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Here's my mockup of JW's arrangement of "Anything Goes", from the opening sequence of Temple of Doom; always wanted to hear what was going on behind all that tap dancing!    

Earlier version (1M5 Alt2 R) of The Scavenger cue from The Force Awakens. Dune slide is different and it's overall slightly longer than the released version.    

My arrangement of "March of the Resistance" for piano solo (from The Force Awakens):     &#

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Or it could also be that Williams wasn't told about Rey's lineage at first and wrote this with Vader's theme all over it. JJ did a facepalm and had to tell him the full story.

 

In any case, this is a piece of unknown Williams' music that very few people have heard before. Not sure if it was even recorded.

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But that's the point, we don't know it's a "major Star Wars theme".  It's a cue that scored a scene in the movie.  We can't assume he would have taken the material here and used it as Rey's theme in subsequent scenes.

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I also shared this on the ‘Restored Isolated Score: Star Wars Saga’ thread, but since it’s a mockup, it seems appropriate to also share it here. There was music written in the original version of the cue 5M6 Inner City for a brief deleted scene from the original 1977 Star Wars of Darth Vader and an officer walking down a Death Star hallway. This scene would have been placed exactly where the Jabba scene ended up in the special edition of the movie. However, by the time the cue was recorded the scene was out and so the cue was revised to excise this section.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Alexcremers said:

 

Did you use the Roland VP-03 for the strings? 

 

No, just the Xils V+ VST (default Simple Strings patch), which is a pretty good Roland VP-330 emulation.

 

The Blues was recorded live with Kurzweil Midiboard (with polyphonic aftertouch) as I played it impromptu for my friend shortly after I got my Deckard's built and running. I think I was among the first 3 to finish building it successfully back in December 2017.

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On 6/26/2020 at 12:50 AM, Jay said:

But that's the point, we don't know it's a "major Star Wars theme".  It's a cue that scored a scene in the movie.  We can't assume he would have taken the material here and used it as Rey's theme in subsequent scenes.

 

The post specifically said "earlier version of Reys theme". 

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5 hours ago, gkgyver said:

 

The post specifically said "earlier version of Reys theme". 

The poster made an assumption. He (most likely) didn't work on the production,. He's not John Williams, so he doesn't really know.

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On 6/25/2020 at 1:32 PM, MikeH said:


Thanks Pando! What samples are you using for playback?

 

Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra (the old one, not the new BBC). It's got a wonderfully natural tone, as the samples were recorded at AIR Lyndhurst Hall.

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I revisited this after the final Tomb Raider Suite came out. But I only put it online a few months ago. Mainly a few changes to choir, low instrumentation and the violins in the third part of the piece.

 

 

I also did this using the original time signatures (which are, quite frankly, a bit bananas)

 

 

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Why? What are the time signatures? 

 

After a long wait, I've finally downloaded Berlin Strings. The last string library I had was EWQL from 10 years ago. The difference in sound is incredible, and the smaller sections very handy for divisi. 

It's also the first time (you'll probably think I'm a caveman) I have a proper MIDI Keyboard with proper MIDI controllers. 

Just improvising with the various sounds is something I could spend hours on. There's nothing synth-y about it at all. It's as if you listen to actual players. 

I can't stress enough how much of a quantum leap (no pun intended) this is from 10 years ago. 

And how liberating it is to not worry about spending an excruciating amount of time on making something sound *just about* right. 

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14 minutes ago, karelm said:

Is Spitfire Symphony the same as Spitfire BBC Symphony?


No, BBCSO is their newer library but not as extensive and not sonically as good. Unlike the BBCSO, the older SSO was actually recorded at AIR Lyndhurst Hall, the same scoring hall where JW recorded Harry Potter.

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