FYC Track 3: The Scavenger
0:00-1:48 = OST track 2, 0:37-2:20
Also comparable, but not identical. Curiously, the english horn solo at the very beginning of the OST track is omitted from the FYC – as it was omitted from the film. Logic thus suggests that the FYC version might be the one actually used in the movie. Also, the FYC track fades out sooner (so the OST has additional music after the point at which the FYC track concludes).
FYC Track 4: Lunchtime
0:00-1:12 = OST track 2, 2:19-2:40, 2:50-3:41
I speak too soon! The end of the OST track 2 is found in the FYC, just on a different track. Also note that 10 seconds or so from the OST (2:40-2:50) have been edited out of the FYC.
FYC Track 5: I Can Fly Anything
0:00-0:42 = not in OST
Sneaky incidental music, presumably as Finn and Poe begin their escape.
0:31-0:46 = OST track 3, 0:15-0:30
0:46-0:59 = not in OST
Incidental escape music.
0:59-1:39 = OST track 3, 0:30-0:41, 0:47-1:14
Note the missing six seconds from the OST. Also, there are an extra couple of seconds around FYC 1:31 not found in the OST.
1:39-1:52 = not on OST
More incidental escape music.
1:52-2:02 = OST track 3, 1:18-1:28
2:02-2:12 = not in OST
More incidental escape music.
2:12-3:18 = OST track 3, 1:39-2:38
An extra couple of seconds in the FYC (around 2:25 and again around 2:36) not found in OST.
3:24-3:40 = OST track 3, 2:38-2:53
3:40-4:09 = not in OST
Different codas, though similar in character.
FYC Track 6: Finn’s Trek
0:00-1:35 = not in OST
As Finn walks from the crash site, the music is as sparse and dry as the desert landscape he traverses. It's somewhat similar to some of the Tatooine music from A New Hope. A new and important motive is introduced at 1:14. Not sure what to call it, or to whom the motive belongs. It's traumatic in character, and is heard frequently throughout the movie. More on this motive later.
FYC Track 7: Follow Me and The Falcon
These tracks have been heavily edited, making identification and comparison between soundtracks extremely tedious and difficult. Complicating things, several of the edits are copy/pastes, but it's impossible to tell which clip is the copy and which is the paste. I've done a pretty thorough job here, but this analysis isn't as precise as some of the other tracks comparisons in this series because of the extensive editing.
0:00-1:31 = OST track 5, 0:00-1:26
Same music, but different takes (which accounts for the 5 second difference in timings of the two tracks).
1:31-1:41 = not in OST
1:41-2:18 = OST track 5, 1:26-1:59
2:18- 2:25 = not in OST
A continuation of what came immediately prior. Again, this is likely a timing issue – either a few seconds more or less of music was needed to accommodate the visuals of the film.
2:25-3:02 = OST track 5, 1:59-2:35
3:02-3:08 = not in OST
3:08-3:50 = OST, track 7, 0:00-0:42
3:50-3:56 = not in OST
Minor incidental running music (but not the Running Theme).
3:56-4:37 = OST track 7, 0:42-1:27
Very similar, but significant differences: FYC features trumpets ascending at 4:01 (this sounds like a copy/paste edit from 4:57 or vice versa), OST features trumpets descending at 0:47 (sounds like a copy/paste edit from FYC 5:19 or vice versa). Also minor differences in timing.
4:37-4:42 = not in OST
A few extra seconds of the Running Theme.
4:42-5:17 = OST track 7, 1:27-2:01
5:17-5:20 = OST, track 7, 0:46-0:49
5:20-5:38 = OST track 7, 0:20-0:42
This is a repeat of what was heard earlier (FYC 3:32-3:50).
5:38-6:24 = OST track 7, 2:13-2:55
Differences at FYC 5:50, but comparable.
6:24-6:26 = OST Track 7, 1:49-1:51
6:26-6:39 = OST track 7, 2:56-3:09
6:39-6:49 = not on OST
6:49-7:09 = OST track 7, 3:14-3:34
The Music of Star Wars
These posts will help focus and develop my analyses of John Williams' film scores.