Musicians Pay Tribute To John Williams On The Composer’s Lawn










It’s hard to underestimate just how important composer John Williams’s music has been to the history of cinema. His iconic film scores for E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial, Superman, Schindler’s List and the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter film franchises are some of the most recognizable compositions of the past century. To pay homage to this musical genius, 13 year-old-trumpeter, Bryce Hayashi, and flugelhorn player Michael Miller stood in front of Williams’s Los Angeles-area home and played the main theme from Star Wars for him.

While some celebrities might have a big problem with being disturbed in their own home, Williams graciously came out to greet the two musicians for a chat. It was a wonderful gesture by Williams because the 84-year-old composer has a lot of work on his plate. In addition to recently completing the scores for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Steven Spielberg’s recently-released The BFG, Williams has signed on to do the eighth and ninth installments of the Star Wars franchise as well as the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones film.




Update: This article originally appeared on ​July 18, 2016.