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Hollywood Orchestration: The Music Of John Williams with Norman Ludwin
August 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Seattle Composers Alliance presents “Hollywood Orchestration: The Music Of John Williams” with Norman Ludwin! Please join us at the Seattle Film Institute on Tuesday, August 19th from 7pm – 10pm for an evening of exploration of the Hollywood sound through an in-depth guided tour of selected music cues by John Williams, including a cue from “Jaws”, “Born on the 4th of July”, and others. Handouts will be given, and we will also be presented with a short presentation on “Hollywood Orchestration: An Overview of Concepts.”
With this event, all participants will receive a printed copy of Norman’s “ANTHOLOGY OF SCORES VOLUME TWO – 20th and 21st Century Music”, which includes ten modern scores edited for the orchestration student. These scores are annotated with the same method that Norman employs in his previous books: boxes, categories, and arrows to highlight the music and instruct the reader.
Each work includes a full score, analysis notes, exercises based on the composition and further recommended works to study. Examples of included scores are John Adams – “Short Ride in a Fast Machine”, Leonard Bernstein – “On The Waterfront”, Aaron Copland – “Grover’s Corner”, and seven others.
About Norman Ludwin
Norman Ludwin is a bassist, composer, orchestrator, publisher, and teacher. He has been an instructor in the UCLA Film Scoring Program since 2001 and at the Musicians Union Local 47 since 2008. He holds a Doctorate in Composition from the Claremont Graduate University, a Masters in Music from the California State University at Northridge and a B.F.A. degree from The California Institute for the Arts in Valencia.
His recent orchestration credits include: Star Trek Into Darkness, Super-8, John Carter, and Priest. Ludwin has written many books on orchestration, including: “Orchestration, A New Approach- Volume One’ and “An Anthology of Scores for Study, Volume 1”.
Special Thanks to EMP
We would like to thank EMP Museum and Brian Phraner for arranging and providing lodging for Norman’s stay in Seattle.
When: Tuesday, August 19th, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Seattle Film Institute
3210 16th Avenue West
Seattle WA 98119
Cost at the Door:
$40 for Full Members and Students
$50 for Associate Members
$60 for the General Public
If paying by check, please send it to arrive no later than August 15th so we can collect them before the event. Send checks to:
Seattle Composers Alliance
P.O. Box 17259
Seattle, WA 98127
Admission rates will be higher at the door.
Please note: If you have any questions about the event or the book, please email us at
We look forward to seeing you at the Seattle Film Institute building on August 19th!