"Once again, John Williams has exceeded my expectations and produced a lavish, rich, moving and thrilling score. Every fan of Star Wars—and of great music—is in his debt."
George Lucas about John Williams' score for Revenge of the Sith[src]
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WookieeProject: Real World Music
Project information

Master Fredcerique


April 13 2009


Real world music

Led by

Master Fredcerique

Article information
Current main focus

Star Wars Main Title

Featured articles


Restored featured articles


Good articles


Restored good articles


Writers and editors

WookieeProject: Real World Music is a WookieeProject intended to help organize and improve the articles on out-of-universe music. Come join us! You can comment on the talk page with any suggestions you may have. For a list of articles under our project, see here

Project goals[edit source]

Our main goal is to make sure Wookieepedia is a reliable and excellent source of information about all things real world music. Though it is realized that not every such article will be able to be made into WP:FA or WP:GA, the goal for those articles is still to make them as complete and comprehensive as possible.

Instructions[edit source]

If you would like to contribute, please sign your name using three tildes (~~~) at the bottom of the page under the section "Writers and editors".

Writers[edit source]

  1. Write balanced and without POV.
  2. Do not add any speculation to an article.
  3. Write about whatever interests you, but try and help out with the current main focus as well.
  4. Try and focus on one or two projects at a time, thereby making sure not too many articles are added to the "Works in progress" section.
  5. If the Manual of Style and Layout Guide are prohibiting you from contributing your best, ignore them! The editors will help you.

Editors[edit source]

  1. Make sure articles have flawless grammar and spelling. Titles of songs and themes should be enclosed in double quotation marks (e.g. "Star Wars Main Title"). Titles of albums should be italicized (e.g. The Phantom Menace).
  2. Fix articles to comply with the Manual of Style and Layout Guide.
  3. Fix templates and excessive links.
  4. Source quotes.
  5. Search for new items for the "Appearances" and "Sources" sections of an article.

How and what to write[edit source]

Terminology[edit source]

  • Score - the things that make up a CD album of a score are not songs; they are tracks that are sometimes a single cue or, particularly with the prequel albums, several cues edited together
  • Song - with soundtracks, generally refers to a standalone piece of music, often performed by a band or artist (An instrumental track like "Cantina Band" is still a song.)
  • Source music - refers to music heard by the characters in the film, and therefore automatically gets an IU article (e.g. the aforementioned "Cantina Band", known IU as "Mad About Me", plus "Jedi Rocks", "Lapti Nek", etc.), these are not included in this project, hence real world music
  • Theme - a recurring melody that represents a certain thing, often a character. (The difference between theme & motif can be the subject of debate). Now some themes, like "Yoda's Theme", have concert versions. (There are other concert pieces arranged from film cues, like "The Asteroid Field", "Here They Come!", and "The Forest Battle"—although only the last of those appears on the actual soundtrack album; the others can be found on other albums.) Some themes, like "Qui-Gon's theme" or the "Boba Fett theme", do not have concert arrangements and are only heard in score proper.

What articles to and not to write[edit source]

Now, how should we deal with music articles? We've been all over the place in the past. Here's what we do now:

  • Musical score - This is pretty good, and we should keep it as an overview article (and maybe trim a bit to avoid redundancy)
  • We should have articles for each film's soundtrack, which we have in Category:Soundtracks. These should cover the scores themselves and all album incarnations, which they more or less do now anyway.
  • Now, all majors themes ("Princess Leia's Theme", the "Emperor's Theme", etc.) should have their own articles, because many have concert versions and appear in more than one film. Some minor themes, though, like Boba Fett's or Qui-Gon's should also get articles.
  • As for concert pieces like "The Forest Battle", we're inclined to say articles for them.

But. When it comes to any other album track, They should not have articles, and here's why: Album tracks are iffy. Sometimes they are whole cues, sometimes they are partial cues, sometimes they are multiple cues together. A track on one album can be the same piece on a different album under a different name, or the same name can be used on different albums with different pieces of music. Basically, tracks and cues can be a big mess. So in these cases, individual articles are not very helpful and any relevant info would be better off covered in the respective score's article. There we can give full rundowns of the film's cue list (where they're known—some aren't; yes, it's confusing), all the different album versions, and all that jizz. So this part would involve deleting, redirecting, and possible merging, but I'd be shocked if we have a single article in this instance that says anything more than "This 'song' is this long and is played during this scene."

Templates[edit source]

Add this template on the talk page of every article within this project by posting {{WRWMtalk}}.

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WookieeProject Real World Music is within the scope of WookieeProject Real World Music, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to Star Wars music on Wookieepedia.
If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this notice, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.

Place this at the bottom of every article within this project by posting {{RWM}}.

Real-world music
I · II · III · IV · V · VI · VII · VIII · IX
Original Soundtrack Anthology · Ultimate Vinyl Collection
Ultimate Soundtrack Edition · Ultimate Digital Collection
Spin-off films & TV:
Ewoks · The Clone Wars: film, Seasons 1–6, Season Seven (1–4, 5–8, 9–12) · Rebels: One, Two
Rogue One · Solo · The Mandalorian (Chapter 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9-12 · 13-16)
Video games:
Shadows of the Empire · Republic Commando · The Old Republic: Collector's Edition · YouTube playlist
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Oga's Cantina: R3X's Playlist 1
Clint Bajakian · Peter Bernstein · Paul Dinletir · Michael Giacchino · Patrick Gleeson · Ludwig Göransson · Mark Griskey
Jesse Harlin · Jerry Hey · Chris Hülsbeck · Dean Kiner · Kevin Kiner · Sean Kiner · Frank Klepacki · Bear McCreary
Joel McNeely · Lin-Manuel Miranda · Danny Piccione · John Powell · Ryan Shore · Jeremy Soule
Joseph Trapanese · James L. Venable · John Williams · Joseph Williams
London Symphony Orchestra · London Voices
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra · Royal Scottish National Orchestra
New London Children's Choir · Seattle Sinfonia Orchestra
Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra · Los Angeles Master Chorale · Kathleen Battle
Vienna Philharmonic · Hamburger Symphoniker · Jefferson Starship · The Hu
Sheet music books
The Phantom Menace · Attack of the Clones · Revenge of the Sith
Music from the Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition · Selections from Star Wars
Star Wars: A Musical Journey: Episodes I-VI · Star Wars Episodes I, II & III Instrumental Solos
Star Wars for Beginning Piano Solo · The Force Awakens · Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Music videos
"Lapti Nek" · The Duel of the Fates · A Hero Falls
Bantha Music · Christmas in the Stars · Lapti Nek Dance Remix · Tusken Music · Headspace

Place this at the bottom of every article about a real world theme or composition by posting {{themes}}.

Leitmotifs and themes
Introduced in Episode IV
Luke Skywalker · The Rebellion · Princess Leia · Jawa · The Force · Tusken Raider · Death Star · dies irae · Imperials

Recurring themes/concert pieces/songs:
"Star Wars Main Title" · "Cantina Band" · "Here They Come!/TIE Fighter Attack" · "The Final Battle" · "The Throne Room"

Introduced in Episode V
Leitmotifs: The Empire/Darth Vader · C-3PO and R2-D2 · Han Solo and Princess Leia · Yoda · Lando Calrissian · Boba Fett

Recurring themes: "The Asteroid Field"

Introduced in Episode VI
Leitmotifs: Jabba the Hutt · Funeral · Ewoks · Luke and Leia · The Emperor

Concert pieces/songs: "Jabba the Hutt" · "Lapti Nek" · "Jedi Rocks"
"The Forest Battle" · "Ewok Celebration"/Yub Nub · "Victory Celebration" (VI)

Introduced in Holiday Special
"Light the Sky on Fire" · "Goodnight, But Not Goodbye" · "A Day to Celebrate"
Introduced in Droids and Ewoks
"In Trouble Again" · "Ewoks" · "Friends Together, Friends Forever"
Introduced in Rogue Squadron and Shadows of the Empire
"Rogue Squadron Main Title" · Xizor's Theme · Dash's theme
Introduced in Episode I
Leitmotifs: Qui-Gon Jinn · Jar Jar Binks · Darth Maul · Anakin Skywalker (V) · Shmi Skywalker

Recurring themes: "Droid Invasion Theme" · "The Flag Parade" · "Escape from Naboo" · "Duel of the Fates"

Introduced in Episode II
Leitmotifs: Conspiracy motif · Mystery motif · "Across the Stars" · The Republic · Palpatine's machinations motif

Themes: "The Meadow Picnic"

Introduced in Episode III
Leitmotifs: General Grievous · Sith mystery · "Anakin's Betrayal" (I, II) · "Anakin's Dark Deeds" (V, II, III) · "Battle of the Heroes"

Themes: "Padmé's Destiny" · "Padmé's Ruminations" (III)

Introduced in Knights of the Old Republic I and II
Old Republic theme · Kreia's motif · Sith Triumvirate motif (II) · Nar Shaddaa motif · Korriban motif
Introduced in The Old Republic
Songs · The Commander · Valkorion
Introduced in The Force Unleashed
The Force Unleashed · Rahm Kota · Juno Eclipse · Redemption
Introduced in The Clone Wars and Rebels
Leitmotifs: Clone Wars victory · Ahsoka Tano · Padmé Amidala
Rebels · Ezra Bridger · The Grand Inquisitor · Maul · Thrawn

Diegetic music: Glory of the Empire (V)

Introduced in Anthology Series
Leitmotifs: Jyn Erso and Hope (IV) · Galactic Empire · Guardians of the Whills · messenger (IV) · Han Solo · Enfys Nest
Introduced in Episode VII
Leitmotifs: Kylo Ren (V, V, VI, I, II, VII) · Rey (II, VI, II, III, VII) · Poe Dameron
The Resistance · Tension motif (II) · Snoke · "Jedi Steps"

Themes/songs: "Han and Leia" · "Jabba Flow"

Introduced in Episode VIII
Rose Tico · Desperation (VII) · "Last-ditch fanfare" · Luke in exile
Introduced in Episode IX
Knights of Ren · "Anthem of Evil" (II, II, III, VI, VII, VIII) · "The Rise of Skywalker" (Victory motif (II, VII) · Friendship motif)
Jedi: Fallen Order
"Sugaan Essena" · Cal Kestis · Eno Cordova
Introduced in the LEGO Freemaker Adventures and the Holiday Special
Main Title/Freemakers' motif · Connection motif · "Joh blastoh"
Introduced in Galaxy's Edge
Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite · Theme park music
"Tara's Theme" · "Pinteeka Dub" · "Age of Jedi"
Introduced in The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian · "The Child" · Gideon · Nite Owls

Use this as the infobox for theme/song articles.

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Use {{music-stub}} to label music-related stubs.

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Featured articles[edit source]

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List of musical clips20:11, 6 November 2020OOM 224
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Use of musical motifs in SW media08:06, 5 November 2013
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