Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gets a Grammy nomination

November 20, 2019, 7:21 PM · After winning two Thea Awards from the Themed Entertainment Association at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge lands have picked up another major award honor.

This time, it's a Grammy nomination for composer John Williams' "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite," the "theme song" for the new land. The nomination comes in the "Best Instrumental Composition" category, which is "a composer's Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the eligibility year. Singles or tracks only," according to the Recording Academy.

John Williams has, of course, won a few awards before, having taken home five Academy Awards (Oscars), three Emmy Awards, and 23 Grammys. The prolific composer ranks second all-time record with 51 Oscar nominations, behind only... c'mon, guess... a certain Walter Elias Disney. This is Williams' 71st Grammy nomination, putting him seventh all-time, trailing Quincy Jones, who is the leader with 80 nominations.

Here is Disney's behind-the-scenes promo video for Williams' composition:

The Grammys Awards will be presented on January 26. The Best Instrumental Composition award almost certainly will be presented early in the day, before the primetime awards broadcast, which includes only a handful from the 84 categories in which Grammy Awards will be presented this year.

Replies (3)

November 21, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Would be great if we could actually hear his music in the land.

November 21, 2019 at 1:28 PM

Where does the music actually play? Is it in the transition tunnel into the land? I don't recall hearing it really on any of our rides on Smuggler's Run.

November 22, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Yes, it only plays in the transition tunnels.

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