This bit of The Force Awakens soundtrack sounds remarkably similar to Mahler’s First Symphony

26 April 2016, 17:41

john williams star wars mahler symphony

A keen-eared Redditor has pointed out the strong similarity between one excerpt from the new Star Wars soundtrack and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.

NEWSFLASH: composer influenced by other composer! But seriously, this is pretty interesting.

Redditor RC-Plorer has pinpointed the moment in which John Williams’ score from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens suddenly turns into a Mahler symphony.

These are the excerpts you're looking for:

(from 36:44)

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