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  1. By the way, the Jabba’s palace cue runs from start (13m10s) to finish (15m19s) here, which I guess supports my opinion.
  2. Is this a guess of yours, or is it mentioned somewhere in a film score magazine or liner notes? Definitely sounds like two different cues to me. The instrumentation of the two pieces seems to be a little different, for example. I hear an acoustic drum kit in the one performed at Jabba’s palace, whereas I hear some sort of drum machine in the one performed on the sail barge. Also, the synths used seem to be a little different.
  3. I seem to have the same problem with Will's post at the top of this page. We're both linking to videos uploaded to "Name - Topic" type YT channels, so I suppose local copyright restrictions are involved. My post now links to an unofficial video, hope there are no copyright restrictions this time.
  4. The writing for the horn section is sooo cool here. The strongly dissonant E-F#-G-A-B cluster building up and the flutter-tongueing really help to musically convey the aggression of the wargs on screen.
  5. Why'd you delete most of your post, @Sharkissimo? I wish I'd replied a little earlier! As always, it was a very eloquent reminder of how little I actually know about music.
  6. Might this be an Alex North reference at 0:34, @Sharkissimo? Sure sounds like it, never expected to hear quartal harmony in disco music
  7. Did anyone ever attempt to reconstruct the scene with its original score, to some degree of accuracy?
  8. Odd how the snare drum on the left of the soundstage seems to be off beat here and there in the Imperial March performance in the Finale. Sounds like the performance was a little rushed. In fact it sounds like the Imperial March was simply edited into the cue, it seems a little odd to have it begin with one of the falling patterns in the high woodwinds.
  9. I couldn't stand the way they tinkered with that cue in the film, moving things all over the place. Not very professional.
  10. I was surprised to hear the melancholy motif from AOTC's Return to Tatooine return in this film. As an aside, it's one of the bits of music in the prequel trilogy that reminds me a lot of the part of my childhood I spent playing Star Wars video games - I believe it's the background music for one of the often recurring menus in the ROTS video game.
  11. I've been listening to Praise Ye from William Walton's cantata Belshazzar's Feast repeatedly this week. Can't get enough of it! There are lots of Williams, Horner and Goldsmith vibes throughout, intermingled with bits reminiscent of Walton's famous coronation march, Crown Imperial.
  12. The orchestration is actually pretty straightforward here, you can find more of the same style in the more recent Tintin, for example. The whole string section is mainly playing rythmic eighth notes in the first part of the track (sort of a scherzo in 9/8, with a really cool rhythm here which I didn't really "get" until I had a look at the manuscript score). The low strings often double big low brass chords, the high strings double some of the high trumpet lines, there's a bit of high strings and woods playing the dazzling, whirling figures Williams likes to embellish action cues with, most of the strings double the aggressive low brass stabs later in the cue, etc. You might not realize this at first, but the whole thing would sound very empty if you'd take away the strings! They add a lot of color and substance to the whole ensemble.
  13. ❤️ I'm afraid I'm having exams at the moment (in fact I should be practicing some contour integration), and I'm pretty busy studying physics most of the time anyway. I find it to be very challenging and rewarding. I do really wish I had more time to spend studying music theory and composing. Later in life, perhaps.
  14. Is that the cue underscoring the Anakin & Obi-Wan vs. Dooku duel?
  15. Nope. TPM: mostly, AOTC: ROTS: at most SW: ESB: ROTJ:
  16. Not quite I believe. The OST versions are always recorded with the usual brass instead of the reduced section in the Hal Leonard scores, for instance. Also, as a little side note, I think JW shouldn't have included the marimba part in the Hal Leonard version (or, at least, marking it as p)- it tends to be far too apparent in live performances (lending the piece an almost childish character), while it just adds a little bit of extra color and pulse in Shawn Murphy's recording. It's these little things that classical music afficionados/elitists look down on JW for.
  17. Would you judge a conductor by his movements?!
  18. I actually get a lot more excited when I can listen to a recording of a new concert work of his!
  19. I used to be incredibly excited and giddy. I simply wait now, I've got other things to worry about.
  20. I mean the transition at 0:50. Whereas the beginning of your piece sounds very ethereal and has a very comforting tone, there's a shrill contrast with the dramatic material at 0:50. In my opinion, that is.
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