I have received word in that last few days that John Williams will record some of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens score in Los Angeles next month. The rough cut of the film is expected to be in good enough shape that Williams can start working. Some of what Williams records next month will be used in the final film, but there is a chance that there will be some re-recordings and revisions of the pieces to be laid down.
I have been asked not to name any specific names yet of the players. However, there will be some guest musicians from other orchestras flown in to sit in on the sessions. Many musicians have been put on call for recording future teasers but now some of those musicians are learning that they are actually going to be playing on the film’s soundtrack recording.
We learned last March from the Official Star Wars website that John Williams would be recording in Los Angeles. Now it appears as if the time is coming to start working on actual pieces of music for the film in the coming weeks.
I’ve heard this from a few places I really trust and a few strange places, including students who claim their professors are part of the recording. So it looks like these rumors are pretty likely and the sources are correct on the matter.
As a John Williams fan, I’m “jazzed.”