Watch a Cellist Recreate John Williams’s Jurassic Park Theme In Eight Parts
Thanks to Jurassic Park (1993), it's hard to picture a Brontosaurus without hearing a string orchestra in the background. As Nerdist reports, YouTube musician Samara Ginsberg has paid homage to John Williams's classic score in the most appropriate way possible: dressed in a dinosaur costume.
Ginsberg's YouTube channel is filled with cello covers of beloved music from pop culture. The themes from DuckTales, ThunderCats, and Super Mario Bros. are just a few covers she's done in the past. For her Jurassic Park cover, she played all eight parts of the music separately and edited them together to re-create the sweeping theme.
Ginsberg works with a cello instead of a full orchestra, but the grandeur of Williams's original composition still comes through. The fact that she's wearing a plush T. Rex costume to play all eight parts also helps sell the performance. You can listen to the full cover in the video below.
John Williams has scored many iconic movies over his career, including Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982), and Star Wars (1977). Despite being one of his most recognizable pieces of music, his work on Jurassic Park didn't win Williams an Oscar. But don't feel too bad for the composer: His Jurassic Park score lost that year to his own score from Schindler's List (1993).