The Force Theme

MONDAY, January 13, 2020

This is also known as Luke’s theme…

But it’s really linked to the force and is used over and over in various forms, so it is called the Obi Wan Kenobi theme as well. This theme is used many times in all the Star War films.

The original…

This is from 1977 and is only a couple minutes long. I will be very surprised if there is a person on this planet who does not know this theme.

Because the characters are all linked over a many episode arc, this theme appears again and again. It appears for the first time in the very first film. You will hear this theme for both Obi Wan and Luke. Williams uses it in a thousand ways, both as a stand-alone theme and mixed with other themes. At the end you can hear it is about to move into another theme in a longer suite.

Here it is again, but mixed in with more themes…

Eventually the theme becomes linked to all the Skywalkers as well as Obi Wan, so this time the music is more complex. The main theme is also in this, plus tiny parts of the Darth Vader theme. I don’t know how this is done. Apparently it is some kind of mix, putting together the theme from lots of movies. It’s the best I’ve heard, very well done.



4 thoughts on “The Force Theme

  1. This is the first time I remember hearing the original theme, or it’s only vaguely familiar. There is a kind of calm power to it. The new one feels much more energetic or adventurous. I can hear the original theme weaving in and out but also transformed.


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