I’m late, as usual. I’d also be very pleased if someone could PM me the link.
As usual, I arrive months after the discussion started :x
Thank you for this work. It’s very useful. Were you able get rips of the 3D Blu-ray’s bonus? If you’re completely stuck, I could try to help.
I’ve sent a PM. Thanks in advance.
It is indeed an old post, but I’m still here!
I’ve downloaded your spreadsheet, congratulations for this work! It is of immense interest to me. Thanks a lot.
I was convinced that other fans would have done that prior to me, and am very happy to be able to compare my works with yours (though mine isn’t finished). I’m impressed by the fact that you’ve detected a lot more leitmotivs than most people, and took note of many subtleties. Your work is incomparably more exhaustive that anything I’ve seen.
This will definitively help me and give me motivation. Sadly, since I’ve started this topic, my project has barely moved forward while my free time was disappearing under a pile of nappies, baby bottles and other mundane time-killers 😦
I’m confident I’ll finish this someday though :p
You actually hear the theme twice :
At 0:24 played by (I think) the G flute (alto flute). It is indeed lovely because of the violin “contrechant” ("Counter-melody in English ?).
At 3:26 played by the French Horn.
Also notice the force theme (played by the bass clarinet I would say) at 4:58. Lovely too 😃
I’m afraid all “complete” soundtracks are slightly different (music was recorded several times with slightly edited scores), that’s why I only use them when they match exactly the actual film music when working on my leitmotif project. Therefore, I have no idea what exact scene and track you could be talking about.
I also haven’t finished episode II yet (far from it), so I can’t give you all the “across the stars” appearances.
Sorry to be of no help 😦
I’ll send you an PM.
Thank you for your concern, that’s sweet.
I already knew about this version though, it was my fall back plan. Fortunately, I was sent a more complete original soundtrack by another forumer, who had compiled it himself.
I was very surprised and happy to be given this, I was doubtful whether somebody had actually managed to compile a complete original soundtrack for ROTS. It appears I was wrong.
Now I won’t have any valid excuse for not completing my project :p
I was kindly given a superb expanded version of Episode II’s sountrack by a forumer, which will keep occupied for one or two months.
I now only lack Episode III. If someone knows somebody who has compiled an expanded soundtrack for episode III, I would be very happy to get the information.
Thank you for replying, I thought nobody would see this as the topic is quite old 😃
Well, the “normal route” for obtaining this expanded soundtrack. I’d like to get it in order to complete the Star Wars music project on which I’m working on atm: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Episode-II-and-III-extended-soundtracks-request-for-leitmotiv-project/id/48785
So, how to obtain this?"
The normal route."
(English is not my mother tongue, sorry for the mistakes)
I’m currently working on a weird personal project: extracting the totality of leitmotivs heard in the two trilogies’ music, in order to count, analyse and classify these leitmotivs. Ultimately, when it’s done, I’ll make several videos about John Williams’ use of leitmotivs and put them on Youtube. I’m totally aware that very few people will be interested by this, but one must follow his feelings!
The usefulness of this project is of course debatable, however the best classification of leitmotivs in Star Wars that has been done so far (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Musical_score) is good but incomplete. Several leitmotivs are lacking, there is no classification of them according to their importance (the number of times you hear them), and there are some refinements, subtleties and easter eggs in Williams’ use of leitmotivs that are so far unexplored.
Anyway, my life is not a relevant topic. I’m posting this because, now that I’ve done the original trilogy and episode I, I’m stuck by the lack of a commercial extended soundtrack for episodes II and III, i.e. the actual movie score, not a shortened concert version.
Some of you have compiled such extended sountracks for episodes II and III, digging the music out of video-games and blu-ray tracks. I’ve sent private messages, but without success.
It’s also more or less available on Youtube, but with an inadequate sound quality, and some tracks are missing or not downloadable. Also, very sadly, I’m not very competent with the torrent & co world.
I would be immensely pleased and motivated if this lovely community could help me retrieve those extended soundtracks and finish my work.
Mmmmm, apparently my last message didn’t appear. I hope I won’t double post here.
I’m new to this forum, and would please like to know what the “normal route” is. If somebody could kindly private message me in order to explain, I’d be very happy.