The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey

Episode 30 - Pete ‘N’ Tillie

July 3, 2019

John Williams wrapped up the year 1972 with the drama "Pete 'N' Tillie," a major departure from the other three scores he wrote for films that year. It was much quieter, focusing on a simple piano theme to serve as a quasi-love theme for the not-so-perfect-together couple of the film's title. It was also much shorter, coming in at less than 15 minutes of music in the finished film. As such, this isn't a long episode filled with a treasure trove of musical moments, but host Jeff Commings is ready to guide you through the creation of this score, and why he's not as enamored with the theme as most John Williams fans.