When not studying The Beatles' music (a rare occasion), I'm likely to be studying John Williams' music. His film scores are just as iconic as The Beatles' albums, and few of his scores are better than those he wrote for the 7 Star Wars movies.
Most of my presentations are about The Beatles, and I've created several Beatles-related drawings using musical notation symbols.
But since I also do presentations on the music of Star Wars, I recently applied the same idea to Darth Vader.
I typically set up the drawings for sale at each of my presentations, and it admittedly looks a little incongruous to have a ton of Beatles-related items, and then a drawing of Vader. But one man at my program in Milford, MA the other day found a connection. "I see you have the Beatles over here," he observed, pointing to the Abbey Road and Help! drawings, "and I see you have Yoko over there," this time pointing to Vader!
"Darth Yoko" will be available for purchase tomorrow after my Star Wars presentation at the Fairfield, CT library.
Saturday, 15 October 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Rd, Fairfield, CT
The Music of Star Wars: A Celebration of John Williams' Film Scores
Often called a “space opera”, one aspect of the Star Wars films that helped make them such a pop culture phenomenon was composer John Williams' ultra-romantic orchestral score. This 60-minute multimedia presentation will showcase the music of all seven movies, citing historical precedents and comparing musical influences with the twofold purpose of (1) illustrating how the music developed, and (2) enlightening listening and furthering enjoyment of the music.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.