I started off writing the brass part. Since this scene is about Ahsoka, a former jedi who walked away from the Jedi Temple, meeting her former master Anakin Skywalker one last time before he turns to the dark side and she has to go off to Mandalore with the clones for one last battle, it had to feel a bit triumphant, because he was very proud of her, yet still sad because they’ve not seen each other in a while, and they won’t ever again. Having brass added the triumphant effect. The melody goes down from E to chord notes. It is repeated a second time with different instrumentation - violins and violas doubling the melody instead of french horns and trumpets. The harmony goes i - VII - VI - v
It goes from minor, to two major chords, for a hopeful effect, and then back to minor.
For the second part of the song, I wanted to continue the theme of bitter sweetness. Since it is a Star Wars fan theme, I was contemplating on using the Force theme, but I decided against it and made a loose imitation of it. The melody starts on a perfect fourth, which is very iconic for this theme, and John Williams’ music in general. The accompaniment is a pattern of eighth notes, following a similar chord progression as the former part of the song.
To make this song I used Logic Pro X and the stock instruments.