Celebrating the music and sound of Star Wars 5 cinematic minutes at a time!
BONUS 1: John Williams Concert Review
I just saw John Williams live for the first time! Here are some of the highlights, footage excerpts, and my analysis.
Listener Roundtable (TLJ Minutes 151-153)
We've reached the end of The Last Jedi! Today's episode is a fun roundtable discussion with Jay Cooper and John Bellizzi, in which we listen to the rest of the end credits music and do a play-by-play commentary together. We also reflect on the season and film as a whole, share our personal music and sound effects highlights from The Last Jedi, and speculate on the future of Star Wars music.
Musical DNA of The Last Jedi (TLJ Minutes 146-150)
Frank Lehman is a music theorist, film musicologist, and John Williams scholar who created the Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars. Today, he's here to help us understand the end credits and music of The Last Jedi overall. We talk about wild theorizing, erotic themes, and the technical and philosophical ideals that make up the musical vocabulary of Star Wars.
From a Violinist's POV (TLJ Minutes 141-145)
With a final swell of the Force theme, the orchestra pulls us into the credits. Today, I am pleased to speak with Lorenz Gamma, violinist on The Last Jedi score. We talk nitty gritty details -- including what it was like working with John Williams, what the orchestra spent the most time rehearsing, the importance of inaccuracies, and how The Last Jedi score is like "a rich wine that goes with a rich meal."
Legend of Luke Skywalker (TLJ Minutes 136-140)
Behind every legend is a person. In this episode of Star Wars Music Minute, Darth Choco joins me in a heartfelt discussion of the music, lore, and legacy surrounding Luke Skywalker's final act.
The Drama of Kylo Ren (TLJ Minutes 131-135)
"More! More! More!" Kylo yells, ordering every gun to fire on his uncle. Chaos, fashion, and Force angst ensue while Luke remains standing stronger than ever. Joining me today is Mollie Damon (Star Wars Explained, A Certain Point of View), and together, we nerd out on the music and sound of minutes 131-135 of The Last Jedi.
Some great musical insight from Chrisanthe Tan & a valuable companion podcast to the original Star Wars Minute.
Star Wars themes are great
This breakdown of themes wrote by the great John Williams, by a fellow musician is insightful and interesting, with guest that provide inside knowledge, you don’t to know music theory as it’s explained along the way. Download this now, you’ll be pleased you did.