You may not think you are, but I can pretty much guarantee that you’re familiar with at least a little bit of John Williams‘s work. Throughout six decades of work, he’s composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history. Films like Jaws, Superman, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, the Indiana Jones series, the first three Harry Potter films, and, yes, the Star Wars series. He’s got 50 Academy Award nominations, making him the second-most nominated person after Walt Disney.
So yeah, you know his music.
These two musicians, 13-year-old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi and flugelhornist Michael “Mickle” Miller, decided to pay a visit to Williams’s house – or more accurately, the sidewalk in front of his house. Their plan? To perform the Star Wars theme on their horns for him… And much to their delight, he actually came out to chat with them after they were done! Have a look:
They actually shot a video of them rehearsing before going to Williams’s house too, and as it says in the video description, it would’ve been nice if they could have somehow brought the reverb from that parking garage with them:
And since we’re on the topic of the Star Wars theme, what better time than now to share with you this incredible Star Wars medley done beautifully on a classical guitar by a guy named Nathan Mills. It’s absolutely beautiful.
At this point, I gotta wonder… Can you use The Force to become a better musician?