Darth Vader’s theme played by a 9-year-old trombonist is a force for good
With his imposing figure, his full-body armour and general air of ruthlessness, there can be no doubt that Darth Vader is one of the big screen’s all-time most terrifying villains, yet someone has shared a clip that is more farce than Force.
Turns out Lord Vader’s not so scary when his theme tune’s played by a 9-year-old novice trombonist @starwars @jamesearljones @HamillHimself @edgarwright @empiremagazine @totalfilm @BrewCinema pic.twitter.com/eDwqokJsHR
— Mr Fjord (@ford_mrfjord) October 3, 2018
The clip has been viewed more than 750 thousand times, picking up a lot of appreciative comments along the way, including this incredible acknowledgement.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 7, 2018
Most people thought it was amazing.
This is absolutely brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. 🖤🖤🖤🖤 https://t.co/A5uBs5RspU
— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) October 7, 2018
I haven’t laughed at anything so much in ages. Tears running down my cheeks. https://t.co/TJgHrhGdMY
— Dando Shaft (@lennylaw) October 7, 2018
THIS. I've been laughing with Steve since 9 am this morning… https://t.co/odFjRyXS4w
— PintSizedFarmer (@PintSizedFarmer) October 7, 2018
There were encouraging messages for the budding trombonist.
And to the 9 year old who created this masterpiece…keep up the good work. The reason this is funny is because we’ve all been there!!
Every one of us!!!
— Richland Rebels Big Blue Crew (@RichlandBBC) October 7, 2018
— ‘Godfrey Kāfir-Goy’ #PCPEU (@Bliadhnaichean) October 7, 2018
Best of all, people suggested a great use for the unusual cover version.
I wish this music to be played every time @realDonaldTrump makes an appearance.
— Allen HELLBOY Helbig✏ (@allenhelbig) October 7, 2018
How do I overlay this soundtrack on videos of trump waddling around awkwardly?
— Mike Lopez (@Pezlort) October 7, 2018
Does this kid play “Hail to the Chief”?
— JAGeorge (@jAndyGeorge) October 7, 2018
Then, Twitter user McGeebers shared a link to something very much in the same vein. This truly majestic Jurassic Park cover.
John Williams must be so proud.