Yesterday's debut of "The Music of Star Wars" was successful overall. I have to admit I was hoping for more people (there were 19 excluding myself), and although I was quite pleased with the material, research, and analysis presented, I was not terribly pleased with the delivery. I suppose that is to be expected for a program debut and that should improve as I give the program more.
Following the presentation, one person asked about a wrong note played by a trumpet in the end credits of Episode IV: A New Hope. I had never noticed it, but after a bit of online research I did find several sources that do mention it. Listening again, I can hear something that's not quite right at 4:07, but it may just be an out of tune note rather than an actual 'wrong note'. Either way, it's the kind of thing that could easily slip past an editor, as this apparently did. Take a listen and judge for yourself:
In any case, I leave the galaxy far far away and return to the 1960's with another rendition of "The Beatles: Band of the Sixties" tonight from 6:30-7:30pm at the Waterford Public Library (101 N River St, Waterford, WI).
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