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Suite from the Star Wars Epic, Part II

From Wind Repertory Project
John Williams

John Williams (arr. Robert W Smith)


General Info

Year: 1977 / 2007
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $82.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Movements

1. Princess Leia's Theme
2. The Imperial March/The Forest Battle
3. Star Wars (Main Title)


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano/Synthesizer
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Star Wars movie phenomenon has captured the imaginations of three generations of movie fans worldwide. Beginning in 1977 with the release of Episode IV: A New Hope, the vision of George Lucas, combined with the music of John Williams, has resulted in the most successful series of films and the most recognized soundtrack in history.

Robert W. Smith has drawn upon the imagination of George Lucas and John Williams to create Suite from The Star Wars Epic, which includes music from all six movie episodes. Part II contains Princess Leia's Theme (from Episode IV: A New Hope), Imperial March/The Forest Battle (from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi) and Star Wars Main Theme from all six episodes.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Santa Fe College (Gainesville, Fla.) Wind Ensemble (Steve Bingham, conductor) – 9 April 2019
  • Solano Winds (Fairfield, Calif.) (Bill Doherty, conductor) – 9 March 2018
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) – 6 August 2016
  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Budd, conductor) - 17 April 2016
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Dobbins, conductor) – 4 April 2016
  • Arkansas Winds (Farmington) Community Concert Band (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 27 February 2016
  • Fergus Falls (Minn.) High School Wind Ensemble (Jim Iverson, conductor) – April 2007


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Williams, J.; Smith R. (2007). Suite from the Star Wars Epic. Part II [score]. Alfred Pub.: Van Nuys, Calif.