Imperial March in major key


#1

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#2

Might as well replace it with Hixxy

######heretics


#3

Yeah, sounds somewhat like British marches of the early 20th century, somewhere in the range of Elgar to (maybe more to the point) Holst.


#4

When I played it I imagined flying toasters.


#5

Not this?


#6

Ah, I remember that track from a Jimni Krikit mix session. I used to be a bigtime kandi kid in the noughties. Makes my teeth sore remembering all that, good times :wink:


#7

Be all you can be, stormtroopers!


#8

Actually, you’re not far off. John Williams cited Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 and Holst’s Mars: the Bringer of War as inspirations for the Imperial March. If Picasso was right that good artists copy and great artists steal, then transposing to G minor is a great fence :wink:


#9

This whole discussion strikes me as being distinctly tone-deaf.


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#11

I was thinking something more like this:

Playing the Imperial March in the major mode mimics Holst’s band music rather better. (Mars and the Marche funèbre are both quite a bit darker than Williams’s original. Mars is barely tonal, what with all the tritone shifts.)


#12

One of my favs!!


#13

It was our discussion in the lounge to which I went back to get the link.


#14

I do love transposing minor to major, major to minor. It is a quick way to get your friends to start throwing beer cans at you.


#15

I like you :grinning:

Metaphorically speaking of course.


#16

Depends… It sneaks in fairly regularly within a piece: pretty common way to vary a theme, bog standard for fugal subjects (as “mutation”).


#17

Yeah, but when you play NiN’s Hurt in a major key, people get… Twitchy.

BTW, Johnny Cash’s version of Hurt is better than Reznors (one of the few times a cover is better than the original. The other that springs to mind is All Around the Watchtower)


#18

NiN exists to be improved on. :wink:


#19

Okay, I need to know…which cover?


#20

I’ve never actually seen this movie, but I’ve heard the theme-- in a major key, of course