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 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

John Williams has written a new theme for the Star Wars land coming to Disney's theme parks. Here is William Ross conducting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge:

https://ew.com/movies/2018/11/17/john-williams-new-music-disney-star-wars-theme-parks/?utm_source=emailshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email-share-article&utm_content=20181117

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Interesting.

There is nothing thematically/melodically memorable with the cue, but I like the slightly "cleaner" sound of it, which makes it closer to the prequel music than the last two scores in the saga.

Does anyone know when he wrote this?

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

I got goosebumps. It's Williams in Star Wars mode without recycling or relying on old motifs. Way to go, Maestro!

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

It went in one ear and out the other for me. Can't recall the theme. Sounds like auto pilot Williams.

Doesn't have the energy, drive or spark of the original three scores, despite the professional writing.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Its good. I think the challenge here was to write something that could encompass the entire spectrum of Stuff® that you'll find there, so perhaps that's an argument for a more generic approach. No negative intended there.

Sounds closer to Jurassic Park to me than Star Wars. Might have been the intent.

I have to say, being a construction minion on this project must be one of the most interesting jobs one's ever had... build an alien landscape, then build a unique cultural bit of architecture potentially with megalithic elements, multiple times.

I`d wanna see it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

It sounds like something by Kevin Kaska.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

It sounds like something by Kevin Kaska.

Sounds like a Giacchino composition to me. Doesn't really go anywhere musically speaking.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It's a million times better than Giacchino, but still not something that blows me away. But again -- I love the 'clean' aspect of it; reminds of the prequel music (which is really underrated).

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

This is the first of a number of cues Williams is writing for the new attraction. The inevitable question is will there be a release?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   jgraebner   (Member)

Keep in mind that this is likely intended to play in the background throughout the land and, thus, it would intentionally be designed to be unobtrusive. If he is also writing new music for the attractions, we might hear some more distinctive thematic material, but this is likely intended to sound like Star Wars music, but not call attention to itself.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

Keep in mind that this is likely intended to play in the background throughout the land and, thus, it would intentionally be designed to be unobtrusive. If he is also writing new music for the attractions, we might hear some more distinctive thematic material, but this is likely intended to sound like Star Wars music, but not call attention to itself.

Well said.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Keep in mind that this is likely intended to play in the background throughout the land and, thus, it would intentionally be designed to be unobtrusive.

Indeed. It's very much in keeping with the sorts of music choices they tend to play at the parks (which are often from movies). I like it, but was surprised by the complete lack of thematic touchstones to Williams' nine other "Star Wars" scores. (I suppose they have no shortage of that material already recorded… plus who knows what else Williams has composed for this?)

Kinda fun that none of us saw this coming! (Unless I missed something.)

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

Kinda fun that none of us saw this coming! (Unless I missed something.)

I'd forgotten all about it, but there was a rumor posted back on Sept. 1 that both Williams and Giacchino were writing music for this:
http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/28835-rumor-jw-to-composesomethingfor-star-wars-galaxys-edge/

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Keep in mind that this is likely intended to play in the background throughout the land and, thus, it would intentionally be designed to be unobtrusive.

Fair enough, but at least write "Star Wars" music. Use the classic themes.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Broughton’s theme park music this ain’t!

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

Themes or no themes, everything Star Wars that Williams is writing these days has this wonderful kind of dark sunset melancholiness to it that I think is incredible. Subtle and easy to dismiss as uninspired.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

It went in one ear and out the other for me. Can't recall the theme. Sounds like auto pilot Williams.

Doesn't have the energy, drive or spark of the original three scores, despite the professional writing.


Since This is what Disney and Williams discusses...you


Fail.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2018 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

Actually if listened to a few times, this cue DOES have an actual theme that I quite like. Sometimes quality music uncovers itself after several listens. At the young age of 86 and having written thousands and thousands of notes for Star Wars, in my humble opinion he still can do it.......Boy are we spoiled!

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2018 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

It went in one ear and out the other for me. Can't recall the theme. Sounds like auto pilot Williams.

Doesn't have the energy, drive or spark of the original three scores, despite the professional writing.


Since This is what Disney and Williams discusses...you


Fail.


You can't fail at a subjective opinion.

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2018 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

It went in one ear and out the other for me. Can't recall the theme. Sounds like auto pilot Williams.

Doesn't have the energy, drive or spark of the original three scores, despite the professional writing.


Since This is what Disney and Williams discusses...you


Fail.


You can't fail at a subjective opinion.


I got that. But op is all upset that Disney And Williams ..didn’t consult him. Lol

 
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