John Williams’s Superman Suite Part 3

Featuring: David Das, Josh Lucan, and Aleph Cervo

In this online event, we finish our three-part study of the Superman Suite, looking at the big hero theme. John Williams wrote this score for the first Superman movie (1978), which was in close proximity to the first Star Wars (1977), and although the two scores share some common characteristics, they are equally fascinating for how they diverge. The orchestral writing is masterful in each, but heads in a different direction: strong and heroic for Superman, and science fiction for Star Wars. This study is led by ASA President David Das, along with Josh Lucan and Aleph Cervo.


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