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Score Guide – Star Wars A New Hope (1977)
Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the first of three special Score Guides! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy starting today with Star Wars aka Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope, composed by the legendary film composer John Williams.
Considered one of the greatest films and film scores of all time, Star Wars has pervaded the public consciousness more than any other movie franchise and is very much the peak of film music! With the help of their Rebel Alliance*, your hosts discuss all the strong themes, motifs, and memorable musical melodies that make up our beloved genre’s historically most important score and have an absolute blast in the process!
So jump onboard, strap yourselves in and enjoy our best episode to date!
*Special thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode truly special with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Charlie McCarron, Ian Crabb, Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Rob Dodson, Tiago Gomes, George Shaw and Dane Walker.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Sony Classical Records (2004)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson & Wendell Jones
0:04:52 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)
0:06:07 – 2. Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
0:09:08 – 3. Imperial Attack
0:14:18 – 4. The Dune Sea of Tatooine/Jawa Sandcrawler
Rebel: Charlie McCarron
0:20:07 – 5. The Moisture Farm
Rebel: Ian Crabb
0:23:26 – 6. The Hologram/Binary Sunset
0:26:09 – 7. Landspeeder Search/Attack of the Sand People
0:29:13 – 8. Tales of a Jedi Knight/Learn About the Force
0:32:51 – 9. Burning Homestead
0:36:21 – 10. Mos Eisley Spaceport
0:38:21 – 11. Cantina Band/12. Cantina Band #2
Rebels: Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Rob Dodson
0:45:22 – 13. Binary Sunset (Alternate)
0:47:35 – 1. Princess Leia’s Theme
Rebel: Tiago Gomes
0:51:31 – 2. The Millenium Falcon/Imperial Cruiser Pursuit