Tone Poem Tuesday

OK, this isn’t a tone poem, it’s a piece of film music–but it’s a classic by John Williams, and as such it is as cohesive and well-constructed a piece of music as any great tone poem. In honor of having seen the movie on the big screen yesterday (the first time I’ve seen it in a theater since I was nine), here is the finale and end credit music to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


Here’s a blog post of mine about Close Encounters. My thoughts on this film have not appreciably changed: it’s still a beautiful, magnificent film.

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  1. Roger Owen Green says:

    When you wish upon a star… I had not heard/seen this since I saw the extended version of the movie in the theater

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