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Star Wars

With the release of "Star Wars - The Force Awakens", Matthew Sweet looks back on John Williams's music for the celebrated movie franchise.

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Music Played

  • John Williams

    Imperial Attack

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Star Wars: A New Hope (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • RCA.
    • 3.
  • Alfred Newman

    20th Century Fox Fanfare

    Conductor: Alfred Newman. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • RCA.
  • John Williams

    Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • RCA.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets Suite - No.1: Mars

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • John Williams

    Princess Leia's Theme

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • RCA.
  • John Williams

    The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • RCA.
  • John Williams

    The Rebel Fleet/End Title

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • RCA.
  • John Williams

    Jabba's Baroque Recital

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
  • John Williams

    Parade of the Ewoks

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • RCA.
  • John Williamson

    Star Wars - The Phantom Menace (1999)

    Conductor: John Williamson. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.
  • John Williams

    Star Wars - The Phantom Menace (1999) - Duel of Fates

    Conductor: John Williams. Choir: London Voices. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.
  • John Williams

    Star Wars - Attack of the Clones (2002) - Across the Stars

    Conductor: John Williams. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.
  • John Williams

    Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith (2005) - A New Home and End Credits

    Conductor: John Williams. Choir: London Voices. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.
  • John Williams

    Cantina Band

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • RCA.
  • John Williams

    Star Wars - The Force Awakens (2015) - The Jedi Steps

    Conductor: John Williams. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Walt Disney.
  • John Williams

    Star Wars - The Force Awakens (2015) - March of Resistance

    Conductor: John Williams. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Walt Disney.

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