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John Williams' Final Star Wars Score Will Be Episode IX

We Star Wars fans knew that eventually this day was coming.  Legendary film composer  John Williams says he's retire from doing music for the Saga after Episode IX.

Williams is truly one of the great geniuses in cinema history.  Garnering an incredible FIFTY-ONE Academy Award nominations, Williams has won an equally-impressive FIVE Oscars (for Fiddler On The Roof, Star Wars, Jaws, E.T., and Schindler's List).

We do not know how many film scores Williams has left in him (as he is 86), but he has indeed confirmed that his Star Wars career will come to an end by 2019.

As a result, we'd like to make our own list to salute "The Maestro" John Williams....his Top 5 Star Wars Themes!

May the Force be with you, John!

- East Side Dave

 

5.) Yoda's Theme

A heartfelt and wistful theme deserved for the greatest Jedi master of them all.

 

4.) Rey's Theme

A spirited song that foreshadows a young Force-wielder beginning her larger journey in the Galaxy.

 

3.) Han & Leia's Theme

An amazing tribute to one of the greatest cosmic couples ever.

 

2.) The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)

The iconic theme for the legendary Sith lord.

 

1.) The Force Theme

Known to some as the Star Wars Theme, and to others as Luke Skywalker's Theme, whatever you call it...this is STAR WARS.

 

BONUS: Check out this awesome John Williams featurette from 2015!

 

Super-Special DOUBLE Bonus: If you are a John Williams and/or Star Wars fan, check out this amazing vintage documentary of "The Maestro" creating the score for The Empire Strikes Back in 1980.  Enjoy!