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Favorite Star Wars theme

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Strilo , Feb 8, 2018.

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What is your favorite Star Wars theme?

  1. Star Wars Main Title (Luke's Theme)

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. The Force Theme

    12 vote(s)
    24.5%
  3. Rebel Fanfare

    2 vote(s)
    4.1%
  4. Princess Leia's Theme

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  5. Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)

    7 vote(s)
    14.3%
  6. Yoda's Theme

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Dual of the Fates

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  8. Across the Stars

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  9. Battle of the Heroes

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  10. Rey's Theme

    3 vote(s)
    6.1%
  1. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Revised and improved with @Darkslayer 's input and blessing. Vote for your favorite! If your choice isn't on the poll, post it in the thread...
     
  2. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Same as the last thread. Duel of the Fates. The choir that is in this peace really makes it something special. It is also used so well throughout the trilogy. I hope it pops up again in episode 9.
     
  3. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I actually think DOTF was squandered. When George told John "you've scored the final duel in Ep 3" with DOTF, I thought he meant the theme was perfect and he would have John weave it into a new composition. Instead we got a copy/paste of the TPM recording into the middle of the Obi-Wan vs. Anakin sequence. I was very disappointed, especially after how well the new use of DOTF worked in AOTC.

    Also, in my opinion, DOTF only fits the prequel trilogy. I don't think it has any place in Ep 9.
     
  4. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    As I understand, while the orchestra itself was copy-pasted, the choir was rerecorded for ROTS
     
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  5. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Why rerecord it?
     
  6. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    Main Title. Every time I think of Star Wars, that is what comes to mind musically.
     
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  7. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah! I heard that too. So weird.
     
  8. Lukers

    Lukers Jedi Knight star 1

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    Leia's theme hits me right in the gut whenever it starts now - especially now that our beloved Princess, Carrie Fisher, is no longer with us.
     
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  9. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The piano rendition in the TLJ credits is a gut punch every time I see the film.
     
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  10. Grey Matter

    Grey Matter Jedi Knight star 3

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    Rey's Theme: I love the melody and supporting motifs, the multiple 'endings', and the way it meshes with the Force theme.
     
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  11. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Master star 4

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    The Force theme closely followed by Leia's and then Duel of the Fates.
     
  12. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    In chronological movie release order:
    - Imperial Attack
    - Princess Leia's Theme
    - The Last Battle
    - Throne Room...
    - Yoda's Theme
    - Heroics of Luke and Han (early release title)
    - Empire Finale and End Credits
    - Luke and Leia theme (ROTJ)
    - Duel of the Fates
    - Across the Stars
    - AOTC Finale sequence
    - Anakin's Dark Deeds
    - Battle of the Heroes
    - ROTS Finale
     
  13. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

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    Across The Stars for me. Just something so grand yet melancholy at the same time. Perfectly represents the tragic love of the PT.

    Battle of the Heroes also holds a special place too. I remember watching the "A Hero Falls" Music Video on the ROTS DVD all the time growing up.
     
  14. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    You said it. If I had to pick only one single piece of music from SW as my favorite it would have to be "Across the Stars" as well. What I also find brilliant is how it's used in AOTC, blending in perfectly from the "Imperial March". I would say this is my absolute favorite musical transition from any of the SW movies.
     
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  15. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I recently saw the Oregon Symphony perform Music of John Williams and they played Across the Stars. It's such a great piece.
     
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  16. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Love them all, but Rey's theme is really special.
     
  17. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    Serious question: why do people like the Force theme so much?
     
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  18. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Because it's mysterious. Because it's moving. Because french horn is my favorite orchestral instrument. Because it's so versatile. Because the Force is the mystic core of the entire Saga.
     
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  19. DarthHass

    DarthHass Jedi Master star 3

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  20. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    What about Rose's Theme??!! (jk)

    I voted for Rey's Theme. Regardless of cultural impact or whatever, it elicits the greatest emotional response for me.
     
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  21. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's about time, Howard! :p:yoda:
     
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  22. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Very difficult to narrow it down to just one, but I chose the Main Title, since that's what started it all.

    Others that would be in my personal favorites:

    Imperial March
    Yoda's Theme
    The Force Theme
    Dual of the Fates
    Ben's Death and Tie FIghter Attack
    Jedi Steps
    Cantina Band
    Victory Celebration (ROTJ Special Edition)
    Han Solo and the Princess
     
  23. oierem

    oierem Jedi Master star 4

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    It's difficult to say. It is true that a recording of the choir for that cue was slated, but there was no recording date specified in the leaked cue list. And the recording sounds identical to the TPM version(s). It seems VERY strange that they wanted to re-record the choir in any case...
     
  24. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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    I can't pretend it's not influenced by recent developments. But Leia's theme is proving pretty hard to get out of my head these days. Particularly the way it was used in the her spaceflight scene in TLJ.
    (Should play from that cue at 2:25)


    The return of "Luke and Leia" from ROTJ's score is most welcome too.
     
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  25. TheCloneWarsForever

    TheCloneWarsForever Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ahsoka's Theme - due obviously in large part to the character it's attached to but that theme gets me every time and Kevin Kiner has managed to wring an incredible variety of emotions out of it over the last ten years.

    I just recently discovered Sabine's Theme on Rebels - hands down the best theme on that show even though Sabine isn't my favorite character on the show. I've had that rendering over the epilogue scene with the wolves running across a liberated Lothal on repeat for weeks.

    And I have to admit that on a strictly musical level, Rey's Theme is one of the best things to come out of Disney Star Wars even though I don't like the associated character one little bit.

    And a honorable mention to Battle of Heroes from ROTS. I'm really glad that LFL has shown a lot of restraint in reusing it in other material because it really symbolizes the twilight of the Republic and it's much more powerful for keeping that association and not getting diluted through overuse.
     
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