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Why is there such a similarity between the following two themes from Harry Potter and Star Wars?

  1. Hedwig's theme (Harry Potter):

  2. The Star Wars theme song, by John Williams:

  • I've taken the liberty of editing in Youtube links, and also changing your question slightly to make it more on-topic. Hope you don't mind :-) – Rand al'Thor Sep 9 '15 at 16:59
  • oh thank you very much it's what i wanted to do but i didn't know how! – Nathou Sep 9 '15 at 17:04
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    In what way are they more "similar" than any other music of an epic film composed by the same composer? – DVK-on-Ahch-To Sep 9 '15 at 19:28
  • Much of Williams' works sound very similar to me. Some of Star Wars and Superman are darn near interchangeable. I'm of the opinion that he's over-rated. – Meat Trademark Sep 9 '15 at 20:51
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    I don't hear much similarity, beyond the most general sense. Same composer, probably conducting the same instruments and possibly even many of the same musicians. Aside from that, the music seems to be quite different to my ears. YMMV. – Wad Cheber Sep 10 '15 at 2:16
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John Williams wrote the music for both Star Wars and the first three Harry Potter films, including Hedwig's theme, so it's understandable that they sound similar.

  • dont forget indiana jones – Himarm Sep 9 '15 at 16:55
  • ok I din't know! thank you – Nathou Sep 9 '15 at 16:59
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    @Nathou I just started watching the HP films a few days ago, and was surprised to see John Williams in the credits, so it's fresh in my mind. Don't forget to mark this as the accepted answer (green tick on the left) if it's enough to solve your query! :-) – Rand al'Thor Sep 9 '15 at 17:01

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