Title - 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (OST)
Artist - John Williams
Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy, far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The magnificent, soaring soundtrack from the legendary, five-time Academy Award-winning composer, John Williams was released a while ago, but wow, it was just too good not to give a second glance to!
This score, which earned John Williams his 50th Oscar nomination, delivers in exactly the way one would expect from that galaxy far, far away, trust me!
May the Force be with you, always, my friends.
1. 'Main Title and The Attack on the Jakku Village'
2. 'The Scavenger'
3. 'I Can Fly Anything'
4. 'Rey Meets BB-8'
5. 'Follow Me'
6. 'Rey's Theme'
7. 'The Falcon'
8. 'That Girl with the Staff'
9. 'The Rathtars!'
10. 'Finn's Confession'
11. 'Maz's Counsel'
12. 'The Starkiller'
13. 'Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle'
14. 'The Abduction'
15. 'Han and Leia'
16. 'March of the Resistance'
18. 'On the Inside'
19. 'Torn Apart'
20. 'The Ways of the Force'
21. 'Scherzo for X-Wings'
22. 'Farewell and The Trip'
23. 'The Jedi Steps and Finale'
The great John Williams does it again! This soundtrack is melodically beautiful and moving. Rey's theme is feminine and yet strong at the same time.
I have loved John's music for many, many years and he is, without a shadow of a doubt, a musical genius and I am so glad that I can hear his music during my lifetime.
He conveys so much emotion in his music which has deeply moved me, always allowing my inner spirit to soar when listening to his work; and, of course, this magnificent soundtrack.
The most substantial new composition for 'The Force Awakens,' is a jaunty, adventurous piece with an optimistic, ascending string and woodwind melody, entitled 'Rey's Theme.'
One could be forgiven for feeling that it belongs in an Indiana Jones movie than in Star Wars, for Abrams self-consciously models himself on Stephen Spielberg, after all.
'The Ways of The Force' is a musical duel between the motifs Williams has written for Kylo Ren and Rey. He mirrors the ebb and flow of the duel between Ren and Rey by alternating the melody between cells of Rey’s theme and cells of Ren’s.
Each character’s theme vies to dominate the melody, before both are superseded by The Force Theme – which intervenes, decisively, on Rey’s side.
Another stand out cut track for me is 'The Jedi Steps' which borrows from and advancing on 'Rey’s Theme,' but with great expectation written into a lyrical, ascending string-and-woodwind melody that pulls away before reaching harmonic resolution.
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