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Instrumental Music on YouTube: “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite”

(See my other Disney,  Music, and Star Wars posts) – My earlier Star Wars music post today in celebration of Star Wars Day dates back to the original Star Wars movie that premiered in 1977. This post for “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite” relates to the next event in the Star Wars universe – Galaxy’s Edge which opens in Disneyland and Disney World later this year. This 5:01 video was uploaded to YouTube in May of 2019 by DisneyMusicVEVO.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite is available here:

Happy “Star Wars Day”

(See my other Star Wars posts) – It is May the 4th and Star Wars Day again (you know, “may the 4th (force) be with you”). What is Star Wars Day?:

The first organized Star Wars Day took place in Toronto back in 2011. The event included an Original Trilogy Trivia Game Show, a costume contest, and a showing of fan-made tribute films, mash-ups, parodies, and remixes. In late 2012, Disney purchased Lucasfilm and has officially observed the holiday at Disneyland and Walt Disney World ever since.

How can you celebrate? The Suggestions per the https://nationaltoday.com/ site include:

  1. Start counting down – “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” the 14-acre Disney theme park expansion, will open at Southern California’s Disneyland Resort on May 31. A second version of the “Star Wars” land will open three months later at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida.
  2. Host a viewing party – Invite friends over for a movie marathon. (Whether you take them through the behind-the-scenes footage or not is up to you.) Hang decorations and prepare nerd-tastic snacks for the occasion.
  3. Dress-up day – Costumes aren’t just for Halloween. Head out in your finest rebel attire, or a themed T-shirt if that’s more your comfort zone.

I won’t be counting down or hosting/participating in a viewing party. I do have a Star Wars shirt and hat. I will be wearing both today. How are you going to celebrate?

Teaser for Star Wars Episode IX Released

(See my other Star Wars and Trailers posts) –  The first ‘teaser’ for the upcoming “Star Wars IX – The Rise of Skywalker” has been released. The only synopsis thus far on IMDB:

The final chapter of the saga from a galaxy far, far away.

The film will be released this December. I’m looking forward to it.

Wednesday SciFi Flix: “Renegade Kenobi”

Short Films – The short (4:48) Star Wars fan film “Renegade Kenobi” was uploaded to YouTube in June of 2016 by Michael Ryan Hahn (the films writer and director). The synopsis:

Ben Kenobi’s mother encounters a notorious Sith Lord who wants to change the fate of the galaxy.

I have watched several Star Wars fan films over the past few months. I have to say that I think that this is one of the better ones.

Instrumental Music on YouTube: “Star Wars: The Rebellion’s Last Stand”

Music – Star Wars – This composition named “Star Wars: The Rebellion’s Last Stand” was composed by Graham Plowman. He uploaded it to YouTube in April of 2018. As he says on his post:

This is an original piece but I wanted to make it in the style of the amazing John Williams and his Star Wars music so that it might fit in with that harmonic language and orchestration style he uses.

This is nice instrumental music and definitely fits in with the music heard on the Star Wars films. I have definitely added it to my music collection. If you like this video, there are many others on Plowman’s YouTube site.

 

Instrumental Music on YouTube: “Vader’s Overture”

Music – This video was uploaded to YouTube in September of 2018 by composer Jacob A. Cadmus. As the composer explains on his YouTube post:

. . . This is my inquiry to Star Wars Theory’s Darth Vader fan film/web series. I opted for a classic/traditional approach, drawing some heavy inspiration from the prequel trilogy.

It is nice listening, though with a touch of forboding evil.

Wednesday SciFi Flix: Short Star Wars Fan Film “Whatever Happened to Mace Windu”

Star Wars – Short Films – The short (10:26) Star Wars fan film “Whatever Happened to Mace Windu?” was uploaded to YouTube in June of 2017 by blinky500. The synopsis:

Sometime after the fallout of “Revenge of the Sith” and before the events of “Rogue One”, Mace Windu found his way to a desert planet with no name, where he prepares his counter-strike against the Galactic Empire and his nemesis- Darth Vader.

I thought that this was a pretty well-done film, though it only earned a 4.1/10 rating on IMDB. I think that the results of just four Sundays of filming turned out well.

Wednesday SciFi Flix: Short Fan Film “The Fallen Jedi”

Short Films – The short (10:00) Star Wars Fan Film “The Fallen Jedi” was uploaded to YouTube in July of 2017 by GUWZs Productions. The synopsis:

Jaina and her darksaber battle Jacen Solo one last time to determine the fate of the galaxy!

This is not the best Star Wars Fan Film I have seen, but it is far from the worst. The special effects of the lightsaber fighting are pretty good. I also really like Jaina’s use of the “darksaber”. A real plus for this fan film is that it is not shot out in the forest. As good as this short is I am surprised that it still has less than 20,000 views after 18 months.

If you are a Star Wars fan I would recommend giving up the 10 minutes to watch this fan film.