John Williams’ iconic and Oscar-winning Star Wars score has been as enduring a part of the franchise’s legacy as the Millennium Falcon or Leia’s hairdo. And with the composer’s return to the series with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Williams is reviving his famous refrain while crafting a whole new score for the film.
A behind-the-scenes look at a Williams recording session from 60 Minutes offers a listen at some of what Williams has in store for the new film. And though the segment delights in J.J. Abrams’ presence as he records the musicians and Williams on his phone (famous Hollywood directors — they’re just like us), the true treat of it is the chance to hear a few snippets of Williams’ new score.
The segment, viewable below, includes Williams working with Abrams on fitting a track to a particular scene, as well as enough hints of The Force Awakens’ score as it hopes to transport viewers once again to a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on Dec. 18.