STAR WARS: EPISODE II Love Theme Has New Arrangement by John Williams

STAR WARS composer John Williams to have a release of a collection of his classics, including love theme “Across the Stars.”

For many Star Wars fans, Episode II – Attack of the Clones is definitely not a favorite in their list of the Saga from a galaxy far, far away. However, one thing we can’t really argue about is the music from the films, which were all composed by the great John Williams.

One such piece was “Across the Stars,” the love theme for Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala’s illicit romance. The romance scenes between the two characters seemed to be quite cringy to watch, but we’ll take the music alone, and in whatever arrangement John wants to reimagine them into, which he’s done so.

LENOX, MA – JULY 14: (L-R) Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams attends the Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Gala And Party on July 14, 2012 in Lenox, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

The music piece was re-arranged for Grammy Award winner violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, and she’ll have a whole new collection of her performing  a number of Williams’ popular pieces specifically re-arranged for her instrument.

Williams, despite recent health issues, does plan on composing the music for the Star Wars franchise until Episode IX, and will retire from the space opera after that, relinquishing duties to whoever Disney decides to take over for future installments.

“J.J. Abrams is preparing [Episode IX] that I will hopefully do next year for him,” Williams told Los Angeles radio station KUSC in March.

“It will round up the series of nine that will be quite enough for me. Disney will take it further and they will probably continue on to do Star Wars for decades. So I think it’s all good.”

Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for a December 20, 2019 release.


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