Soundtrack News: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Original Soundtrack Available Now

The Obi-Wan Kenobi soundtrack composed by Natalie Holt and John Williams is available now. Obi-Wan Kenobi begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Commenting on the score, Holt had the following to say:

“Like many children, the iconic music of John Williams underscored my childhood in all the classic movies I watched. It was his music in E.T. that first made me realise that film music existed so to have scored a project that has his musical heritage embedded in it is something very special to me. Although when I told John that he was the reason I’d become a film composer, he laughed and said, ‘Oh dear, I’m so sorry about that!’”

“As a violinist with a classically trained background, I wanted to create something on an epic scale which was both an homage to the musical palette of Star Wars, while having a contemporary flavour. Because the story of the show involved heritage characters, in some way one has to show awareness of and respect for the heritage of the music. At the same time, there were new characters and elements that are not so familiar to many people – such as the Inquisitors – and finding an original sound and theme for those was part of the pleasure and challenge of this project. So that process of working with my hero John Williams and also bringing my own voice to the show has been glorious.” 

“There are some Latin influences in the score, some sounds that are more Eastern, and  some dark brooding synthesisers. Ultimately though it’s an emotional score. I watched the original Star Wars trilogy with my dad when I was five years old, and that powerful memory has taken on additional meaning for me in recent times because he is now very ill and losing his own memory. I hope the score is something that he would be proud of, that John Williams feels is harmonic with his own incredible work, and that Star Wars fans across the world embrace the continuing journey of this incredible story world and its rich musical heritage.”

TRACK LIST

  1. Obi-Wan – Theme by John Williams
  2. Order 66
  3. Inquisitor’s Hunt
  4. Young Leia
  5. Days of Alderaan
  6. The Journey Begins
  7. Bail and Leia
  8. Nari’s Shadow
  9. Ready to Go
  10. Daiyu
  11. Cat and Mouse
  12. Spice Den
  13. First Rescue
  14. Mapuzo
  15. The Path
  16. Sensing Vader
  17. Parallel Lines
  18. Some Things Can’t Be Forgotten
  19. Stormtrooper Patrol
  20. Hangar Escape
  21. Hold Hands
  22. Empire Arrival
  23. Dark Side Assault
  24. I Will Do What I Must
  25. Sacrifice
  26. No Further Use
  27. Overcoming the Past
  28. Tatooine Desert Chase
  29. Who You Become
  30. Saying Goodbye
  31. End Credit

Will you be checking out the soundtrack to Obi-Wan Kenobi? It’s got some gorgeous music in it and of course John Williams theme for Obi-Wan is perfection.

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