John Williams Begins Recording The Force Awakens Next Month!


John Williams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is taking one more step toward completion as John Williams will begin to record the score next month in Los Angeles.

The news comes from MakingStarWars, who has heard:

“I have received word in that last few days that John Williams will record some of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens score in Los Angeles next month. The rough cut of the film is expected to be in good enough shape that Williams can start working. Some of what Williams records next month will be used in the final film, but there is a chance that there will be some re-recordings and revisions of the pieces to be laid down.

I have been asked not to name any specific names yet of the players. However, there will be some guest musicians from other orchestras flown in to sit in on the sessions. Many musicians have been put on call for recording future teasers but now some of those musicians are learning that they are actually going to be playing on the film’s soundtrack recording.”

We know that Williams has already done some new music for Star Wars, as he recorded stuff for the two teaser trailers last November. But this will be the first new Star Wars music for a movie that has been recorded in more than a decade.