Star Wars – The Fourths Awaken (arranged by Phillip W. Serna for 7-String Viola da Gamba)

“Star Wars – The Fourths Awaken” owes its origins to several individuals whom I would like to acknowledge. In fall of 2015, while performing Viols in Our Schools presentations at Lincoln Elementary in Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Plainfield, IL, students in my daughter Natalia’s class requested I perform Star Wars for them. After carefully working to highlight the timbral and chordal possibilities of the viol, I hope that this arrangement is true to John Williams’ iconic music, especially from his orchestral score to Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back. I would like to thank gambist and friend James Lambert for the inspired title, as well as to my daughter Natalia, for whom is the inspiration for this arrangement. It is my hope that as this arrangement is performed for young students in the future, that it may inspire them to take up the viol, continuing to grow and expand the viola da gamba’s rich and diverse performance traditions.
This arrangement is not endorsed by composer John Williams, Bantha Music, BMI, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation, Lucasfilm Ltd or the Walt Disney Company & no copyright infringement intended.

You must log in and be a buyer of this download to submit a review.