Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker score will include every theme you ever heard – CNET
We’ve known for a while that John Williams plans to retire from a galaxy far, far away after completing the score for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but his brother recently hinted that the legendary 87-year-old composer plans to go out with a bang. Musician Don Williams recently dropped a few details about the musical journey we’ll experience in the final installment of the Skywalker saga.
Speaking at an Academy of Scoring Arts score study for his brother’s work on Jurassic Park earlier this month, percussionist Don said John recently started work on The Rise of Skywalker’s music and has “135 minutes worth of music to write.” That also gives a sense of how long the movie is.
“We’ve done four days and we just scratched the surface,” he said.” I think we’ve got something like 34 minutes in the can at this point, but I can tell you that every theme you ever heard is gonna be compiled into this last effort.”
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“You’ll be sitting there watching the film go by and, ‘Oh, there it is!’ There’s two bars of it and it grabs you and takes you away,” Williams said, before admitting he’s regularly distracted when he hears a familiar theme while working on the score.