Get your first listen to Kevin Kiner’s superb end credits suite from Dave Filoni’s sensational new Star Wars: Ahsoka series
Among the many triumphs in Dave Filoni’s new STAR WARS: AHSOKA series is the symphonic new score from franchise legend Kevin Kiner. Making the leap from animation to live-action was always a daunting task. But Kevin Kiner has risen to the challenge of delivering a magnificent soundtrack worthy of John Williams. And now, fans can immerse themselves in his brilliance. The composer has uploaded the end credits suite from the series to his YouTube channel, and it is sensational. Hit play below and be whisked away to a galaxy far, far away…
In my FIVE-STAR review, I said that the soundtrack for the series is an orchestral triumph. But this is an understatement. Kevin Kiner’s soundtrack is nothing short of phenomenal. Making the transition from animation to live-action was always going to be a challenge, but Kiner slips into John Williams’ shoes with ease. Throughout the opening episodes, Kiner’s music feels fresh, vibrant, and hauntingly familiar. From Ahsoka’s regular theme to the punchy new material, Kiner’s score hits all the right notes. In places, his work resonates with the hallmarks of John Williams making Kiner the natural heir to the orchestral throne.
At times, this masterful score oozes with the nuances of Williams, all the while showcasing the brilliance Kiner is renowned for. And on the strength of this performance, the composer should be elevated to Star Wars’ theatrical endeavors without delay. His understanding of the source material, coupled with his incredible talent deserves no less. In short, his soundtrack sounds like Star Wars and more importantly, harnesses the essence of Star Wars. And that is the hallmark of a genuinely standout composer. His work on The Clone Wars and Rebels was legendary, in comparison, his work on Ahsoka is iconic.
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STAR WARS: AHSOKA continues on August 3oth only on Disney Plus.
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