Throne Room and Finale

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John Williams

John Williams (trans. Paul Lavender and Ryan Nowlin)

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General Info

Year: 1977 / 2023
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: U.S. Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Throne Room and Finale is a grand, celebratory fanfare that frames the medal ceremony at the end of Episode IV: A New Hope. Here, Princess Leia honors Luke Skywalker and Han Solo for their bravery in the battle that destroyed the Death Star.

The excerpt opens with a brass fanfare that transitions into a rousing processional march: a resetting of “the Force” theme. The march gives way to the lush and regal “Throne Room” theme before the Force theme and Princess Leia’s theme make final appearances to bring the work to its majestic, triumphant close

- Program Note from United States Marine Band concert program, 16 July 2023

Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century-Fox. It was the first film released in the Star Wars film series and fourth chronological chapter of the "Skywalker Saga".

Set "a long time ago" in a fictional universe where the galaxy is ruled by the tyrannical Galactic Empire, the story focuses on a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance, who aim to destroy the Empire's newest weapon, the Death Star. When Rebel leader Princess Leia is apprehended by the Empire, Luke Skywalker acquires stolen architectural plans of the Death Star and sets out to rescue her, while learning the ways of a metaphysical power known as "the Force" from Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The cast includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) - National Tour 2023
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (John Williams, conductor) - 16 July 2023

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