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Dance of the Witches

(1987)

John Williams, composer

This piece was written by former Boston "Pops" conductor John Williams for the film "The Witches of Eastwick." The story is set in New England and the filming was done locally.

WMT

Dance of the Witches is taken from composer John Williams’ film score to the movie The Witches of Eastwick, originally a novel by John Updike. The story presents three single female friends who "conjure up" their ideal man in the form of Daryl van Horne, who just happens to be the Devil in human form. He then bestows magical powers upon them, making them witches. The Dance of the Witches occurs during the friends’ discovery of their new abilities, and are eager to experiment with them.

—Green Man Review

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