Listen: John Williams’ Full Score for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Listen to John Williams' full score for the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie, and watch the opening scene of the original Star WarsMay the force be with you and your weekend remain spoiler-free, my fellow Star Wars geeks.

As a writer, I must extend great thanks, first, to my dad who taught me to appreciate music that didn’t include words, and to John Williams for his career full of inspiring, beautiful scores that can be a writer’s best friend. Below, you can listen to his new score to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”


Star Wars: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... Watch the opening scene to the original Star Wars

The main Star Wars title track never fails to give me chills and transport me into the delightful world of imagination and possibility. It sends me back into the 1970s. The clothes were horrible–a lot of browns, mustards, polyester, baggy bellbottoms and the ugliest platform shoes my sister could find–but escaping into the movie magic and imaginations of creative forces like George Lucas and Steven Spielberg was a delightful escape; especially after my sister was killed.


Listen to the full “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” soundtrack (below) and get writing:


Check out the opening scene from the 1977 original Star Wars. I thought it was the coolest when the new sound system developed by Lucas Films and ILM made it feel like the ship was flying overhead. Everyone glanced upward and ducked down a bit in their seats.