Discuss how the theme is changed in the death scene.
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These two clips represent two different approaches to the “Empire Theme” leitmotif from the Star Wars movies. The first is a recording of the Empire theme that is heard whenever Darth Vader appears. The second is Darth Vader’s death scene from Return of the Jedi. Listen to the Empire theme and then note its use during the scene between Vader and Luke. Discuss how the theme is changed in the death scene. Focus especially on any changes in tempo, dynamics, and instrumentation. What effect do the musical changes have on your emotions?
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