Star Wars soundtracked by Holst’s Planets Suite actually works perfectly

31 March 2017, 13:49

star wars holst

One of the great sci-fi sagas, soundtracked by one of the great orchestral evocations of space - it really, really works.

Think Star Wars, and you normally think John Williams, right? Well, reverse your thought process, Star Wars fan.

Someone with exceptional vision and editing skills (Vimeo user Steven Caraher) has matched up the music of Gustav Holst, specifically from movements of his Planets Suite, with the opening section of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Don’t get us wrong - it’ll always be John Williams for us - but you have to admit that this really, really works:

Star Wars scored with Holst's The Planets [Opening Scene]

Edited by Steven Caraher.


Star Wars - Scored with Holst's The Planets [Opening Scene] from Steven Caraher on Vimeo.

Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

bolero trombone fail

This trombone fail will make you laugh and then immediately feel awful for laughing

donald trump orchestra

A detailed music theory analysis of Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ song