John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra: Complete Philips Recordings | Decca 4851590

John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra: Complete Philips Recordings

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4851590

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 20

Expected Release Date: 21st January 2022



Emanuel Borok (violin)
Misha Dichter (piano)
James Ingram (vocals)
Dudley Moore (narrator)
Jessye Norman (soprano)
Nancy Crutcher Tunnicliffe (bagpipes)
Ian Underwood (synthesiser)
John Williams (piano)
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Bay State Pipes and Drums
Boston Pops Orchestra


John Williams


Emanuel Borok (violin)
Misha Dichter (piano)
James Ingram (vocals)
Dudley Moore (narrator)
Jessye Norman (soprano)
Nancy Crutcher Tunnicliffe (bagpipes)
Ian Underwood (synthesiser)
John Williams (piano)
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Bay State Pipes and Drums
Boston Pops Orchestra


John Williams



CD 1: “Pops on the March”
1. Josef Franz Wagner - Under the Double Eagle
2. Edward Elgar - March no.4 in G from Pomp and Circumstance Marches
3. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Festival Coronation March
4. William Walton - Orb and Sceptre
5. George Gershwin (arr. Johnny Green) - Strike Up The Band
6. W.C. Handy (arr. Richard Hayman) - St Louis Blues March
7. John Williams - Midway March
8. Meredith Wilson (arr. Leroy Anderson) - Seventy-Six Trombones
9. Ray Bauduc & Bob Haggart (arr. Billy May) - South Rampart Street Parade
10. Alfred Newman - Conquest
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 2: “Pops in Space”
John Williams
from Superman:
1. March
2. Love Theme
from The Empire Strikes Back:
3. The Asteroid Field
4. Yoda’s Theme
5. The Imperial March
from Star Wars:
6. Main Title
7. Princess Leia
8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind Suite
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 3: “That’s Entertainment” (Pops on Broadway)
1. Arthur Schwartz (arr. Hayman): That’s Entertainment from The Band Wagon
includes Let Me Entertain You from Gypsy (Jules Styne)
2. Jerry Bock (arr. J. Williams) - Fiddler on the Roof (excerpts from the film score):
a. If I Were a Rich Man – b. To Life – c. Miracle of Miracles – d. Sunrise, Sunset – e. Matchmaker – f. Tradition
3. Stephen Sondheim (arr. Jonathan Tunick) - from A Little Night Music:
a. Night Waltz – b. Send in the Clowns
4. Richard Rodgers (arr. Anderson) - Richard Rogers Waltzes (medley):
a. Lover (Love Me Tonight) – b. Falling in Love with Love (The Boys from Syracuse) – c. Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (Oklahoma!) – d. It’s a Grand Night for Singing (State Fair)
5. Medley arr. Ralph Burns - Pops on Broadway:
a. One (A Chorus Line) (Hamlisch) – b. Tomorrow (Annie) (Strouse) – c. Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Evita) (Lloyd Webber)
6. Frederick Loewe (arr. Robert Russell Bennett) - from Gigi:
a. The Night They Invented Champagne – b. Waltz at Maxim’s – c. I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore – d. The Parisians – e. Say a Prayer for Me Tonight – f. Thank Heaven for Little Girls
Emanuel Borok (solo violin) [2]
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 4: “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”
1. Trad (arr. Harris) - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
2. Medley (arr. Anderson) - Christmas Festival:
a. Joy to the World (trad.) – b. Deck the Halls (trad.) – c. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (trad.) – d. Good King Wenceslas (trad.) – e. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn, adapt. Cummings) – f. The First Nowell (trad.) – g. Silent Night (Gruber) – h. Jingle Bells (Pierpont) – i. O Come, All Ye Faithful (trad.)
3. Alfred Burt - A Christmas Greeting: The Carols of Alfred Burt (medley):
a. Come, Dear Children – b. All On a Christmas Morning – c. Christ, In The Stranger’s Guise – d. Caroling, Caroling – e. Some Children See Him – f. O Harken Ye
4. Medley arr. Billy May - Holiday Cheer:
a. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Styne) – b. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) (Tormé) – c. Jingle Bell Rock (Beal & Boothe) – d. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Martin) – e. All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth (Gardner) – f. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Kent & Ram) – g. Silver Bells (Livingston & Evans)
5. Charles Edward Ives - A Christmas Carol
6. Katherine Kennicott Davis - Carol of the Drum
7. Trad. (arr. B. May) - The Twelve Days of Christmas
Tanglewood Festival Chorus [1, 3, 5, 7]
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 5: “Pops Around the World”
1. Dimitri Kabalevsky - Colas Breugnon
2. Franz von Suppè - Boccaccio
3. Daniel Auber - The Bronze Horse (Le Cheval de bronze)
4. Mikhail Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila
5. John Williams - The Cowboys
6. Gioachino Rossini - L’italiana in Algeri
7. Leonard Bernstein - Candide
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 6: “Aisle Seat”
1. John Williams - The Flying Theme from E.T.
2. Vangelis (arr. Joseph Reisman) - Main Theme from Chariots of Fire
3. John Williams - Raiders of the Lost Ark March
4. John Williams - If We Were in Love from Yes, Giorgio
5. John Kander (arr. Billy Byers) - Main Theme from New York, New York
6. Max Steiner (arr. Angela Morley) - Tara’s Theme from Gone with the Wind
7. Harold Arlen (arr. Alexander Courage) - Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
8. Nacio Herb Brown (arr. Conrad Salinger, adapt. A. Courage) - Main Theme from Singin’ in the Rain
9. Dimitri Tiomkin (arr. A. Morley) - Main Theme from Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
10. Hugh Martin (arr. C. Salinger, adapt. A. Courage) - The Trolley Song from Meet Me in St Louis
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 7: “Out of this World”
1. R. Strauss - Introduction from Also sprach Zarathustra from 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. John Williams - Adventures on Earth from E.T.
3. Jerry Goldsmith (arr. J. Goldsmith) - Closing Title from Alien
4. Alexander Courage (arr. A. Courage) - Main Theme from Star Trek: The Television Show
5. Stu Phillips & Glen A. Larson (arr. S. Phillips) - Main Title from Battlestar Galactica
6. Jerry Goldsmith (arr. J. Goldsmith) - Main Title from Star Trek: The Motion Picture
7. Marius Constant (arr. S. Phillips) - Theme and Variations from Twilight Zone
John Williams - from Return of the Jedi:
8. Parade of the Ewoks
9. Luke & Leia
10. Jabba the Hutt (Chester Schmitz tuba)
11. The Forest Battle
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 8: Prokofiev - Peter & the Wolf; Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
1. Sergei Prokofiev, text adapt. Larry Gelbart - Peter and the Wolf (A Musical Tale for Children)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
2. Miniature Overture
Characteristic Dances:
3. March
4. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
5. Russian Dance (Trepak)
6. Arabian Dance (Coffee)
7. Chinese Dance (Tea)
8. Dance of The Reed-Pipes
9. Waltz of the Flowers
Dudley Moore (narrator) [1]
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 9: “With a Song in my Heart”
1. Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart (arr. Dick Hayman) - Falling in Love with Love from The Boys from Syracuse
2. Cole Porter (arr. Joseph Reisman) - In the Still of the Night from Rosalie
3. Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart (arr. J Reisman) - Spring is Here from I Married an Angel
4. Jerome Kern/Johnny Mercer (arr. A. Courage) - I’m Old-Fashioned from You Were Never Lovelier
5. Harold Arlen/Truman Capote (arr. Williams) - A Sleepin’ Bee from House of Flowers
6. Cole Porter (arr. D. Hyman) - I Love Paris from Can-Can
7. Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II (arr. A. Courage) - The Song is You from Music in the Air
8. Cole Porter (arr. A. Courage) - I Love You from Mexican Hayride
9. George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin - Love is Here to Stay from Goldwyn Follies
10. Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II (arr. D. Hyman) - All the Things You Are from Very Warm for May
11. George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin - Love Walked In from Goldwyn Follies
12. Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart (arr. A. Courage) - With a Song in My Heart from With a Song in My Heart
Jessye Norman (soprano)
John Williams (piano) [9]
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 10: “Swing, Swing, Swing”
1. Sy Oliver (arr. Larry Wilcox) - Opus One
2. Cole Porter (arr. Jerry Gray & Billy May) - Begin the Beguine
3. Frankie Carle (arr. Richard Hayman) - Sunrise Serenade
4. Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson & Julian Dash (arr. R. Hayman) - Tuxedo Junction
5. Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn (arr. R. Hayman) - Satin Doll
6. Joseph Garland (arr. Glenn Osser) - In the Mood
7. Louis Prima (arr. Dick Hyman) - Sing, Sing, Sing
8. Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman & Chick Webb (arr. G. Osser) - Stompin’ at the Savoy
9. Glenn Miller (arr. R. Hayman) - Moonlight Serenade
10. Jerry Gray (arr. R. Hayman) - A String of Pearls
11. Eric Coates (arr. R. Hayman) - Sleepy Lagoon
12. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Don Sebesky) - Song of India
13. Claude Thornhill (arr. D. Hyman) - Snowfall
14. John Williams - Swing, Swing, Swing
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 11: “America – The Dream Goes On”
1. Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
2. John Williams/Alan & Marilyn Bergman - America, the Dream Goes On
3. Anon. collected William Steffe/Julia Ward Howe (arr. Peter Wilhousky) - Battle Hymn of the Republic
4. Woody Guthrie (arr. Stu Phillips) - This Land is Your Land
5. Samuel A. Ward/Katherine Lee Bates (arr. A. Courage) - America, the Beautiful
6. Copland - Hoe-Down from Rodeo
7. Martin Gould - American Salute
8. Leonard Bernstein (arr. Sid Ramin) - America Medley:
a. New York, New York (Bernstein/Comden & Green) – b. Lonely Town (Bernstein/Comden & Green) – c. America (Bernstein/Sondheim)
9. Trad. spiritual (arr. Billy May) - When the Saints Go Marchin’ In
10. Trad. (arr. Eduard Kremser) - Prayer of Thanksgiving
James Ingram [2]
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 12: “On Stage”
1. Irving Berlin (arr. Morton Stevens) - There’s No Business Like Showbusiness from Annie Get Your Gun
2. Marvin Hamlisch (arr. M. Hamlisch) - Overture to A Chorus Line
3. Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (arr. Don Sebesky) - Here You Come Again from Dancin’
4. Medley (arr. Ralph Burns) - Sophisticated Ladies (A Tribute to Duke Ellington):
a. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington) – b. Take the “A” Train (Strayhorn) – c. Mood Indigo (Ellington & Bigard) – d. It Don’t Mean a Thing (Ellington)
5. Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Eric Knight) - Memory from Cats
6. Medley (arr. A. Courage) - A Salute to Fred Astaire:
a. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (Berlin) – b. The Carioca (Youmans) – c. Dancing in the Dark (Schwartz) – d. I Won’t Dance (Kern) – e. The Continental (Conrad)
7. Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett) - Slaughter on Tenth Avenue from On Your Toes
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 13: “Bernstein by Boston”
Leonard Bernstein
1. Selections from West Side Story
2. Simple Song from Mass
On the Town:
3. The Great Lover (Allegro pesante)
4. Lonely Town: Pas de deux (Andante – Sostenuto)
5. Times Square: 1944 (Allegro)
Divertimento for Orchestra:
6. Sennets and Tuckets (Allegro non troppo, ma con brio)
7. Waltz (Allegro, con grazia)
8. Mazurka (Mesto. Molto moderato)
9. Samba (Allegro giusto)
10. Turkey Trot (Allegretto, ben misurato)
11. Sphinxes (Adagio lugubre)
12. Blues (Slow blues tempo)
13. March: “The BSO Forever” (Andante. In memoriam – Doppio movimento. Alla marcia)
14. Selections from Wonderful Town
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 14: “Pops in Love”
1. Gabriel Fauré - Pavane (Leone Buyse, flute)
2. Claude Debussy (arr. Henri-Pierre-Edouard Mouton) - Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
3. Remo Giazotto (attrib. Tomaso Albinoni) - Adagio for Strings and Organ (Max Hobart, violin)
4. Camille Saint-Saëns (arr. Paul Vidal) - Le Cygne (The Swan) from Le Carnaval des animaux (Martha Bacbcock, cello)
5. Erik Satie (orch. Claude Debussy) - Gymnopédie no.1 (Satie’s no.3) (Alfred Genovese, oboe)
6. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Andante cantabile from String Quartet no.1
7. Debussy (arr. Jerome Cohen) - La Fille aux cheveaux de lin from Préludes Book I
8. Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunte (Richard Sebring, horn)
9. Erik Satie (orch. Claude Debussy) - Gymnopédie no.2 (Satie’s no.1) (A. Genovese, oboe)
10. Johann Pachelbel (arr. Robert Bockholt) - Canon
11. Ralph Vaughan Williams (adapt. Ralph Greaves) - Fantasia on Greensleeves (L. Buyse, flute)
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 15: Gustav Holst - The Planets
1. Mars, the Bringer of War
2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
6. Uranus, the Magician
7. Neptune, the Mystic
Ian Underwood (synthesiser)
Women’s voices of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus [7]
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 16: “Digital Jukebox”
1. Boris Fomin (attrib. Gene Raskin) (arr. Glenn Osser) - Those Were the Days
2. Manos Hadjidakis (arr. R. Hayman) - Never on Sunday
3. Riz Ortolani & Nino Oliviero (arr. R. Hayman) - More from Mondo Cane
4. Jimmy Webb (arr. R. Hayman) - By the Time I Get to Phoenix
5. António Carlos Jobim (arr. Patrick Hollenbeck) - The Girl from Ipanema
6. Michel Legrand (arr. Eric Knight) - The Summer Knows from Summer of ’42
7. Kurt Weill (arr. Jack Mason) - Mack the Knife from The Threepenny Opera
8. Georges Auric - Where is Your Heart from Moulin Rouge
9. Mason Williams (arr. G. Osser) - Classical Gas
10. Henry Mancini (arr. H. Mancini) - Theme from The Pink Panther
11. Robert Maxwell (arr. Angela Morley) - Ebb Tide
12. Ervan F. “Bud” Coleman (arr. R. Hayman) - Tijuana Taxi
13. Henry Mancini (arr. R. Hayman) - Days of Wines and Roses
14. Max Steiner (arr. Lee Holdridge) - Theme from A Summer Place
15. Alex North (arr. L. Holdridge) - Unchained Melody
16. Alberto Pestalozza (arr. G. Osser) - Ciribiribin
17. Sammy Fain (arr. A. Morley) - Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 17: “Lucky To Be Me”
1. Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart - Lover from Love Me Tonight
2. Michel Legrand/Jacques Demy, transl. Norman Gimbel - I Will Wait for You from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
3. Kurt Weill/Ira Gershwin - My Ship from Lady in the Dark
4. George & Ira Gershwin - But Not for Me from Girl Crazy
5. Rodgers/Hart - Falling in Love with Love from The Boys from Syracuse
6. Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden & Adolph Green - Lonely Town from On the Town
7. Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson - September Song from Knickerbocker Holiday
8. Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner - Show Me from My Fair Lady
9. Michel Legrand/Alan & Marilyn Bergman - Where is it Written from Yentl
10. Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are
11. Michel Legrand/Alan & Marilyn Bergman - Papa, Can You Hear Me? from Yentl
12. Kurt Weill/Ogden Nash - Speak Low from One Touch of Venus
13. Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden & Adolph Green - Lucky to Be Me from On the Town
Jessye Norman (soprano)
John Williams (piano)

CD 18: “Salute To Hollywood”
1. Richard A. Whiting (arr. John Williams) - Hooray for Hollywood
2. Medley (arr. Morton Stevens) - Pops Salutes the Oscars:
a. When You Wish upon a Star (Harline) – b. Swingin’ on a Star (Van Heusen) – c. Moon River (Mancini) – d. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head (Bacharach) – e. Theme from The Way We Were (Hamlisch) – f. The Shadow of Your Smile (Mandel)
3. James Horner, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (arr. Glenn Osser) - Somewhere Out There from An American Tail
4. Medley (arr. M. Stevens) - A Tribute to Judy Garland:
a. Over the Rainbow (Arlen) – b. We’re Off to See the Wizard (Arlen) – c. You Made Me Love You (Monaco) – d. Be a Clown (Porter) – e. Get Happy (Arlen) – f. The Man That Got Away (Arlen)
5. John Williams - Balloon Sequence: Devil’s Dance from Witches of Eastwick
6. John Barry (arr. Joseph Reisman) - Love Theme from Out of Africa
7. Trad. Mexican (son jarocho) (arr. R. Hayman) - La Bamba
8. David Raksin (arr. Herbert Spencer) - Theme from The Bad and the Beautiful
9. Medley (arr. Sid Ramin) - Dancing with Fred Astaire:
a. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (Berlin) – b. I Won’t Dance (Kern) – c. Dancing in the Dark (Schwartz) – d. The Continental (Conrad) – e. Change Partners (Berlin) – f. The Carioca (Youmans)
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 19: “Pops à la Russe”
1. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Cortège from Mlada Suite
Alexander Borodin (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov & Alexander Glazunov) - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor:
2. Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens
3. Andantino
4. Allegro
5. Presto
6. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (arr. Lucien Cailliet) - None but the Lonely Heart
7. Rimsky-Korsakov - Danse des bouffons from The Snow Maiden Suite
8. Modest Mussorgsky - A Night on the Bare Mountain
9. Sergei Prokofiev - Troika from Lieutenant Kijé Suite
Aram Khachaturian - from the Gayaneh Suites:
10. Dance of the Rose Maidens
11. Lullaby
12. Sabre Dance
13. Alexander Borodin (arr. Sir Malcolm Sargent) - Nocturne from String Quartet no.2
14. Dmitri Shostakovich - Polka from The Golden Age Suite
15. Reinhold Glière - Russian Sailor’s Dance from The Red Poppy Suite
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 20: “Pops By Gershwin”
George Gershwin
1. An American in Paris (rev. Frank Campbell-Watson)
2. Porgy and Bess Suite (arr. Robert Russell Bennett & Alexander Courage):
a. Prelude – b. Summertime – c. I got plenty o’ nuttin’ – d. Bess, you is my woman now – e. I can’t sit down – f. It ain’t necessarily so – g. I loves you, Porgy – h. There’s a boat dat’s leavin’ soon for New York – i. O Lawd, I’m on my way
3. Selections from Girl Crazy (arr. Leroy Anderson):
a. I got rhythm – b. Embraceable you – c. Bidin’ my time – d. But not for me – e. I got rhythm (reprise)
4. Rhapsody in Blue (orch. Ferde Grofé)
Misha Dichter (piano)
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

CD 21: Bonus Disc
By Request…
John Williams
1. Liberty Fanfare
2. March from 1941
3. The Mission Theme (Theme for NBC News)
4. Olympic Fanfare and Theme
5. Theme from JAWS
Pops Britannia
John Williams - from Jane Eyre:
6. At Lowood
7. To Thornfield
8. The Return
9. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise (Max Hobart, violin – Nancy Crutcher Tunnicliffe, solo bagpipes)
10. Frederick Delius - Brigg Fair
11. Trad. Irish (“Londonderry Air”) (collected Jane Ross, arr. Percy Grainger) - Danny Boy
12. Percy Grainger - Molly on the Shore
13. Trad. Scottish (arr. Patrick Hollenbeck) - Scotland the Brave
Bay State Pipes and Drums [13]
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

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