Saturday, April 23, 2011

Soundtrack Saturday

This one's for Amaranthine!

Across the Stars, also known as the "Love Theme" is from Star Wars, and is, obviously, by John Williams. John Williams rocks, by the way.

This song was actually playing during one of my more recent dreams (well, it was recent when I wrote this post, not when it was published a few weeks later) and that is what prompted me to use it.

Besides, it's a great example of how instrument choice lays a big role in achieving the desired emotional effect. Think; what would you feel if you heard this song without the harp? What if the melody had been played by a tuba?

Okay, I know... Who would ever think of using a tuba... Silly composer...


  1. Yay! I got something dedicated to me! :) Thanks, EFC! You're sweet. :) I love that song! <3 (come to think of it, that's probably why it was dedicated to me. Hmm.) Happy Pre-Easter!

  2. That is such a beautiful track!!! *falls over dead* I love John Williams' works . . . I can't imagine Star Wars without his music! Hey! I must be alive again! lol! It must have been . . . The Force! LOL, sorry, I'm in a mood today! :D

    ~Jamie Joyce

  3. This is one of my fav Star Wars songs-- it's on almost every single writing playlist I have :P

    Larry the Cucumber plays the tuba, doesn't he??? (OO) Silly cucumber.

  4. i am very fond of the harp in my own compositions

    for me the harp adds an ethereal dimension of sound that is very special

    (although i think a classical guitar can sometimes achieve a similar effect)


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