The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 51: Star Wars Scores: The Final Chapter

Star Wars Month (observed) comes to an end as Glenn and Scott finish their examination of the franchise’s scores. First, they review the new score for The Rise of Skywalker, examining the use of new themes and old, as John Williams takes his final bow as a Star Wars composer for the third time. After the ad break, discussion turns to the franchise as a whole, as Glenn & Scott rank all 11 scores and cover topics like the best end title suite and the three best tracks from each score. Glenn discusses other composers who should be candidates to score future Star Wars movies, and Scott rates each opening title crash. (TROS spoilers begin at 5:04.)

Musical Selections by John Williams
The Rise of Skywalker
The Rise of Skywalker Trailer
“The Force Is with You”
“The Rise of Skywalker” (“trio” theme)
“The Rise of Skywalker” (“rise” theme)
“The Speeder Chase”
“A New Home”
“Falcon Flight”
“They Will Come”
“The Jedi Steps and Finale” from The Force Awakens
The Rise of Skywalker trailer
The Star Wars Franchise
“Star Wars” from Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk by Meco
“Finale” from The Rise of Skywalker
“Main Title” from Star Wars
“Main Title” from The Force Awakens
“Main Title” from The Phantom Menace
“Main Title” from Return of the Jedi
“Fanfare” from The Rise of Skywalker
“Main Title” from The Empire Strikes Back
“Binary Sunset” from Star Wars
“The Rebel Fleet” from The Empire Strikes Back
“Finale” from The Rise of Skywalker

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