John Williams’ outstanding Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: Episode 1 is definitely one of the most memorable pieces of film music history.

Just recently I stumbled across a video which shows how everything has been done. It’s from 1999 and 1998 and John Williams and George Lucas try to explain what they thought while creating Duel of the Fates:

John Williams Talks The Phantom Menace part I

Additionally I found this extensive interview about scoring The Phantom Menace with John Williams and put the three parts of it into one playlist. Hope you enjoy!

John Williams Talks The Phantom Menace part I

Furthermore here’s an excellent live recording of Duel of the Fates:

Cinema in Concert – 01 – John Williams – Duel of the Fates

Plus here‘s an interesting article about the entire piece.

Posted by Peter F. Ebbinghaus

Based in Berlin, Germany. Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief. Music Producer at Eon Sounds Productions. Founder of Composers for Relief. Keeps Moving.

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