(Aug. 1, 2019)
From Star Wars, popular for 41 years…
The composer of the Star Wars and countless other film scores, John Williams, writes music that often sounds like it could be from any time, in almost any style.
- The first Star Wars film was released on May 25, 1977. The rest is history.
- Williams’ scores for the eight saga films count among the most widely known and popular contributions to modern film music.
- They utilize a symphony orchestra and use about fifty recurring musical themes to represent characters and other plot elements.
- These themes are “Leitmotifs”, used also by Wagner, with the same purpose. They identify characters. Princess Leia’s Theme, which I think is one of the finest short orchestral pieces ever written, is a perfect example.