TFA Countdown – One Song/Score.
“The Imperial March,” also called “Darth Vader’s Theme,” is a recurring musical theme of the Star Wars movies. It was composed by John Williams and first appeared in the film The Empire Strikes Back. The theme is based on the well known funeral march from Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor and on “Mars, the Bringer of War” by Gustav Holst. [x]
Welcome to the campaign and why it’s important to understand the musical formats of the Star Wars symphony. Here’s our list for Classical Music Mondays. The same will hold true for The Force Awakens – no sense in re-inventing the wheel on such a great idea. @ianmckllen
Igor Stravinsky Rites of Spring is another example.