Something for Thursday

I haven’t seen the movie yet, and likely won’t until it hits a streaming service, but I’ve heard the music, and I can say that in that department at least, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Distiny fires on all cylinders. Of course, how could it not? The score is by John Williams, after all.

Here is the arrangement of “Helena’s Theme” for violin and orchestra. This is a complex and sophisticated theme, less obviously melodic than earlier lyric themes for these movies–Marion’s Theme, Willie’s Theme, and the Grail Knight Theme, for example–but it is no less heartfelt and moving, for all that. It sounds to me like a blend of an old-fashioned emotions and a new personality, as well as a complex musical introspection noting the difference between youth and age. That seems appropriate for this movie, which I do look forward to watching.

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