PDF File Download: Star Wars – The Force Theme NAF Tab
Original Composer: John Williams
Technical notes: Requires use of one cross-fingered note, one upper octave note (not all flutes may be able to reach it.) Play on an NAF in the key of D if you wish to accompany the original track.
About: One of the most recognizable themes from the Star Wars films; it’s heard in six films within the series. This theme, associated with the Jedi, is first heard in Episode IV: A New Hope when Leia gives the Death Star plans to R2-D2. Also known as Binary Sunset or Luke’s theme, it’s perhaps is best recalled when we see Luke gaze out to the twin suns of Tatooine in Episode IV.
On Playing: This beautiful theme has some tricky fingerings, so be sure to play through it slowly to begin with to build up that muscle memory! There is a particularly high note in the third line which not all flutes will be able to reach. The theme is played through twice on the original track – the first time round is quite slow, then we get a key change and a big build up as the music swells, so play it on two different key flutes if you wish.
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