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Reminicent of past epic scores. sets tone for a great film.,
This review is from: The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Special Edition) (Audio CD)John Williams is a one of a kind genius. His "Star Wars" music is as good as film scoring gets, and "The Empire Strikes Back" score is the most memorable in the trilogy. Like the film itself it takes the audience all over the galaxy. Yoda's theme is a piece that pesonifided the charater. It starts off slowly with a mystical quality, which reflects Yoda's appearence, then it erupts into a large, full orchestra piece that reflects Yoda's beliefs and abilities. The theme that is immediately recognizable is the "Imperial march". With the exception of the main "Star Wars" theme it is the most memorable in the trilogy, mainly because it symbolized the dark mood of the film. That film wasn't too easy on the good guys, and that music did a great job of expressing the insurmountable evil that they were up against. The music of John Williams gives a contemporary film a nostalgic feel. Not only are his scores unforgettable, but in many cases they are the anchor of the film, the most important element. This,I feel,is true of his "Empire" score to say the very least.