I woke up this morning to the music from Episode III playing on the clock radio. What’s odd is that I recognized it immediately despite the facts that I had not listened to the soundtrack, and the section I heard was all new music. None of the recurring themes from the other films was present, and yet it was unmistakably not only John Williams, but Star Wars. I let it run just to be sure, waiting for a familiar theme or the announcer’s voice (can you call someone on a classical station a DJ?), and sure enough they identified it as “the title theme from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”
I just want to say that I love every minute of the six “Star Wars” movies. George Lucas has my complete admiration and thanks as does John Williams for his wonderful music. It has been truly wonderful to experience their talent and artistry and I think our world is better for their efforts and grace-filled gifts. I am also truly sad that “Star Wars” is over after these many years.