Given the success of my Beatles and origami blogs, I have decided to begin yet another, this one specifically dedicated to analysis of John Williams' epic orchestral scores for the Star Wars films. The purpose of this new blog is to help focus, prepare, and develop material to inform my discussion courses and lectures on the music of Star Wars, scheduled to debut Spring 2014.
Since surprisingly little detailed analysis of Williams' music exists in any form (much less in published articles or books), the best and often only place to find considerations of his music is in online chatrooms and forums. More often than not, however, those anonymous contributors to these discussions devolve into puerile name calling whenever a dispute arises instead of respectful debate, and the bickering often overwhelms any insightful musicological analysis. This blog, then, will attempt to provide such detailed commentary and analysis of Star Wars music, with the twofold purpose of (1) illustrating how the music developed, and (2) enlightening listening and furthering enjoyment of the music.
The Music of Star Wars
These posts will help focus and develop my analyses of John Williams' film scores.