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PT Prequel Trilogy MUSIC

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Darth Downunder, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Darth Downunder

    Darth Downunder Chosen One star 6

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    I did a search & there's no dedicated thread to the music. Only a few about specific musical topics.

    Anyway is anyone listening to RebelForce Radio's Star Wars Oxygen podcasts? If you don't know they've been analyzing & discussing the score of each film. David Collins who used to work for LucasArts goes in-depth into the music. It's brilliant. They did the OT, then TPM & they've just finished AotC. RotS is next. Highly recommend it:

    http://www.shotglassdigital.com/artist/star-wars-oxygen/
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rebelforce-radio-star-wars/id593355728?mt=2

    The funniest observation from the last episode was that the theme for Game of Thrones may've been influenced by the finale of AotC. Have a listen at 2.54:

    [face_laugh]

    Apart from that are there any PT musical ques you'd like to see referenced in TFA?
    What's your favorite musical piece from the trilogy?
     
  2. S2N2

    S2N2 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Those podcasts sound sick. Definitely gonna give it a listen.

    I'd love to hear duel of the fates at some point. Its so iconic and to put in even a variation of it would be fantastic and really tribute the PT well. I'm a big fan of Across the Stars as well. I think if there is some kind of romance in this trilogy a variation of that piece would be great.

    My favorite PT piece though would have to be "Anakin's Dark Deeds" from ROTS. Its so powerful and really showcases the granduer and tragedy of Anakin's fall. I also like how its tied into the movie cutting between Palp in the Senate establishing the Empire and Anakin on Mustafar destroying the Separatists. Good stuff.
     
  3. Darth Downunder

    Darth Downunder Chosen One star 6

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    Well one thing about the ST, even if some of the creative staff aren't PT fans we have John Williams composing the score. He obviously knows the music from the whole Saga including his amazing PT score. I'm sure he'll blend in some nods to the prequels.

    The best thing about those podcasts is they're over an hour long & each film gets about 4 episodes. They've just released ep 20 so you have a heap of great stuff to listen to.
     
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  4. S2N2

    S2N2 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Ya I hope he does. Maybe when we see Anakin's saber for the first time or something.
     
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  5. Avnar

    Avnar Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I still think that the music at the end of The Phantom Menace... (duel of the fates?) ...is the best music in any of the films!
     
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  6. MissJo

    MissJo Jedi Knight star 2

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    My favorite is Battle of Heroes, and Duel of the Fates is my second best. They are really close on my meter. :)
     
  7. Darth Downunder

    Darth Downunder Chosen One star 6

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    Both are awesome. Battle of Heroes of course uses the famous cue from ESB.
    Also really like the Trade Federation theme & the Yoda & the Younglings music.
     
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  8. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    Which cue from ESB?
     
  9. Darth Downunder

    Darth Downunder Chosen One star 6

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    The cue beginning at 0.53 from the Vader vs Luke duel:



    It's also in the RotS duel. Here at 0:59:

     
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  10. Delta RC-1138

    Delta RC-1138 Jedi Padawan

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    So much good music to choose from, but I gotta go with the Clone March theme. Better than Imperial March imo. There something really regal, and just a tad sinister about it. I thought it fit the Clones perfectly.

     
  11. MissJo

    MissJo Jedi Knight star 2

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    Oh and yes Across the Stars is also really great, relaxes me always. :)
     
  12. Darth Downunder

    Darth Downunder Chosen One star 6

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    You mean the music from about 2.40? Yeah I love that. That's usually known as the Trade Federation theme from TPM. Was reused for the Clones in Ep II.
     
  13. Qui-Riv-Brid

    Qui-Riv-Brid Force Ghost star 5

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    To me it's more about Star Wars music cues being used in the ST and not simply just very specific ones but the style and overall textures as well.

    If they decide to use choral then obviously they harkens back to more to what JW did with I-III than IV-VI.
     
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  14. DeanVantis

    DeanVantis Jedi Knight star 3

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    From a personal perspective, Duel Of The Fates was the track that shined throughout the prequels and was used in all three installments. I wouldn't mind and actually would enjoy it if they plan to repurpose the music in the sequels. They are using many elements from the previous six films, are they? :)
     
  15. Davak24

    Davak24 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's a great song.
     
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  16. Delta RC-1138

    Delta RC-1138 Jedi Padawan

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    Ah yea, now I remember it in TPM now that you mention it. For some reason I always associate it with Clones though, I think it might be because of the March on the Jedi Temple Scene in Sith.
     
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  17. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I love a lot of the music from the PT movies.
     
  18. darth-sinister

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    That's "Clash Of The Lightsabers". As to what I'd like to have replayed from the PT, it'd all depends on the director and the context. If there's something about Anakin, then I reprise of "Anakin's Theme" would fit. Something about the romance, then "Across The Stars". In terms of something like "Duel Of The Fates", it would be nice if it were to happen with a big Lightsaber duel akin to those in TPM and ROTS.
     
  19. Qui-Riv-Brid

    Qui-Riv-Brid Force Ghost star 5

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    Thing is that JW can take his themes and rework them so much that we are likely to get all kinds of things that we won't hear.

    I felt that there was various connections between many cues but couldn't spell them out musically but as Oxygen has shown there is far more than just a feel but that the main theme is connected to Across the Star and the Imperial March on a few notes and so on.

    So he can work it all kinds of way beside straight noticeable quotations.
     
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  21. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    "Across the Stars" might be the most underrated theme in any of the Star Wars films. It does such a brilliant job of aurally conveying the doomed romance that Lucas conceived.
     
  22. mikeximus

    mikeximus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I love "Across the Stars". Your spot on in your observation!

    As far as Prequel music in TFA. I don't need to hear any, I wouldn't be upset if there wasn't any tbh. The music for the PT has some pretty specific meanings for those stories, so I can't really see repeating them in the ST without changing those meanings...
     
  23. Queen Apailana

    Queen Apailana Jedi Knight star 1

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    At the moment, I can't think of any pieces introduced in the PT that I particularly want to hear in TFA. I wouldn't mind if some did show up, but many of the pieces I'd like to hear were introduced in the OT.

    My favorite song from the PT is Across the Stars and any variation of it. Two of my favorite songs with variations of Across the Stars are Anakin's Dream and Padme's Ruminations.
     
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  24. True Sith

    True Sith Jedi Master star 4

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    I highly doubt any musical cues from the PT will be heard in the ST, but you never know. So many amazing themes from the PT though....Anakin's Betrayal (Order 66 theme) is another one that always gives me the chills.
     
  25. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If there's any reference to Luke and Leia's parents, I'd love to hear a cue of Across the Stars...