Here we are at last. The wait has been insufferable, the anticipation positively stratospheric, but finally the ninth entry in John Williams’ Star Wars soundtrack saga is here. The composer quite simply pulls out all the stops with this one, creating magnificent new and reprising iconic old themes and intertwining them expertly for eighty minutes of pure orchestral heaven. The new Rise Of Skywalker motif is of particular highlight and the way that Finale perfectly brings the entire saga to a close is a feat to be celebrated all on its own. Williams has once again created a masterpiece of movie music. The Rise of Skywalker soundtrack is the best soundtrack of the sequel trilogy. When looking back at past film composers, Steiner, Korngold, and Newman were the pioneers that paved the way. Rósza and Herrmann carried the baton into the 40s-50s. Morricone and Goldsmith experimented in the 60s, but no one has had the continued success for such a long career as John Williams. The likes of which will never be seen again.