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Star Wars Theme - Different Orchestrations

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by adamclark83, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. adamclark83

    adamclark83 Jedi Master star 3

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    The Star Wars theme had different orchestrations for Episodes IV-VI and I'm just wondering why John Williams didn't do it with the prequels?
     
  2. aalagartassle

    aalagartassle Jedi Master star 4

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    The star wars theme is essentially Luke's, leias ,kenobis[force theme]and vaders theme all rolled into one. It's probably because Luke and Leia aren't around in the prequels so the leimotifs needed to change accordingly.
     
  3. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    No. He/she's talking about the opening crawl music, which was only recorded once for TPM and used in all three prequel films. I'm assuming it was done to save time/money.
     
  4. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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    And it's crawl music. It doesn't need to be different.
     
  5. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Why shouldn't it be? Different recordings set up different moods, however minute, for each of the OT films. It's always left a bad taste in my mouth that it wasn't recorded for AOTC and ROTS.
     
  6. adamclark83

    adamclark83 Jedi Master star 3

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    For the OT, I would have to say my favourite orchestration of the theme is ROTJ.