30 John Williams
He must be, well, who knows how many people's first favorite film composer. Certainly mine. My dad bought a best of Star Wars / Close Encounters CD about 1996, and I listened to it (or a cassette dub) as much as, if not more than, Carman.
As regards Carman...
Me: "Who's in the house?"
Them: Yes, that's how cool people speak.
Me: Oh, okay.**
My two favorite sequences of notes from that time are "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" and the intro to "Great God."
*pounds on table with fists*
**four or five years later:
Me: CONTEMPORARY Christian music!
Cousin: Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ the LORD!
Me: They say other things too! (I think!)
Then I came home from Scotland and got a Relient K CD... another year later....
24 Harry Gregson-Williams
I, uh, I was "catching up" the scrobble counts. …