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(1998)


Bootleg John Williams, Conductor
Format: CD-R (Thanks to Fernando!) Mstislav Rostropovich, Conductor
Total Playing Time: 77:48 Donald Hunsberger, Conductor
Date: Dec 16, 2002
Cat. No. CP10-123

Music recorded from TV, LP and CD


Track Listing

Studio Orchestra conducted by John Williams
(Recorded from TV)

1. Mission Theme for "NBC Nightly News" (1:47)
2. Fugue for Changing Times (1:51)
3. Scherzo for Today (1:48)
4. The Pulse of Events (1: 26)
5. NBC News: 30 opener/closer #1 (0:32)
6. NBC News: 30 opener/closer #2 (0: 31)
7. NBC News: 20 opener/closer (0:22)
8. NBC News: 15 opener/closer (0:16)
9.-19. NBC News Bumpers 1-11 (1:51)

Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by John Williams
(CD Quality)

20. Mission Theme - Concert Version (3:24)

Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by John Williams
(Recorded from TV)

21. Sound The Bells! (Original Version for Brass and Percussion) (2:01)
22. Jubilee 350 Fanfare (3:20)
23. We're Lookin' Good! (5:00)
24. Esplanade Overture (4:38)
25. To Lenny! To Lenny! (2:55)

New Japan Philarmonic conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich
(Recorded from TV)

26. Variations on "Happy Birthday" (5:39)

Eastman Wind Ensemble conducted by Donald Hunsberger
(Recorded from LP)

27. Nostalgic Jazz Odyssey (12:52)
28.-30. Sinfonnieta for Wind Ensemble (16:44)

Studio Orchestra conducted by John Williams
(Recorded from TV)

31. Fanfare for a Festive Occasion (2:28)

Studio Orchestra conducted by John Williams
(CD Quality)

32. Mission Theme (1:51)
33. Mission Theme (0:30)
34. Mission Theme (0:09)
35. Mission Theme (0:09)
36. Mission Theme (0:30)
37. Mission Theme (0:21)
38. Mission Theme (0:15)
39. Mission Theme (0:10)
40. The Pulse of Events (1:29)
41. Mission Theme (3:25)


In 1985, John Williams wrote four themes for the NBC Network:

  • The Mission for NBC Nightly News
    (First aired Sep 9, 1985)

  • Fugue For Changing Times for a Connie Chung news magazine

  • Scherzo For Today for The Today Show

  • The Pulse of Events for special reports and later for "Meet the Press"



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