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Discussion Official Info John Williams To Score Episode IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode IX - Spoilers Allowed' started by Darth_Articulate, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 1, 2012
    I think Williams' scoring for the ST so far has been some of the best work he's done and I look forward to hearing how he caps off the saga musically. I do hope he creates a concert version for one of the themes he introduced in TLJ, though. I know he blended the Rose and AchTo themes together into a concert piece, though, which was nice :)
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  2. DaddlerTheDalek

    DaddlerTheDalek Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 31, 2014
  3. Jair Crawford

    Jair Crawford Jedi Knight star 2

    Nov 3, 2012
    Yes!!! This is fantastic news! Personally I feel like much of his work on the ST so far has been misunderstood and under appreciated. TFAs soundtrack had to grow on me a tad but TLJs soundtrack gelled with me almost instantly. The way he developed and expanded his themes from TFA into TLJ is simply masterful.
  4. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 9

    Feb 18, 2014
    It’s sad to think this might be his last Star Wars score
  5. JoJoPenelli

    JoJoPenelli Force Ghost star 5

    Aug 14, 2000
    I hope the final track of 9 is epic on the scale of, say, the Dragonheart theme. I want it to blow our collective minds! [face_praying][face_love]^:)^
  6. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Jan 25, 2013
    Really, now? I don't doubt you, but would you mind giving time stamps? I didn't hear that at all, and I've been listening to the OST obsessively
  7. Birkendoc

    Birkendoc Co-Purveyor of ST Trivia star 4 VIP - Game Host

    Sep 20, 2001
    This makes me truly sad. JW is, in my opinion, the greatest Late 20th Century/Early 21st Century composer. He'll be mentioned with Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky etc in the future. His music is something truly transcendent.
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  8. jedijax

    jedijax Force Ghost star 6

    May 2, 2013
    It's a true honor to be living in the era of John Williams and to have his gift for a lifetime. To have him round out the saga is amazing.
  9. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 11, 2015
    It's not so sad to me. Not too long ago before the Disney acquisition, Revenge of the Sith was the final Star Wars score and the likelihood of any new ones seemed unlikely. I would never have guessed we'd have gotten an entire trilogy of Star Wars scores (+ a spin-off theme for Han Solo). All Williams scores since 2010 or so have been wonderful bonus entries in Williams' career.
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  10. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 9

    Feb 18, 2014
    It is up their with some of his best work, but so many Star Wars movies have amazing scores.
  11. DarthHass

    DarthHass Jedi Master star 2

    Nov 20, 2004
    I'd love to hear a few new themes of leitmotifs.

    I was hoping the Porgs would get one.
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  12. IlhamKamaruddin

    IlhamKamaruddin Jedi Padawan star 1

    Nov 29, 2017
    I can already imagine how cute a Porg's theme would sound like. :)
  13. BalanceOfTheForce

    BalanceOfTheForce Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 18, 2016
    Duel of fates for Rey vs Knights of Ren and epic brand new score for Rey vs Kylo
  14. Luke'sSeveredHand

    Luke'sSeveredHand Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 21, 2014
    That's my one "gripe" about the TLJ soundtrack...I of course have fallen into the trap of comparing the ST scores to the OT scores where they fall in line in the Saga. TFA seemed on par with ANH, introducing a new iconic theme for Rey, the First Order/Kylo Ren, and the March of the Resistance. TLJ did not measure up to its middle installment companion, ESB, but that's a very, very high standard to reach. From Yoda's Theme and Hyperspace, to Battle in the Snow, Departure of Boba Fett, Han Solo and the Princess, Lando's Palace, and lets not forget the Imperial March...IMO the best score in film history. So many iconic moments. TLJ just didn't seem to provide anything "new." It was largely retread from TFA and the OT. Don't get me wrong, it's a great score, but I was hoping to have that "THIS IS THE NEW IMPERIAL MARCH" moment, and that didn't happen. To be frank, my favorite bit of the score is during Battle of Crait with the callback to ANH with Han/Luke shooting down TIEs as they escape the Death Star.

    I was just a little underwhelmed...but I think it's just me. Still a great score.
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  15. DarthHass

    DarthHass Jedi Master star 2

    Nov 20, 2004
    I too felt a bit underwhelmed but I have found some of those outstanding musical moments -- the battle of Crait/main title escape, rebellion reborn, holdo's resolve and the fathiers -- not iconic or memorable at first but definitely recognizable themes in the new movie.

    I'm just glad that the score for TFA wasn't re chopped for this movie.

    I felt attack of the clones was missing a good clone wars battle music and instead we got the droid March from the phantom menace
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  16. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 26, 2009
    Give me a new theme for Reylo or I'm walking out.
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  17. Darth_Bertie

    Darth_Bertie Force Ghost star 5

    Mar 30, 2014
    I vote for using some of the great love themes in cinema history.

    Let's play can you feel the love tonight or something!
  18. Doom_Buggy

    Doom_Buggy Jedi Knight star 2

    Aug 2, 2016
    If the KoR are in 9, I hope they get their own theme. I like Kylo's theme, but I think it should be just for him & the KoR should get their own.
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  19. BalanceOfTheForce

    BalanceOfTheForce Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 18, 2016
    Insert force theme X 100
  20. BalanceOfTheForce

    BalanceOfTheForce Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 18, 2016
    If that's the direction they go in there will definitely be a Reylo theme
  21. Skylo_92

    Skylo_92 Jedi Youngling

    Mar 5, 2018
    Only real disappointment of TLJ soundtrack I had was that JW didn't expand upon that fusion of Luke & Rey's themes that he seemed to be introducing at the very end of TFA's end credits.
  22. KembaSkywalker

    KembaSkywalker Jedi Knight star 3

    Jun 16, 2016
    I think you mean the Jedi Steps theme. It was used a couple of times in TLJ, most noticeably right after the first time they cut to Ahch-To after "where's Rey?"

    As much as I loved TLJ's score, and I do absolutely love it, I have to agree with you that I wish this theme was used a bit more in the film. However, I can't really complain when JW added a brand new Ahch-To theme to the mix including a distinct theme for Luke while he's on the island - which is one of my favorite pieces of the soundtrack.
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  23. jaqen

    jaqen Chosen One star 5

    Jul 22, 2004
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  24. Birkendoc

    Birkendoc Co-Purveyor of ST Trivia star 4 VIP - Game Host

    Sep 20, 2001
    Enjoy it, people. We're seeing the end of an era. Greatest late 20th/early 21st century composer. Williams will be mentioned with Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
  25. sethg

    sethg Manager Emeritus star 2 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 3, 2012
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