Somewhere over the rainbow’s STRUCTURE is A A B A coda.
The FORM is: AA BB AA C A
Did you hear that the last return of the A section had a different feel about it?
The Opening A section is loud and heroic like the character’s deeds. The last A section show that the character has a softer side too. The Composer does this by changing some of the instruments playing the Indiana Jones theme.
If you can listen to the Raiders March using headphones you will get the best SYMPHONIC sound. The composer JOHN WILLIAMS uses Brass for his hero’s theme. Marion’s theme is lush sounding STRINGS. The composer shows that the hero is not just loud BRASSY music. The Hero is also sensitive.
John Williams is one of the very best COMPOSERS in the world. He has devoted his career to composing FILM SCORES using orchestral forces.
Listen to how different the Brass sounds for this dark, nasty character. It is very different to the Hero theme of Indiana Jones.
This next video is for those who want to hear more of JOHN WILLIAMS’s work.
It does not matter if you cannot yet read music. See if you can follow the shapes that you hear on the patterns on the screen.
John Williams is one of Film’s most prolific composers,
Can you research which films he has composed SCORES to?
Have you watched any of the films?