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Off the top of your head, which are your Top 10 Star Wars themes/concert pieces?

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Quickly, without thinking too much!

 

My list:

 

1. The Force Theme

2. Star Wars Main Title (Luke Skywalker's Theme)

3. Imperial March 

4. Duel of the Fates 

5. Rey's Theme 

6. The Forest Battle 

7. Across the Stars 

8. Yoda's Theme 

9. Princess Leia's Theme 

10. Here They Come! 

 

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Well here is my quickly without thinking to much list.

 

The Main Theme

The Imperial March

The Force Theme

The Resistance Theme

Duel of the Fates

Rey's Theme

Here They Come

Yodas Theme

Battle of the Heroes

Kylo Ren and the First Order Theme

 

I also like

Jabba the Hutt

Parade of the Ewoks

 

But to avoid any fights and controversy I kept them off my list.

 

 

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1. - Luke's Theme

2. - Princess Leia's Theme

3. - Imperial March

4. - Rey's Theme

5. - Rebel Fanfare (If one major appearance, it's either TIE Fighter Attack or The Death Star)

6. - The Rebellion is Reborn

7. - The Asteroid Chase

8. - I hate the concert arrangement of March of the Resistance, but the way the theme itself is handled in TFA and TLJ puts it up here.

9. - Parade of the Ewoks

10. - Jabba the Hutt

 

I'm also really growing to love Rose's Theme.

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Not necessarily my all-time favorites, but these are the first pieces that come to mind:

 

Main Title (Luke's Theme)

Rey's Theme

The Rebellion is Reborn

The Battle of Hoth

Luke and Leia

Han Solo and the Princess

Parade of the Ewoks

Anakin's Theme

Duel of the Fates

Across the Stars

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Oh quick like this...

 

1 - The Force Theme

2 - Han Solo and the Princess Theme

3 - Yoda's Theme

4 - Bespin's Theme (HA!)

5 - Throne Room Theme

6 - Rey's Theme

7- The Flag Parade Theme

8 - March of Resistance

9 - Luke and Leia

10 - Cantina Band

 

... and a special mention to Jabba the Hutt theme...

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Off the top of my head?

 

Holdo/desperation theme

Rey's theme

Anakin's Betrayal

The Force theme

Into the Trap

Flag Parade

The Asteroid Field

The Jedi Steps

Funeral Theme

Jyn Erso's theme ;)

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Just now, Bespin said:

It's funny people chose the Ewoks Themes (Parade or Forest), as they are the two themes of Star Wars I HATE THE MOST.

 

Seriously.

 

That’s what I was suggesting with my comment. It’s really the only bad Star Wars thematic material

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Just now, Bespin said:

It's funny people chose the Ewoks Themes (Parade or Forest), as they are the two themes of Star Wars I HATE THE MOST.

 

I don't hate any themes. I love some themes more than others, that's all.

 

How exactly can you start hating themes, I wonder. Just don't listen to them! Jeez.

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10 minutes ago, Josh500 said:

How exactly can you start hating themes, I wonder. Just don't listen to them! Jeez.

 

I admit... I already skiped them while listening to the score :blush:

 

In the movie, well... generally, I start to sleep when the first Ewok appears. :lol:

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The little people

The throne room

The jedi steps

Princess Leia’s theme

Luke & Leia

Han Solo & the princess

Rey’s theme

Binary sunset

Into the trap

Hyperspace

Across the stars

 

Sorry, that’s eleven, but now I can’t cut one.

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I'm going to make like Star Wars soundtracks and release an extended edition right after my first condensed release.

So on top of...

1 hour ago, The Illustrious Jerry said:

The Main Theme

The Imperial March

The Force Theme

The Resistance Theme

Duel of the Fates

Rey's Theme

Here They Come

Yodas Theme

Battle of the Heroes

Kylo Ren and the First Order Theme

I have...

The Rebellion is Reborn

Holdo's Resolve Theme

Parade of the Ewoks

Landos Palace

The Emperors Theme

Theme from Qui Gons and Padmes Funerals

The Great Jedi Purge Music

That recurring theme/motif on Tattoine in ANH

Cantina Band

Ahch To Theme (The Jedi Steps)

Han Solo and the Princess

Princess Leia's Thëmë

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Emperor's Theme...

 

Image result for yes yes emperor's star wars

 

2 minutes ago, The Illustrious Jerry said:

The Great Jedi Purge Music

 

:o

 

2 minutes ago, The Illustrious Jerry said:

Princess Leia's Thëmë

 

Please don't use Ontarian accents here please.

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1 minute ago, Bespin said:

Well I think that thread will end... listing... ALL SW themes :lol:

But seriously folks....

Didnt we expect this?!

4 minutes ago, rough cut said:

Oh hell, how could I forget The immolation scene!!??

 

That’s one of my absolute faves!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot! I love watching that one too!

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1. The Force Theme

2. Main Theme / Lukes Theme

3. Imperial March

4. Luke and Leia

5. Duel of the Fates

6. The Emperors Theme

7. Reys Theme

8. Han and the Princess

9. Across the Stars

10. Shmis Theme

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The difficulty is not coming up with any Star Wars theme you can think of. The difficulty is coming up with JUST the best 10... 

3 minutes ago, SF1_freeze said:

10. Shmis Theme

 

Good one! 

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1. Ahsoka Tano's theme (Clone Wars) (Kevin Kiner)

2. Sabine Wren's theme (Rebels) (Kevin Kiner)

3. Ezra Bridger's theme (Rebels) (Kevin Kiner)

4. Clones theme (Clone Wars) (Kevin Kiner)

5. Freemaker family theme (The Freemaker Adventures) (Michael Kramer)

6. The Swashbucklers (Star Wars)

7. Qui-Gon's theme (Phantom Menace)

8. Ewok theme (Return of the Jedi)

9. Lando's theme (Empire Strikes Back)

10. Thrawn's theme (Rebels) (Sean Kiner)

 

These are just my personal top 10, so please no one get offended at the inclusion of non-Williams themes. (It was never specified to be limited to just Williams' film themes...)

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1 hour ago, rough cut said:

Actually, Anakin’s theme came up in one of the first posts, courtesy of @John.

 

I don’t mind it.

 

Anakin's Theme is not bad, not bad at all.

 

I like it a lot, and it certainly fits the character it was written for. But it's just not in my Top 10.

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1. Main Theme/Luke’s Theme

2. The Force Theme/Ben’s Theme

3. The Imperial March/Darth Vader’s Theme

4. The Rebel Fanfare

5. Rey’s Theme

6. Across The Stars/Love Theme

7. Duel Of The Fates

8. Han Solo And The Princess

9. Princess Leia’s Theme

10. Battle Of The Heroes

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11 hours ago, Holko said:

8. - I hate the concert arrangement of March of the Resistance, but the way the theme itself is handled in TFA and TLJ puts it up here.

 

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I like “The Resistance” (track 14 on the TFA FYC), especially the bit towards the end, which I believe is Poe’s theme and probably not part of the Resistance motif proper. Still, it wouldn’t be in my top ten. Of the Sequel music, only “The Jedi Steps” (or some version of “Ahch-To Island”?) would potentially qualify, for me, or maybe Rey’s theme, but I’d have to make sure it isn’t bumping out any beloved OT material.

 

Similarly, of the Prequel music, Anakin’s theme and “Across the Stars” stand out, but not sure they’d bump out anything from the OT. Let’s see.

 

1. Luke

2. Leia

3. Luke & Leia

4. The Force

5. Han & Leia

6. Cantina Band #1

7. TIE Fighter Attack

8. The Asteroid Field

9. The Emperor

10. Inner City

 

Tough one! Sorry, “Imperial March,” you were overused.

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Too sleepy to make a list, but The Flag Parade would probably be on it, but choosing ten from 8 scores isn't easy. I'm still hoping one day Williams will record his concert arrangement of that piece. 

 

Also, I am hoping that the new Han Solo and The Princess arrangement is a sign he's revisiting some earlier themes. Please make a concert arrangement of The Force Theme!

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Its too hard to choose! I will say, The Force theme (Ben Kenobi's theme) is my favorite of the whole catalogue. Its possibly my favorite Williams theme overall. Especially the variations in Binary Sunset and in The Throne Room, and some of the "darker" variations in the prequels. That it doesn't have its own concert presentation is a crime.

 

After that, things get confusing for me in terms of rating, so I'll just point out to a couple in no particular order. Again, I want to preface that I'm coming to this from the point of view that the unabridged theme is one leitmotivic unit, rather than a string of several leitmotives. 

 

Lament for Anakin: While it only appears around the midpoint of Revenge of the Sith, it is derived from the B-phrase of Across the Stars, so it feels like we heard it before, and comes to define - to my mind - that score. It recieves beautiful statments in Anakin's Betrayal and the Immolation scene. One of my very favorite themes.

 

Leia's theme: Originally, it was concieved as yet another love theme, for Leia and Luke. Nevertheless, or perhaps because of that, it is a beautifull theme. While I take an issue with the lifting of material from the concert suite in The Last Jedi, I have to admit it was very emotionally resonant as Leia flew across space!

 

Leia's love theme: Well, its so closely sewn with Leia's main theme that I really couldn't not put it here, could I?

 

Luke and Leia: Criminally underused by Williams' standards, but that makes its statements all the more precious and resonant.

 

The Imperial March: By far the most popular of the list, this is actually one of my lesser favorite themes. The way it evokes 1930's germany is too on-the-nose for me. It really sounds like something the Hitlerjugend would march to!

 

Duel of the Fates: I have passion for choral, operatic passages, and Duel of the Fates is some of the best in the buisness. It is thematically dodgy: Its just a "climactic duel" theme, used regardless of the identity of the combatants, but still.
 

Rebel fanfare: It doesn't seem to be getting as much love in this thread, but if you want to think about a short, concise motive which is emblematic of the "Star Wars sound" - that's the one. You hear it - and you know what you're listening to.

 

Yoda's theme: I love that theme. The playful "bridge" I could do without, though.

 

 

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