His last music for television dates back to Amazing Stories, in 1985.
John Williams just celebrated its 90th birthday. The opportunity to look back on his busy year 2022: the composer will conduct several orchestras, in Europe and the United States, but also compose the music of The FabelmansSteven Spielberg’s next film, andIndiana Jones 5, directed this time by James Mangold. He also just recorded the theme for the series Obi-Wan Kenobiwith the Los Angeles Orchestra, reveals variety. Deborah Chow’s series, still worn by Ewan McGregor in the role of the Jedi, will be broadcast from May 25 on Disney Plus (stack to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the saga by George Lucas).
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This new collaboration between Lucasfilm and John Williams is a surprise, the composer having worked little for television. His last soundtrack for a series dates back to 1985, when he imagined the music forAmazing Storiesthe anthology show created in particular by Steven Spielberg (that being said, several of its themes are regularly rebroadcast on American television, such as its tunes designed for the Olympic Games on the NBC channel).
Participating from the start in the Star Wars adventure, John Williams received an Oscar – one of his 5 statuettes – for his soundtrack toA new hopethe first film released in 1977, then it was nominated for five of its sequels: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), The force awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017) and The Rise of Skywalker (2019). We also owe him the main theme of Solothe Ron Howard spin-off released in 2018 (with the rest of the music by John Powell, the composer of Dragons), as well as that of Star Wars: Galaxy Edgethe part of Disneyland Park devoted to Star Wars.
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About the series Obi-Wan Kenobithe source specifies that it may be a new theme or a re-orchestration of those which had been composed for A New Hopethen for the prelogy: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sithreleased between 1999 and 2005. It would be logical for the soundtrack to take over some of the tunes from all these films, the action of this show taking place ten years later Episode III and recounting the reunion between Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen also returns). variety also unclear who will handle the rest of the series’ soundtrack, which will consist of six episodes. The site simply states that it must be registered soon in London.
First behind-the-scenes look at the Obi-Wan Kenobi series