I was honored to perform an original composition, "Fantasia on a Theme," at the 44th annual Alpha Chi Induction. It was very well received and it was a blessing to know my music touched others.
3m15 "The Millennium Falcon"
This scene is Han Solo's first “musical” introduction in the film. His theme needed to be prominent in this scene so that the listener forms an immediate connection that lasts the entirety of the movie. Han’s theme at its core represents the spirit of adventure, a common man off on a journey. However, if this theme is introduced before the viewer meets Han, he/she may unintentionally associate that theme with another character, such as Luke, Leia, the rebels, or Obi-Wan, all of which are adventurers, but who don’t encapsulate that same spirit. All this is to say that introducing Han’s theme is of the utmost importance to “The Millennium Falcon” scene. I introduce it in its “idealistic form” (an idea inspired by Wagnerian leitmotifs), and then use this theme in different variations throughout this scene to ensure the listener picks up the association. Enjoy this preview of Star Wars: A New Score!