Star Wars (Main Theme)

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Star Wars (Main Theme)
Composer John Williams
Released 1977-05-25
Title Origin Official

One of the most iconic songs in all of science fiction is the Main Theme of Star Wars composed by John Williams for the movie Star Wars IV: A New Hope, and used throughout all of the subsequent movies. The song is also featured in nearly every Star Wars game ever made.

The song itself has a high content of brass instruments and is often used as a theme for Luke, thus making it a heroic anthem. The recording used in the movie was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Games

Cyclons (C64)

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Cyclons (C64)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1983-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?


Star Wars: Namco (FC)

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Star Wars: Namco (FC)
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Arranger Hiroyuki Kawada
Released 1987-12-14
Length 1:00
Format NSF
Loops ?


Sound Blaster (DOS)

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Sound Blaster (DOS)
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Arranger Sim Wong Hoo, J Tan
Released 1989-??-??
Length 1:21.83
Format CMF
Loops No

An altered version of the Star Wars (Main Theme) is one of the example songs included in the bundled software with the Sound Blaster. It is called STARFM.CMF, however the file's meta data identifies it as PDemo Theme II, possibly short for "Public Demo, Theme II," to showcase the qualities of the Sound Blaster. This song is also the only song in the bundled tunes that includes meta data to identify the arrangers.

Star Wars (NES)

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Star Wars: Lucasfilm Games (NES)
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Arranger Marshall Parker
Released 1991-11-15
Length 1:15
Format NSF
Loops ?

This arrangement marks Marshall Parker's first work in video game audio.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (NES)

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (NES)
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Arranger Paul Webb
Released 1992-03-??
Length 1:03
Format NSF
Loops ?

The file name this song was stored in before being converted into binary data was TITLE.

Brubaker (C64)

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Brubaker (C64)
Output - SID.svg
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Arranger Stefan Hartwig
Programmer Oliver Blasnik
Released 1992-04-??
Length 0:08.11
BPM 125
Format SID
Loops No


Super Star Wars (SNES)

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Super Star Wars (NES)
Arranger Paul Webb
Released 1992-06-01
Length 1:48
Format SPC
Loops ?


Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64)

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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64)
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Arranger Peter McConnell
Released 1996-??-??
Length 0:49
Format UNK
Loops ?


Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (W32)

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Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (W32)
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Arranger Peter McConnell
Released 1997-04-30
Length 3:25
Format CD
Loops ?


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