The Imperial March: HD Version


  1. #1 Wayne Robinson
    March 26, 2009

    I give up. What was it? Elgar? Johann Strauss?

  2. #3 Wayne Conrad
    March 26, 2009

    That sounds great! Way back in the cave man days, people did that with C64 floppy drives. I remember hearing around one Christmas that 1541 floppy drives were failing in large numbers due to playing music on the floppy drive. I don’t know if that’s true, and I didn’t actually know anyone with a C64 who killed their floppy drive. Just a rumor.

    Here’s a video of what it sounded like back then. Pretty lame by comparison. But we were pretty happy to rub two sticks together and get fire, back then.

  3. #4 Ben Zvan
    March 26, 2009

    John Williams based “The Imperial March” on “Mars, the Bringer of War.” By Holtz.

  4. #5 Brett
    March 27, 2009

    wow now that is clever.

  5. #6 Juuro
    March 27, 2009

    Wayne, speaking of cave men… I have seen (and heard) a punched-tape reader play music. That was on a Univac, a real computer the size of a city bus.

  6. #7 Inoculated Mind
    March 27, 2009

    Ben Zvan is half-right. John Williams is the composer, but the main part of the theme is based on Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor. Holst’s Mars comes into it a little bit, though.