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John Williams brings his considerable force to the emotional soundtrack to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Composer: John Williams
Repertoire: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Artists: London Symphony Orchestra/Williams
Label: Sony BMG SK94220
The final episode in the Star Wars sextology, and John Williams and the LSO rocket to the occasion. Notable are Anakin’s Dream, a violin melody full of sad wonder, and key theme Battle of the Heroes, one of several quasi-religious, choir-topped soul-stirrers. Every major motif from the previous films gets a curtain call too. Star Wars buffs in internet chat forums are welling up over their MP3 players; come the magnificent closing fanfare you’ll understand why.