For other uses, see Rogue One (disambiguation).

The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story soundtrack was composed by Michael Giacchino for the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It was released on December 16, 2016,[1] the same day as the film itself.[3] In addition to developing new themes and motifs such as the The Imperial Suite and the messenger motif, the film score incorporates leitmotifs from John Williams' Star Wars scores, particularly those from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. The Rogue One soundtrack also makes extensive use of dies irae, which forms a significant part of Jyn Erso's theme.

Although the musical score does not begin with the "Star Wars Main Title" as with the Star Wars saga films, the Main Title is briefly played in the track "Scrambling the Rebel Fleet," when C-3PO and R2-D2 appears on screen. A chorus is used for the tracks "Your Father Would Be Proud" and "Hope," which plays in the film as its protagonists and other members of the Rebel Alliance meet their death.

The soundtrack includes 21 tracks, which give a total runtime of over 69 minutes. The original soundtrack was published by Walt Disney Records on compact disc as well as vinyl record. The CD sleeve includes jokey alternative titles for each track, reminiscent of the puns Giacchino usually employs in his scores.

Rogue One music is reprised in later Star Wars media; both the hope motif and the leitmotif for the squad Rogue One are played in the LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars episode "The Good Stuff!."[4] The Rogue One theme was also used to introduce Diego Luna (Cassian Jeron Andor) and Alan Tudyk (K-2SO) at D23 Expo 2019 when the pair discussed the upcoming Star Wars: Andor televisions series.[5]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

The tracks are listed by the order of the original soundtrack. As Jyn Erso's theme, which was repurposed from a section of the A New Hope track "Tales of a Jedi Knight/Learn About the Force," appears frequently throughout the Rogue One soundtrack, any appearances of Erso's theme is denoted with a * symbol. Additionally, appearances of the Rogue One main theme/hope motif is denoted with a † symbol.

Total Time: 69:18

Track Alternative pun title Length Leitmotifs
"He's Here For Us" "A Krennic Condition" 3:20*† Rogue One Imperial motif
"A Long Ride Ahead" "Jyn and Scare it" 3:56* Rogue One Imperial motif
"Wobani Imperial Labor Camp" "Jyncarcerated" 0:54* --
"Trust Goes Both Ways" "Going to See Saw" 2:45* "The Force Theme"
"When Has Become Now" "That New Death Star Smell" 1:59 Death Star motif and Rogue One Imperial motif
"Jedha Arrival" "Jedha Call Saw" 2:48* --
"Jedha City Ambush" "When Ambush Comes to Shove" 2:19 --
"Star-Dust" "Erso Facto" 3:47 messenger motif and dies irae
"Confrontation on Eadu" "Go Do, That Eadu, That You Do, So Well" 8:05* "Rebel Fanfare," A New Hope Imperial motif, Guardians of the Whills motif, Rogue One Imperial motif, and Death Star motif
"Krennic's Aspirations" "Have a Choke and Smile" 4:16 A New Hope Imperial motif and "The Imperial March"
"Rebellions Are Built on Hope" "Erso in Vain" 2:56*† dies irae and Princess Leia's Theme
"Rogue One" "Takes One to Rogue One" 2:04 Rogue One theme, dark side motif, "The Force Theme," and Princess Leia's Theme
"Cargo Shuttle SW-0608" "World's Worst Vacation Destination" 3:59* messenger motif
"Scrambling the Rebel Fleet" "Scarif Tactics" 1:33* "The Force Theme" and "Star Wars Main Title"
"AT-ACT Assault" "Bazed and Confused" 2:55 "Rebel Fanfare" and "Imperial Walkers"
"The Master Switch" "Switch Hunt" 4:02*† dies irae
"Your Father Would Be Proud" "Transmission Impossible" 4:51 --
"Hope" "Live and Let Jedi" 1:37 "The Imperial March," "Rebel Fanfare," and "The Force Theme"
"Jyn Erso & Hope Suite" -- 5:51*† dies irae
"The Imperial Suite" -- 2:29 --
"Guardians of the Whills Suite" -- 2:52 --

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