John Williams' Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite wins GRAMMY

Jan 27, 2020 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Posted: Monday January 27, 2020 1:46pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

John Williams won his 25th Grammy last night for the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite, winning in the Best Instrumental Composition category.

The piece was written specially for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge now, now fully open at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The track is available for streaming on Apple Music.

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HauntedMansionFLAMar 19, 2021

I believe James Horner was going to write music for Pandora before tragically dying in a plane crash.

Giss NericMar 19, 2021

I have no problem blasting this soundtrack all over Black Spire Outpost. The sounds of those ships flying over guests are cool but forgettable. Even the Mandalorian theme sounds amazing.

MisterPenguinMar 19, 2021

HauntedMansionFLAMar 19, 2021

Iger accepted the award on his behalf 😉

JoeCamelFeb 26, 2021

Like this guy has any more room in his Grammy case? I wonder if he even shows up to get it?

TinkwingsJan 30, 2021

Wish this was on a CD......:angelic:. It is available on a record or MP3.....

180ºJan 30, 2021

And when you take off from Batuu in ROTR, and in chime form at the land’s entrances.

Supreme LeaderJan 29, 2021

The theme is played in Savi's Workshop and on MF:SR.

1HAPPYGHOSTHOSTJan 29, 2021

How can you win an award for a theme no one has heard in the land? strange

RSoxNo1Oct 26, 2020

What's cool about the Pandora atmospheric sounds is that there's a call and response component and it changes at night.

ImperfectPixieOct 26, 2020

It likely has to do with GE being mostly comprised of man-made structures, while Pandora is all "nature".

Magic FeatherOct 25, 2020

I never totally understood why Pandora’s lack of BGM works so well for me but GE’s doesn’t. Personally, I think an in theme way that best extends BGM is the have some variant of Imperial March follow Stormtroopers around the land (Solo showed that the tune was used as propaganda in universe), and to extend the BGM found on DB7’s Patio into the Marketplace (it makes sense that drummers would be playing music in that marketplace). Those measures alone should help to bridge some gaps.

MovieloverOct 25, 2020

While I wouldn't want the more larger pieces of the Star Wars musical themes like the Force theme or main fanfare playing all the time, the more melodic pieces would be a nice undertone for the land. Diagon Ally nailed this tone perfectly.

rreadingOct 25, 2020

I thought that they might have been taking a page from AK...that they want you to be a participant in the adventure. To me, that wouldn’t preclude background music as part of the setting, but I guess they are trying to keep it “real”