Star Wars theme - Music for stage and screen

  • Created by: JKing13
  • Created on: 04-03-18 14:53
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  • Star Wars theme - John Williams
    • texture
      • Homophonic
      • Polyphonic in places
    • Structure
    • Tonality
      • This extract is in Bb for the first 29 bars
      • From bar 30 onwards tonality is less clear
      • At bar 36, the music modulates to c major
      • Some atonality and dissonance
    • Harmony
      • Mostly tonal
      • major and minor chords mostly in root positions
      • mostly perfect cadences
      • Complex chords and chord progressions
    • melody
      • memorable melodies
      • Use of fanfare like sounds in the first section
      • Main star wars idea made up of 2 section
      • Brief piccolo idea at bars 36
    • Rhythm, Tempo and metre
      • Fast tempo for the opening section
      • the meter is 4/4
      • Homorhythmic chords from bar 44
      • Opening section uses rhythmic features found in the fanfares

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