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    Falstaft reacted to Manakin Skywalker in OFFICIAL: John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    I literally just came here to say that. Just now was the first time I noticed that and was like, "oh shit!" only to realize it was just the IJ5 thread. 
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    Falstaft got a reaction from crumbs in RESTORED ISOLATED SCORE: Star Wars Saga (Unused Music Restored To Picture)   
    Brilliant work, @BrotherSound. 
     
    Heard in the right context, like this, you can really tell how much Williams knocked it out of the park in TROS when it came to emotionally satisfying, musically coherent long spans of densely thematic underscore. 
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    Falstaft reacted to BrotherSound in RESTORED ISOLATED SCORE: Star Wars Saga (Unused Music Restored To Picture)   
    Despite being the Star Wars film that had the most music recorded—an astonishing 226 minutes!—The Rise of Skywalker must set a new record for tracking in the Star Wars films, borrowing over 7 minutes of music from 4 other episodes. There's more than 3 minutes from TFA, over 2 minutes from TLJ, about 1:30 from ROTS, and 0:45 from ROTJ. And even though there was already 6 minutes of tracked music in the November 11th cut, still more was added afterwards.
     
    I recently realized that part of the scene of Rey healing the snake appears to be tracked with 0M8 Saying Goodbye to the Fathier from The Last Jedi. Oddly, the excerpt in TROS is actually at the correct pitch; it was raised a half-step in TLJ (from the written C major to C-sharp). Here's a comparison:
     

     
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    Falstaft got a reaction from Fabulin in RESTORED ISOLATED SCORE: Star Wars Saga (Unused Music Restored To Picture)   
    Brilliant work, @BrotherSound. 
     
    Heard in the right context, like this, you can really tell how much Williams knocked it out of the park in TROS when it came to emotionally satisfying, musically coherent long spans of densely thematic underscore. 
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    Falstaft got a reaction from Smaug The Iron in RESTORED ISOLATED SCORE: Star Wars Saga (Unused Music Restored To Picture)   
    Brilliant work, @BrotherSound. 
     
    Heard in the right context, like this, you can really tell how much Williams knocked it out of the park in TROS when it came to emotionally satisfying, musically coherent long spans of densely thematic underscore. 
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    Falstaft reacted to artguy360 in OFFICIAL: John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    I think JW will write a fantastic score that will surpass Crystal Skull. Working with a new director might lead to an Azkaban-tier effort where JW was firing on all cylinders.
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    Falstaft got a reaction from BrotherSound in RESTORED ISOLATED SCORE: Star Wars Saga (Unused Music Restored To Picture)   
    Brilliant work, @BrotherSound. 
     
    Heard in the right context, like this, you can really tell how much Williams knocked it out of the park in TROS when it came to emotionally satisfying, musically coherent long spans of densely thematic underscore. 
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    Falstaft reacted to oierem in Marion's theme vs Princess Leia's theme   
    That's why the theme is mostly heard when Luke watches Leia's hologram, not when he shares scenes with the actual Leia. 
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    Falstaft reacted to BrotherSound in RESTORED ISOLATED SCORE: Star Wars Saga (Unused Music Restored To Picture)   
    I was surprised to discover how much longer the OST version of 'We Go Together' from TROS is, even accounting for how the two parts (2M6 The Medal and 2M7 Ship Trip) were separated in the film, though it seems pretty clear the original intention was for them to overlap as they do on the OST.
     
    I'm fairly certain that unused march section was meant to accompany a brief deleted scene of Maz and Leia watching the Falcon depart: this exact dialogue is found in both the novelization from Rae Carson and junior novelization from Michael Kogge, and—in my opinion—seems to fit this bit of music perfectly.


    I'm less certain about the longer first section: there's a brief exchange between Rey and Rose here in Rey Carson's novelization, yet it's still longer than seems to fit. I've cut quite a bit of it out. The title of 2M6 The Medal is also a mystery, because there is notably no shot of Han's medal anywhere in this scene in the finished film. My speculation is that perhaps that opening flourish accompanied a shot of it. Notably, a similar flourish accompanies the appearance of Leia's saber much later in the film (in 7M10 Leia's Sabre, the last part of 'Destiny of a Jedi'). Or maybe the medal was glimpsed later when Rey and Leia say their goodbyes.
     
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    Falstaft reacted to Datameister in Marion's theme vs Princess Leia's theme   
    I'll give it to Leia's theme, but Marion's theme is very, very good as well. Both of them are much better at broadly evoking the old-fashioned adventures these films emulate than they are at specifically representing these characters. Leia's theme just pushes it a little further, in a good way.
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    Falstaft reacted to TownerFan in OFFICIAL: John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    https://www.facebook.com/lucasfilm/photos/a.465029866888384/4105758406148827
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    Falstaft reacted to ChrisAfonso in How highly would you rank John Williams's Nixon?   
    I find this connection a bit far fetched, it's really only three notes in the middle of the phrase, and the gesture/movement of the piece is completely different (Puccini is more static, a grandiose statement, whereas Williams is full of energy and forward drive).
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    Falstaft reacted to TownerFan in Tanglewood 2021 season to take place with several BSO concerts   
    So heartwarming to see he's going to return on the podium.
     
    Hopefully he will also finally premiere the Rise of Skywalker theme in concert
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    Falstaft reacted to BB-8 in Tanglewood 2021 season to take place with several BSO concerts   
    Official Website of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc. | Tanglewood (bso.org)
     
    JUL 24  2021 
    SATURDAY, 8:00 PM Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Andris Nelsons and John Williams conduct Montgomery, Williams, Copland, and Stravinsky
    Tanglewood
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Andris Nelsons and John Williams, conductors
    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
    Robert Sheena, English horn
    Thomas Rolfs, trumpet
    Jessie MONTGOMERY Starburst
    John WILLIAMS Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere)
    COPLAND Quiet City
    STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)
     
    Tickets on sale to the general public on May 17 at 10am!
    Donor Presales begin April 12 at 10am!
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    Falstaft got a reaction from Romão in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    Fantastic connection, @crumbs!
     
    I hear some additional similarity in the string writing and harmonic sensibility to a closely related (and hugely underrated) track, "Watching the Eclipse," from Angela's Ashes, both w/ the beginning of "Healing Wounds" and its successor cue "Advice."
     
     
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    Falstaft reacted to crumbs in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    Interesting how similar this gorgeous (unreleased) penultimate cue from Angela's Ashes is to the start of Healing Wounds, which underscores the aftermath of Leia's Death. Certainly JW channeling the same elegiac style of writing.
     

    jurassicjello · Elegy from Angela's Ashes
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    Falstaft reacted to Ludwig in John Williams Course - Lessons 1-3   
    I am excited to announce Film Music Notes' very first online course, Action-Music Harmony in the Style of John Williams. To see what's in the course, watch the video below and find out more on the course page, where you can view lesson contents, watch a lesson preview, and enroll in the course!
     
     
    Please Note:

    To avoid copyright infringement, this course contains no score excerpts or audio from John Williams' film scores. Students are directed to find and listen to soundtrack excerpts while the course content consists of:
     

    1. Music theory connecting the techniques to be discussed

    2. Analysis describing the techniques behind Williams excerpts

    3. Composition tutorials applying the techniques to original compositions, and

    4. Composition exercises comprising abstract scales, chords, and original music

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    Falstaft reacted to Thor in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter   
    I'm fully aware that 12-tone is its own thing, so I don't need any lectures on that. But it's fairly common to use the term for that particular idiom. As I've said previously, it's a flexible term.
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    Falstaft reacted to SyncMan in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter   
    Just announced
     
    Saturday, September 25, 2021
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Fabio Luisi, conductor
    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
    https://www.dallassymphony.org/discover-connect/dso-vault/read/press-releases/dallas-symphony-orchestra-announces-programming-for-2021-22-concert-season/
     
     

    Quote from press release:
     
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    Falstaft got a reaction from Taikomochi in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    Here's my attempt to encapsulate the thematic make-up of these alternate end credits sequences. Not necessarily the easiest thing to read, but contains most of the pertinent thematic info, I think:
     

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    Falstaft got a reaction from Will in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    Here's my attempt to encapsulate the thematic make-up of these alternate end credits sequences. Not necessarily the easiest thing to read, but contains most of the pertinent thematic info, I think:
     

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    Falstaft reacted to BrotherSound in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    I’ve found an explanation for the seemingly inexplicable numbering of 4M7 Rey’s Grief. It seemed to me maybe it should have been 4M3, because that’s the placement of the only scene that would seem to fit that title, the immediate aftermath of Rey destroying what she thought was the transport Chewie was on, after she’s back on the Falcon. (There’s no known 4M3 yet, and that scene is tracked with 1M8 Approaching the Nursery in the film.)
     
    However, I found this unused footage of Rey looking very forlorn in the droid workshop in this video, which could have fit perfectly in that 4M7 spot:
     
     

     

     
     
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    Falstaft got a reaction from Remco in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    Here's my attempt to encapsulate the thematic make-up of these alternate end credits sequences. Not necessarily the easiest thing to read, but contains most of the pertinent thematic info, I think:
     

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    Falstaft got a reaction from BrotherSound in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    Here's my attempt to encapsulate the thematic make-up of these alternate end credits sequences. Not necessarily the easiest thing to read, but contains most of the pertinent thematic info, I think:
     

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    Falstaft got a reaction from Smaug The Iron in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    Here's my attempt to encapsulate the thematic make-up of these alternate end credits sequences. Not necessarily the easiest thing to read, but contains most of the pertinent thematic info, I think:
     

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