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The Music Discussion Thread

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Inspired by the discussion in “What are the Themes of the Star Wars Movies?”.

What are your favourite themes in each film?

The Phantom Menace- Anakin is Free

Attack of the Clones - A Meadow Picnic

Revenge of the Sith - Anakin’s Dream

A New Hope - Binary Sunset

The Empire Strikes Back- Rescue from Cloud City/Hyperspace

Return of the Jedi - Darth Vader’s Death

The Force Awakens- The Scavenger

The Last Jedi- The Last Jedi

The Rise of Skywalker- Anthem of Evil

Rogue One - Guardians of the Whills Suite

Solo - Lando’s Closet

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The Guardians of the Whills suite is so gooooood.

People don’t talk a lot about Giacchino’s score for that movie but it’s really one of my favorites.

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Broom Kid said:

The Guardians of the Whills suite is so gooooood.

People don’t talk a lot about Giacchino’s score for that movie but it’s really one of my favorites.

I agree. It’s such a beautiful track. To think he only had four weeks to write the score for the movie too. It’s really remarkable as quite honestly I find it to be one of the best scores of the Disney era by far!

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I feel the opposite about Giacchino’s score. It’s probably my least favorite of the Star Wars scores, just a pale imitation of John Williams’s score for ANH. John Powell’s score for Solo is the true underrated score in my opinion.

My preferred saga experience:
ANH (4K77), ESB (Harmy), ROTJ (4K83).
Everything else is optional.

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StarkillerAG said:

I feel the opposite about Giacchino’s score. It’s probably my least favorite of the Star Wars scores, just a pale imitation of John Williams’s score for ANH. John Powell’s score for Solo is the true underrated score in my opinion.

I’ve not really listened to John Powell’s score for Solo by itself honestly. I’ll have to give it a shot. Haha

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Phantom Menace a Tie between Anakin’s theme and the Duel of the Fates.
Attack of the Clones Across the Stars
Revenge of the Sith Battle of the Heroes, reprise of Throne room and end titles
Star Wars Chasm Crossfire, and Binary Sunset and Throne Room and End titles.
Empire Han and Leia’s Theme, the battle in the snow, Yoda’s theme, the asteroid field theme.
ROTJ The Return of the Jedi, Luke and Leia, the chorus when Luke and Vader duel.
Force Awakens Jedi Steps and Binary Sunset, Scherzo for X-wings.

Honestly the scores for star wars 1977 and empire strikes back 1980 are two of the best ever recorded for a film. There really are no bad songs or themes. I played the albums back to back so many times on vinyl.

I also probably played my arista records set the anthology a hundred times.