> It's not even the best score in the trilogy (V > VI > IV > I >
> II) but it is still the most important score in the history of film music.
> While earlier works such as Jaws may have put their collective foot in the
> door, Star Wars is what fully ushered in the re-emergence of orchestral
> scoring (which accounts for this website). No matter whether you love
> listening to this score on album (like I said, I'd rather listen to
> Episodes V & VI), you must appreciate what this score has meant to us,
> and also the level of excitement it brought back into film scoring.
Yes, indeed. It singlehandedly saved classic orchestral filmscoring as we know it. Yes, Goldsmith and others were doing a great scores, but Williams brought it back to such prominance that it made what was once old, new.
And to me, it's my favorite of the bunch, followed closely by TESB.