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Alfred Music Publishing Congratulates John Williams' Record-Setting Oscar Nominations

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, February 02, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, congratulates John Williams, legendary multi-award winning composer, conductor, and pianists, on his recent Academy Awards® nominations honoring his original music scores in The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse films. With the recent nominations, Williams now holds a record 47 Oscar nods making him the most-nominated living person in academy history—second only to Walt Disney’s 59 nominations.

John Williams has penned some of the most recognizable and beloved film scores in the history of motion pictures, including Jaws, Star Wars®, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial, as well as several of the Harry Potter films to name a few. Other 2012 Oscar nods in the Music (Original Score) category include Ludovic Bource (The Artist), Howard Shore (Hugo), and Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). Williams was formerly tied with Alfred Newman at 45 nominations. The 84th Academy Awards® winners will be announced Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, broadcast live on ABC network.

Alfred Music Publishing offers an ample selection sheet music arrangements of John William’s beloved works for band, orchestra, jazz ensembles, and instrumental play-alongs, along with the widely popular The Very Best of John Williams Easy Piano collection and John Williams: Greatest Hits 1969-1999 sheet music collection. For more information about Alfred Music Publishing, visit For the complete list of Academy Awards® nominees, visit