Yes, Jar Jar Binks was a pretty bad creation. Yes, Anakin was the most irritating kid since Macaulay Culkin. Yes, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace riled a lot of hardcore fans, but the John Williams soundtrack absolutely nailed the bombastic, galactic tone of the previous three movies so much so that the soundtrack itself went platinum.

This week's Score Encore is going to focus on one particular piece of music despite the huge amount of choice. The Star Wars theme is probably the most iconic in all of film, so I'm not about to write a few hundred words on a song we have all heard a billion times before.

As mentioned, each Star Wars film contains an incredible amount of music but the main, enduring piece of music that came from Episode I is undoubtedly the choral 'Duel of the Fates'. The striking voices cut to the bone and make the piece of music an incredibly affecting work. Williams own words describe this choice poetically: "The presence of a chorus might lend a ritualistic, quasi-religious quality to the scene so it wasn't just a swashbuckling accompaniment for the orchestra. To capture the magical, mystical force that a regular orchestra might not have been able to provide."

The choir in 'Duel of the Fates' are singing in Sanskrit, which is a language close to the heart of Star Wars with "Yoda" derived from the Sanskrit word for "warrior" and "Padme" the Sanskrit word for "lotus." The lyrics of 'Duel of the Fates' are from Robert Graves' poem The White Goddess, which is a translation of the original version, "Cad Goddeu" or "The Battle of Achren", an early Celtic poem originally written by Gwion and is found in the Book of Taliesin. John Williams had the lines "Under the tongue root a fight most dread, and another raging, behind, in the head" translated into Sanskrit.

It's a truly epic piece of music fit for the most epic of film franchises. It'll go down as one of the great film compositions (and as one of the weirdest choices for a football team's tunnel walk music) of all time.