Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (Ifukube, 1964)


     1964 was a productive year for the Toho giant monster franchise.  In April of that year, "Mothra vs Godzilla" was released to great success both domestically and abroad.  At the end of the year, just 5 days before Christmas, the sequel (and 5th Godzilla film) "Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster" was released ("三大怪獣 地球最大の決戦", "Three Giant Monsters: The Greatest Battle on Earth").  In this entry, Godzilla's destructive nature became somewhat rehabilitated, due to the emergence of the greater threat, King Ghidorah, who eventually grew to become Toho's "big bad" of monster movies.

     In this sequel Mothra returned again with the "little fairies" (Shobijin), and Rodan (introduced in 1956 in his own film "ラドン"/"Radon") made his first return appearance to the screen.  Despite the Japanese title of "three giant monsters", the audience actually got four giant monsters, with three even having starred in their own solo films (I suppose King Ghidorah can't really have a solo film, since then everybody would just be killed).  Despite the relatively short running time, the resulting film is actually pretty good, and the monsters do not overstay their welcome (for some, though, the entry of some comedic, "kid-friendly" elements signaled the beginning of the end).


     In the film's plot, a traveling Princess goes missing, but then resurfaces as a doomsday prophetess predicting the arrival of King Ghidorah, who will destroy the world.  Meanwhile, Rodan and Godzilla wake up/swim ashore and develop a rivalry, and a scientist near Mount Hida observes a giant meteorite give birth to King Ghidorah (who immediately goes on a rampage).  The Shobijin fairies, visiting Japan for a TV appearance, learn of the danger and call forth the larval form Mothra from Infant Island (the larva's twin from the previous film had died in the interim).  When young Mothra arrives, she (?) asks Godzilla and Rodan to set aside their differences so that they can together defend the Earth from King Ghidorah.  They resist at first but eventually change their mind.  At the same time, an assassin from the Princess' home country hunts the doomsday prophetess.  In the end, the assassin is dispatched in a landslide, and Kind Ghidorah is driven away by the collaborative battle tactics of Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra.


     Composer and national treasure Akira Ifukube came back here for his 4th Godzilla score and in this film added several new themes to his already iconic repertoire for the giant radioactive monster and his friends.  With the creation of Rodan and Ghidorah's themes in this film, the "classic" palette of themes and sounds of a Godzilla monster movie was firmly established.

Godzilla Themes (returning from previous films)
  • Terror motif: big, foreboding and usually on low brass, opening with a 6 note fanfare, followed by short falling and then rising figures.
  • Resurrection theme (variation): slow march theme building in power, consisting of rising 5-note phrases, eventually ending in a short descending line.
New Themes
  • Rodan fanfare: a sinister, zigzag fanfare, almost always led by trumpet.
  • Ghidorah theme: starts with fast rising glissandi on brass/timpani, then lurches around with a distinctive falling swoop in the middle.  The main body is usually on low brass/timpani, but is often followed by a "tail" orchestrated with wailing trumpet and ending in a timpani roll.
  • Mothra's Request theme: used mostly during the "conversation" scene between the 3 "hero" monsters, often using tremolo strings.
  • Princess theme: somewhat ethnic texture, it's melody (on a reed instrument) is surrounded by an arpeggiated flute ornament, used to represent Princess Salno or her home country of Selgina.
  • Valley theme: melodic brass figure which reflects the broad wilderness of the Japanese mountainside.

     The score to Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster has seen a couple of releases over the years.  The below table is based on the main score tracks from the Godzilla Perfect Box 1, Disc 6, which also includes 8 bonus tracks of alternate takes.  For the sake of space, below I often only indicate the themes when they occur, but not the details of the orchestrations.  Even though there is lots of repetition of themes, the changing arrangements (with and without electric organ, harp, cymbals, timpani, piano, bass clarinet, strings, etc.) keep things relatively fresh.
 
Trk Dur Title Film Sequence, Themes
1 1:39 Main Title Toho Logo, Main title montage: freeze-frames of Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and Ghidrah fighting.
Rodan fanfare motif intro in low winds, Terror motif in brass/percussion, Rodan fanfare in trumpets, Resurrection theme, Rodan fanfare.
2 0:49 Princess Salno Princess Salno gets comfortable on a plane to Japan.  In her home country of Selgina, an assassination is planned.
Princess theme on flute/harp/xylophone/perc. with ethnic reed secondary melody.
3 0:54 The Flash Princess Salno sees a flash of light outside her window.  Possessed, she jumps out of the plane, just before it is destroyed.
Eerie wobbling tones/cymbal/organ/vibraphone, joined by low strings/strummed piano strings.
4 0:50 Kurobe Valley Theme Song I Professor Murai arrives at the Kurobe Dam to begin investigating a meteorite landing near Mount Hida.
Broad low brass fanfare based on Valley theme.
5 1:29 Kurobe Valley Theme Song II The Professor's team travels through the wilderness towards the meteorite's landing spot.  Their compasses begin behaving strangely.
Broad low brass fanfare based on Valley theme, becoming muted trumpets and a counter figure.
6 0:16 Discovery Of The Meteor Professor Murai's team spots the giant meteorite.
Urgent brass accents/wobbling tones/string tremoli.
7 0:20 Why That Direction?
(Composer:
Sei Ikeno)
Source music: the Shobijin from Infant Island appear on a television show.
Brass band fanfares.
8 2:02 Call Happiness I
(Tokiko Iwatani/
Hiroshi Miyagawa)
The Shobijin sing a song accompanied by an imaginary journey to Infant Island where natives worship the Mothra larva.
Island exotica song on marimba/steel drums/tom toms/flutes and sung by the Peanuts.
9 0:21 Princess Salno II In a newspaper, the reporter Shindo recognizes a self-proclaimed prophet from space as Princess Salno.
Accents and descending vibraphone figure, Princess flute theme.
10 1:35 Rodan From Aso A tourist attempts to retrieve a lost hat from the Mount Aso's Nakadake Crater, but Rodan wakes up and takes to the air.
Rodan fanfare motif on low winds/timpani/piano in dialogue with Rodan high fanfare on trumpets/cymbals/tremolo strings.
11 0:33 Godzilla From The Pacific Ocean Godzilla surfaces and destroys an ocean liner.
Terror motif in low brass/timpani, joined by organ (?). 
12 0:22 Magnetism (Omen) Murai's meteor at Mount Hida increases it's magnetic attraction.
Eerie wobbly tones, arpeggiated vibraphone joined by low brass over string tremoli.
13 2:23 The Two Monsters Appear In Yokohama 0:00: Godzilla comes ashore.
Terror motif, Resurrection theme (3-note variation) in low strings joined by brass.
1:11: Rodan arrives from the air. Godzilla gets angry and begins following.
Rodan fanfare, Resurrection theme, Rodan fanfare, rhythmic string/harp accents, Terror motif fragment.
14 1:41 The Birth Of King Ghidorah During a thunderstorm, Murai's meteorite cracks open and King Ghidorah emerges above Mount Hida.
Wobbling organ with ascending zigzag figures in muted brass/harp/low strings, Ghidorah theme in low brass, with partial brass tail.
15 1:20 Matsumoto City And King Ghidorah People flee as King Ghidorah appears in the sky.
Motoric falling ostinato in low piano, staccato violins, Ghidorah theme with trumpet/timpani tail.
16 0:56 Godzilla Vs. Rodan I Godzilla and Rodan battle near Mount Fuji.
Terror motif, Rodan fanfare, Resurrection theme.
17 0:59 The Fury Of The Gravity Beam Ghidorah lays waste to Tokyo with his lightning breath (also retracked a couple other times during the monster parley).
Ghidorah theme ending with trumpet/timpani tail, followed by opening motif reprise.
18 2:19 Call Happiness II
(Tokiko Iwatani/
Hiroshi Miyagawa)
The Shobijin call Mothra with a song (montage of Mothra on Infant Island receiving the song and setting out into the sea).
Peanuts sing acappella at first but are soon joined by guitar, steel drum, tom toms, flute, etc..
19 0:52 Godzilla Vs. Rodan II Godzilla and Rodan continue fighting as Shindo interrogates Princess Salno.  Rodan lifts Godzilla into the air and then drops him onto an electrical tower.  Shindo fights Selgina assassins. 
Rodan fanfare, Resurrection theme, Rodan fanfare.
20 1:48 Godzilla Vs. Rodan III Godzilla batters Rodan with his tail.  Rodan bites Godzilla's tail but Godzilla retaliates with his atomic breath.  Rodan drives Godzilla back with high winds created from his wings.  Godzilla knocks boulders into Rodan's face.
Resurrection theme, Rodan fanfare, rhythmic accents, Terror motif, Rodan fanfare, Resurrection theme with muted trumpet layer.
21 2:03 The Three Monsters Converge As Godzilla and Rodan continue their battle (battering boulders back and forth), Mothra arrives and tries to get their attention.  She sprays silk on each of them.
Mothra's Request theme on trumpet/bass/cymbals, Terror motif, Rodan fanfare, Resurrection theme, Rodan fanfare, Mothra's Request theme, Terror motif (subdued).
22 2:44 The Three Monsters Parley Mothra climbs up to the top of a hill and tries to convince Godzilla and Rodan to form an alliance against Ghidorah to save the Earth.  They resist.
Mothra's Request theme on tremolo violins/low brass, then joined by trumpet, Terror motif in low winds, Ghidorah theme in low brass with trumpet/timpani tail, Mothra's Request theme in tremolo strings/low brass, Ghidorah theme (no tail).
23 2:20 The Three Giant Monsters Enter the Fray Mothra gives up trying to engage the other monsters and leaves to fight Ghodorah alone.  Ghidorah destroys a temple gate (Ghidorah theme) and then blasts Mothra into the air.  Godzilla has a change of heart and comes to her rescue, but is also hit by Ghidorah's lightning attack.
Mothra's Request theme in brass/tremolo strings, Ghidorah theme  with trumpet/timpani tail, Terror motif, Rodan fanfare, Resurrection theme, Rodan fanfare, rhythmic accents.
24 1:41 The Greatest Battle On Earth I Rodan appears and engages Ghidorah in the air.  After a head-on collision they both crash.  Rodan uses rocks as cover against Ghidorah's lightning breath.  Godzilla hurls boulders at Ghidorah.
Rodan fanfare, Resurrection theme, Rodan fanfares, Ghidorah theme with trumpet/timpani tail.
25 4:03 The Greatest Battle On Earth II
(and III)
0:00: Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan attack Ghidorah together. 
Terror motif, Rodan fanfare, Resurrection theme, Rodan fanfare, rhythmic string accents, Terror motif, Rodan fanfare, Resurrection theme, Rodan fanfare, rhythmic string accents, Terror motif.
2:23: Mothra sprays thread while riding Rodan's back and Godzilla hurls Ghidorah to the ground by the tail.  Ghidorah flies off, looking for easier opponents.
Terror motif, Rodan fanfare, Resurrection theme, Mothra's Request in trumpets/timpani/cymbals, then in strings/low brass.
26 0:52 Ending Princess Salno's plane flies away.  Mothra swims back to sea with the Shobijin, who say farewell to Godzilla and Rodan on the shore.
Princess theme based on ethnic reed figure (without flute ornaments) ending in a farewell fanfare.



Other Akira Ifukube Godzilla Films Analysed:
Godzilla
King Kong vs Godzilla
Mothra vs Godzilla

Invasion of Astro Monster
Destroy All Monsters


Links
Godzilla Perfect Box 1 at Screen Archives
Akira Ifukube Wiki
Akira Ifukube Museum
Toho Kingdom Review
Wikia Entry

Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones (Williams, 2002)

Star Wars Ep. I:
The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Ep. II:
Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Ep. III:
Revenge of the Sith


     2002 saw the release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, a direct sequel to Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and followed in turn by Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.  John Williams' 5th entry in the Star Wars series is highlighted by a soaring love theme ("Across the Stars") and an epic-length chase cue through the skies of Coruscant, driven by various percussion textures.  On the soundtrack, the Coruscant chase cue is extended with percussion cadenzas and features added electric guitar.  For Star Wars fans of old, one of the most exciting elements is the final cue in which Darth Vader's theme (the Imperial March) makes a full and gloriously sinister appearance.


     Like all of the Star Wars soundtracks before it, this one was also made up of musical suites of cues designed to create a kind of "home concert program", with the dynamic elements spread around.  The film itself often used edited versions or alternate takes of the original cues.  It also drew heavily from retracked action cues originally recorded for The Phantom Menace, especially in the final Battle of Geonosis (Trade Federation March, The Battle Rages On, Droid Army Attack motif, Attack of the Giant Fish, Escape from Naboo, The Queen & Group Land On Naboo, etc).  Besides the themes returning from the previous 4 films (Luke, the Force, Yoda, Vader, the Emperor, Duel of the Fates, the Trade Federation March, Anakin's theme), Williams added several new themes, with the Love theme being the most developed.

  • Love theme ("Across the Stars"): a soaring and romantic theme which rises and falls earnestly, but has additional sub-themes which are melancholy and dark.
  • Meadow theme: lilting rhythm with high figures, innocent and pastoral.
  • Dooku motif: sinister motif, slow and brooding (occurs much more in the actual film than the soundtrack).
  • Kamino fanfare and theme: a fanfare followed by broad swaying figures and harp sweeps.
  • Dilemma ostinato: arpeggio motif, mysterious and irresistibly hypnotic.

Trk Dur Title Film Sequence, Themes
1 3:46 Star Wars
Main Title
and
Ambush on Coruscant
  • 0:00: Main title and crawl (fanfare, Luke theme).
  • 1:25: Senator Amidala's starship and escort fighters approach Coruscant (foreboding string/brass textures).
  • 1:39: On Kamino, a native cloner flies an aquatic flying animal through the rain (Kamino fanfare leading to Kamino theme).  Obi-Wan is led to Jango Fett's quarters and meets Boba Fett (thoughtful strings/muted brass).
  • 2:11: Obi-Wan's Jedi starfighter arrives at Kamino.  He lands and enters the city (descending brass, Kamino fanfare, Kamino theme in strings/brass, winds).
  • 3:00: Obi-Wan is escorted to an audience with the Prime Minister of Kamino (Dooku motif in low brass/ethereal high textures, quiet rhythmic figures). 
2 5:33 Across the Stars
(Love Theme)
Concert Suite
  • 0:00: Arpeggio motif in harp/soft strings
  • 0:13: Theme A on oboe over strings/harp, flute joins
  • 0:55: Arpeggio motif developed with pizz. strings
  • 1:03: Theme A extended on strings, trombones
  • 1:41: Theme A on brass/strings
  • 2:01: Theme B on strings (melancholy)
  • 2:26: Theme C on strings/brass/winds (darker variation), modulating
  • 3:06: Theme A on strings, trombones
  • 3:42: Theme A on brass/strings/timpani
  • 4:02: Theme B on brass/swirling strings, winds/swirling strings
  • 4:26: Theme C on accented strings/brass accents
  • 4:37: Theme A on harp/soft strings 
  • 5:02: Arpeggio motif with Theme A coda on oboe/strings/harp
3 11:07 Zam the Assassin and the Chase Through Coruscant
  • 0:00: On a Coruscant balcony, Jango Fett gives Zam some poison kouhun worms to use on Senator Amidala (ethnic percussion and dissonant textures).
  • 0:24: Delivered by probe droid, the poison worms enter Amidala's bedroom, as Obi-Wan and Anakin discuss politics in the other room (ethereal textures with piano ornaments/muted brass/winds, building string figures and drums). 
  • 1:08: Sensing danger, Anakin rushes in and destroys the worms.  Obi-Wan leaps out through the window and grabs onto Zam's probe droid which takes him on an aerial ride over Coruscant's Galactic City.  Anakin acquires an airspeeder and pursues (action figures, rhythmic brass accents with percussion and wind/string ornaments/interludes).
  • 2:18: Zam sees Obi-Wan approaching, shoots at him and makes a run for it (drum solo).  Obi-Wan falls but Anakin catches him in his airspeeder (brass accent rhythm, accents).
  • 2:51: Obi-Wan and Anakin continue to pursue Zam through Coruscant's industrial sector (new syncopated chase rhythm, electric guitar (unused in film), xylophone tremoli, falling figures, fanfares, etc.).
  • 4:20: (drum solo, rhythmic strings, el. guitar, unused)
  • 5:25: Obi-Wan reprimands Anakin for losing Zam (brass layers, held strings/brass accents).  Anakin leaps over the side of the airspeeder and dives down to Zam's ship (falling figures).
  • 6:02: Anakin struggles aboard Zam's airspeeder and drops his lightsaber (low drums, chase rhythms on brass and strings, fanfares).  He forces Zam to crash (brass fanfares, drums, brass accents, falling strings, etc).
  • 7:27: Zam exits her airspeeder and runs through the crowd with Anakin in pursuit (rhythmic strings/drums/muted brass, drum solo, etc).  Obi-Wan lands (muted brass and fast string figures).
  • 8:41: Obi-Wan catches up with Anakin after Zam runs into a club.  He gives Anakin his lightsaber back.  They quietly search for Zam inside the club (piano/held strings/muted brass, quiet figures).
  • 9:24: Obi-Wan turns down some death sticks (bass clarinet figure).  Zam tries to sneak up on Obi-Wan, but he disarms her (increasing brass layers/rhythmic pulse, low strings).
  • 10:19: Outside, the Jedi interrogate Zam, but she is killed by Jango's poison saberdart (dark winds/strings, timpani roll into sad cor anglais/harp, suspense textures).  At the Jedi Temple, the High Council tells Obi-Wan to track down the bounty hunter (small fanfare into wind accents/high strings).
4 3:55 Yoda and the Younglings
  • 0:00: On the freighter bound for Naboo, Artoo is turned away at the counter, as Padmé and Anakin talk about the life of a Jedi and forbidden love (lyrical flute/harp/muted brass figure, relaxed strings, Love theme on winds).
  • 1:08: Obi-Wan visits Yoda's Youngling training class and explains that he can't find a planet (noble brass, Yoda's theme on flute/clarinet, curious winds/muted brass).
  • 2:03: The room darkens and a star map is projected (children's choir/harp/strings).  A Youngling proposes that the planet Obi-Wan is looking for is missing from the archives (celli enter).
  • 3:06: Yoda is concerned since only a Jedi could have erased the archive data (Force theme).  Meanwhile, the refugee ship carrying Anakin and Padmé arrives at Naboo (strings into Love theme fanfare).
5 1:44 Departing
Coruscant
  • 0:00: Padmé and Anakin offer their final sentiments to Dormé and Obi-Wan before they leave for Naboo (warm brass figures, strings, patient winds/brass/strings).
  • 0:49: The couple leave their friends and Anakin begins his first official assignment as Padmé's protector (Force theme on flute, clarinet figures continue from before).  The freighter to Naboo takes off (brass figures into fanfare, soft strings).
6 3:57 Anakin and Padmé
  • 0:00: Anakin tries to impress Padmé with the Force and levitates vegetables at the dinner table (soft high textures, Meadow theme on flute/chimes/harp, celli) .
  • 0:59: Later that night, Anakin pours out his heart to Padmé (Love theme on vibraphone, worried strings, flute).
  • 2:11: Padmé tells him that their love is not practical despite their feelings (melancholy Love theme B on falling strings, thoughtful winds/strings, clarinet solo).
  • 3:06: Anakin proposes that they keep their relationship a secret one, but Padmé resists (low strings, Love theme B).
  • 3:38: (scene change, unused, probably to Kamino, urgent brass swell)
7 3:48 Jango's Escape
  • 0:00: On Kamino, Obi-Wan rushes to Jango Fett's launch pad in order to capture him.  They begin fighting (brass/wind action figures/accents, timpani/anvil, drums with brass accent rhythm, etc).
  • 1:25: Jango falls over the edge of the platform and pulls Obi-Wan after him (falling figures).  Obi-Wan falls onto a lower level but by the time he returns to the pad Jango has launched his ship and escapes (swirling strings, urgent brass rhythm, rhythmic strings, etc).
  • 2:48: Padmé's Naboo starship approaches and lands on Tatooine (landing fanfare).
  • 3:08: Padmé and Anakin ride a rickshaw in Mos Espa and find Watto (Tatooine street motif with flutes/percussion/cymbalom, etc).
8 4:14 The Meadow
Picnic
  • 0:00: While picnicking in a meadow, Padmé and Anakin discuss first loves and politics (playful Meadow theme in winds with chime accents, supported by strings and brass ornaments, innocent figures).
  • 1:37: The young couple flirt (lilting figures into Love theme).  Anakin pretends to be injured in order to tease Padmé (worried strings, lilting Meadow theme).
  • 2:29: Obi-Wan says goodbye to his Kamino host and heads out to his Jedi starfighter to contact Masters Windu and Yoda at the Jedi Temple (low textures, Dilemma ostinato in various wind/string instruments).  Yoda is disturbed that he did not sense the existence of the clone army earlier (foreboding low brass).
  • 3:40: Anakin has a nightmare about his mother (swirling strings/muted brass).  In the morning he stands pensive before the sunset (fateful brass/strings).
9 3:23 Bounty Hunter's Pursuit
  • 0:00: When Obi-Wan follows Jango's ship into an asteroid field, Jango launches a torpedo at Obi-Wan (brass/string/percussion action figures).  The Jedi releases spare parts canisters to detonate the torpedo, and pretends to be destroyed.  Jango lands on Geonosis and descends into an underground bunker (string rhythm, descending figures).  Obi-Wan follows him down (string rhythms).
  • 1:27: Obi-Wan is given a tour of the cloning facilities on Kamino and told about Jango Fett (low strings/muted brass and ethereal textures, curious wind figures/high strings).
  • 2:46: From a balcony, Obi-Wan gets a look at the clone army troopers (drum accents, Trade Federation March).
10 6:57 Return to Tatooine
  • 0:00: Anakin and Padmé arrive at the Lars residence and are greeted by C-3P0 (light strings/high textures, Tatooine indigenous percussion motif,  celeste textures, brass cadence).
  • 1:02: Anakin and Padmé meet the Lars family (regal but somber strings).
  • 1:24: Cliegg Lars tells Anakin that his mother was captured by Tusken Raiders (Dilemma ostinato in low strings/harp, poignant strings).
  • 2:48: As the sun sets, Anakin resolves to find his mother (Dilemma ostinato in flute/poignant strings/brass, harp).  He hugs Padmé goodbye (Force theme).
  • 3:35: Anakin rides through the desert in the red sunset, and interrogates some Jawas (Duel of the Fates theme in strings/brass/choir).
  • 4:09: Obi-Wan explores the interior of Geonosis and discovers a droid factory.  He overhears Count Dooku talking with Viceroy Gunray about Padmé (falling low winds/brass, falling strings/harp, flute/dissonant winds, pizz. bass, held suspense textures). 
  • 5:51: Obi-Wan eavesdrops as the Count addresses the Separatists at a meeting.  The council discusses their combined droid army (Dooku motif in low brass/string cluster glissandi dialogue with low winds/choir, flute/harp end cadence).
11 5:54 The Tusken Camp and the Homestead
  • 0:00: Anakin approaches the Tusken camp where his mother is being held captive (woodblocks/muted brass/synth, tremolo/pizz. strings).
  • 0:48: Anakin finds Shmi and frees her (eerie flute/female choir, falling string/harp figure).  She speaks her last words and dies (Shmi motif on mournful flute, horn, poignant strings, dark figures).
  • 2:29: Anakin becomes angry and begins slaughtering the Tusken Raiders (swelling wind/string figures, swirling strings/brass accents, low string tremoli).  At the Jedi Temple Yoda is disturbed and senses Anakin's pain and suffering (Dilemma ostinato variation, Vader theme on muted brass/flute).  On Geonosis, Obi-Wan tries to contact Coruscant but it is too far away (wind ostinati continues). 
  • 4:00: He sends a relay message to Anakin instead (staccato "telegraph" rhythm).  He is sighted by a Geonosian (low suspense strings/brass accents).  Artoo receives Obi-Wan's message (flute/brass accents).
  • 5:04: Anakin returns to the Lars residence with Shmi's body wearing a very stern expression (dark fanfare, foreboding low figures/male choir, brass accents).
12 8:29 Love Pledge and the Arena
  • 0:00: Before Anakin and Padmé are about to be taken out to a gladiatorial pit, they talk about their love for one another (low swell, suspense strings, Love theme in strings, oboe, celli, violins, flute/synth, violins).  Their chariot is pulled out into the arena (soaring Love theme on strings/brass/percussion).
  • 1:51: Anakin and Padmé are chained up next to Obi-Wan (xylophone/wind/snare rhythm motif with brass/piano figures, string accents, building with synth accents, snare roll). 
  • 2:42: (partially used/re-sequenced) Three giant monsters enter the arena.  The 3 heroes free themselves and fight the creatures (Arena march on brass and drums (variation of Trade Federation March), with synth and swirling string ornaments/additional percussion/brass layers).
  • 5:51: Anakin eventually tames and mounts one of the creatures (brass accents, march developed).
  • 6:09: Padmé joins Anakin on his beast (Love theme motif), with Obi-Wan soon following suit (fast string rhythm accelerates).  Destroyer droids enter the arena and surround them.  Mace Windu arrives and tells Dooku that "this party's over" (drum solo, ending brass/wind flourishes).
  • 6:58: While pursuing Count Dooku's speeder bike, Padmé falls out of the Republic gunship (fast rhythm with brass/strings/xylophone, Love theme on strings, brass, urgent strings motif, brass).  Obi-Wan convinces Anakin to leave her behind and continue the chase (Force theme on brass/poignant strings, urgent strings motif, fanfare into falling brass).
  • 8:14: Obi-Wan and Anakin confront Count Dooku inside his launch hangar (low suspense chord).
13 10:45 Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale
  • 0:00: (unused, swirling strings/choir/harp, Force theme, string/timpani cadence, suspense strings/brass)
  • 0:43: Count Dooku's solar sailor approaches Coruscant and lands in an industrial sector (swirling strings/choir/harp, foreboding low motif).
  • 1:15: Dooku is greeted by Darth Sidious when he lands (siren-like vocals/harp/suspense strings)
  • 1:48: At the Jedi Temple, Obi-Wan, Mace Windu and Yoda discuss the growing influence of the Sith and the Clone War (worried flute figure/synth, strings, piano scales, harp arpeggio, string tremoli and dissonant winds).
  • 2:48: The Army of the Republic boards Star Destroyers which soon launch for battle, as Palpatine and other members of the Senate look on from a balcony (growing string figures, Vader theme in brass with extended fanfare).
  • 3:38: Anakin and Padmé have a secret marriage on Naboo, with Threepio and Artoo as witnesses (soaring Love theme in strings/brass).
  • End credits:
    • 4:43: Luke's theme, Rebel fanfare, Luke's theme.
    • 5:36: Love theme A.
    • 6:34: Love theme B.
    • 6:59: Love theme C.
    • 7:39: Love theme A.
    • 8:34: Love theme B. 
    • 8:58: Love theme C.
    • 9:09: Love theme A on harpsichord/harp.
    • 9:40: Anakin's theme on horns, Love theme ending on flute, Vader theme on low strings, harp.
14 3:02 On the Conveyor Belt (Target exclusive)
(Unused bonus track)
  • 0:00: After landing on Geonosis, Anakin and Padmé are attacked by the insectoid natives.  The find their way to a droid factory (eerie muted brass/col legno strings/winds, percussion rhythm joined by brass accents, string gliss, tremolo strings).
  • 0:50: The couple fall onto a conveyor belt and dodge the machinery (wind and brass scherzo with string/percussion accents/ornaments).


     For a much more detailed look at the original cues, see the topic at the JWFan Network forum (which made the above table much easier to assemble).

Links
Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones Wikia Entry
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Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace (Williams, 1999)

Star Wars Ep. I:
The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Ep. II:
Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Ep. III:
Revenge of the Sith


     In 1999, 16 years after 1983's Return of the Jedi, John Williams returned to score and conduct the 4th entry of the Star Wars saga, "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace".  As with the original trilogy, the score was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, with the main choral elements sung by the London Voices.  Due to the heavy political nature of some of the plot elements in this "prequel trilogy", the scores for Episodes I to III tend to have some long stretches of relatively subdued dynamics.  However, when the action kicks in, the music often soars to great heights, matching some of the classic moments from the original trilogy.

     Since this trilogy takes place before the introduction of the main characters of Episode IV: A New Hope, the only themes from the original trilogy which are revisited in any real way are the Force theme (Ben Kenobi's theme) and the Emperor's theme (though Luke's theme naturally appears in the main title and in a few places as brief motifs).  Naturally, Williams created several new themes to portray this "age of the Old Republic", and these are listed below.  One of the key new themes, Anakin's theme, also contains elements of Vader's theme (appropriately enough), although as a very subtle ending fragment.
  • Anakin's theme: innocent rising melody, with hints of melancholy, and sometimes ending with a Vader theme fragment.
  • Qui-Gon's theme: determined melody, somewhat martial or "knightly".
  • Duel of the Fates: a choral action theme built on a Fate ostinato, with the main Duel melody on brass.  The chorus sings a slow text (Welsh lyrics sung in Sanskrit), but a 2nd chorus also appears as staccato accents.
  • Trade Federation March: an ominous brass and percussion march.
  • Jar Jar's theme: a lyrical theme in the tradition of the "little people" themes from the original trilogy.
  • Shmi's theme: a dramatic theme with a fateful atmosphere.
  • Sith Chant and Darth Maul's motif: whispered textures and taiko drum (?) textures.
  • Taking Off motif: a rising melody, heroic yet playful.
  • Droid Army Attack motif: rhythmic figure in brass and percussion with lots of martial elements.
  • Flag Parade: this only occurs once in the film so it's not really a "theme", but it does have its own concert arrangement.
     A couple other various textures are paired with certain situations, such as female choir for the underwater scenes, synthetic choir textures for the Jedi Council setting, recorder for "political discussion" scenes, and Panaka's action theme featured in the final battle (or at least it was, until it was replaced with Duel of the Fates...).


     As is customary with Star Wars soundtracks, an "official score" was released containing edited suites of cues collected from the original recording sessions (sometimes using alternate takes), as well as a couple of unique concert suite versions of themes not meant to be used as film underscore.  The concert suite for "Duel of the Fates" proved to be so effective that director George Lucas and his music editor Kenneth Wannberg ended up replacing portions of Williams' intended music for the final battle with fragments of this concert suite (apparently the final film was re-edited several times and so Williams' music was similarly shuffled around to fit).  Additionally, Williams' score for the end of the Tatooine pod race was replaced with the music used for the escape from Naboo (retracked).  Fortunately much of Williams' unused/replaced music is still available on the official soundtrack.

Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace
Trk Dur Title Film Sequence
1 2:55 Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival at Naboo
  • 0:00: Main Title (Luke's theme)
  • 1:25: A Republic cruiser carrying Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan approaches and lands on the Trade Federation station leading a blockade of Naboo.  The two Jedi are led to a waiting chamber (high descending figures).
  • 1:49: Queen Amidala's starship arrives at Coruscant and lands (urgent brass fanfare with soaring strings).  They are met by Senator Palpatine and the Chancellor, who sympathize with Amidala's situation (low rising strings/muted brass). 
2 4:14 Duel of the Fates
Concert Suite
  • 0:00: Choral phrase intro
  • 0:15: Fate ostinato begins in violins with low string accents
  • 0:24: Duel motif begins in winds
  • 0:45: Duel motif begins in brass
  • 1:03: Choral phrase developed, Fate ostinato joined by winds
  • 1:40: Choral phrase 2 (staccato phrase), Fate with brass
  • 2:06: Development, strings briefly play Choral phrase 2 before choir returns and answers
  • 3:07: Intro recap with drums, variations with drum interludes/cadences
  • 3:36: Coda with drum breaks.
3 3:05 Anakin's Theme
Concert Suite
  • 0:00: Theme on flute
  • 0:16: Strings interlude
  • 0:23: Theme on strings, developed
  • 0:50: Theme B
  • 1:25: Theme developed and twice ending with Vader theme fragments
  • 2:14: Strings interlude
  • 2:20: Theme on strings, extended (ending with Vader theme fragments)
4 5:07 Jar Jar's Introduction and The Swim to Otoh Gunga
  • 0:00:  This section was scored for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's first encounter with Jar Jar on Naboo, but was cut from the final film (rising wind figures/pizz strings/bells, Jar Jar's theme on winds on oboe/trombone/pizz strings, brass/strings, etc).
  • 1:09: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan follow Jar Jar underwater towards the hidden Gungan city of Otoh Gunga (swirling accent into brass/wind accents, choir/swirling strings/low brass).
  • 2:08: On Tatooine, Qui-Gon becomes concerned over the sand storm.  Anakin offers shelter to the heroes (suspense strings, muted brass/strings).  
  • 2:31: They reach Anakin's home and meet Anakin's mother and C3P0 (regal winds/strings/muted brass/harp...).
  • 3:11: C3P0 is activated.  He gets his eye fixed and is introduced to Artoo (wind swirl, string pizz/wind figures, regal figures in brass, suspense cadence).
  • 3:51: Back on the street, Jar Jar gets in trouble with Sebulba when he tries to steal some food.  Anakin comes to his rescue (playful winds intercut with brief Jar Jar's theme variations and Anakin’s theme fragments).
5 2:37 The Sith Spacecraft and The Droid Battle
  • 0:00: Darth Maul's ship lands on Tatooine.  He sends out probe droids (Sith Chant with Darth Maul’s theme on percussion/dissonant strings/brass accents, swirling strings/piano/percussion).
  • 0:18: In the Battle of Naboo, fighting continues in space around the Federation Droid Control ship and down on the fields of Naboo.  Padmé's palace invasion force reaches a window (Droid Army Attack rhythmic motif, brief Duel theme variation interlude on strings).
6 4:07 The Trip to the Naboo Temple and The Audience with Boss Nass
  • 0:00: The Queen's starship arrives near Naboo, as the pilot teaches Anakin how to operate the ship's controls.  Queen Amidala considers her options and asks for Jar Jar's help ("mission" string rhythm with percussion/wind ornaments). 
  • 0:56: The starship lands in a forest. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan confer (brass figures, brass/wind fanfares, etc).
  • 1:44: Jar Jar reports that Otoh Gunga is deserted (jaunty winds/chimes, thoughtful string/wind textures) but is able to lead the group to the Gungans' "sacred place" (swirling winds, determined brass/strings).  Queen Amidala has an audience with Boss Nass (recorder solo/chimes).
  • 2:38: Padmé steps forward to reveal herself as the real Queen, and makes a personal plea to the Gungan leader for help in fighting the Federation.  Boss Nass agrees (hopeful winds/brass, strings, etc., held suspense texture, relieved/noble brass/winds, suspense cadence).
7 5:07 The Arrival at Tatooine and The Flag Parade
  • 0:00: After escaping Naboo, Jar Jar talks to Padmé as she cleans up Artoo (Jar Jar's theme on winds). 
  • 0:39: Queen Amidala's ship approaches and lands on Tatooine (falling chord motif intercut with a falling brass figure).  
  • 1:21: Qui-Gon, Padmé, Artoo and Jar Jar head towards Mos Espa spaceport (dissonant, subdued winds, falling chord motif, subtle percussion rhythm).   
  • 1:52: Pod racing contestants move out to the starting grid.  The 2-headed, bi-lingual MC announces the contestants.  Anakin waves to the crowd.  A "flag parade" moves onto the track (regal, militaristic march on brass and drums/soaring strings, extended concert suite alternate).
8 3:53 He Is the Chosen One
  • 0:00: When the Jedi Council refuses to take Anakin on as a trainee, Qui-Gon offers to train him himself (fateful string figures, Force theme cut off).  The Council tells Qui-Gon to first go back to Naboo with the Queen and investigate the Sith he encountered (Anakin’s theme, noble brass chords, thoughtful/sinister textures).
  • 1:34: The heroes return to the launch pad (Luke's theme variation in trombones into fanfare).  Obi-Wan asks Qui-Gon why he does not agree with the Jedi Council (low strings).  Qui-Gon gives Anakin some advice and explains midi-chlorians to him (Anakin's theme, etc.).  Queen Amidala appears and after everyone boards, they launch for Naboo (regal figures, fanfare).
9 4:24 Anakin Defeats Sebulba
  • 0:00: Before the pod race, Sebulba sabotages Anakin's pod racer (dissonant strings/sinister winds).
  • 0:24: Qui-Gon gives Anakin some final advice (soft strings, Force theme on horn).
  • 0:46: Jabba the Hutt makes his appearance (Jabba theme variation on brass with soaring polyphonic fanfare figures, snare roll).  He signals for the race to begin (extended alternate).
  • 1:37: Anakin's pod racer loses power due to Sebulba's sabotage (building tension in strings/brass).  Anakin fixes the problem and pulls ahead of Sebulba (unused alternate, partially replaced in film by "Escape from Naboo").
10 4:40 Passage Through the Planet Core
  • 0:00: After entering the Gungan bubble city of Otoh Gunga, Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Jar Jar are taken to see the Gungan leader Boss Nass, who refuses to help the Naboo.  Qui-Gon uses a Jedi Mind trick to obtain transport to the Naboo capitol (subdued female choir/synth texture leading into a recorder solo, low tremolo strings).
  • 1:59: Qui-Gon bargains for Jar Jar to accompany them (strings/harp/etc, dialogue between noble horn figures and gruff trombone figures).
  • 3:02: The heroes depart in a "bongo sub".  As Jar Jar explains why he was banished, the ship is pursued by a giant "gooberfish" (female choir with wind ornaments, intercut with brass/timpani accents, soaring brass "escape" figure).
11 4:57 Watto's Deal and Kids at Play
  • 0:00: Qui-Gon makes a new bet with Watto, with Anakin's freedom as the stakes (ironic winds, strings).  Padmé is disturbed when she finds out Anakin has never even finished a race yet (low winds, wind and string dialogues, Anakin’s theme on winds).
  • 1:23: The Sith probe droids scan the city (Sith Chant) (unused).
  • 1:38: Qui-Gon makes a bargain with Watto to enter Anakin in the pod race (high synth/harp/perc.).
  • 1:52: Qui-Gon talks with Shmi, and tells her that the Force is strong with her son (cor anglais, mystical strings/winds, Force theme on horns).  She asks the Jedi to help her son (Shmi Skywalker’s theme on poignant strings).
  • 3:16: Anakin's friends arrive but are skeptical of his racing chances (playful string and metal percussion, rhythmic wind accents/ornaments, Anakin’s theme on flute).  Jar Jar gets in trouble (playful strings/perc./etc). 
12 3:24 Panaka and the Queen's Protectors
  • 0:00: During the last battle, the heroes make it to the palace launch bay.  Naboo resistance pilots rush to their ships and take off (action brass, Taking Off motif, Luke theme fragment, Taking Off).
  • 0:35: As the Naboo fighters approach the Federation Droid Control ship they engage enemy fighters (action brass, Taking Off motif, Duel of the Fates, alternate).
  • 1:11: With the palace launch bay secured, Padmé moves her forces towards the throne room (brass figures, syncopated string rhythms).  The gates open and the heroes are faced with Darth Maul.  Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan prepare to fight the Sith Lord (Darth Maul percussion theme, alternate).
  • 1:57: Inside a Naboo fighter cockpit, Anakin opens an alternate path for Padmé's forces to enter the palace.  Afterwards his ship takes off towards the Federation's Droid Control ship on autopilot (rising figures/fanfares with Taking Off motif).
  • 2:39: Padmé's forces progress through the palace and engage Battle droids (alternate, swashbuckling action figures).
13 4:51 Queen Amidala and The Naboo Palace
  • 0:00: On Naboo, Gunray threatens the Naboo governor (tragic strings/muted brass).
  • 0:33: After departing Tatooine, Padmé reviews transmissions from Naboo (flute/harp/suspense textures), and notices Anakin, who misses his mother.  They comfort each other and he gives her a souvenir (Anakin’s theme in dialogue with soft strings).
  • 1:55: The Queen's starship arrives at Coruscant and lands (urgent brass fanfare with soaring strings).  The heroes are met by Palpatine and the Chancellor, who sympathize with Naboo's situation (low rising bass).
  • 2:52: (From beginning act) Queen Amidala contacts Gunray and pressures him to end the Federation blockade (concerned wind and string figures, recorder featured).
  • 4:02: Gunray moves to cut off her communications with Naboo Senator Palpatine on Coruscant.  She realizes that an invasion will soon begin (tense brass/strings, horn/recorder featured over string/synth textures, ending in suspense swell).
14 5:14 The Droid Invasion and The Appearance of Darth Maul
  • 0:00: As the final battle begins, the Gungan army appears out of a mist and stops on a grassy field (ethnic percussion/timpani).  
  • 0:31: The Battle droids on Naboo are activated and begin marching towards the Gungan army (Trade Federation March on brass/winds and snare).
  • 1:05: (From opening act) Trade Federation invasion forces descend on Naboo and disembark (Trade Federation March on brass/snare/timpani).
  • 1:48: Back to Droid/Gungan battle? (unused I think).
  • 2:10: Back to 1st act and underwater on Naboo: the Jedi's bongo sub regains power but is pursued by more giant sea creatures (brass/percussion action accents/figures).
  • 2:47: The droid army approaches Theed, the Naboo capital, and takes control of the city (Trade Federation March).
  • 3:16: Unused (siren effects, Sidious and Maul deleted scene?)
  • 3:46: Gunray consults with Darth Sidious (Emperor’s theme on male choir and muted brass, wind ornaments).
  • 4:17: The bongo sub briefly loses power (female choir/swirling strings, low brass cadence).
  • 4:37: Back to Battle of Naboo? (Duel of the Fates motif, unused).
15 3:48 Qui-Gon's Noble End
  • 0:00: Qui-Gon and Darth Maul duel (choral intro to Duel of the Fates, unused).
  • 0:13: In the 1st act escape from Naboo, Amidala's transport launches but is targeted by blockade ships.  The shield generator is hit, but R2-D2 fixes the problem (rhythmic strings/brass "mission" motif modulating upwards with various ornamental wind/percussion accents).  Also: Anakin defeats Sebulba in the final lap of the Tatooine pod race (cue possibly originally for Padmé's invasion of the palace, but that scene ended up scored with Duel of the Fates in the final film).
  • 1:29: Qui-Gon and Maul duel in the Generator Room as Obi-Wan is trapped behind a timed force field (Darth Maul’s drum theme/piano/eerie synth textures, Sith Chant).
  • 2:17: Maul impales Qui-Gon (poignant Duel of the Fates motif).  The Gungans are rounded up (tragic Fate figures in brass).
  • 2:56: Padmé is brought before Gunray in the throne room (subdued winds).  The false Amidala distracts Gunray and Padmé is able to turn the tables with the aid of some hidden blasters (action brass figures, Duel of the Fates).
  • 3:26: Obi-Wan waits for the shields to fall so he can engage Maul (hesitant figures, Darth Maul’s percussion theme).
16 3:09 The High Council Meeting and Qui-Gon's Funeral
  • 0:00: Padmé sends away the Gunrays.  Palpatine congratulates the heroes, especially Anakin (soft strings/harp, noble brass/drums, strings, etc). 
  • 0:54: Yoda greets Obi-Wan and tells him that the Jedi Council allows him to train Anakin, but that he has grave reservations (brief Yoda’s theme in trombones, suspense strings into brief Vader's theme motif, mysterioso strings).
  • 1:48: Qui-Gon is laid to rest on a burning funeral pyre.  Obi-Wan tells Anakin that he will train him.  Master Windu and Master Yoda suspect that another Sith Lord yet survives (noble brass, somber choir chant/Force theme on low strings, mysterious harp/winds).
17 9:37 Augie's Great Municipal Band and End Credits
  • 0:00: The Gungans parade through the streets of Theed.  Boss Nass is given a "peace" globe. (brass fanfare/march with children's choir and ethnic percussion, based on Emperor’s theme in major key)
  • End credits:
    • 1:24: Luke's theme, Rebel fanfare, Luke's theme
    • 2:15: Duel of the Fates suite
    • 6:28: Anakin's theme/Vader theme


     In 2000, an "Ultimate Edition" soundtrack was assembled, which was designed to approximate the music used in the final film - something like an isolated score, but assembled after the fact.  This release included almost all of the music with just some very minor exclusions, although alternate takes were sometimes used instead of the ones used in the film.  This release also includes some fascinating "indigenous Tatooine music", composed by Williams' son Josepth.











Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace: The Ultimate Edition
CD/Trk Dur Title Film Sequence, Themes
1.1 0:24 20th Century Fox Fanfare 0:00: 20th Century Fox logo (Alfred Newman)
1.2 1:24 Star Wars Main Title 0:00: STAR WARS logo followed by scrolling text (Luke theme).
1.3 2:32 Boarding The Federation Battleship 0:00: A Republic cruiser carrying Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan approaches and lands on the Trade Federation station leading a blockade of Naboo.  The two Jedi are led to a waiting chamber (high descending figures, martial string rhythm, eventually ethereal textures).
1:47: Trade Viceroy Nute Gunray is informed that the ambassadors are actually Jedi Knights.  He sends a droid to stall them (low brass figures/whistling enter, then back to high ethereal figures).
1.4 1:19 Death Warrant For Qui-Gon And Obi-Wan 0:00: Gunray contacts Darth Sidious (whispered Sith Chant, Emperor theme on male choir/muted brass).
0:47: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's ship is destroyed and the Jedi are exposed to gas (swirling string/wind figures, suspense brass and tremolo strings).  Battle droids prepare to confront the Jedi (held texture).
1.5 1:45 Fighting The Destroyer Droids 0:00: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan emerge from the smoke and engage the droids (action figures with Luke theme fragments).  Gunray seals off the bridge (low figures, then back to action brass).
1:02: Qui-Gon breaches the blast doors with his light saber (Force theme variation).  Destroyer droids arrive and the Jedi decide to escape into the ventilation shafts (martial percussion/brass, rising strings).
1.6 2:23 Queen Amidala Warns The Federation 0:00: Queen Amidala contacts Gunray and pressures him to end the Federation blockade (concerned wind and string figures, recorder "political texture" featured).
1:09: Gunray moves to cut off her communications with Naboo Senator Palpatine on Coruscant.  She realizes that an invasion will soon begin (tense brass/strings, horn/recorder featured over string/synth textures, ending in suspense swell).
1.7 1:01 The Droid Invasion 0:00: Trade Federation invasion forces descend on Naboo and disembark (Trade Federation March on brass/snare/timpani eventually with subtle synth pizzicato elements).
1.8 0:57 Swimming To Otoh Gunga 0:00: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan follow Jar Jar underwater towards the hidden Gungan city of Otoh Gunga (swirling accent into brass accents, choir/swirling strings/low brass).
1.9 3:05 Inside The Bubble City 0:00: Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Jar Jar are taken to see the Gungan leader Boss Nass, who refuses to help the Naboo.  Qui-Gon uses a Jedi Mind trick to obtain transport to the Naboo capitol (subdued ethereal female choir/synth texture, oboe ornament leading into a recorder solo, low string tremolo textures).
1:55: Qui-Gon bargains for Jar Jar to accompany them (strings/winds/harp, dialogue between noble horn figures and gruff trombone figures).
1.10 1:38 Attack Of The Giant Fish 0:00: The heroes depart in a bongo sub.  As Jar Jar explains why he was banished, the ship is pursued by a giant gooberfish (female choir with scalar/swirling wind ornaments, intercut with brass/timpani accents, soaring brass "escape" figure).
1.11 1:05 Darth Sidious 0:00: Gunray consults with Darth Sidious (Emperor’s theme on male choir and muted brass, wind ornaments).
0:33: The bongo sub briefly loses power (female choir/swirling strings, low brass cadence).
1.12 1:18 The Giant Squid And The Attack On Theed 0:00: The bongo sub regains power but is pursued by more giant sea creatures (brass/percussion action accents/figures).
0:40: The droid army approaches Theed, the Naboo capital, and takes control of the city (Trade Federation March reprise without synth).
1.13 2:09 Qui-Gon And Obi-Wan Rescue The Queen 0:00: The bongo sub arrives at Theed (rising figures into trumpet fanfare, brass).  Gunray pressures Amidala to sign a treaty, but when she refuses she is lead towards the prison (suspense brass, pizz. bass, muted/lyrical brass).
1:24: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan rescue the Naboo party from their Battle droid escort (brass fanfares, action figures).  They decide to look for transport off-planet (low suspense figures, building).
1.14 1:43 Fighting The Guards 0:00: At the ships hangar bay, Qui-Gon agrees to take Amidala back to Coruscant so that she can appeal to the Senate (rhythmic strings with muted brass ornaments/wind figures). 
1:01: Qui-Gon is stopped by Battle droids…briefly (low brass).  The droids are taken out and the party board the Queen's starship (swashbuckling brass/string figures).
1.15 2:04 Escape From Naboo 0:00: Amidala's transport launches but is targeted by blockade ships .  The shield generator is hit, but R2-D2 fixes the problem (rhythmic strings/brass "mission" motif modulating upwards with various ornamental wind/percussion accents).  They decide to land at Tatooine for repairs (subdued winds and brass into swell).
1.16 1:08 Enter Darth Maul 0:00: Gunray reports to Sidious that Amidala has escaped.  Sidious introduces Darth Maul.  Gunray starts regretting his recent decisions (Emperor’s theme, low brass/winds/timpani).
1.17 2:28 The Arrival At Tatooine 0:00: Jar Jar talks to Padmé as she cleans up Artoo (Jar Jar's theme on winds).
0:33: Amidala's ship approaches and lands on Tatooine (falling chord motif intercut by a falling brass figure). 
1:20: Qui-Gon, Padmé, Artoo and Jar Jar head towards Mos Espa spaceport (dissonant, subdued winds, falling chord motif, subtle percussion rhythm).   
1.18 1:17 Street Band Of Mos Espa 0:00: Source music on percussion and lutes.  The heroes walk through the spaceport.
1.19 1:12 Padmé Meets Anakin 0:00: Qui-Gon visits a shop to look for parts and Padmé meets Anakin (soft figures, Anakin’s theme on flute).  Anakin claims to be a pilot.  Jar Jar has trouble with some of the small droids in the shop (light wind figures, Jar Jar's theme).
1.20 1:28 Desert Winds 0:00: Source music on percussion and panflutes.  Qui-Gon tries and fails to bargain with Watto.
1.21 1:19 Jar Jar's Run-In With Sebulba 0:00: Jar Jar gets in trouble with Sebulba when he tries to steal some food.  Anakin comes to his rescue (playful winds intercut with brief Jar Jar's theme variations and Anakin’s theme fragments).
1.22 2:42 Anakin's Home And The Introduction To Threepio 0:00: Obi-Wan becomes concerned over the sand storm.  Anakin offers shelter to the heroes (suspense strings, muted brass/strings). 
1:00: They reach Anakin's home and meet Anakin's mother and C3P0 (regal winds/strings, muted brass).
1:40: C3P0 is activated.  He gets his eye fixed and is introduced to Artoo (wind swirl, string pizz/wind figures, regal figures in brass, suspense cadence).
1.23 1:13 Darth Sidious And Darth Maul 0:00: The Queen gets a transmission from Naboo (suspense strings/muted brass).
0:23: On Coruscant, Darth Sidious briefs Darth Maul about his mission to Tatooine (Coruscant fanfare, Emperor’s theme, low muted brass, winds).
1.24 2:59 Talk Of Podracing 0:00: Anakin asks Qui-Gon if he is a Jedi.  He offers to help them out by entering himself in a pod race.  His mother disallows it (curious strings/harp with dialoguing wind and brass figures).
1:55: Anakin presses his mother to let him race and she relents (Anakin’s theme variation on flute and trombone).  Padmé questions Qui-Gon's methods (slightly tense string figures).
1.25 2:24 Watto's Deal/
Shmi And Qui-Gon Talk
0:00: Qui-Gon makes a bargain with Watto to enter Anakin in the pod race (high synth/harp/perc.).
0:38: Back at the ship, Obi-Wan is concerned about the chances they are taking (transitional fanfare, concerned winds/tremolo strings/etc.).
1:06: Qui-Gon talks with Shmi, and tells her that the Force is strong with her son (cor anglais, mystical strings/winds, Force theme on horns).  She asks him to help Anakin (Shmi Skywalker’s theme on poignant strings).
1.26 1:39 Anakin, Podracer Mechanic 0:00: Anakin's friends arrive but are skeptical of his racing chances (playful string and metal percussion, rhythmic wind accents/ornaments, Anakin’s theme on flute).  Jar Jar gets in trouble (playful strings/perc./etc). 
1.27 1:24 The Racer Roars To Life 0:00: Anakin starts up his pod racer successfully (Shmi’s theme on soaring strings/winds/brass).  
Anakin's Midi-Chlorian Count 0:16: That night, Qui-Gon takes a blood sample from Anakin and finds out his midi-chlorian count is off the charts (falling winds, thoughtful winds/strings intercut with Anakin’s theme, brief Force theme fragment).
1.28 1:00 Darth Maul And The Sith Spacecraft 0:00: Darth Maul's ship lands on Tatooine.  He sends out drones. (Sith Chant with Darth Maul’s theme on percussion/dissonant strings/brass accents, swirling strings/piano/percussion).
1.29 0:53 Mos Espa
Arena Band
0:00: Source music with percussion, panflutes.  Watto talks to Qui-Gon before the race.
1.30 1:59 Watto's Roll Of The Die 0:00: Qui-Gon makes a new bet with Watto in order to gain Anakin's freedom if he wins the race (ironic winds, strings).  Padmé is disturbed when she finds out Anakin has never even finished a race yet. (low winds, wind and string dialogues, Anakin’s theme on winds).
1:45: The Sith drones scan the city (Sith Chant, brass/xylophone accents).
1.31 1:14 The Flag Parade 0:00: Pod racing contestants move out to the starting grid.  The 2-headed, bi-lingual MC introduces the contestants.  Anakin waves to the crowd.  A "flag parade" moves onto the track (regal, militaristic march on brass and drums/soaring strings).
1.32 1:38 Sebulba's Dirty Hand 0:00: Sebulba sabotages Anakin's pod racer (dissonant strings/sinister winds).
Qui-Gon's Pep Talk 0:25: Qui-Gon gives Anakin some advice (soft strings, Force theme on horn).
0:48: Jabba the Hutt makes his appearance (loose Jabba theme variation on brass with soaring polyphonic fanfare figures, snare roll).  He signals for the race to begin.
1.33 2:18 Anakin Defeats Sebulba 0:00: Anakin's pod racer loses power due to Sebulba's sabotage (building tension in strings/brass).
0:12: Anakin fixes the problem and catches up to Sebulba (rhythmic strings/brass "mission" motif modulating upwards with various ornamental wind/percussion accents (retracked Escape from Naboo material)).
1:42: Anakin defeats Sebulba (building action figures).
1.34 1:14 Hail To The Winner, Anakin Skywalker 0:00: Anakin is celebrated as the winner of the race (swashbuckling victory figures, Anakin’s theme/Vader theme fragment).
1.35 1:14 The Street Singer 0:00: Source music with percussion and "bending" winds/voice.  Watto reluctantly agrees to give Anakin his freedom.
2.1 5:04 Anakin Is Free 0:00: Qui-Gon tells Obi-Wan that he must return to the spaceport to pick up Anakin (Qui-Gon Jinn’s theme on low strings).  He arrives at the Skywalker home and gives them the good news (hopeful strings, brass, strings/harp).
1:14: Qui-Gon tells him that he will learn to be a Jedi (Force theme).  Anakin happily packs (high metal percussion), but hesitates when he learns that his mother will not be going with him (low brass, recorder solo over harp, Shmi's theme in soft winds).  He tells Threepio farewell (hopeful brass/strings).
3:42: As they leave, Anakin looks back and gives his mother a final farewell (poignant strings, oboe dialogue with resolute brass).
4:47: Anakin turns and leaves with Qui-Gon (Force theme).
2.2 1:48 Qui-Gon & Darth Maul Meet 0:00: Darth Maul is informed of Qui-Gon's location by the probe droids, he moves to pursue (Darth Maul’s theme/Sith Chants/eerie strings, falling low brass).
0:23: Qui-Gon and Anakin rush towards the Queen's ship (rhythmic strings).  Qui-Gon engages Maul (brass accents, Qui-Gon's theme in brass).  The Queen's ship takes off and Qui-Gon leaps aboard, leaving Maul behind on Tatooine (action figures).  Qui-Gon introduces Anakin to Obi-Wan. (soft strings, Qui-Gon's theme and Force theme fragments).
2.3 4:11 Anakin & Group To Coruscant 0:00: Gunray threatens the Naboo governor (tragic strings/muted brass).
0:31: Padmé reviews transmissions from Naboo (flute/harp/suspense textures), and notices Anakin, who misses his mother.  They comfort each other and he gives her a souvenir (Anakin’s theme in dialogue with soft strings).
2:18: They arrive at Coruscant and land (somber brass fanfare with soaring strings).  They are met by Palpatine and the Chancellor, who sympathize with Amidala's situation (low rising strings/muted brass).  Anakin and Padmé head to the Naboo consulate, as Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan head to the Jedi Temple (cut to Senate) (brief brass fanfare).
2.4 0:42 The Queen & Palpatine 0:00: Palpatine urges the Naboo Queen to undermine the Chancellor's position in order to make progress (subdued string textures, muted brass/harp).
2.5 2:38 High Council Meeting 0:00: Qui-Gon reports to the Jedi High Council that he thinks he encountered a Sith Lord (high synthetic voice textures, eerie strings, muted brass, etc).  He also proposes that Anakin is the Chosen One who will bring balance to the Force (Anakin’s theme).  Jedi Master Mace Windu is skeptical (somber string/brass figures).
1:41: Anakin visits Padmé to say goodbye before he reports to the Jedi Temple for testing (suspense textures with "ticking" pulses, swell).
2.6 1:12 The Senate 0:00: In the Senate, Queen Amidala speaks out against the inaction and calls for new leadership (concerned winds/brass/muted strings, dark brass, winds, percussion/low strings, brass accents, etc).
2.7 3:42 Anakin's Test 0:00: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan discuss Anakin's future before a Coruscant sunset (somber swelling textures with a few hopeful harp/wind/horn ornaments).
0:29: Anakin is tested by Windu and Yoda.  He admits that he misses his mother.  Yoda states that fear leads to the Dark Side. (Anakin’s theme with recorder counter melody/tremolo strings, Force theme).
1:49: Amidala and Jar Jar discuss the Naboo-Gungan situation (soft choir/harp/tremolo strings).  Palpatine arrives after he has been nominated as the new Chancellor (regal but muted brass figures, tense strings/winds/choir).  Amidala states that she will return to Naboo to be with her people (cut to Jedi Temple) (somber strings/harp into string variation of Qui-Gon's theme, rising brass figures).
2.8 3:48 Qui-Gon's Mission 0:00: When the Jedi Council refuses to take Anakin on as a trainee, Qui-Gon offers to train him himself (fateful string figures, Force theme cut off).  The Council tells Qui-Gon to first go back to Naboo with the Queen and investigate the Sith (Anakin’s theme, noble brass chords, thoughtful/sinister textures).
Obi-Wan's Warning 1:34: The heroes return to the launch pad (Luke's theme variation in trombones into fanfare).  Obi-Wan asks Qui-Gon why he does not agree with the Jedi Council (low strings).  Qui-Gon gives Anakin some advice and explains midi-chlorians (Anakin's theme, etc.).  Queen Amidala appears and after everyone boards the ship, they launch for Naboo (regal figures, fanfare).
2.9 0:29 Nute & Rune Confer With Darth Sidious 0:00: Palpatine tells the Gunrays that Maul will soon be arriving (Emperor’s theme with male choir and eerie strings).
2.10 2:20 The Queen & Group Land On Naboo 0:00: The Queen's ship arrives near Naboo, as the pilot teaches Anakin how to operate the ship's controls.  Queen Amidala considers her options and asks for Jar Jar's help.  Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan confer ("mission" string rhythm/percussion/wind ornaments).
0:54: The Queen's starship lands in a forest (brass figures, brass/wind fanfares, strings).
1:43: Jar Jar reports that Otoh Gunga is deserted (jaunty winds/chimes, thoughtful textures).
2.11 2:26 Jar Jar Leads Group To The Gungans 0:00: Jar Jar leads the group to the Gungans' "sacred place" (swirling winds, determined brass/strings).  Amidala approaches Boss Nass (recorder solo/chimes, poignant strings).
1:04: Padmé steps forward to reveal herself as the Queen, and makes a personal plea to the Gungans for their help in fighting the Federation.  Boss Nass agrees (hopeful winds/brass, strings, etc., held suspense textures, noble brass/winds).
2.12 2:31 War Plans 0:00: The Gunrays report to Lord Sidious (dark strings/winds/brass). 
0:21: The Naboo and Gungans make war plans.  Jar Jar is made a General ("mission" string rhythm, determined wind/brass figures, falling accent). 
1:01: Padmé describes her plan to use the Gungans as a diversion so that a small team can infiltrate the capital and capture the Viceroy in the throne room (somber strings/muted brass/snare, thoughtful wind figures and string tremoli).
2.13 0:25 Darth Sidious Receives News Of The Gungan Army 0:00: Upon hearing the news about the gathering Gungan army, Sidious tells Gunray to "Wipe them out.  All of them." (suspense textures).
2.14 0:58 The Gungans March 0:00: The Gungan army appears out of a mist and stops on a grassy field.  Their shield is activated (ethnic percussion and didgeridoo/timpani, rising brass/string figures into cadence).
2.15 0:19 The Queen & Her Group Sneak Back To The Palace 0:00: The heroes sneak into the capitol (subdued but tense texture). 
2.16 0:25 The Battle Begins 0:00: The heroes engage Battle droids and enter the palace (action accents, Duel of the Fates partial theme).
2.17 1:26 The Republic Pilots Take Off Into Space 0:00: The heroes make it to the palace launch bay and resistance pilots rush to their ships.  The Naboo fighters take off.  As they approach the Federation blockade they engage fighters (Taking Off motif in brass figures, Luke’s theme, Taking Off, Duel of the Fates motif with timpani, Droid Army Attack motif)
2.18 0:44 Activate The Droids 0:00: The Battle droids on Naboo are activated and begin marching towards the Gungan army (Trade Federation March on brass/winds and snare).
2.19 0:24 The Gungans Fight Back 0:00: The Gungans lob grenades at the Battle droid army and engage them (action accents/figures).
0:11: With the palace launch bay secured, Padmé moves her forces towards the throneroom (syncopated string rhythms).
2.20 0:52 The Duel Begins 0:00: The gates open and the heroes are faced with Darth Maul (Duel of the Fates choir intro on brass).  Padmé takes her forces in another direction.  Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan prepare to fight Darth Maul (Duel of the Fates full theme with Fate ostinato in strings).
0:40: The duel begins (Duel of the Fates chorus).
2.21 0:48 Anakin Takes Off In Spaceship 0:00: Inside a Naboo fighter cockpit, Anakin opens a path for Padmé forces into the palace.  His ship takes off towards the Federation's Droid Control Ship (rising figures/fanfares with Taking Off motif).
2.22 1:00 The Duel Continues 0:00: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan force Maul to retreat into the palace (Duel of the Fates theme using choral phrase 2 in strings, then back to main choir figure, then choral phrase 2, choir solo).
0:40: Padmé's forces progress through the palace but are pinned down by Battle droids (Fate ostinato/Duel brass figure).
2.23 1:59 The Battle Rages On 0:00: Battles continue in space around the Federation's Droid Control Ship and on the fields of Naboo.  Padmé 's forces reach a window (Droid Army Attack rhythmic motif, brief Duel theme variation interlude on strings).
2.24 1:23 Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan & Darth Maul Continue Battle 0:00: Padmé's forces ascend using grappling guns  (Fates ostinato).
0:22: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan continue driving Maul deeper into the palace towards the Theed Generator Complex (choral Duel of the Fates, with percussion interludes, etc).  Obi-Wan is knocked off a platform but Qui-Gon continues dueling Maul alone.  Eventually all 3 become separated by timed force-fields (Duel of the Fates ending cadence).
2.25 0:14 Qui-Gon, Darth Maul & The Invisible Wall 0:00: The 3 combatants wait for the force fields to reopen (ethereal textures).
2.26 2:18 The Gungans Retreat & The Queen Surrenders 0:00: The Gungan shield is disabled and they retreat before the Federation artillery (tense action figures, some based on Droid Army Attack rhythms).
1:35: Padmé's forces are surrounded by Destroyer droids (Darth Maul’s theme).
1:44: Anakin's ship is hit but he manages to land inside the Federation's Droid Control Ship (action figures, Duel of the Fates theme, end accents).
2.27 2:29 The Death Of Qui-Gon & The Surrender Of The Gungans 0:00: Qui-Gon and Maul duel in the Generator Room as Obi-Wan is trapped behind a timed force field (Darth Maul’s drum theme/piano/eerie synth textures, Sith Chant).
0:48: Maul impales Qui-Gon (poignant Duel of the Fates motif).  The Gungans are rounded up (tragic Fate figures in brass).
1:25: Padmé is brought before Gunray in the throne room (Darth Maul’s theme/Sith Chants).  The false Amidala distracts Gunray and Padmé is able to turn the tables with the aid of some hidden blasters (action brass figures, Duel of the Fates, hesitant figures).
2:15: Obi-Wan waits for the shields to fall so he can engage Maul (Darth Maul’s theme).
2.28 3:24 The Tide Turns 0:00: Obi-Wan falls into a reactor shaft and holds on to a small protrusion.  Maul disposes of his light saber (tragic strings/brass/organ). 
0:15: Anakin restores power to his fighter and begins shooting up the interior of the Federation's Droid Control Ship (brass rhythmic "mission" motif, fanfares, Duel of the Fates).  The station begins to explode and Anakin flies to safety (triumphant Force theme with Duel of the Fates theme).
1:27: The Droid army is deactivated and the Gungans celebrate (subdued textures becoming peaceful and pastoral).
The Death Of Darth Maul 1:47: Obi-Wan concentrates on Qui-Gon's fallen light saber.  He Force jumps up out of the reactor shaft and kills Maul.  Qui-Gon speaks his last words (suspense textures, Force theme, action accent then falling figures, soft strings, Qui-Gon’s theme on bassoon)
3:02: A Senate consulate ship from Coruscant arrives with Palpatine (Qui-Gon's theme into peaceful cadence).
2.29 1:48 The Queen Confronts Nute & Rune 0:00: Padmé sends away the Gunrays.  Palpatine congratulates the heroes, especially Anakin (soft strings/harp, noble brass/drums, strings, etc). 
0:52: Yoda greets Obi-Wan and tells him that the Jedi Council allows him to train Anakin, but that he has grave reservations. (brief Yoda’s theme in trombones, suspense strings into brief Vader's theme motif, mysterioso strings)
2.30 1:18 The Funeral Of Qui-Gon 0:00: Qui-Gon is laid to rest on a burning funeral pyre.  Obi-Wan tells Anakin that he will train him.  Master Windu and Master Yoda suspect that another Sith Lord yet survives (noble brass, somber choir chant/Force theme on low strings, mysterious harp/winds)
2.31 1:24 The Parade 0:00: The Gungans parade through the streets of Theed.  Boss Nass is given a "peace" globe. (brass fanfare/march with children's choir and ethnic percussion, based on Emperor’s theme in major key)
2.32 8:15 End Credits 0:00: End Credits
0:00: Luke's theme, Rebel fanfare, Luke's theme
0:51: Duel of the Fates concert suite
5:02: Anakin's theme suite/Vader theme
2.33 4:22 Duel Of The Fates (Dialogue Version) Concert suite with dialogue and sound effects.

     A few years later, John Williams would continue his "musical journey" in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones...

Links
Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace Wikia Entry
Duel of the Fates Wikia
Star Wars Musical Scores Wikia
John Williams Wiki Entry
JWFan Network Cue Breakdown
JWFan Network Star Wars Themes topic
"Making Star Wars Sing Again", Boston Globe, 1999 feature
Filmtracks Review