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John Williams Is Coming to Phoenix; Here Are His Five Most Iconic Scores

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Jaws

The Jaws theme is the only one on this list recognizable from two notes.

The escalating urgency of the tuba puts us in the shoes of swimmers unaware that a great white killer is on the way. The film builds suspense by what it doesn't show; we fear the shark we don't see, and the famous theme builds on the same sense of mystery, which turns into horror.

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