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Star Wars Music Minute

Sep 14, 2021

I just saw John Williams live for the first time! Here are some of the highlights, footage excerpts, and my analysis.

Concert Details:

  • John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
  • Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA)
  • David Newman and John Williams conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a performance of film music selections
  • Event link:


  • "Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra" from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (John Williams) -
  • "Scherzo for X-Wings" from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (John Williams) -
  • "Throne Room and End Title" from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra (John Williams) - (from Silfimur's channel)
  • An even more dramatic tempo comparison: "Williams: The Throne Room - End Credits" - (from LA Phil's channel)
  • "The Throne Room/End Title" from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (John Williams) -
  • Frank Lehman's Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars -

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