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Highlights from "Return of the Jedi"

From Wind Repertory Project
John Williams

John Williams (arr. Paul Jennings; orch. Paul Lavender)


General Info

Year: 1983
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Agogo Bells
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Conga
  • Cowbell, large
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Return of the Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jed'I) is a 1983 American epic space-opera film directed by Richard Marquand. It is the third installment in the original Star Wars trilogy, set one year after The Empire Strikes Back. The film stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and Frank Oz. It is the sixth film (though the third released) in the nine-part 'Skywalker saga'. In the film, the Galactic Empire, under the direction of the ruthless Emperor, is constructing a second Death Star in order to crush the Rebel Alliance once and for all. Since the Emperor plans to personally oversee the final stages of its construction, the Rebel Fleet launches a full-scale attack on the Death Star in order to prevent its completion and kill the Emperor, effectively bringing an end to his hold over the galaxy. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker struggles to bring his father Darth Vader back to the light side of the Force.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


This medley includes Main Title, Parade of the Ewoks, Luke and Leia, Finale, and Ewok Celebration.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Return of the Jedi, Wikipedia Accessed 2 September 2019
  • Williams, J.; Jennings, P. [1983?] Highlights from Return of the Jedi [score]. Jenson Publications: [s.l.].