“John Williams, the Oscar-winning composer behind the classic Star Wars scores and themes, has created a new work due to feature at Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge attraction, which is currently in construction at Disney parks,” writes Tim Peacock on Sunday (11/18) at Udiscovermusic.com. “The new Galaxy’s Edge is a themed park dedicated to the film series which will open at both Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida in 2019…. The Galaxy’s Edge themes were recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.… The Galaxy’s Edge theme also reunited Williams with the London Symphony Orchestra, who provided the instrumentation for the scores for A New Hope through 2005’s Revenge of the Sith; 2015’s The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi both featured the Hollywood Freelance Studio Symphony. Williams previously stated that the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed Episode IX would be his final Star Wars score…. Williams is also a creator of contemporary classical music with a post-romantic style, and a grand conductor, pianist and jazz buff.… To date, Williams has won five Academy Awards and four Golden Globes.” Click here to read Symphony magazine’s article about Williams’s enduring affinity for orchestras.
Posted November 20, 2018