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Star Wars Music Minute

Nov 28, 2022

This episode is about minutes 11-15 of The Empire Strikes Back with my guest Jake Jahiel -- a musicologist, Baroque music specialist, and 2022 Fellow of the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism. Today, we're talking about the Spectralist-adjacent music of Hoth, the Force theme that sprang from the petri dish, Wagner's...

Nov 21, 2022

This episode is about minutes 6-10 of The Empire Strikes Back with composer-artist Christina Ward. The YouTube version of this episode is here: 


  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 02:15 - Listening to the beginning of these minutes.
  • 08:17 - Assessing the feelings behind Han and...

Nov 14, 2022

This episode is an introduction to the music of The Empire Strikes Back, with a special emphasis on minutes 1-5. Welcome to THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK SEASON of Star Wars Music Minute! 🎉 (No guest today; just Xanthe.)

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 01:06 - References & resources
  • 03:31 - Intro to THE EMPIRE...