Top Star Wars Musical Moments Not Written by John Williams

As Star Wars expands beyond the Skywalker Saga, a wealth of talented composers have stepped in to continue his legacy and establish a new sonic landscape for a galaxy far, far away.

From Clone Wars to Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rogue One to Visions, feast your ears on the 16 best musical moments in Star Wars not penned by Grandmaster Williams.

“It’s Over Now” (Kevin Kiner – Rebels Season 2)

This heart-pounding piece plays as the Ghost crew comes to terms with Kanan’s blindness and as Ezra gives into the temptation of the Sith holocron. Talk about a cliffhanger.

“Guardians of the Whills Suite” (Michael Giacchino – Rogue One)

This ethereal reimagining of the “Force Theme,” both familiar and wholly original, perfectly exemplifies Rogue One’s fresh insight into classic Star Wars territory.

“The Mandalorian” (Ludwig Goransson – The Mandalorian)

The instantly iconic main title established an entirely new kind of Star Wars sound, vastly different from the classic John Williams fanfare, to mark the beginning of a new venture for Star Wars, Lucasfilm, and Disney.

“Ahsoka Leaves” (Kevin Kiner – The Clone Wars Season 5)

With rich strings at the top and mellow woodwinds to conclude, it is both a lament and a stirring song of independence.

“The Book of Boba Fett” (Ludwig Goransson – The Book of Boba Fett)

Not everyone was enthusiastic about The Book of Boba Fett, but no one can argue that this theme slaps.

“End Credits” (Kevin Kiner – The Bad Batch)

We first heard the Clone Force 99’s badass theme when they appeared in Season 7 of The Clone Wars, but the “End Credits” to The Bad Batch blends the boys’ theme with Omega’s theme, a hopeful motif that captures our girl’s spark and empathy.

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