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August 12, 2010 Good article nomination Failure
August 21, 2010 Failed Good article nominee
Current status: Failed Good article nominee

Star Wars Main TitleEdit

I am tempted to contribute, but I cannot cite my sources; I only listen to the movie ones. However, we could add another header that shows the evolution of the main title; it certainly changes much throughout the two trilogies. For example, if you listen to the Episode IV one, the trumpet is most strident and clear in it, especially the descending scale after the minor "lull" in the middle. As I can record the music from the Star Wars movies (in lower quality and definitely not all for it to be considered fair use), I can supply samples as requested, if needed. After all, Wikipedia has samples; why shouldn't we? Please consider my comment.

Keelu Kenobi 23:04, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Oh, yes; and one more thing: I would like to add that the main title leans heavily on the brass section, and several harp cues can be heard in the soundtrack (at least for episode III). Can anyone back me up on this? I mean, does anyone have an episode I or II soundtrack to see if I was right?

Keelu Kenobi 23:07, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

  • The recording of the main title is the same for each of the prequels, the recording done for The Phantom Menace. But yes, it might be good to note the differences between the recordings. -- Ozzel 01:22, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Really? I mean, in the movies you can hear a difference between episode IV and I, surely....Unsigned comment by Keelu Kenobi (talk • contribs).
    • Yes, definitely. What I said was, each of the original films has its own recording, but the prequels each use the same 1999 recording. And yes, there are definitely differences between the four recordings. -- Ozzel 01:36, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

"He tried to set it in the most "brilliant register of the trumpets, horns and trombones" in order to have a "blazingly brilliant fanfare" at the start of the piece, and thus the score. He also did this in order to have the title contrast with the second theme which was more lyrical, adventurous, and romantic in style.[10] It is possible that this "second theme" is "Princess Leia's Theme" as it is comes after the "Main Title" in the soundtrack for A New Hope.[1]"

You misunderstood him. The Main Theme consists of A (0:00 to 0:26) and B (0:26 to 0:48) parts. He was referring to the B part as lyrical.--620hun (talk) 23:51, May 26, 2017 (UTC)

In pop cultureEdit

Can anyone find any site to reference for the "In popular culture" section. I've looked for a while, but can't find any reputable ones. Master Fredcerique Begun the Clone Wars has † 12:46, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

Key: Bb Major or G Major? Edit

In the article, it says that the piece is written in the key of Bb Major (two b). This seems to be correct when listening to orchestra versions. However, in the notes shown in "Main title.png", the key is G Major (one #). What is correct? Tibiasux (talk) 16:01, December 17, 2019 (UTC)

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