STAR WARS UPDATE: Orchestra Edition

recommended by Dan C., Orchestra Music Specialist

May the Force Be With Your String Players… 🙂

leon-501484March of the Resistance arr. Paul Lavender, Grade 4
This distinctive march theme gives string orchestras a terrific concert work that features skilled contrapuntal and fugal style writing. A challenging yet fun experience that mixes early Baroque and Classical style with the power and drama of “Star Wars.”

Rey’s Theme arr. Robert Longfield, Grade 2-3
Younger groups will love playing this new adventure theme! Truly a highlight of John Williams’ new score, “Rey’s Theme” gives a great sense of spirit, adventure and fantasy that has become of key part of the continuing saga of “Star Wars.”

Rey’s Theme arr. Paul Lavender, Grade 3-4
The character Rey has become one of Star Wars’ newest iconic characters, and she has an adventure theme that has become a memorable signature of the new film. Once again, John Williams has given a musical identity that defines Rey’s strong spirit and key role in the rich storyline of “The Force Awakens.”

alfred-44806-fStar Wars Heroes arr. Jerry Brubaker, Grade 2.5
Celebrate the heroes with some of the most beloved music from “Star Wars!” This stunning medley arranged by Jerry Brubaker includes popular selections from many of the films. It features the ever recognizable and exciting “Star Wars (Main Title),” the lush and beautiful “Luke and Leia,” the action packed “Battle of the Heroes,” the emotional and lyrical “Han Solo and the Princess,” and to provide a fitting conclusion, the majestic “The Throne Room.” This is truly John Williams at his best!

Themes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens arr. Robert Longfield, Grade 2-3
This accessible medley for developing string groups features all of the major “Star Wars” themes heard throughout the newest chapter, “The Force Awakens.” Includes: Star Wars Main Theme; March of the Resistance; Rey’s Theme; The Jedi Steps and Finale.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Soundtrack Highlights) arr. James Kazik, Grade 3-4
Here’s the arrangement that will thrill your string players and delight any audience. James Kazik’s impressive montage spotlights the newest John Williams themes from the film soundtrack, plus the monumental “Star Wars” main theme. Includes March of the Resistance, Rey’s Theme, Kylo Ren’s Theme, The Jedi Steps and Finale.

Need MORE STAR WARS OPTIONS for strings? Check out our website! Or, give us a call at 1.800.426.8742 and we’ll be happy to find something for you! Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Dan C. has worked at Stanton’s since 1979, primarily with orchestra music and print promotions. A “working” musician, he’s a classical cellist, a rock & jazz bassist and a folk & country guitarist/singer. His free time is spent with family or reading, gardening, cycling and working puzzles. His series of musical puzzles (RP3 Rebus Puzzle Picture People) can be found on the Stanton’s Facebook page each Sunday. He also has a reputation as a pretty good joke teller. Seriously.

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