Joe Brausam

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    A horn player.
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  1. The score was even better on my second viewing of the film. All the repetitive stuff from previous films clicked in the texture much better. And new variations of old themes are great too, along with the completely new themes as well. It's really a great score.
  2. Wonder why some tracks are published solely by BMI. Maybe those will be concert works available?
  3. It was a fantastic statement of the theme actually, better than any in the prequel scores.
  4. Throughout the film they spent time setting up that these projections could effect the character on the other side. Such as Kylo feeling pain from Rey’s blast shot and getting water on his hands while communicating with Rey in the rain. luke’s exertion coupled with some very possible physical consequences are what killed him, at least that’s how I interpreted it.
  5. Poe’s theme does return in the first half of the film, but I didn’t notice it during the last act. I’d compare Rose’s theme, at least the first half, to a major mode version of the force theme. Usually performed by higher woodwinds, flute, clarinet, etc. But it gets big statements as well. The opening interval , at least as I remember it, was a perfect 5th - however rhythmically and as far as the contour it feels like the force theme for the first bar or two. If I remember right the melody is always in 4/4, with two upward slurring sixteenth’s on the last beat of the first measure, followed by a beat 1 in a downward interval. The second measure ends the same way. That much I remember clearly. It is a long lined melody. Maybe not as long as Poe’s complete theme, but long regardless. Hedwig - yes, that’s one of those moments.
  6. Mm..interesting. There are some sweeping shots with just music, and some montage style stuff. I don’t remember anything really in particular regarding this though. There’s a part of the film where ALL sound is removed, including music.
  7. The score really is great. I think everyone is freaking out over nothing...rehashes are isolated moments. They’re nowhere near the bulk of the score.
  8. Thats not something that I heard in the score, that’s the sequence where he uses TIE Fighter Attack. Doesnt mean its not in there, but I didn’t hear it, and that sequence was already heavy on rehash!
  9. You'll be able to hear it cleanly in the end credits, as it seems the entire cue plays again during them.
  10. But I get the feeling that episode 9 will feature a jump forward in the timeline, I wouldn't't be surprised to see a 5-10 year jump in the timeline honestly. Just based on how the film ended it makes sense to me to see a lot of time pass.
  11. So there are really 2 main stories in the film: - Luke/Rey - The Resistance (splits into two stories for a while. So the heart of the score for the Luke/Rey story would have to be the force theme, with Rey's theme given a strong supporting role. For the resistance, and particularly the story of Finn and Rose, it's Rose's theme. The Resistance theme plays a prominent role, much more noticeably than anything written for Holdo. Canto Bight really has some fun music for the chase scene (lots of horn rips!), and the source music used in the casino sequence has a lot of fun steel drum stuff. And really - please don't think this is all doom and gloom. I pointed out things that were noticeable to me, but this isn't some hack job of a score, so don't get that impression from what I'm telling you.
  12. Very much the same. There's one point where I felt like something interesting was done, can't remember at what point, but apart from that not so much. It doesn't really develop and some statements are verbatim from TFA.