With every new trailer release nowadays, there’s always going to be a fan made or remixed version of it. A lot of those are hit and miss, but there has been a new version of “The Force Awakens” trailer that was actually put out by Disneyland that only features the music, and it’s awesome! You can check out the music only trailer in the video above, put onto YouTube by user Tim Gonzalez.
While you do hear some classic “Star Wars” music themes in the trailer, you will no doubt notice they are different versions of those themes. They all sounded great in the trailer, but they were not composed by John Williams. In an article over at SlashFilm, they revealed that the music in the trailer was done by composers Frederick Lloyd and John Samuel Hanson.
Here is what SlashFilm is reporting about these composer and their work on the trailer:
Frederick Lloyd says he has contributed music to the latter half of the trailer, namely the “Force Theme,” while John Samuel Hanson of Confidential Music worked on the first half of the trailer music. Trailer editors Josh Dunn and Brent Rockswold helped complete the edit of the trailer you see before you. But we’ve heard there are others involved with both the edit and the music.
Some interesting stuff. If this is what we can expect from other composers when John Williams decides he’s done composing, I think we should be okay.
I love these types of remixes where we only hear the music from a movie, or in this case a trailer, and we know how big of a role music plays in “Star Wars,” so I can’t wait to watch this version of the trailer a thousand more times with my headphones on!