Created on 01/04/2003
Latest update on 02/05/2017

Artist: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Author: Erich Korngold
Year: 1940

Austrian composer who, like so many Jews, ended up in Hollywood in the thirties. Title theme of a film with Ronald Reagan, Star Wars-fixated ever since. This thema was played during his inauguration ceremony in 1980.



London Symphony Orch. [as Star Wars Title Theme]


Meco [disco version; n°1 US]


John Williams [composer of the Star Wars Theme]

John Williams was asked by Star Wars director George Lucas to compose a fitting theme in the style of adventure film composer Korngold (Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk, King's Row). Williams' theme wasn't exactly King's Row but close. The complete King's Row soundtrack was reissued on Varèse/Sarabande.


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