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Which of the Star Wars Saga scores are your favorites?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Strilo , Jan 28, 2020.


Which of the Star Wars Saga scores are your favorites?

  1. The Phantom Menace

    20 vote(s)
  2. Attack Of The Clones

    9 vote(s)
  3. Revenge Of The Sith

    16 vote(s)
  4. A New Hope

    15 vote(s)
  5. The Empire Strikes Back

    38 vote(s)
  6. Return Of The Jedi

    6 vote(s)
  7. The Force Awakens

    3 vote(s)
  8. The Last Jedi

    2 vote(s)
  9. The Rise Of Skywalker

    2 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 20, 2015
    The Empire Strikes Back. It's operatic, for the most operatic episode.

    One thing to try is this. Play "The Rebel Fleed / End Credits" track, and try to imagine it is the end of a stage opera. As each motif is played, imagine the character whose motif it is walking back out onto the stage for the end-of-performance cast gathering, each waving to the audience until they are all there. Yoda, Vader, Leia etc

    That's how it makes me feel, as if it is a grand opera.
  2. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

    May 18, 2017
    Yes ESB is perfect to me. The ending left me so sad as a kid. Those kind of movies just didn't have sad endings back then.
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  3. themoth

    themoth Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Dec 5, 2015
    TESB, ANH and ROTS stand out for me.
  4. Iceblazer

    Iceblazer Jedi Youngling

    Sep 7, 2020
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
    Every track on there is some of William's best.
    I can almost assume he had fun making that one.
    Close runner ups are tracks.
    Jawa sancrawler
    Rebel Fleet/End credits because of the former SW galaxies online game.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2020
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  5. CampOfSorgan

    CampOfSorgan Jedi Knight star 3

    Apr 27, 2020
    Probably Episode V’s soundtrack.
    I love all the music on Bespin. Plus it has “The Asteroid Field”, Imperial March, “Yoda And The Force”...

    All the soundtracks on Episodes 1-6 are great. Episode 7’s soundtrack is really good as well.

    I can’t say I find myself listening to much from Episode 8 & 9. “The Battle of Crait” from TLJ does a great job using the Falcon’s theme though.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2020
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  6. Darth Buzz

    Darth Buzz Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 25, 2018
    Revenge of the Sith. Padme's Ruminations, I'm so Sorry, Anakin's betrayal, need I say more?
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  7. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 12, 2017
    It's hard to choose between the first 6 films but ROTS as a whole is just beautiful.
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  8. Bia Surik

    Bia Surik Jedi Youngling

    Sep 22, 2020
    Very difficult choice between The Empire Strikes Back and The Phantom Menace, John Williams don't be indicated to Academy Awards for a last one was a absurd!
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  9. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 6, 2001
    Did you folks choose your top 3? The poll allows that.
  10. Trev Elyt

    Trev Elyt Jedi Knight star 1

    Mar 22, 2019
    It’s really hard to choose one, but I really think The Empire Strikes Back just takes the cake. It incorporates some of my favorite themes from A New Hope (Binary Sunset, Princess Leia’s Theme, The Throne Room, etc.) and introduces so many iconic new ones — The Imperial March, Han Solo and the Princess, Yoda’s Theme, etc. (Not to mention, The Rebel Fleet/End Title might be my favorite piece of finale music out of all nine films in the saga.)

    I think my top three (out of all the films) would probably be The Empire Strikes Back, A New Hope and MAYBE Revenge of the Sith? It’s so hard to choose, though, they’re all so brilliant.
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  11. R.D.

    R.D. Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 26, 2015
    Ooh, choosing between the OT is insanely hard for me...I suppose, yeah, I'll have to go for Empire, with ANH running up for iconic themes. ROTJ definitely has some good tricks too, and in this case, John William's theme for the ending scene in the SE definitely beats Yub Nub I have to say!

    PT, I think I'll choose TPM, ROTS comes up behind it. ST, TFA also wins, with the other two mostly borrowing the best leitmotifs from that really.