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  1. In a similar vein, is "The People's House" from Lincoln actually trailer music? I just re-watched that highly entertaining film and, as ever, was disappointed by the lack of that theme in the movie, certainly in its triumphant "People's House" mode and maybe altogether. I'm sure it played in all its glory on the trailer, though. Is it a concert suite based on trailer music?
  2. I've always been more lukewarm on the Desert Chase than most, I think. The sequence is amazing in the film, but so much of the Nazi music is (by design) plodding and pounding that it's just less fun away from picture. Meanwhile, where's the love for "Escape from Venice," "Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra," "The Basket Game," and "The Mine Car Chase"?
  3. Oh, wow, @Falstaft, I totally missed the incidental motif section. This deal is getting better all the time!
  4. @TheAvengerButton I meant the former, actually, the one you called "Rising Power." To be honest, in my mind, the latter one never really rose above the formless masses of Williams "musical action figures," so to speak―those little four- and five-note motifs that he'll fixate on from time to time, especially in The Last Jedi. I don't think @Falstaft has included any of those in his catalogue, since they all seem to signify nothing more or less than "wars are happening amid stars!" If I recall, though, folks around here classified one of them as the "Quidditch" melody back in 2017, based on its similarity to "Quidditch, Third Year." But back to the First Order motif. It pops up here and there in TLJ, almost always in fragmented but recognizable form. If you have access to the iso score on Disney+, there's a moment at exactly 20:00 when Rey is filling Luke in on the current war, and when she says soon the First Order will control everything, we get the first half of the theme (a rise and a half, if you will). It shows up again right after Leia's "death," when Hux is discussing continuing the bombardment around 31:07 on the iso score. I don't know if either of these moments appears on any of the OST or FYC tracks. There are more, but those are the first two I noticed listening to it as I type this.
  5. After listening to the isolated-score version of The Last Jedi for the first time this weekend, I realized for the first time how often that motif recurs in the second film. I probably heard it three or four times at least. Does it show up in its original form in TROS as well? If not, what an odd choice.
  6. Also added in the US! Huzzah! And thanks for the heads-up! But also, let's reiterate what a profoundly weird set of circumstances this is. Praise God for the logistics of streaming that allowed this to be added randomly, but why the regional disparities and head-scratching timeline? In any case, let's make it happen for all nine episodes now. And then every other movie in the world!
  7. "...I knew Fred [Astaire!!!] a little bit..." Sheesh, think of the eras spanned by the people with whom he's on a first-name basis. What a career. What a life.
  8. I could be wrong, but I believe every FSO YouTube Rip you've listed is also available on the FSO albums Especial John Williams, La Musica de las Galaxias, or one of their La Mejor Musica de Cine albums. They also do "Here They Come!" and "The Flag Parade."
  9. I routinely forget that this score exists. Reissue time? Actually, listening the FSM samples, I could almost imagine the love theme redone as a triumphant march.
  10. Well, now we know why he didn't score Deathly Hallows Part II. He was busy setting up his Facebook account.
  11. This thread is really twisting the knife for those of us who failed to pull the trigger on the La La Land set...
  12. In honor of all our Class of 2020 graduates forced to walk virtual stages for their diplomas, this year, let's curate a majestic processional playlist of JW tunes! I'm fortunate enough to teach at a high school that has finished every graduation for the last two decades with a live student performance of the march from 1941 or, in more recent years, Midway. (No, that's not why I teach there, but it helps! ) For starters... The Throne Room Raiders March (non-Marion arrangement) March from 1941 Midway March Men of the Yorktown March Pops on the March Celebrate Discovery Jubilee 350 Parade of the Slave Children (ironic title in context) Hogwarts Forever! Sound the Bells! What did I miss?
  13. 100% confirmed. John Williams leaves his Christmas decorations up all year. Also, congrats, @Will! I remember when you were just a youngling around here, back in the TFA days. Sorry your senior year had to end on Zoom, but at least you now have the choice of "The Rise of Skywalker" and "Reunion" to go along with "The Throne Room" and "Augie's Great Municipal Band" on your virtual graduation playlist!
  14. Actually, Matessino's liner notes explain that it's an expansion of a motif in "Dialing the Hospital" created specifically for the album as a showcase for flute and guitar soloists. Unrelatedly, I want to nominate "Leaving Home (Film Version)" as the closest the Maestro ever came to '80s hip-hop percussion. For all we know, those drums might actually be the sound of Johnny beatboxing...
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