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"Anakin's Theme" is a recurring musical theme introduced in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. It was composed by John Williams as the theme for the young Anakin Skywalker.

Heard throughout The Phantom Menace, "Anakin's Theme" is played when Skywalker first meets Padmé Amidala in Watto's junk shop on Tatooine. It is also played as part of the suite accompanying the film's end credits. In Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, the theme appears when Skywalker and Amidala reunite on Coruscant, as well as the film's end credits. "Anakin's Theme" also plays as part of the Across the Stars theme in the track "Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale," at 9:39. For Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the theme plays right after Anakin Skywalker wakes up from his Force vision, where he dreams of Amidala's death at childbirth.

The theme contains a subtle rendition of "The Imperial March"—used as Anakin Skywalker's theme after he becomes Darth Vader—foreshadowing the boy's eventual fall.

In The Phantom Menace Ultimate Edition soundtrack, the theme appears at the end of the track "Hail to the Winner, Anakin Skywalker".

Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Phantom Menace Music Book
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