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Assuming it's just going from the A minor triad (A-C-E) to the G# major triad (G#-B#-D#), I'm not sure if you could justifiably classify this as tonic, dominant or a subdominant.
The root note is the leading tone, which has the dominant function, but the Tritone of D# would essentially weaken or even negate that dominant function, in my opinion. I tend to think of the Tritone as a temporary leading tone to the dominant chord, which would by default lend the Tritone a subdominant function. Finally, the third of the G# major chord, B#, is enharmonically the same as the minor third of the "i" chord, C, lending a hint of tonic function as well (that's probably least important though, as the third scale degree can appear in subdominant seventh chords too).
Overall, if I HAD to assign it one of those three functions, I'd say it would be dominant because of the root note emphasis on the leading tone. But in reality, I'd consider it more of a colorful chromatic movement that has little to do with classical chord functions.
TLDR: I don't really think it falls into any of the three usual categories, but it sounds interesting.
One of the many areas encompassed by my nerddom is Star Wars. When I was younger, I read a lot of the Expanded Universe books and would often make up soundtrack music in my head while reading. About ten years ago I decided to try writing soundtracks for Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy. I finished book 1, Heir to the Empire, but the project has lain in abeyance for some time now. Recently, though, I've started working on book 2 again, and I realized I had never shared my Heir to the Empire music here.
This is long, but I decided to upload the whole thing; feel free to skip around. It starts and ends with the usual John Williams main title/end credits formulas, and some of John Williams's themes are used fairly liberally throughout, but by far the bulk of it is new music. Alas, I have no scores, as I wrote this directly in my sequencer. I was fortunate enough to have someone offer to make some album art for the soundtrack; this design is by Bob Akers: Front Cover Back Cover
Any comments or criticisms would be much appreciated, particularly as I am currently working on the follow-up score. Thanks!
Te doy mi pésame, no hay más palabras cuando pierdes un amigo. Tu musica es un tirbuto perfecta a el, y refleja tus sentimientos más intimos. Es hermosisima. Estoy seguro que ya esta corriendo como un loco en los cielos.