I got the chance to hear this performed by the Boston Pops and conducted by John Williams himself during the music department trip a few years back. What an amazing march, I can’t help but come back to it every now and then.
It surprises me that I had not heard this theme before; but then again I have never seen the movie. Regardless, a superb theme that truly pulls at your heartstrings.
I wish to write something as great as this one day. Yes, I realize that this piece was written by arguably the greatest film composer of all time, but hey, I can dream, right?