Recording of The Force Awakens Score is Finished

Just because Star Wars: The Force Awakens in only a month away from release doesn’t mean there might not be some finishing touches still to be completed.

Case in point: the musical score, led by legendary composer John Williams. Entertainment Weekly included a quote from director J.J. Abrams in a recent print issue that the score wasn’t quite complete, and that another recording session would still be needed to finish it up.

It looks like that session took place over the weekend. The John Williams Fan Network spotted a tweet on Saturday from a recording technician suggesting that the final work on the score was being done that day.

It’s interesting that the technician uses the word “alleged” in there. I took that to mean it was the last scheduled day of recording, but that if everything didn’t go according to plan, it was possible everyone would need to reconvene to make sure the music came out the way Williams wanted it.

The 83-year-old Williams is, of course, working in familiar territory creating the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, having already done the music for the previous six Star Wars films. His five Academy Awards for movie scores are tied for the most ever, and his eye-popping 49 nominations include one just two years ago for The Book Thief. His Oscar for Best Original Score for Star Wars in 1977 was the only one he earned from the series, though he was nominated for both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.