John Williams Film Soundtracks


I know it's confusing, but if you've turned up here as the result of a web search and expect to find anything about the composer of the music for Star Wars, Jaws, Harry Potter, et al, you're in the wrong place. Go here instead. This page is devoted to guitarist John Williams' contributions to film and TV soundtracks, of which there have been many.

Rosemary and Thyme

Rosemary and Thyme
Music by Christpher Gunning
Recorded 2002, Released 2004

Sanctuary Classics PCACD002
John Williams plays the Main Theme
of this British TV series

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Music by Patrick Doyle
Recorded/Released 1997

Atlantic 83063-2
John Williams featured on 6 tracks

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A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda
Music by John du Prez

Milan RC 270 (LP) / 887 878 (CD)
John Williams plays on most tracks, including one solo.

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Emma's War

Emma's War
Music by John Williams

Moment 106 (LP) (see below.)
Includes seven tracks written and performed by John Williams.

The Honorary Consul - single

The Honorary Consul
aka Beyond the Limit

Island IS 155
No soundtrack album was released from this film, apart from a single of Paul McCartney's main theme.
(But see below.)

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter
Music by Stanley Myers, 1979
Capitol 11940 (LP) 92058 (CD)
John Williams plays on three tracks:
Cavatina (Reprise)
(Not new recordings, but re-mixed from Changes)

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Music by Patrick Gowers
CBS 70165

Some tracks are solo, some with string accompaniment; some are with poetry narration.
In 1987, Patrick Gowers wrote the Stevie Concerto from music written for this soundtrack.

200 Motels

Frank Zappa's 200 Motels
Conceived & Written by Frank Zappa

United Artists UAS9956
John Williams was responsible for arranging, supervising and playing with the Classical Guitar Ensemble.

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The Raging Moon

The Raging Moon
a.k.a. Long Ago Tomorrow
Music by Stanley Myers

EMI SCX 6447
John Williams featured on
five tracks plus one solo.

The Walking Stick

The Walking Stick
Music by Stanley Myers

Although Cavatina was written for this film, neither a soundtrack album nor the movie itself has ever been released for home enjoyment.

I have included the below here because they break my self-imposed rule about not including multi-artist compilations on the CD Compilations page. However, these film soundtrack compilations include the main themes from Emma's War and The Honorary Consul, which are otherwise unavailable on CD.


Trax 82025-2, 1985

Includes Main Theme from
The Honorary Consul
by Paul McCartney

Filmtracks II

Filmtracks II
Moment 107, 1986

Includes Emma's Theme
from Emma's War
by John Williams

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