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John Williams Receives GRAMMY Nomination for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Theme

Michael Ramirez

by , Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

When you think about Star Wars, I’m sure that the iconic music of legendary composer John Williams comes to mind.

We are proud to share that the original theme created especially for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by Oscar-winning composer John Williams, titled “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite,” has been nominated for a GRAMMY award in the “Best Instrumental Composition” category!

Since opening earlier this year, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has welcomed millions of visitors to Black Spire Outpost, with Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run having taken more than 5 million passengers on daring flights through the galaxy.

The captivating soundtrack to the planet Batuu can be heard in the below video. The original theme is also available to stream on Apple Music*, offering an exciting way for fans to prepare for their upcoming adventure!

Since debuting at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has given guests a chance to live their very own Star Wars adventure. Just earlier this week, it was announced that the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) recognized Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with two Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement: one for the land itself, and one for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Additionally, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) recognized Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with three Brass Ring Awards for immersive products and atmosphere entertainment: one in the “Best Hard Good Item” category for Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, one in the “Best Plush” category for the Porgs from the Creature Stall, as well as “Best Visual Merchandising” for Droid Depot.

The 61st GRAMMY awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10.

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Comments

  • Wow!!!! Just watched the video and listened to the music. Fantastic!! Gave me goosebumps and I know that’s a good indication of music that sounds amazing. Love it!

  • Go John!!! You deserve it. You have written a lot of fantastic themes, soundtracks and just great music. Very iconic!

  • The last sentence should read “The 62nd GRAMMY awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Jan. 26.” The 61st awards were held on Feb. 10th of this year (2019).