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The Imperial March

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  1. Music from Star Wars by John Williams The Imperial March

  2. John Williams • American Composer/Conductor • Known for music for Harry Potter, Jaws, The Patriot, Indiana Jones, Catch Me if You Can, and many other movie scores • Conductor of Boston Pops Orchestra 1980-1993 • Nominated for 10 Grammy Awards

  3. Star Wars • Created/Directed by George Lucas in 1970s • Fictional Movie depicting a fight between good (light side) and evil (dark side) • Darth Vader is main villain in 1st Star Wars

  4. Imperial March/Darth Vader’s ThemeOriginal Version • Played by the Boston Pops Orchestra • Listen to the melody • What Instruments do you Hear? • Are there dynamic changes?

  5. Imperial March/Darth Vader’s ThemeRock Version • Listen to this version of “Imperial March” By The Darkside of the Force • What instruments do you hear? • What parts are the same? (Hint: Melody?) • What parts are different? (Hint: Instruments?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm0J6yWeoQc

  6. Creating a Venn Diagram • Venn diagram shows compare/contrast/same • Draw two circles that join in the middle • Name outside left circle “Williams” and outside right circle “Remix” and name middle circle “both” • Write what you hear special for each version in the respective circle

  7. Venn Diagram Sample Remix Williams Both

  8. Terms(Concepts) • Timbre (Tam-ber)-The specific sound of a specific instrument (tone color) • Melody- the main series of two or more notes put together with rhythm • Rhythm-the pulse of music John Williams

  9. Completed Venn Diagram Remix Williams Both Garage Band Full Orchestra Melody Chaotic Mood Stately Mood Rhythmic Pulse Improvised B Section Broader B Section Tempo No Dynamic Range Greater Dynamic Change ABA Form Minor Key