Themes and Their Musical Meaning in Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens — 4 Comments

  1. Dear Mark,

    I find your post very interesting to read and specially to hear. I am a musician myself and a huge fan of film music like Star Wars.
    I play in an orchestra called the “Limburgs Fanfare Orkest” which are the best musicians (amateur as well as professionals) from all of Limburg together (Limburg is a province of The Netherlands). We consider ourselves to be the best Fanfare Orchestra in the world. If you are interested please listen to us on YouTube or go to
    For our next project, we want to play the movie soundtrack from the new Star Wars trilogy. Is there a possibility to perform some of the John Williams music? Maybe we can perform this project together?
    If so, please contact our chairman on or me on
    Thank you very much for this opportunity
    Best regards,

    • Dear Bart – thanks for your kind note on my analysis. As for performing this music, I am not the person to contact as I have nothing to do with the copyright or permissions associated with this music. But I do enjoy listening to it and analyzing it!

  2. Hello Mark,
    your posts are very interesting. Great Job.
    Do you know, where i can buy the scores of Star Wars Music, and movies scores in general?

  3. Love this! I just happened upon this article, searching for music for my young piano students who love this movie. Thanks for identifying the main themes so clearly, so I can discuss with them! I am also a music theory lover, so love the in-depth analysis. I’m going to look for more of your articles.

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