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Star Wars: Main Title

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John Williams

John Williams (arr. Stephen Bulla)

General Info

Year: 1977 / 2006
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $195.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drums (2)
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Though John Williams has mastered many forms of composition, he is most famous for his unforgettable film scores, which are considered the epitome of film music. In 1977, Williams composed what is arguably his most famous film score, the music for Star Wars, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score that year. It was not his first Oscar win, nor would it be his last, but the music for Star Wars cemented Williams’ fame as a composer. The opening fanfare of the Main Theme is instantly recognizable and sets the stage for the epic film to come. The 1977 score of Star Wars was selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest film score of all time.

- Program Note from U.S. Marine Band concert program, 2 June 2022

Few musical themes are as recognizable as this timeless classic. Voted "top soundtrack of all time" by the American Film Institute, here is an authentic transcription for band as performed by the United States Marine Band conducted by the composer.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Williams, J.; Bulla, S. (2006). Star Wars (Main Title) [score]. Warner-Tamerlane Pub. and Bantha Music: [s.l.]