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The imperial march, best masterpiece of the original trilogy?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by scrutator, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Yodasfriend

    Yodasfriend Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 18, 2016
    It defiantly is the best in terms of overall movie ability, simply because it's ability to fade to next scene or scenes in the movie, with it's fade downs.
  2. Master_Rebado

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

    May 31, 2004


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    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 25, 2003
    Agreed, for me this is at the top of a shortlist of themes that are just perfect:

    1. Imperial March
    2. Yoda's Theme
    3. Force Theme
    4. Rey's Theme
    5. Leia's Theme

    There are many other pieces I love throughout the saga which aren't "themes" technically-like the Order 66 score, Throne Room and Finale, Battle of the Heroes, Across the Stars, March of the Resistance (I guess that one's kind of a theme), etc. But as far as straight up musical cues/pieces that represent one single character etc. those are my top five.
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  4. Conkhead_12

    Conkhead_12 Jedi Padawan star 1

    Jul 28, 2016
    Imperial March is good, yes. But not the best (in my opinion at least)
    My own list is: (I'm gonna include PT and ST too)
    1. Confederacy of the Independent System's anthem (Especially the part that was played during the march at the Jedi Temple.
    2. The Force theme
    3. Star Wars, Opening theme
    4. Across the Stars
    5. Imperial March
    6. March of the Resistance
    7. Music when Luke duels Vader in ROTJ
    8. Battle of the Heroes (Somehow I dislike Duel of the Fates)
  5. Sixes

    Sixes Jedi Master star 2

    Apr 5, 2016
    Interesting when talking about the imperial march as a big PT fan I’ve always liked the spin of it at the end of AOTC.

    Part of the ending theme here if you want to hear it. It really feels so grandiose part of the ‘old Republic’ culture for their grand army and foreshadowing the events to come.

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  6. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 6, 2001
    That's one of my favorite uses of the Imperial March.
  7. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Oct 11, 2016
    I love the Imperial March, but I always thought the main title of ANH, just because the music is so iconic, was his masterpiece. Personally, though, I like the Force Theme the best.
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  8. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 6

    Oct 3, 2016
    I like the whole score, to be honest.
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  9. Strongbow

    Strongbow Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 6, 2014
    Some favorites in no particular order:

    Main Title
    Force Theme
    Rey's Theme
    Han and Leia
    Across the Stars
    Imperial March
    Jedi Steps
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  10. RDeckard

    RDeckard Jedi Knight star 1

    Dec 28, 2015
    Luke's Theme (The main title)
    Imperial March
    Duel of the Fates
    Leia's Theme (main title bridge)
    Yoda's Theme
    Luke and Leia (Severely underrated theme which also happens to be underutilized by Williams in opportune places i.e. the end of RotS)
    Rey's Theme
    Across the Stars (arguably a track ruined by the film)
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