Main Title/ Rebel Blockade Runner from Stars Wars - John Williams…
Main Title/ Rebel Blockade Runner from Stars Wars - John Williams
In Bb major.
Bar 36 on wards there are changes:
( C maj + Abs)
makes it more
, unclear, unstable
Bar 12- Dominant PEDAL on F
Bar 44 on wards- dissonant,
(AUG 4th/Dim 5th), almost
: C pedal + Db major (flattened SUPERTONIC)
dissonant, uneasy, unstable, dramatic harmony.
Lack of Cadences.
TERTIORY RELATIONSHIP: Db (1)-F(3), in bar 15
POLYPHONIC- imitative intro.
Use of PEDAL
triplets for the
section at the end.
Each instrument is playing exactly the same rhythm but with different notes.
Triplets quavers and semiquavers.
4/4 March- association with Military (Power/Might)
OSTINATO- accented, syncopated.
Bar 44 becomes triple- changes the mood for the fight scene.
Change of meter to 3/4
TREMOLANDO on the first note
FANFARE: use of
Rising Perfect 5ths- commonly used by J.W. for
theme of music directly associated with a character/object.
Harmony: Use of 4ths and 7ths
Higher pitches for middle section-
notes creates mysterious/magical feeling.
Divided into 2 titles: Main Title & Rebel Blockade Runner.
Main Title: Intro (Star Wars), A=(Main Theme), A repeats,(string section), B=(contrast strings but quieter), A reprise, A repeats. TERNARY FORM.
Link/Bridge: Tinkling Celest.
Rebel Blockade Runner (bar 36): Follows images on screen, music used to only link images, no proper structure to it.
Violins play very fast sextuplets in a rising melody.
Heavy dissonant, accented chords.
Very loud Brass returns to mark the start of the fighting scene.