Score, John

Score, John (?-1979)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A Flight Lieutenant in the British Royal Air Force, in which he served from 1931 to 1946, John Score was influential in establishing Wicca in Britain in its formative years. He became editor of The Wiccan newsletter in 1968 and established it as the main Wiccan publication in Britain. He played a part, with Ed Fitch, in America in establishing the Pagan Way, an open organization that absorbed many of the people who wanted to get into Wicca but were unable to, for various reasons, at the time. In Britain the organization became known as the Pagan Front, and later changed to the Pagan Federation.

In establishing the Pagan Front, Score set out to defend the religious freedom of all pagans and to eradicate those who associated paganism with black magic and negative works. He was especially interested in all forms of healing, earning a doctor of naturopathy degree, and he developed unique methods of communicating with spirits of the dead.

Score suffered from ill health much of his life. He died in December 1979.

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Four of Wisconsin's five team members--Dave David (283) who finished with the overall top score, John Pilotte (279), Don Trenkle (259) and Ken Bucchholz (252) finished with 250-plus totals, while Jim Rutledge added a 224.
But you do miss Jeremy Irons' thoughtful and almost poetic voiceover, Geoffrey Burgon's beautiful music score, John Mortimer's sublime script and the quite perfect performances.
Morris' score, John Adams' new Son of Chamber Symphony, declares Chung, is the toughest music she has ever danced to.
Stephen Schwartz crafted the score, John Caird created an original story, and director Al Villanueva assembled a cast of 60 ranging in age from 3 to 18.
Camera (Deluxe color), Robert Brinkmann; editor, David Rennie; music, Tenacious D; score, John King, Andrew Gross; production designer, Martin Whist; art director, Maria Baker; set decorator, Don Diers; costume designer, Dayna Pink; sound (SDDS/Dolby Digital/Stereo DTS), Pud Cusack; sound designer/supervising sound editor, Elmo Weber; co-supervising sound editor, David Bach; visual effects supervisor, David D.
On that score, John Mullins' charge cannot be considered a certainty and, if you missed out on the 11-2, this morning's best offer of 15-8 from the Tote is probably no better than a fair reflection of her chance.
For his winning score, John was presneted with a specially customized Colt Government Model .45 ACP pistol, a "Tactical Special," from master gunsmith Bil Wilson of Wilson's Gun Shop.
(Color); editor, Leech; songs, Todd Edwards; score, John Mark Painter; music supervisor, John McCullough; overall 3-D and digital supervisor, Glenn Neufield; modeling/animation supervisor, Dennis Leech; sound designers (Dolby Digital/DTS/SDDS), Tom Myers, Mark Keefer; supervising sound editor, Myers; digital effects supervisors, Sebastian Carillo, Theodore Godwin; associate producers, Katie Hooten, Henry Kaufman, Paulette Millichap.
Though Carmina Burana (1959) was invigorated on opening night by a live choral rendition of Carl Orff's epic score, John Butler's choreography stymied the dancers, forcing them into difficult, cramping postures - a dated mixture of ballet and Graham that obscured the music's emotional thrust.
Sets, Lez Brotherston; costumes, Andreane Neofitou; lighting, Peter Mumford; sound, Rick Clarke; orchestral score, John Cameron; Indian dance, Piali Ray.
Sets and costumes, Stephen Brimson Lewis; lighting, Peter Mumford; historical consultant, Alison Weir; sound, John Leonard; original score, John Cameron.