Re: John Williams to Score Star Wars Episode VII
I do agree that do to Williams age there should also be another composer involved just in case and also such a person could to the spin off movies.
I think there's already enough Williams Star Wars (and other scores) out there to form the basis of future soundtracks. There's a lot of music on Star Wars videogames that has the Williams feel and quote his themes. We don't have to worry about when Williams retires - a decent composer will still be able to follow in his footsteps well enough, he's done enough groundwork.
It's still good to have the real thing for the new movie though...
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...