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STAR WARS
EPISODE II
I

Revenge of the Sith

(2005)


Sony Classical SK 94220 Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Format: CD + Bonus DVD Produced by John Williams
Total Playing Time: 70:45 Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
Date: May 3, 2005 and the London Voices
Cat. No. SC219 Director: George Lucas

German Title: Die Rache der Sith


Track Listing

1. Star Wars and The Revenge Of The Sith (7:31)
2. Anakin's Dream (4:46)
3. Battle Of The Heroes (3:42)
4. Anakin's Betrayal (4:04)
5. General Grievous (4:07)
6. Palpatine's Teachings (5:25)
7. Grievous and the Droids (3:28)
8. Padme's Ruminations (3:17)
9. Anakin vs. Obi-Wan (3:57)
10. Anakin's Dark Deeds (4:05)
11. Enter Lord Vader (4:14)
12. The Immolation Scene (2:42)
13. Grievous Speaks to Lord Sidious (2:49)
14. The Birth Of The Twins and Padme's Destiny (3:37)
15. A New Hope and End Credits (13:06)

Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices
Supervising Music Editor: Ken Wannberg
Music Editor: Ramiro Belgardt
Music Recorded and Mixed by Shawn Murphy at Abbey Road Studios, London


Throughout the Star Wars films, John Williams has created a complete musical language to describe the characters and essentially tell the story of the saga. Episode III completes the Star Wars story; it also acts as a bridge to the original trilogy. In that way, the film has allowed John to add his own final chapter to the musical lexicon by creating brilliant new themes as well as drawing upon the rich legacy of music he has composed for the five other films over the past three decades. The film chronicles Anakin Skywalker's tragic turn to the dark side accompanied by such aggressively ominous music as Darth Vader's march, the Emperor's theme and a sweeping new piece that underscores the momentous duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan. In the end, the film reminds us that Anakin will eventually be redeemed through the determination and love of his children. John has beautifully captured this spirit of hope by reprising the most memorable music from the original trilogy, the themes of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. The balance of light and dark is central to Star Wars storytelling, and John has conveyed this expertly. His music for Episode III is joyous and adventurous at times, yet pulls us into the mournful and tragic as well. But as the saying goes, the darkest hour is always before the dawn, even the dawn of twin suns on a distant, arid planet.

George Lucas









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