John Williams Wins Grammy Award for Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite

Congratulations to John Williams who was awarded a Grammy for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite for Best Instrumental Composition at last night’s 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Williams was also nominated for Best Arrangement but lost out on that award to Jacob Collier for Moon River.

62. Best Instrumental Composition

A Composer’s Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.

• BEGIN AGAIN
Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted By Vince Mendoza)
• CRUCIBLE FOR CRISIS
Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)
• LOVE, A BEAUTIFUL FORCE
Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
• STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE SYMPHONIC SUITE – WINNER
John Williams, composer (John Williams)
• WALKIN’ FUNNY
Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride)

63. Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

• BLUE SKIES
Kris Bowers, arranger (Kris Bowers)
• HEDWIG’S THEME
John Williams, arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams)
• LA NOVENA
Emilio Solla, arranger (Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra)
• LOVE, A BEAUTIFUL FORCE
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
• MOON RIVER – WINNER
Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Congratulations to all nominees and winners.

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