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In the final trailer, we can hear at 1:05 Han and Leia’s theme, and at 1:21 Binary sunset (or The Force) Theme. Both are re-edited (re-scored) editions.

The soundtrack from the movie has been released, but I can’t find these two versions of the music. Are they publicly available? Can someone help me find them?

  • Is there a rule that the trailer must use only the exact film's soundtrack? Or are they allowed to borrow from any work that they have a license to (which, presumably, they do have a license to, meaning soundtracks from 1-6) – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 29 '15 at 23:42
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    trailers don't even have to use music from the same franchise, much less from the actual movie/soundtrack. – phantom42 Dec 29 '15 at 23:46
  • I don't say that there's a rule, but the soundtrack is different if the trailer from the original. I just want to know, if they are going to release this particular version! Because it's awesome! – Nikos Dec 29 '15 at 23:47
  • @DVK The trailers for Episodes 5, 6, 1-3, all used pre-existing Star Wars music from the soundtracks. For Ep. 7 John Williams composed new music, using new arrangements of old themes, for the first 2 trailers. I imagine he was too busy to do the 3rd one. Also, ≥one of the tv spots has snippets of new Ep. 7 music. – RedCaio Dec 30 '15 at 6:38
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The music for the third trailer is not included on the soundtrack. This is probably because it was not composed by John Williams, though it does feature new arrangements of themes composed by Williams. John Samuel Hanson and Frederick Lloyd were among those who composed the music for the trailer.

Here is the music-only version of the trailer:

According to this article the music-only version was released by "Disneyland".

Interestingly, the music for the first and second trailers were also not included in the official soundtrack, even though they were composed by John Williams. Williams hardly ever includes music he wrote for a movie's trailer(s) in his soundtrack album. The notable exceptions are his soundtracks to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Hook, both of which have the trailer music at the beginning, entitled "Prologue".

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