Ranking the Soundtracks

I’ve been sitting on writing this post for a while.  I thought it would be fun, in follow up to the post I wrote years ago on the best compositions in Star Wars (here and here), to instead write my rankings of the soundtracks.  Instead of individual pieces, I wanted to look at the soundtracks … Continue reading Ranking the Soundtracks


The Music of the Original Trilogy

And now for something completely different!  Or not at all. A New Hope What’s great about looking at the fourth movie in the saga is that it’s actually the first movie made (duh), so it’s here that we get to see John Williams create the entire score from scratch.  There was no foundation on which … Continue reading The Music of the Original Trilogy

The Music of the Prequels

**Update 5/31** Just saw this article with John Williams saying he would be more than willing to be the composer for Episode VII.  Good news! "We've certainly talked about that, and I'm happy and willing to do it," he confirms. "J.J. Abrams, who will be the director, seems excited about the idea. I have to … Continue reading The Music of the Prequels