Sentence Examples

  • Inspired by the rich architecture of Wagner's music on an epic story, Williams chose to score the first Star Wars and subsequent films using leitmotif.
  • So many of John Williams' musical movements are instantly recognizable, in part due to his use of Wagnerian musical styling such as the leitmotif.
  • The leitmotif is typically a chord progression, short melody or simple rhythm that recurs in music, literature or life.
  • Williams' use of classical Wagnerian style composition and the leitmotif created a lasting impression that is easily recognizable by audiences born long after the first film aired.
  • Wagner used these leitmotif throughout his operas, particularly to identify a particular character whenever they made their appearance in the film.