John Williams' Star Wars Legacy, with Dan Golding

Strong Songs

22-09-2023 • 2 hrs 26 mins

Composer John Williams is the defining sound of Hollywood and, arguably, the most widely listened to composer in the world. Kirk decided he needed some help tackling Williams' towering musical legacy, so he enlisted Australian author and musician Dan Golding as his tour guide through Williams' musical world, with a special focus on his groundbreaking score for 1980's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

REFERENCED ON THIS EPISODE:

  • Dan's book Star Wars After Lucas, his ABC radio show Screen Sounds and his podcast Art of the Score
  • "Liberdade" by Dili Allstars
  • "Celebration" from Push Me Pull You by Dan Golding, 2016
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, 1938
  • Excerpts from Untitled Goose Game as assembled by Dan Golding
  • "Right Time" by Mighty Diamonds/Sly & Robbie, 1976
  • "Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini, 1959
  • "1. Mars, the Bringer of War" by Gustov Holst from The Planets, Op. 32 as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
  • Excerpts from Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, all by John Williams
  • The "Star Wars Music Minute" podcast episode 22 feat. Dan Golding
  • "Medley: Star Wars" by Meco, 1977
  • Bill Murray singing the Star Wars theme on Saturday Night Live, 1978
  • Excerpts from Jurassic Park by John Williams
  • Excerpts from Merry Melodies/Looney Tunes by Carl Stalling
  • "Flash Gordon" by Queen from Flash Gordon, 1980
  • "The Mandalorian" by Ludwig Göransson from The Mandalorian, 2019
  • "If I Fight, You Fight" from Creed by Ludwig Göransson, 2015
  • Excerpts from the Solo: A Star Wars Story score by John Powell, 2018
  • "Moanin," "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting," "Open Letter to Duke," "Eh's Flat Ah's Flat Too" from Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots, by Charles Mingus, 1959
  • "II B.S." by Charles Mingus from Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, 1964
  • "Work Song" by Duke Ellington from Black Brown & Beige as recorded by Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2020
  • "The Fablemans" by John Williams from The Fablemans, 2022
  • "Beef Lo Mein" by Caroline Shaw from the Fleishman is in Trouble soundtrack, 2019
  • "Movement II: The Big Show" by Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center from Symphony No. 4: "The Jungle," 2023

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