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Empire Strikes Back Bespin Dirge

Whoa! Another one of my all-time favorite cues: “Luke Pursues the Captives” by John Williams from The Empire Strikes Back.

The harmony to the “Bespin dirge” always fascinated me but I didn’t have the musical experience to understand exactly what the harmonies were. Here it is!

And then there’s that fantastic transformation of Yoda’s theme into Luke’s action music.

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Karim Elmahmoudi
Karim Elmahmoudi
15 abr 2023

This is one of the best musical sequences in one of the best scores of the best sci-fi franchise. It haunted me for decades and is so perfect! I arranged it for trombone octet a few years ago. The Duel from "The Empire Strikes Back" - YouTube

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