Welcome to Day Two of John Williams Week on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids! This week, we're celebrating the work of legendary film composer John Williams.
Today, we'll hear music that's unforgettable to anyone who saw the 1982 science fiction fantasy, E.T. in a movie theater.
A note from Kids Commute Kate: I waited in line for about six hours - after being turned away when it was sold out! - to see this movie when I was a kid. I can't tell you how excited we were! The entire theater full of kids gasped out loud during the scene we're hearing about today. I'll never forget it, and the music was a big part of it.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (Ep. 46)
E.T., THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL: The Bicycle Chase/Flying Theme
Here's today's Kids Commute: