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Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by DarthWolvo23, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. DarthWolvo23

    DarthWolvo23 Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 30, 2005
    What would you guys say are the definitive SW tracks from all 6 films that should be included on one cd of SW music?

  2. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 4, 1999
    Main Theme
    Anakin's Theme
    Duel of the Fates
    Across the Stars
    Battle of the Heroes
    Here They Come
    Princess Leia
    The Final Battle
    Han Solo and the Princess
    The Asteroid Field
    Yoda's Theme
    The Imperial March
    Luke and Leia
    Forest Battle
    Into the Trap
    Final Duel/Into the Death Star
    The Emperor's Death
    Darth Vader's Death
    Throne Room and End Titles

    I guess you can tell which trilogy still commands my imagination!
  3. Mr. K

    Mr. K Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Oct 23, 1999
    Hmmm...hard to say since some of the best music highlights from the PT remain unreleased. MASTADGE's list seems pretty good.

    Mr. K
  4. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 4, 1999
    The "Corellian Edition" compilation offers a 55-minute program:

    ? 1. The Phantom Menace: Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival at Naboo (2:56)
    ? 2. The Phantom Menace: The Flag Parade (2:12)
    ? 3. The Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon's Noble End (3:48)
    ? 4. Attack of the Clones: Jango's Escape (3:49)
    ? 5. Attack of the Clones: Yoda and the Younglings (3:57)
    ? 6. Revenge of the Sith: General Grievous (4:07)
    ? 7. Revenge of the Sith: Anakin's Dark Deeds (4:05)
    ? 8. A New Hope: Imperial Attack (6:45)
    ? 9. A New Hope: Ben Kenobi's Death/TIE Fighter Attack (3:55)
    ? 10. The Empire Strikes Back: Yoda and the Force (4:06)
    ? 11. The Empire Strikes Back: The Clash of Lightsabers (4:10)
    ? 12. Return of the Jedi: Sail Barge Assault (5:05)
    ? 13. Return of the Jedi: End Title (6:04)

    Obviously I'd recommend some changes -- I'd use the main title and end title from Episode IV rather than Episodes I and VI, for instance. I'd omit "The Flag Parade" -- as much fun as it is, it's an homage to Rózsa and not, IMO, an essential contribution to Star Wars' musical tapestry. Obviously I made a couple alternate selections in my list (I chose the concert version of Yoda's Theme instead of "Yoda and the Force" and the shorter "Here They Come" instead of the entire "Ben Kenobi's Death" cue). But those selections still might be a good core to build from.

    Another one-disc edition is the Silva Screen recording, running about an hour:

    1 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope/Main Titles 5:26
    2 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope/Princess Leia 4:46
    3 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back/The Imperial March 3:02
    4 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back/Yoda's Theme 3:52
    5 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back/The Asteroid Field 4:25
    6 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back/Han Solo and the Princess 4:10
    7 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi/Forest Battle 3:54
    8 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace/The Flag Parade 3:19
    9 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace/Anakin's Theme 2:52
    10 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace/The Adventures of Jar Jar 3:27
    11 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace/Duel of the Fates 4:09
    12 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones/Across the Stars 5:43
    13 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith/Battle of the Heroes 4:25
    14 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope/The Throne Room/Finale 7:35

    Most of my selections made it onto their playlist as well (though I see I'm outnumbered as far as "The Flag Parade" is concerned!). . .
  5. CaptainHamYoyo

    CaptainHamYoyo Jedi Knight star 2

    Aug 18, 2011
    Awesome choices Mastadge! I'm gonna try out a playlist on my iPod with that selection.

    Another option is also the Star Wars: In Concert list picked by John Williams.

    Set One:

    Opening: THX crescendo, 20th Century Fox Fanfare, "Main Title/Blockade Runner"
    Dark Forces Conspire: "Duel of the Fates"
    A Hero Rises: "Anakin's Theme"
    Droids!: "The Dune Sea of Tatooine/Jawa Sandcrawler"
    A Race With Destiny: "The Flag Parade"
    Forbidden Love: "Across the Stars"
    A Hero Falls: "Battle of the Heroes"
    An Empire is Forged: "The Imperial March"


    The first set is followed by a twenty-minute intermission. The second set is preceded by a laser-light show that is synchronized with "Clash of the Lightsabers".

    Set Two:

    A Narrow Escape: "Asteroid Field"
    A Defender Emerges: "Leia's Theme"
    An Unlikely Alliance: "Tales of a Jedi Knight"/"Cantina Band"
    A Jedi Is Trained: "Yoda's Theme"
    A Strike For Freedom: "TIE Fighter Attack"
    A Bond Unbroken: "Luke and Leia"
    Sanctuary Moon: "Forest Battle"
    A Life Redeemed: "Light of the Force"
    A New Day Dawns: "Throne Room/End Credits"


    "The Imperial March"[3]

    I'll do a playlist of this as well, and figure out a combo of the two.