British composer John Williams has been honoured for his STAR WARS soundtrack, which has topped a survey of the greatest movie music of all time.

The sci-fi saga beat off competition from classic movie Gone With The Wind and epic adventure Lawrence Of Arabia in the poll, conducted by the American Film Institute.

Williams was the only artist to triumph in the poll with a hat-trick of movie music favourites - with Jaws and ET also featured in the top 15.

The top 10 soundtracks are:

1. STAR WARS - JOHN WILLIAMS

2. GONE WITH THE WIND - MAX STEINER

3. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA - MAURICE JARRE

4. PSYCHO - BERNARD HERRMANN

5. THE GODFATHER - NINO ROTA

6. JAWS - JOHN WILLIAMS

7. LAURA - DAVID RAKSIN

8. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - ELMER BERNSTEIN

9. CHINATOWN - JERRY GOLDSMITH

10. HIGH NOON - DIMITRI TONKIN.