This track is rather different from what's heard in the film. It'll take another viewing (I'm going for the third time on Saturday) to establish exactly what's the same and what's different. For now, italics mean not used in the film.
0:00-0:22 incidental high harp (reminds me of his music for Home Alone), as children are playing
0:22-0:30 Main theme, A major, harp, 1st phrase only
0:30-0:38 incidental low strings
0:38-1:05 Force theme, flute then strings, all 4 phrases, g minor, as one of the children casually uses the force to grab a broom and starts sweeping the floor
1:05-1:52 End credits: Main theme interspersed with the Rebel fanfare, C major
1:52-2:03 Rose's theme, horn and strings, D-flat major to F major
2:03-2:16 Rose's theme, horn & flute, F major
2:16-2:34 Rose's secondary theme
2:34-2:42 Rose's primary theme, strings & horn, F major
2:42-2:57 Leia's theme, piano, A-flat major (corresponding to dedication on screen)
After Leia's theme, there are major discrepancies between the film and soundtrack. I'm not convinced what we hear on the soundtrack is actually heard in the film, though it very well might be. But, I suspect the music heard in the movie is actually lifted from another cue on the soundtrack.
2:57-3:06 Last-Ditch fanfare, a minor, flute and brass
3:06-3:21 Sarabande, a minor, horns, both phrases
3:21-3:36 Sarabande, a minor, flute, both phrases
3:36-3:44 Last-ditch Fanfare, trumpets, first phrase only
3:44-3:52 Incidental (?) horn. Is this a theme new to The Last Jedi that I've somehow missed? Is it heard elsewhere in the soundtrack? Please comment if anybody out there knows...
3:52-4:01 March of the Resistance, horn, B-flat minor
4:01-4:13 Rose's theme, E-flat major, horn
In the movie, between Rose's theme (above) and the rebel fanfare (below), Ren's Power motive is heard. Since this is absent from the soundtrack, some editing was required.
4:13-4:20 Rebel Fanfare, trumpets
4:20-4:29 Rey's melody, D minor, horn, 1st and 2nd phrases
4:40-5:30 Yoda's (primary and secondary) theme, horn & cellos, C major
5:30-5:48 intense incidental music
5:48-6:00 Admiral Holdo's theme, horn, a minor
6:00-6:10 Holdo's theme, trumpet, C# minor
6:10-6:26 Holdo's theme, horn, e minor
6:26-6:40 Desperation motive, constantly changing tonalities, strings x4 then horn x4 then trumpets x4
6:40-6:45 Rey's melody, horn, d minor, 1st phrase only
6:45-6:56 what is this theme? I've heard it throughout the soundtrack, but I'm still not sure what it is. Again, anybody reading this, feel free to comment with ideas!
6:56-7:11 TIE Fighter Attack
7:11-7:19 Rebel Fanfare, brass
7:19-7:27 TIE Fighter Attack
In the film, the TIE attack is heard three times interspersed with two rebel fanfares. As documented above, the soundtrack only features two TIE attacks with one rebel fanfare in between. Obviously, there's some editing going on, but it'll be impossible to determine exactly what's happened until I can get my hands on the DVD of the new film to compare carefully.
7:27-7:46 Rey's melody, B-flat minor, flute &horn, 1st & 2nd & 3rd phrases
7:46-8:02 Rey's Regal motive, B-flat minor, strings x3
8:02-8:27 Rey's Chime motive, celeste, B-flat minor
1/3/2018 10:55:47 am
The theme at 6:45 of the Finale--I can't link it to anything, but it plays when Kylo Ren has all the AT-ATs fire (unsuccessfully) at Luke. It's clearly a music edit because there's little to no connection to the track that immediately precedes it, the Spark.
8/8/2020 04:55:30 pm
I believe the theme at 3:44 is one of Ren's themes.
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The Music of Star Wars
These posts will help focus and develop my analyses of John Williams' film scores.