While the classic Twentieth Century Fox fanfare will sadly be absent from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, a clip of Lucasfilm’s new fanfare for the Star Wars movies can be heard in the recent digital release of the six films. Click “more” to hear a re-arrangement of a classic part of the Star Wars score.
A low-quality video of the arrangement was recently recorded, and has made its way online. It composition seems to be an abbreviated version of the credits music that plays in many of the films.
For those of you who are missing the original fanfare, there is a silver lining – due to Twentieth Century Fox still owning part of the distributive rights to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the original, unaltered Fox fanfare that would segue into the iconic Star Wars theme still appears before the original 1977 movie.
Special thanks to MakingStarWars for pointing this out.