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Star Wars Music Minute

Feb 28, 2022

A NEW HOPE Minutes 91-95

Guests: Father David and Trevor Mowry 

Ben Kenobi becomes one with the Force, our heroes escape on the Falcon, Leia consoles a heartbroken Luke, and we begin the TIE fighter attack. In this episode, we talk about the use of Princess Leia's theme during Obi-Wan's death, differences...

Feb 28, 2022

This episode is an introduction to the music of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, composed by John Powell and John Williams, with special focus on minutes 1-5 of the film. We discuss the scoring process, division of labor between the composers, and listen to a few of the initial leitmotifs. 


  • 3. Secrets
  • 1. Young Han Solo...

Feb 21, 2022

Guest: Dan Golding

Composer, writer, and Art of the Score podcast co-host Dan Golding joins me in a breakdown of the music in Star Wars: A New Hope minutes 86-90. While Luke and Leia swing across the chasm crossfire (after a kiss "for luck"), John Williams's swashbuckling, unabashedly heroic rendition of Luke...

Feb 14, 2022

Steele Saunders is really, really stoked to talk about the trash compactor scene in minutes 81-85 of Star Wars! We cover the sound design, the unused dianoga cue, and of course, the accidental head bump.

Things Mentioned:

  • It's true, there was originally no noise for the stormtrooper hitting his head.
  • Designing the...

Feb 7, 2022

A discussion about the music and sound in minutes 76-80 of #StarWars Episode IV: A New Hope, which starts with the rescue of Princess Leia and ends with jumping into the garbage chute. Today's guest is composer & music technologist Jeremy Sawruk. We discuss #JohnWilliams' detailed underscore, which features chromatic...