, which features many compositions which he himself did not record.

For a list of all his compositions, please refer to the List of compositions by John Williams.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Label Notes
1957 The John Towner Touch Kapp John Towner Williams, piano
1957 The John Williams Band Plays the Music of Harold Arlen Discovery Records Arranged by John Williams; Piano by John Williams.
1957 World on a String Bethlehem Arranged by John Williams; Piano by John Williams.
1958 Bigs Hits from Columbia Pictures Columbia Arranged and Conducted by John Williams; Piano by John Williams, Hollywood Grand Studio Orchestra.
1960 Checkmate Columbia Reissued in 2006 "Checkmate/Rhythm in Motion," Film Score Monthly
1961 Rhythm in Motion Columbia Reissued in 2006 "Checkmate/Rhythm in Motion," Film Score Monthly.
1962 Diamond Head Colpix Records Reissued in 2006 "Diamond Head/Gone With the Wave," Film Score Monthly.
1966 How to Steal a Million $tateside Reissued in 1966, 20th Century Fox; Reissued in 2008 "How to Steal a Million/Bachelor Flat," Intrada Special Collection.
1966 Not With My Wife, You Don't Warner Bros. Records Reissued in 2006, Film Score Monthly.
1966 Penelope Reissued in 2004 "Penelope/Bachelor in Paradise," Film Score Monthly.
1967 Fitzwilly United Artists Reissued in 1995, Tsunami.
1968 Heidi Capitol
1968 Valley of the Dolls 20th Century Fox Records Reissued in 1998, Polygram.
1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips MGM Records Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; Music Supervised and Conducted by John Williams.
1969 The Reivers Columbia Reissued in 1995, Legacy/Columbia.
1971 Fiddler on the Roof United Artists Violin Solos by Isaac Stern; Music for Stage Play and Film by Jerry Bock; Music Adapted and Conducted by John Williams.
1971 Jane Eyre Capitol Reissued in 1988 & 1999, Silva Screen [Great Britain]; Reissued in 2012, La-La Land Records.
1972 Images Classic International Film Reissued in 1972, Hemdale Music; Reissued in 2007, Prometheus, Belgium.
1973 Cinderella Liberty 20th Century Records Reissued in 2008, Intrada Special Collection.
1973 The Cowboys Promo
1973 Tom Sawyer United Artists Music and Lyrics by Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman; Music Adapted and Conducted by John Williams.
1974 Earthquake MCA Records Reissued in 1990, Varese Sarabande.
1975 The Eiger Sanction MCA Records Reissued in 1991, Varese Sarabande.
1975 Jaws MCA Records Reissued in 1980 & 1992.
1975 The Towering Inferno Warner Bros. Records
1976 The Missouri Breaks United Artists
1977 Star Wars[1] 20th Century Records 2 LP's; Reissued in 1986, Polydor.
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Arista Reissued in 1986, Arista; Reissued in 1990 with a Bonus Track, Varèse Sarabande.
1978 Jaws 2 MCA Records Reissued in 1990, Varese Sarabande.
1978 Superman: The Movie[1] Warner Bros. Records Reissued partially in 1987, Warner Bros. Records
1978 The Fury[1] Arista Reissued in 1990, Varèse Sarabande.
1979 1941 Arista Reissued in 1990, Bay Cities; Reissued in 1997, Varese Sarabande.
1979 Dracula MCA Records Reissued in 1990, Varese Sarabande.
1980 Boston Pops: Pops in Space Philips
1980 Boston Pops: Pops on the March Philips
1980 The Empire Strikes Back[1] RSO 2 LP's; Reissued partially in 1985, Polydor.
1982 Boston Pops: That's Entertainment Philips
1981 Boston Pops: We Wish You A Merry Christmas Philips
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark[1] CBS Reissued in 1985, Polydor.
1982 Boston Pops: Aisle Seat – Great Film Music Philips
1982 Boston Pops: Pops Around The World – Digital Overtures Philips
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial MCA Records Reissued in 1986 & 1990, MCA Records.
1982 Monsignor[1] Casablanca Reissued in 2007, Intrada Special Collection.
1983 Boston Pops: Out of this World Philips
1983 Return of the Jedi[1] RSO Reissued in 1986, Polydor.
1984 Boston Pops: On Stage Philips
1984 Boston Pops: Peter and the Wolf/Nutcracker Suite Philips Narration by Dudley Moore (US); International editions : narration by Christoph Rueger (DE) (coupled with "Le Carnaval des Animaux", dir. André Previn), narration by Terry Wogan (GB), narration by Leoni Jansen (NL), narration by Pierre Perret (F), narration by Stephan Remmler (D).
1984 Boston Pops: Swing Swing Swing Philips
1984 The River MCA Records Reissued in 1991, Varese Sarabande.
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Polydor
1985 Boston Pops: America, The Dream Goes On Philips
1985 Boston Pops: Pops in Love Philips
1986 Boston Pops: Bernstein by Boston Philips
1986 Boston Pops: Holst – The Planets Philips
1986 SpaceCamp RCA Victor Reissued in 1992, SCC/BMG/RCA Album; Reissued in 2010, Intrada Special Collection.
1987 The Witches of Eastwick Warner Bros. Records Reissued in 2006, Warner Bros. Records; Reissued in 2012, Perseverance Records.
1987 Empire of the Sun Warner Bros. Records Co-Conducted by John Williams and Janine Wagner.
1988 Boston Pops: Digital Jukebox Philips
1988 The Accidental Tourist Warner Bros. Records Reissued in 1989, Warner Bros. Records; Reissued in 2008, Film Score Monthly.
1989 Boston Pops: Pops Britannia Philips
1989 Boston Pops: Salute to Hollywood Philips
1989 Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade Warner Bros. Records Reissued in 1997, Edoya.
1989 Born on the Fourth of July MCA Records
1990 Always MCA Records
1990 Boston Pops: Music of the Night Sony Classical
1990 Boston Pops: Pops a la Russe Philips, Japan
1990 Boston Pops: Pops by George – The Music Of Gershwin Philips
1990 John Williams conducts John Williams – The Star Wars Trilogy Sony Classical New recordings
1990 Stanley & Iris Varese Sarabande
1990 Presumed Innocent Colosseum VSD Reissued in 1990, Varese Sarabande.
1990 Home Alone CBS
1991 Boston Pops: I Love A Parade Sony Classical
1991 Boston Pops: The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration Sony Classical
1991 Hook Epic Records
1992 JFK Elektra
1992 Boston Pops: Joy To The World Sony Classical
1992 Boston Pops: The Green Album Sony Classical
1992 Far and Away MCA Records
1992 Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York Fox Records
1993 Boston Pops: Night and Day – Celebrate Sinatra Sony Classical
1993 Boston Pops: Unforgettable Sony Classical
1993 Jurassic Park MCA Records Reissued in 2014 as 2LP (two different versions), Mondo.
1993 Schindler's List MCA Records Violin Solos by Itzhak Perlman.
1993 The Five Sacred Trees Sony Classical
1994 Boston Pops: Music For Stage And Screen Sony Classical
1994 Boston Pops: Swing Sony Classical With special guest Nancy Wilson
1995 Boston Pops: Williams on Williams – Classic Spielberg Scores Sony Classical
1995 Sabrina A&M Records
1995 Nixon Illusion Records/Hollywood Records
1996 Boston Pops: Summon the Heroes Sony Classical
1996 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial MCA Records Previously unreleased original score.
1996 Sleepers Philips
1997 Rosewood Sony Classical
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park MCA Records
1997 Seven Years in Tibet Mandalay Records Cello Solos by Yo-Yo Ma.
1997 Amistad DreamWorks
1997 Lost in Space Vol. 1 GNP Crescendo
1997 The Hollywood Sound Sony Classical With Grover Washington, jr.
1998 Saving Private Ryan DreamWorks
1998 Stepmom Sony Classical/Soundtrax
1998 The Poseidon Adventure/ The Paper Chase Film Score Monthly Previously unreleased score.
1999 Star Wars – Episode I : The Phantom Menace[1] Sony Classical
1999 Angela's Ashes Paramount Promotional CD containing only the score.
1999 Angela's Ashes Sony Classical
2000 A Guide for the Married Man Film Score Monthly Previously unreleased score
2000 The Patriot Centropolis Records/Hollywood Records
2001 A.I. – Artificial Intelligence Warner Bros. Records Promo 2-CD Set
2001 A.I. – Artificial Intelligence Warner Bros. Records Academy promo
2001 A.I. – Artificial Intelligence Warner Sunset/Warner Bros. Records
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Warner Sunset/Nonesuch/Atlantic
2001 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home Film Score Monthly
2001 Treesong Deutsche Grammophon
2002 Star Wars – Episode II : Attack of the Clones[1] Sony Classical
2002 Minority Report DreamWorks
2002 Catch Me If You Can DreamWorks
2002 American Journey: Winter Olympics 2002 Sony Classical International pressings exist under the title "Call of the Champions".
2002 The Fury Varese Sarabande CD Club The Deluxe Edition 2-CD Set, previously unreleased original score.
2002 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Film Score Monthly Previously unreleased score
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Sunset/Nonesuch/Atlantic
2004 The Terminal Decca
2005 Star Wars – Episode III : Revenge of the Sith[1] Sony Classical
2005 War of the Worlds Decca/Universal
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony Classical Cello Solos by Yo-Yo Ma, Violin Solos by Itzhak Perlman.
2005 Munich Decca Classics
2008 How to Steal a Million/Bachelor Flat Intrada Special Collection 2-CD Set, previously unreleased original score.
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Concord Records
2010 Black Sunday Film Score Monthly Previously unreleased score
2011 Midway Varese Sarabande CD Club Co-Conducted by John Williams and Robert O. Ragland; Previously unreleased score.
2011 Not With My Wife, You Don't, Vol. 2 Film Score Monthly Previously unreleased original score
2011 The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Sony Classical
2011 War Horse Sony Classical
2012 The Long Goodbye Quartet Records Previously unreleased original score
2012 Lincoln Sony Classical Co-Conducted by John Williams and Duain Wolfe.
2013 Fitzwilly – Special Archival Edition Music Box Records Previously unreleased original score
2013 The Book Thief Sony Masterworks

Singles[edit]

Years Album Label Notes
1958 My Johnny –
Pigmy Love
Beau Monde The Pixies (Judy & Jean) featuring the John T. Williams Orchestra.
1960 Theme from "Checkmate" Columbia Plays at 33 RPM.
1960 Theme from "Checkmate" –
The Black Knight
Columbia
1960 Johnny Williams And His Orchestra
The Black Knight –
Augie's Great Piano
Columbia
1962 Johnny Williams
Montreal –
Tuesday's Theme
Columbia Montreal composed by P. Knauer and arranged by John Williams.
1962 Diamond Head Colpix Music (Japan) Johnny Williams conducting the Columbia Pictures Studio Symphony Orchestra.
1967 Valley Of The Dolls
Theme From Valley Of The Dolls –
Jennifer's French Movie
20th Century Fox Records (Germany) Conducted by Johnny Williams
1967 Make Me Rainbows (From "Fitzwilly") United Artists Johnny Williams, His Orchestra and Chorus (Promo).
1974 Main Title, "Earthquake" –
Love Theme From "Earthquake"
MCA Records
1975 Main Title (Theme From "Jaws") –
End Title (Theme From "Jaws")
MCA Records
1975 Theme From "The Eiger Sanction" –
Theme From "The Eiger Sanction"
MCA Records Promo
1976 Midway
Midway March –
The Men Of The Yorktown March
MCA Records
1977 Theme From "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" Arista Single Sided, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
1977 Theme From "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" (Stereo) –
Theme From "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" (Mono)
Arista Promo
1977 Theme From "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" –
Nocturnal Pursuit
Arista
1977 Star Wars
Cantina Band –
Star Wars (Main Title)
20th Century Records
1978 Theme From Superman (Main Title) –
Theme From Superman (Main Title)
Warner Bros. Records Promo
1978 Theme From Superman (Main Title) –
Love Theme From Superman
Warner Bros. Records
1981 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
The Raiders March (La Marche des Aventuriers) –
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Les Aventuriers de l'Arche Perdue)
CBS Records (France)
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Theme From E.T. (The Extra Terrestrial)–
Over The Moon
MCA Records
1982 Yes, Giorgio
If We Were in Love (by Luciano Pavarotti) (Edit) –
If We Were in Love (Instrumental)
Decca Club Edition (Germany)
1983 Lapti Nek (Jabba's Palace Band) –
Ewok Celebration
RSO Promo; Netherlands variant with "Lapti Nek (Jabba's Palace Band) (Club Mix)" on the B Side.
1983 Star Wars – Return of the Jedi
Lapti Nek (Jabba's Palace Band) (Club Mix) –
Lapti Nek (Jabba's Palace Band) (Dub Mix)
RSO 12" Promo
1989 Raiders March (Edit) –
Scherzo For Motorcycle And Orchestra (Edit)
Warner Bros. Records
1993 Theme From Jurassic Park MCA Records CD Single
1995 Sabrina
Moonlight
1996 Summon The Heroes
Summon The Heroes (Radio Edit 1) –
Summon The Heroes (Radio Edit 2)
Sony Classical Promo
1997 Star Wars – A New Hope
Main Title/Blockade Runner –
Imperial Attack
BMG
1997 Star Wars – A New Hope: Figrin d'An & the Modal Nodes
Cantina Band –
Cantina Band n° 2
RCA
1997 Star Wars – Return of the Jedi: The Max Rebo Band
Jedi Rocks
BMG
1997 Star Wars Trilogy
The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)
BMG UK variant with the additional track "Betrayal At Bespin".
1999 Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Duel of the Fates
Sony Music Distribution
2002 Star Wars – Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Across the Stars
Sony Promo Single
2005 Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Battle of the Heroes –
Battle of the Heroes (with Dialogues) –
Star Wars Theme –
Battle of the Heroes
Sony Music Distribution
2005 Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Battle of the Heroes
Sony Radio Single
2005 Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Target Special Offer –
"Battle of the Heroes" download
Sony Classical
2005 Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Wal-Mart Limited Digital Download interview with composer John Williams
Sony Classical
2006 Memoirs of a Geisha - Live Sessions
Sayuri's Theme –
A Dream Discarded –
Going to School –
Interview with John Williams & Yo-Yo Ma.
Sony Classical Yo-Yo Ma, Cello; John Williams, Piano; iTunes Release.
2007 Swing Swing Swing [Digital Single]
Swing Swing Swing
Warner Bros. Records
2009 Air and Simple Gifts Sony Music Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony McGill, Gabriela Montero & Itzhak Perlman; iTunes Release.
2011 On Willows and Birches Boston Symphony Orchestra, Shi-Yeon Sung & Ann Hobson; iTunes Release.
2012 Music from Angela's Ashes Live Recording, August 5, 2000; BSO Release.
2013 Oboe Concerto iTunes Release Keisuke Wakao, Boston Pops Orchestra

Compilation / Reissue albums[edit]

Year Album Label Notes
1987 Boston Pops: By Request – The Best of John Williams and the Boston Pops Philips Includes previously unreleased material
1991 Boston Pops: The Very Best Philips
1992 Boston Pops: Kids Stuff – An Afternoon at the Movies PolyGram
1992 Boston Pops: Over the Rainbow Philips
1993 Film Works MCA Records
1993 Star Wars Trilogy: The Original Soundtrack Anthology Arista Records Includes previously unreleased material
1994 Superman: The Movie Warner Bros. Records Includes previously unreleased material
1994 The Cowboys Varese Sarabande Includes previously unreleased material
1995 Boston Pops: Pops Stoppers Philips
1995 Boston Pops: Space and Time Polygram/Karussell
1995 Filmworks MCA Records
1995 Heidi X Label, Europe Includes previously unreleased material
1995 Raiders of the Lost Ark DCC/Silva CD Includes previously unreleased material
1996 Boston Pops: Salute Gene Kelly, Fred Astair, Judy Garland PolyGram
1996 Boston Pops: Salute To America Polygram
1997 Star Wars: A New Hope [Remastered Special Edition] BMG Classics/RCA Victor Includes previously unreleased material, Reissued in 2004, Sony Classical.
1997 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi [Remastered Special Edition] BMG Classics/RCA Victor Includes previously unreleased material; Reissued in 2004, Sony Classical.
1997 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back [Remastered Special Edition] BMG Classics/RCA Victor Includes previously unreleased material, Reissued in 2004, Sony Classical.
1998 Boston Pops: From Sousa to Spielberg Sony Music Distribution
1998 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Arista The Collector's Edition Soundtrack, includes previously unreleased material.
1998 The Very Best of John Williams and the Boston Pops Reader's Digest 4-CD Set
1999 The Missouri Breaks Rykodisc Includes previously unreleased material; Reissued in 2004, Varese Sarabande.
1999 John Williams Greatest Hits 1969–1999 Sony Classical
2000 Jaws Decca Anniversary Collector's Edition, includes previously unreleased material.
2000 Star Wars – Episode I : The Phantom Menace – The Ultimate Edition Sony Classical 2-CD Album, includes previously unreleased material.
2000 Superman: The Movie Warner Archives/Rhino Includes previously unreleased material
2001 Boston Pops: American Classics Philips Classical
2001 Fiddler on the Roof EMI Capitol 30th Anniversary, includes previously unreleased material; Music for Stage Play and Film by Jerry Bock; Music Adapted and Conducted by John Williams.
2001 Heartbeeps Varese Sarabande CD Club Includes previously unreleased material
2001 The Towering Inferno Film Score Monthly Includes previously unreleased material
2002 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Concord Records The 20th Anniversary, includes previously unreleased material; MCA.
2002 Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York Varese Sarabande CD Club 2-CD Set, includes previously unreleased material.
2004 Boston Pops: Encore! Philips 2-CD Set; Reissued in 2012 "A Celebration", Decca
2004 Fitzwilly (also contains music from The Long Goodbye) Varese Sarabande CD Club Includes previously unreleased material
2004 Tom Sawyer Varese Sarabande Includes previously unreleased material; Music and Lyrics by Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman; Music Adapted and Conducted by John Williams.
2006 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of John Williams & The Boston Pops Hip-O
2006 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Film Score Monthly 3-CD Set, includes previously unreleased material; Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; Music Supervised and Conducted by John Williams.
2006 John T. Williams - Jazz Beginnings Fresh Sounds Records
2007 Star Wars – The Corellian Edition Sony Classical
2007 The Music of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection Sony Classical 7-CD Set
2008 The Indiana Jones Soundtrack Collection Concord Records 5-CD Set, includes previously unreleased material.
2009 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Concord Records Includes previously unreleased material
2009 John Williams x 2 Sony Music Distribution 2-CD Set; The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration & The Hollywood Sound.
2010 Family Plot Varese Sarabande CD Club Includes previously unreleased material
2010 Home Alone La-La Land Records Includes previously unreleased material
2010 The Music of America Sony Masterworks 3-CD Set
2010 The Poseidon Adventure La-La Land Records Includes previously unreleased material
2011 1941 La-La Land Records Includes previously unreleased material
2012 A Tribute to John Williams: An 80th Birthday Celebration Sony Classical Includes previously unreleased material
2012 Hook La-La Land Records 2 CD-set, includes previously unreleased material.
2012 Home Alone 2 La-La Land Records 2 CD-set, includes previously unreleased material.
2013 Jurassic Park: 20th Anniversary Universal Music Includes previously unreleased material.
2013 The Fury La-La Land Records 2 CD-set, includes previously unreleased material.
2013 Heidi Quartet Records Includes previously unreleased material.
2013 The Missouri Breaks Kritzerland Records 2 CD-set, includes previously unreleased material.
2013 Rosewood La-La Land Records 2 CD-set, includes previously unreleased material.
2014 Empire of the Sun La-La Land Records 2 CD-set, includes previously unreleased material.

Collaborations and other appearances[edit]

Year Album Collaborator Notes
1956 The Johnny Ever Green's Played by Russel Garcia Russell Garcia and His Orchestra Piano: John T. Williams; Paramount Records.
1957 Remembering Marjorie Lee Arrangements and Piano: John T. Williams; BeauMonde.
1957 Yvonne De Carlo Sings Yvonne De Carlo Orchestra conducted by John Williams; Masterseal Records; Reissued in 2010, Screenland Records.
1957 Porgy & Bess Various Artists Arranged and Conducted by Johnny T. Williams, The Hollywood Grand Studio Orchestra; Golden Tone.
1957 The Big Small Bands Dave Pell Piano & Organ: Johnny Williams; Capitol; Reissued in 2012, Fresh Sound Records.
1957 Modern Jazz Gallery Various Artists Some tracks with John T. Williams Quartet; Kapp Records, 2 LP.
1958 South Pacific Alfred Newman Piano: John Williams; RCA Victor; Reissued in 2000, RCA.
1958 Sweet Smell of Success Elmer Bernstein Piano: John Williams; Music Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein; Decca; Reissued in 2008, Cherry Red Records; Reissued in 2008, Fresh Sound Records.
1958 Funny Face Adolph Deutsch Piano: John Williams; Verve; Reissued in 1996, Verve.
1958 Bell, Book and Candle George Duning Piano: John Williams; Reissued in 2006 "Bell, Book and Candle/1001 Arabian Nights", Film Score Monthly.
1958 Johnny Desmond Swings Johnny Desmond Simitar Distribution
1958 Jazz from Peter Gunn Henry Mancini Piano: John T. Williams; Columbia; Reissued in 1994 The Jazz Sound From Peter Gunn, Fresh Sound Records.
1958 Fielding's Formula Jerry Fielding Piano: John T. Williams; Decca.
1958 Hollywoodwind Jazztet Jerry Fielding Piano: John T. Williams; Decca.
1958 God's Little Acre Elmer Bernstein Music Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein; Piano: Johnny Williams; United Artists Records; Reissued in 2009, Kritzerland Records.
1959 Staccato Elmer Bernstein Piano: John Williams; Capitol; Reissued in 2008, DRG Records.
1959 Mr. Lucky Henry Mancini Piano: John Williams; RCA; Reissued in 1989, RCA.
1959 Peter Gunn Henry Mancini Piano: John Williams; BMG; Reissued in 2000, BMG; Reissued in 2003, RCA Victor.
1959 Porgy and Bess André Previn Piano: John Williams; Columbia; Reissued in 1995, Back Bitter (Germany).
1959 Some Like It Hot Adolph Deutsch Piano: John Williams; United Artists; Reissued in 1997, Ryko; Reissued in 2004, Varese Sarabande.
1959 The Music from M Squad Various Artists Music Composed & Arranged by Benny Carter, Pete Carpenter and John Williams; Music Conducted by Stanley Wilson; Piano: John Williams; Phantom Records (England).
1959 More Music from Peter Gunn Henry Mancini Piano: Johnny T. Williams; RCA Victor; Reissued in 1995 & 2003, RCA Victor.
1959 Take Me Along Marty Paich and His Jazz Piano Quartet Piano: Johnny Williams; RCA Victor.
1959 I Swing for You Vicky Lane Piano: Johnny Williams; RCA Victor.
1959 The Mancini Touch Henry Mancini Piano: Johnny Williams; RCA Victor.
1960 Dave Pell Plays Lawrence Welk's Big Band Sounds Dave Pell Piano & Organ: Johnny Williams; P.R.I.
1960 The Apartment Adolph Deutsch Piano: John Williams; United Artists; Reissued in 2009, Kritzerland.
1960 The Blues and the Beat Henry Mancini Piano: Johnny Williams; RCA Victor; Reissued in 1995, RCA.
1960 Pam Garner Sings Ballads for Broken Hearts Pam Garner Orchestra conducted by John Williams; Columbia.
1960 For Pete's Sake Pete Candoli Piano: Johnny Williams; Kapp Records.
1960 James Darren Sings Songs from His Films & More James Darren Some tracks conducted by Johnny Williams; Colpix Records.
1960 Bottoms Up George Robert's Sextet Johnny Williams, arrangement & piano; Columbia.
1961 West Side Story Leonard Bernstein Piano: John Williams; Columbia; Reissued in 1992, Sony Masterworks; Reissued in 2004, Sony Classical/Legacy.
1961 Young and Lively Vic Damone Music Conducted John Williams; CBS.
1961 Combo! Henry Mancini Piano & Harpsichord: Johnny Williams; RCA Victor.
1961 Hell Bent for Leather! Frankie Laine Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Johnny Williams; Columbia.
1961 Deuces Wild Frankie Laine Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Johnny Williams; Columbia.
1961 The Guns of Navarone Dimitri Tiomkin Piano & Orchestrations by Johnny Williams (uncredited); Columbia; Reissued in 1989, Varese Sarabande.
1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Franz Waxman Piano: John Williams; RCA; Reissued in 1985, Label X (Australia)
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird Elmer Bernstein Piano: John Williams; AVA; Reissued in 1997, Varese Sarabande.
1962 Call of the Wild Vicky Lane Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Johnny Williams; Columbia; CBS.
1962 Wanderlust Vicky Lane Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Johnny Williams; CBS.
1962 Everytime I Feel the Spirit Mahalia Jackson Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Johnny Williams; Columbia.
1962 I Believe Mahalia Jackson Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Johnny Williams; Columbia.
1962 Great Songs of Love and Faith Mahalia Jackson Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Johnny Williams; Columbia.
1962 Songs for Christmas: Silent Night Mahalia Jackson Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Johnny Williams; Columbia.
1962 There Is Nothing Like a Dame Pete & Conte Candoli Some tracks: Piano by John Williams; Warner Bros. Records.
1962 So Nice! Johnny Desmond Arranged, Conducted and piano by Johnny T. Williams
1963 André Previn in Hollywood André Previn Piano: André Previn; Arrangements & Musical Direction by Johnny Williams; CBS.
1964 My Fair Lady Shelly Manne Arrangements & Musical Direction by Johnny Williams; Contemporary Records.
1964 Sound Stage! André Previn Big Band under the direction of Johnny Williams; CBS; Reissued in 1976 under the name The Jazz Piano of André Previn, Embassy Records.
1965 That's Gershwin Shelly Manne Musical Direction by Johnny Williams; Contemporary Records.
1966 The Magnificent Seven Elmer Bernstein Piano: John Williams; United Artists; Reissued in 1998, Rykodisc; Reissued in 2004, Colosseum VSD & Varese Sarabande.
1974 Serge Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello & Piano; David Ward-Steinman: Duo for Cello & Piano Edgar Lustgarten Edgar Lustgarten, Cello; John Williams, piano; Reissued in 2006 Music for Cello and Piano by Sergei Prokofiev & David Ward-Steinman, Orion.
1982 Yes, Giorgio Luciano Pavarotti Song "If We Were In Love" written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman/John Williams; Orchestra conducted by Emerson Buckley and John Williams, London; Reissued in 2004, Decca.
1984 The Official Music of the 1984 Games Various Artists CBS; Also reissued as "The Official Music of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984", CBS.
1984 With a Song in My Heart Jessye Norman John Williams/Boston Pops, Philips; Reissued in 2005 The Jessye Norman Collection - The Songbooks 2 CD set, Phillips.
1988 1988 Summer Olympics Album Various Artists Arista
1990 The Jessye Norman Collection Jessye Norman Some tracks conducted by John Williams/Boston Pops, Philips, Compilation.
1992 Lucky to Be Me Jessye Norman John Williams/Boston Pops, Philips; Reissued in 2005 The Jessye Norman Collection - The Songbooks 2 CD set, Phillips.
1993 Home Alone Christmas Various Artists Arista/BMG Special Products, Compilation.
1996 Boston Pops: America the Beautiful Arthur Fiedler Philips, Compilation
1996 Boston Pops: Wish Upon a Star Arthur Fiedler Philips, Compilation
1996 Land of the Giants Alexander Courage GNP Crescendo
1997 Boston Pops: Romance Classics Arthur Fiedler Philips, Compilation
1997 Cinema Serenade Itzhak Perlman Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Williams, Sony Classical.
1997 Lost in Space Vol. 2 Alexander Courage and Joseph Mullendore GNP Crescendo
1997 The Time Tunnel George Duning GNP Crescendo
1998 Gershwin Fantasy Joshua Bell London Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Williams, Sony Classical; Reissued in 2006 The Joshua Bell Collection 3 CD boxset, Sony.
1999 Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age Itzhak Perlman London Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Williams, Sony Classical.
1999 Twilight Zone Various Artists Piano: John Williams; 4-CD Set, Silva Treasury.
2000 Lost in Space Vol. 3 Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein and Richard LaSalle GNP Crescendo
2000 Don't Make Waves / Penelope Vic Mizzy Penelope's music Composed and Conducted by John Williams; Chapter III.
2001 Classic Yo-Yo Yo-Yo Ma Includes previously unreleased material, such as the American Collection Theme composed and directed by John Williams with the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles; Sony Classical, Compilation.
2002 Classic Perlman: Rhapsody Itzhak Perlman Conducted by John Williams and Seiji Ozawa; Sony Classical, Compilation.
2002 Studs Lonigan Jerry Goldsmith Piano: John Williams, Varèse Sarabande
2002 Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams Yo-Yo Ma Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles conducted by John Williams; Sony Classical
2004 Gershwin: Strike Up the Band; Piano Concerto in F; Three Preludes; etc. Various Artists Universal Classics, Compilation
2004 Penelope / Bachelor in Paradise Henry Mancini Penelope's music Composed and Conducted by John Williams, Previously unreleased original score; Film Score Monthly.
2005 Lost in Space 40th Anniversary Edition Various Artists La-La Land Records
2005 Jericho / The Ghostbreaker Jerry Goldsmith The Ghostbreaker's music Composed and Conducted by John Williams; Film Score Monthly
2006 Amazing Stories - Anthology 1 Various Artists Some tracks Composed & Conducted by John Williams; Intrada.
2006 Amazing Stories - Anthology 2 Various Artists Some tracks Composed & Conducted by John Williams; Intrada.
2007 The Essential Joshua Bell Joshua Bell 4 pieces from the 1998 album Gershwin Fantasy, Sony Classical, Compilation.
2007 Appassionato Yo-Yo Ma Including Going to School composed and accompanied on the piano by John Williams; Sony Classical, Compilation.
2007 Amazing Stories - Anthology 3 Various Artists Some tracks Composed & Conducted by John Williams; Intrada.
2008 Superman: The Music Alexander Courage, Ken Thorne and Ron Jones 8-CD Set, includes previously unreleased material; Superman: The Movie - Music Composed and Conducted by John Williams; Superman II - Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne, From Original Material Composed by John Williams; Superman III - Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne, Original Superman Themes by John Williams; Superman IV: The Quest for Peace - Music by John Williams, Adapted and Conducted by Alexander Courage; Film Score Monthly, Compilation.
2009 Yo-Yo Ma - 30 Years Outside the Box Yo-Yo Ma Includes previously unreleased material, such as the Memoirs of a Geisha Suite recorded live in 2008, with Yo-Yo Ma and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Williams; Sony, Compilation.
2009 None But the Brave Morris Stoloff Previously unreleased score; Music by John Williams, Conducted by Morris Stoloff; Piano on Piano Theme Bonus Track: Johnny Williams; Film Score Monthly, FSM Vol. 12 No. 12.
2010 TV Omnibus: Volume One (1962-1976) Various Artists Contains the previously unreleased score from The Bronze Locust (1963), Music Composed and Conducted by Johnny Williams; Film Score Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 13.
2011 City of Fear Jerry Goldsmith Piano: John Williams; Intrada Special Collection.
2011 Nightwatch / Killer by Night Quincy Jones Nighwatch's music Composed and Conducted by John Williams; Previously unreleased score; Film Score Monthly.
2013 We'll Paint You a Rainbow Various Somewhere Over the Rainbow conducted by John Williams.
2013 Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Music from the Motion Picture Henry Mancini Piano: John Williams; Previously unreleased score; Intrada.
2014 The Glenn Dicterow Collection Glenn Dicterow Violin: Glenn Dicterow; Conductor: John Williams; New York Philharmonic

Video albums[edit]

  • 2013 Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration (Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Stefan Asbury, Andris Nelsons, etc./Boston Pops, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Discography as composer[edit]

Soundtracks conducted by others[edit]

Year Album Label Notes
1957 Wagon Train Mercury Records Some Tracks composed by Johhny Williams. Music conducted by Stanley Wilson.
1969 The Virginian Decca (Brazil) Some Tracks composed by Johhny Williams. Music conducted by Stanley Wilson.
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Atlantic Music by John Williams, Adapted and conducted by William Ross
2008 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (Superman: The Music) Film Score Monthly Previously unreleased score; Music by John Williams, Adapted and Conducted by Alexander Courage; Available in the 8 CD Set "Superman: The Music".

Soundtracks using John Williams' Themes[edit]

Year Album Label Notes
1980 Airplane! Regency Music Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein, Original Jaws Theme by John Williams.
1980 Superman II Warner Bros. Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne, From Original Material Composed by John Williams.
1983 Superman III Warner Bros. Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne, Original Superman Themes by John Williams.
1984 Supergirl Varèse Sarabande Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith, Original Superman Theme by John Williams.
1986 Ewoks Varèse Sarabande Music Composed by Peter Bernstein, Original Parade of the Ewoks Theme by John Williams.
1996 Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire Varèse Sarabande Music Composed by Joel McNeely, Original Star Wars Themes by John Williams.
2000 Jaws: The Revenge MSML Music Composed and Conducted by Michael Small, Original Jaws Theme by John Williams.
2001 Jurassic Park III Universal Original Themes by John Williams, New Music Composed and Conducted by Don Davis.
2003 Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Video Game Soundtrack Sony Classical Music Composed by Jeremy Soule, Original Star Wars Themes by John Williams.
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. Records Music Composed and Conducted by Patrick Doyle, Original Hedwig's Theme by John Williams.
2006 Superman Returns Rhino Entertainment Company Music Composed by John Ottman, Original Superman Themes by John Williams.
2007 Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Warner Sunset Records Music Composed by Nicholas Hooper, Original Hedwig's Theme by John Williams.
2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Force Records Music Composed by Mark Griskey, Original Star Wars Themes by John Williams.
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Sony Classical Music Composed and Conducted by Kevin Kiner, Original Star Wars Themes and Score by John Williams.
2009 Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince New Line Records Music Composed by Nicholas Hooper, Original Themes by John Williams.
2010 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 WaterTower Music Music Composed by Alexandre Desplat, Original Hedwig's Theme by John Williams.
2011 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 WaterTower Music Music Composed by Alexandre Desplat, Original Themes by John Williams.

Concert works[edit]

Composition year Work title Premiere date Premiere performers Recording year Album Notes
1965 Essay for Strings 1965-12-06 André Previn/Huston Symphony 2002 John Williams Trumpet Concerto featuring Arturo Sandoval recording (Ronald Feldman/London Symphony)
1965 Prelude and Fugue 1965-03-29 Stan Kenton/L.A. Neophonic Orchestra 1998 Stan Kenton Conducts The L.A. Neophonic Orchestra (Stan Kenton/L.A. Neophonic)
1965 Prelude and Fugue 1965-03-29 Stan Kenton/L.A. Neophonic Orchestra 2006 Family Album (Michael J. Colburn/U.S. Marine Band)
1968 Sinfonietta for Wind Ensemble Donald Hunsberger/Eastman Wind Ensemble 1968 Original LP on Deutsche Grammophon, reissued in Japan in 2006 (Donald Hunsberger/Eastman Wind Ensemble) Composed in 1968 for the Eastman Wind Ensemble
1969 Concerto for Flute and Orchestra 1981 Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra – St. Louis 1983 1992 - Violin Concerto/Flute Concerto (Leonard Slatkin/London Symphony). Composed in 1969, remained unperformed until 1981
1975 Thomas And The King (Musical) 1975 1981 Thomas And The King (Orchestrations by Herbert W. Spencer, Conducted by Ian Macpherson); Reissued in 1998, Jay Records. Music by John Williams, Lyrics by James Harbert, Book by Edward Anhalt.
1976 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra 1981-01-29 Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony – Mark Peskanov, Violin – St. Louis 1983 1992 - Violin Concerto/Flute Concerto (Leonard Slatkin/London Symphony) Composed at the suggestion of the late Barbara Ruick, first wife of the composer, begun in 1974, shortly after Mrs Ruick death, and finished in 1976
1976 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra rev. 1998 1981-01-29 Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony – Mark Peskanov, Violin – St. Louis 2001 Treesong (John Williams/Boston Symphony – Gil Shaham on Violin) Composed at the suggestion of the late Barbara Ruick, first wife of the composer, begun in 1974, shortly after Mrs Ruick death, and finished in 1976
1976 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra rev. 1998 1981-01-29 Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony – Mark Peskanov, Violin – St. Louis 2011 Digital Release (Leonard Slatkin/Detroit Symphony) Composed at the suggestion of the late Barbara Ruick, first wife of the composer, begun in 1974, shortly after Mrs Ruick death, and finished in 1976
1980 Fanfare for a Festive Occasion 1980-11-14 Max Hobart/Boston Civic 2011 Sound the Bells! – American Premières for Brass (Alasdair Neale/The Bay Brass) Composed in 1980 for the Boston Civic Orchestra
1980 Jubilee 350 Fanfare 1980-09-21 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 2002 American Journey (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles) Composed in 1980, in celebration of the City of Boston's 350th anniversary. Subtitled “To the City of Boston”
1981 Pops on the March 1981-04-28 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 1991 I Love A Parade (John Williams/Boston Pops) Originally commissioned by Arthur Fiedler in 1978, but only composed in 1981
1982 America, The Dream Goes on 1983 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 1990 America, the Dream Goes on (Andrew Lane/Orlando Pops) Composed in 1982, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, for solo vocal, chorus and orchestra
1982 America, The Dream Goes on 1983 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 1997 John Williams, the Dream Goes on (Andrew Lane/Orlando Pops) Composed in 1982, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, for solo vocal, chorus and orchestra
1982 America, The Dream Goes on 1983 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 2001 American Classics (John Williams/Boston Pops) Composed in 1982, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, for solo vocal, chorus and orchestra
1982 America, The Dream Goes on 1983 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 2002 The Dream Goes On (Ralph M. Gambone/United States Navy Band & Sea Chanters Chorus) Composed in 1982, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, for solo vocal, chorus and orchestra
1982 America, The Dream Goes on 1983 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 2009 Let Freedom Sing! - An Independence Celebration (Steve Cramer) Composed in 1982, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, for solo vocal, chorus and orchestra
1982 America, The Dream Goes on 1983 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 2009 Encore Collection - The Many Sounds Of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Craig Jessop) Composed in 1982, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, for solo vocal, chorus and orchestra
1984 Olympic Fanfare and Theme 1984-07-28 John Williams/Los Angeles Philharmonic – Los Angeles 1984 The Official Music of the 1984 Games /The Official Music of the XIII Olympiad (Vinyl only) (Original Recording) (John Williams/Los Angeles studio orchestra) Composed for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles
1984 Olympic Fanfare and Theme 1984-07-28 John Williams/Los Angeles Philharmonic – Los Angeles 1990 By Request… (John Williams/Boston Pops) Composed for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles
1984 Olympic Fanfare and Theme 1984-07-28 John Williams/Los Angeles Philharmonic – Los Angeles 1990 Pomp & Pizazz (Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops O) Composed for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles
1984 Olympic Fanfare and Theme 1984-07-28 John Williams/Los Angeles Philharmonic – Los Angeles 1996 Summon the Heroes (John Williams/Boston Pops) – Includes Leo Arnaud's ‘Bugler's Dream’ Fanfare Composed for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles
1984 Olympic Fanfare and Theme 1984-07-28 John Williams/Los Angeles Philharmonic – Los Angeles 2002 The Dream Goes On (Ralph M. Gambone/United States Navy Band & Sea Chanters Chorus) Composed for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles
1985 Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra 1985-05-08 John Williams/Boston Pops – Chester Schimtz, Tuba – Boston 2002 20th Century Concerti (David Snell/Foundation Philharmonic) Composed in 1985 for the Centennial of the Boston Pops
1985 Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra 1985-05-08 John Williams/Boston Pops – Chester Schimtz, Tuba – Boston 2004 New Music from Bowling Green, Vol. 3 (Emily Freeman Brown/Bowling Green Philharmonia) Composed in 1985 for the Centennial of the Boston Pops
1985 Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra 1985-05-08 John Williams/Boston Pops – Chester Schimtz, Tuba – Boston 2005 Works for Bass Trombone (As ‘Concerto for Brass Trombone’ (Reworked Version)) Composed in 1985 for the Centennial of the Boston Pops
1985 Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra 1985-05-08 John Williams/Boston Pops – Chester Schimtz, Tuba – Boston 2008 20th Century Tuba Concertos (Oysten Baadsvik/Singapore Symphony Orchestra) Composed in 1985 for the Centennial of the Boston Pops
1985 Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra 1985-05-08 John Williams/Boston Pops – Chester Schimtz, Tuba – Boston 2014 On the Way: Works for Tuba (Andreas Martin Hofmeir/Münchner Philharmoniker/Andrew Manze) Composed in 1985 for the Centennial of the Boston Pops
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 1988 American Jubilee (Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops O) Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 1990 By Request… (John Williams/Boston Pops) Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 1997 America, the Dream Goes on (Andrew Lane/Orlando Pops) Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 1998 Victory At Sea (United States Navy Band) Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 1999 A Splash Of Pops (Keith Lockhart/Boston Pops Orchestra) Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 2001 A Patriotic Salute To The Military Family Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 2001 London International Tattoo 2000 (Vladimir Yaskevich) Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 2001 American Classics - An American Salute - Spirit Of The Nation Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 2007 Liberty For All! (Lewis J. Buckley/United States Coast Guard Band) Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 2008 Ceremonial Music (United States Air Force Heritage Of America Band) Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 2010 2009 Midwest Clinic: Symphonic Wind Orchestra "la Armonica" (Frank De Vuyst) Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1986 Liberty Fanfare 1986-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops – New York 2012 John Williams: Greatest Hits (Evan Christ) Composed for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
1987 We're Lookin' Good! 1987-05-05 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 1992 Quality Plus (P.R. Evans/The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers) Composed in 1987 for the Special Olympics, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman
1987 We're Lookin' Good! 1987-05-05 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 2000 Esprit ("The Commandant’s Own" US Marine Drum & Bugle Corps); Arrangement for Drum and Bugle Corps. Composed in 1987 for the Special Olympics, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman
1987 A Hymn to New England 1987-05-05 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 1997 American Visions (Keith Lockhart/Boston Pops) Composed in 1987 for the Omni Theatre, Boston
1987 A Hymn to New England 1987-05-05 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 2001 2000 Midwest Clinic ( Charles T. Menghini/Vandercook College Of Music Symphonic Band) Composed in 1987 for the Omni Theatre, Boston
1987 A Hymn to New England 1987-05-05 John Williams/Boston Pops – Boston 2002 American Journey (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles) Composed in 1987 for the Omni Theatre, Boston
1988 For New York (To Lenny!, To Lenny!) (Variations on Themes by Leonard Bernstein) 1988 Tanglewood 2002 American Journey (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles) Composed in 1988 for Leonard Bernstein’s 70th birthday celebrations in Tanglewood
1988 Olympic Spirit (NBC Sports Theme) 1988 1988 The 1988 Summer Olympics Album – Original Recording Commissioned by NBC for the Seoul Olympic games broadcast in 1988
1988 Olympic Spirit (NBC Sports Theme) 1988 1996 Summon the Heroes (John Williams/Boston Pops) Commissioned by NBC for the Seoul Olympic games broadcast in 1988
1989 Winter Games Fanfare 2006 John Williams: The Denver Brass (Kenneth Singleton/Denver Brass) Composed in 1989 for the Alpine Ski Championship, Vail, Colorado
1990 Celebrate Discovery 1990-07-04 John Williams/Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra – Tanglewood 2002 American Journey (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles) Composed in 1990 for the 500th celebration of the arrival of Columbus to America
1991 Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra 1991-04-13 John Williams/Riverside County Philharmonic – Michele Zukovsky, Clarinet – Los Angeles 199? 2010 - John Williams: Clarinet Concerto (Los Angeles Philharmonic – Michele Zukovsky on Clarinet) Composed in 1991 for Michele Zukovsky, principal clarinet of the LA Philharmonic
1992 Fanfare for Prince Philip (Aloft… To the Royal Masthead) 1992-07-13 John Williams/Boston Pops 2011 Sound the Bells! – American Premières for Brass (Original Version for Brass and Percussion) (Alasdair Neale/The Bay Brass) Composed in 1992 for the visit of Prince Philip to Boston, at the request of Boston Symphony patron Frances Fahnstock
1993 Sound the Bells! 1993-06-10 John Williams/Boston Pops – Japan 2002 American Journey (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles) Composed on 1993 Memorial Day for brass and percussion, as a wedding gift to the Japanese princess Masako
1993 Sound the Bells! 1993-06-10 John Williams/Boston Pops – Japan 2011 Sound The Bells - A Holiday Celebration (United States Army Field Band) Composed on 1993 Memorial Day for brass and percussion, as a wedding gift to the Japanese princess Masako
1993 Sound the Bells! 1993-06-10 John Williams/Boston Pops – Japan 2011 Sound the Bells! – American Premières for Brass (Original Version for Brass and Percussion) (Alasdair Neale/The Bay Brass) Composed on 1993 Memorial Day for brass and percussion, as a wedding gift to the Japanese princess Masako
1993 Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (The Five Sacred Trees) 1995-04-15 Kurt Masur/New York Philharmonic – Judith LeClair, Basoon 1997 John Williams: The Five Sacred Trees (John Williams/London Symphony – Judith LeClair, Basoon) Composed in 1993 for the 150th celebration of the New York Philharmonic
1994 rev. 2002 Satellite Celebration (Song for World Peace) 1995-01-01 Seiji Ozawa/Saito Kinen – Isaac Stern, Violin and Yo-Yo Ma, Cello among others – Tokyo 2002 American Journey (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles) Composed in 1994 for the 1995 New Year’s Day special broadcast, at the request of Seiji Ozawa
1994 Concerto for Cello and Orchestra 1994-07-07 John Williams/Boston Symphony – Yo-Yo Ma, Cello – Tanglewood 2002 Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles – Yo-Yo Ma, Cello) Composed in 1994 for the opening of the Seiji Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood
1995 Variations on Happy Birthday 1995-07-23 John Williams/Boston Symphony – Tanglewood 2012 A Tribute to John Williams: An 80th Birthday Celebration (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles) Composed in 1995 to celebrate the birthdays of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Seiji Ozawa
1995 Summon the Heroes 1996-07-19 John Williams/Atlanta Symphony – Atlanta 1996 Summon the Heroes (John Williams/Boston Pops) Composed in 1995 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996. Dedicated to Tim Morrison, principal trumpeteer of the Boston Symphony
1995 Summon the Heroes 1996-07-19 John Williams/Atlanta Symphony – Atlanta 2000 Waterloo (Capt. R. Wayne Hopla/The King's Division Waterloo Band) Composed in 1995 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996. Dedicated to Tim Morrison, principal trumpeteer of the Boston Symphony
1995 Summon the Heroes 1996-07-19 John Williams/Atlanta Symphony – Atlanta 2002 American Journey (John Williams/Boston Pops) Composed in 1995 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996. Dedicated to Tim Morrison, principal trumpeteer of the Boston Symphony
1995 Summon the Heroes 1996-07-19 John Williams/Atlanta Symphony – Atlanta 2002 Summon The Heroes (Capt. J.R. Young/Royal Lancers Band) Composed in 1995 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996. Dedicated to Tim Morrison, principal trumpeteer of the Boston Symphony
1995 Summon the Heroes 1996-07-19 John Williams/Atlanta Symphony – Atlanta 2008 Call To Duty (Finley R. Hamilton /United States Army Field Band & Soldiers' Chorus) Composed in 1995 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996. Dedicated to Tim Morrison, principal trumpeteer of the Boston Symphony
1995 Summon the Heroes 1996-07-19 John Williams/Atlanta Symphony – Atlanta 2008 From Sea To Shining Sea (Dana Rodgers, Charles Osgood, James Burchfiel, Timothy Morrison) Composed in 1995 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996. Dedicated to Tim Morrison, principal trumpeteer of the Boston Symphony
1995 Summon the Heroes 1996-07-19 John Williams/Atlanta Symphony – Atlanta 2010 Pershing's Own (United States Army Band "Pershing's Own") Composed in 1995 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996. Dedicated to Tim Morrison, principal trumpeteer of the Boston Symphony
1995 Summon the Heroes 1996-07-19 John Williams/Atlanta Symphony – Atlanta 2011 Stength Of The Nation (United States Army Field Band) Composed in 1995 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996. Dedicated to Tim Morrison, principal trumpeteer of the Boston Symphony
1995 Summon the Heroes 1996-07-19 John Williams/Atlanta Symphony – Atlanta 2011 Summon The Heroes (Band Of H.m. Royal Marines) Composed in 1995 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996. Dedicated to Tim Morrison, principal trumpeteer of the Boston Symphony
1995 Summon the Heroes 1996-07-19 John Williams/Atlanta Symphony – Atlanta 2011 Chimes Of Liberty (Truman W. Crawford/United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps) Composed in 1995 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996. Dedicated to Tim Morrison, principal trumpeteer of the Boston Symphony
1996 Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra 1996-10 Christoph von Dohnányi/Cleveland Orchestra – Michael Sachs on Trumpet 2002 John Williams Trumpet Concerto featuring Arturo Sandoval recording (Ronald Feldman/London Symphony) Composed in 1996 for Michael Sachs, first trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra
1996 Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra 1996-10 Christoph von Dohnányi/Cleveland Orchestra – Michael Sachs on Trumpet 2013 Concertos for Trumpet and Orchestra (Jouko Harjanne/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra) Composed in 1996 for Michael Sachs, first trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra
1997 rev. 2002 Elegy for Cello and Piano 1997 Premiered by John Williams, piano and John Waltz, cello. Later arranged for Cello and Orchestra 2002 Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams (Re-arrangement. Original arrangement unreleased) (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles – Yo-Yo Ma, Cello) Composed in 1997 for a memorial service in Los Angeles. Based on a secondary theme from Seven Years in Tibet
1997 rev. 2002 Elegy for Cello and Piano 1997 Premiered by John Williams, piano and John Waltz, cello. Later arranged for Cello and Orchestra 2013 We'll Paint You a Rainbow (Angeli Ensemble conducted by Michael Nowak, featuring Lynn Harrell on cello) Composed in 1997 for a memorial service in Los Angeles. Based on a secondary theme from Seven Years in Tibet
1999 American Journey (The Unfinished Journey – Celebration 2000) 1999-12-31 John Williams/Boston Symphony – Tanglewood 2002 American Journey (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles) Originally composed as the score for the Steven Spielberg short documentary The Unfinished Journey. Subsequently adapted as a concert work in 6 movements: ‘Immigration and Building’, ‘The Country at War’, ‘Popular Entertainment’, ‘Sports and Celebrities’, ‘Civil Rights and The Woman’s Movement’ and ‘Technology and Flight’
1999 American Journey (The Unfinished Journey – Celebration 2000) 1999-12-31 John Williams/Boston Symphony – Tanglewood 2010 Gardens Of Stone (United States Coast Guard Band) Originally composed as the score for the Steven Spielberg short documentary The Unfinished Journey. Subsequently adapted as a concert work in 6 movements: ‘Immigration and Building’, ‘The Country at War’, ‘Popular Entertainment’, ‘Sports and Celebrities’, ‘Civil Rights and The Woman’s Movement’ and ‘Technology and Flight’
1999 American Journey (The Unfinished Journey – Celebration 2000) 1999-12-31 John Williams/Boston Symphony – Tanglewood 2013 American Journeys (arr. for band by Paul Lavender, Kenneth W. Megan Jr./U.s. Coast Guard Band) Originally composed as the score for the Steven Spielberg short documentary The Unfinished Journey. Subsequently adapted as a concert work in 6 movements: ‘Immigration and Building’, ‘The Country at War’, ‘Popular Entertainment’, ‘Sports and Celebrities’, ‘Civil Rights and The Woman’s Movement’ and ‘Technology and Flight’
2000 Three Pieces for Solo Cello 2002-08-04 John Williams/Boston Symphony – Tanglewood 2002 Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles – Yo-Yo Ma, Cello) Composed in 2000 for Yo-yo Ma
2000 Three Pieces for Solo Cello 2002-08-04 John Williams/Boston Symphony – Tanglewood 2013 Composing Without The Picture (Richard Harwood, Solo Cello; Digital release) Composed in 2000 for Yo-yo Ma
2000 TreeSong for Violin and Orchestra 2000-07-08 John Williams/Boston Symphony – Gil Shaham, Violin 2001 Treesong (John Williams/Boston Symphony – Gil Shaham on Violin) Composed in 2000 for Gil Shaham
2001 Heartwood: Lyric Sketches for Cello and Orchestra 2002-08-04 John Williams/Boston Symphony – Yo-Yo Ma, Cello – Boston 2002 Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles – Yo-Yo Ma, Cello) Composed in 2001 for Yo-Yo Ma
2001 Call of the Champions 2002-02-08 John Williams/Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Salt Lake City 2002 American Journey (John Williams/Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles) Composed in late 2001 for the Salt Lake City winter Olympic Games of 2002
2002 Escapades, concerto for alto saxophone & orchestra 2009 American Spectrum (Branford Marsalis and the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grant Llewellyn) Based on a theme from Catch Me If You Can
2002 Escapades, concerto for alto saxophone & orchestra 2013 Intrinsic Versatility (Miles Osland, Clarinet; Miles Osland, Flute; Vince DiMartino, Flugelhorn;

Vince DiMartino, Trumpet); Raleigh Dailey, Piano); Miles Osland, Saxophone)

Based on a theme from Catch Me If You Can
2002 Escapades, concerto for alto saxophone & orchestra 2013 Catch Me If You Can (Amy Dickson, Saxophone) Based on a theme from Catch Me If You Can
2002 Escapades, concerto for alto saxophone & orchestra 2013 Escapades (Jan Schulte-Bunert, Saxophone) Based on a theme from Catch Me If You Can
2003 Concerto for Horn and Orchestra 2003-11-29 John Williams/Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Dale Clevenger, Horn – Chicago 2010 Digital Release (Leonard Slatkin/Detroit Symphony) Composed for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's principal horn Dale Clevenger
2007 Duo Concertante for Violin and Viola 2007-08-17 John Williams/Boston Pops – Victor Romanul, Violin – Michael Zaretsky, Viola – Tanglewood 2008 Duos for Violin and Viola (Victor Romanul / Michael Zaretsky) Composed for Michael Zaretsky
2009 Air and Simple Gifts 2009-01-20 Yo-Yo Ma, Cello – Itzhak Perlman, Violin – Gabriela Montero, Piano – Anthony McGill, Clarinet – Washington, DC 2010 The Music of America: John Williams Composed for Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ceremony
2009 On Willows and Birches (Concerto for Harp and Orchestra) 2009-09-23 John Williams/Boston Symphony – Boston 2011 Digital Release (John Williams/Boston Symphony) Composed for Ann Hobson Pilot
2011 Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra 2011-05-25 John Williams/Boston Pops – Keisuke Wakao, Oboe – Boston 2013 Digital Release (John Williams/Boston Pops) Composed for Keisuke Wakao

Selective discography of his works recorded by other artists[edit]

  • 1965 André Previn Plays Music Of The Young Hollywood Composers, RCA Victor.
  • 1976 A Concert of Film Music, Henry Mancini conducting The London Symphony Orchestra.
  • 1978 Cinema Gala: Star Wars/Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Zubin Mehta conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 1978 John Williams: Close Encounters of the Third Kind/Star Wars, Charles Gerhardt conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 1979 Digital Space, Morton Gould conducting The London Syphony Orchestra.
  • 1980 John Williams: The Empire Strikes Back, Charles Gerhardt conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 1983 John Williams: Return of the Jedi, Charles Gerhardt conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 1983 John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy, Varujan Kojian conducting the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
  • 1984 Star Tracks, Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
  • 1984 Time Warp, Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
  • 1987 Hollywood’s Greatest Hits, Vol. I, Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
  • 1987 Star Tracks II, Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
  • 1994 The Great Fantasy Adventure Album, Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
  • 1998 Midway, Rick Wentworth conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • 1998 Superman: The Movie, John Debney conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • 1998 Hollywood Nightmares, John Mauceri conducting The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
  • 1998 Holiday Pops, Keith Lockhart conducting The Boston Pops Orchestra.
  • 1999 Themes from The Phantom Menace and Other Film Hits, Frederic Talgorn conducting The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • 1999 Amazing Stories, Joel McNeely & John Debney conducting The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • 2000 Jaws, Joel McNeely conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • 2000 Dallas Christmas Gala, Andrew Litton & David R. Davidson Conducting The Dallas SO & Chorus.
  • 2000 Devil's Dance, Gil Shaham & Jonathan Feldman.
  • 2003 John Williams: 40 Years of Film Music, City of Prague Philharmonic (2 CD Set, compilation).
  • 2003 Epics, Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
  • 2005 Kreisler, Paganini, Sarasate, Wieniawski, Maxim Vengerov.
  • 2006 Great Film Fantasies, Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
  • 2007 Symphonic Brass, Nicholas J. Childs conducting The Black Dyke Mills Band.
  • 2009 Filmharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (3 CD Set).
  • 2010 Moviebrass - West Side Story Suite, Space Brass, Gomalan Brass Quintet.
  • 2011 Portals, Vladimir Lande conducting The St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.
  • 2012 The Music of John Williams: The Definitive Collection, City of Prague Philharmonic (6 CD Set, compilation).
  • 2012 Barber, Korngold: Violin Concertos, Alexander Gilman.
  • 2013 La Creation Du Monde, Christian Lindberg conducting The Swedish Wind Ensemble.
  • 2013 American Harp, Yolanda Kondonassis.
  • 2013 The Silver Violin, Nicola Benedetti.
  • 2013 Violin Showcase, Matthieu Arama.

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